Northern Cricket Society
Congratulations to the Northern Cricket Society team and everyone at North Leeds who raised £355.40 for St Gemma's Hospice through the annual Boxing Day match.
The Society looked set to lose the match - until Matthew Draper (Gallery Picture 1) turned it back in their favour with his spectacular 6-34.
BOXING DAY MATCH
DECEMBER 27, 2011
NORTHERN CRICKET SOCIETY
R Grogan (capt) b S Wales 24
A Twitchen b Singleton 13
S Lawrence c Williams b G Wales 12
E Whittingham b Singleton 0
B Turner b Williams 13
J Stephenson b Singketon 2
A Hanson c Cowley b Singleton 16
G Hales b Singleton 9
N Thomas not out 1
M Draper b Singleton 0
J Hart run out 2
Extras (b/lb 7, nb/w 13) 20
Total (10 wkts) 112
P Khan 3.4-1-10-0
B Singleton 6 -1- 2-6
J Morley 3 -0-13-0
G Wales 1 -0-25-1
T Chana 2 -0-16-0
H Williams 4 -0-11-1
S Wales 3 -1-13-1
M Kellaway 2 -0-15-0
NORTH LEEDS CRICKET CLUB
T C D Hollis st Twitchen b Draper 32
G Wales b Thomas 13
D Cowley lbw Thomas 0
P Khan run out 0
R Winter (capt) b Draper 12
B Singleton c Grogan b Draper 10
T Chana b Draper 2
H Williams c Twitchen b Draper 7
M Kellaway b Hales 9
S Wales b Draper 1
J Morley not out 1
Extras (lb 4) 4
Total (10 wkts) 91
B Turner 3 -0-13-0
M Draper 7.4-0-34-6
J Hart 4 -0-15-0
G Hales 2 -0-11-1
N Thomas 7 -1-14-2
Umpire: T Grogan. Scorer: H Heald
Man of the Match: M Draper
Northern Cricket Society won by 21 runs
DYNAMIC DUO STAND DOWN
Treasurer John Rex, left in Gallery Picture 2, and Secretary Harry Jackson received awards to mark their retirements from office at the Society’s 2011 Annual General Meeting.
Chairman Andrew Mawson paid tribute at the meeting to Harry for his hard work and dedication as Secretary over the last 16 years and to John, who stood down after keeping the Society on a secure financial footing since 2002.
John has now handed the Treasurer’s books to Chris Sawyer, but the Society continues its search for a successor to Harry. Both Harry and John received presentations from the Chairman in appreciation of their long service.
HISTORY AND ORGANISATION
Patron: L C Horton Esq.
Chairman: Andrew D Mawson, 10 Studdley Crescent, Gilstead, Bingley BD16 3NF. Tel. 01274-778434
Membership Secretary: Chris Sawyer, 8 Parkside Green, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4NY. Tel. 0113-2759745. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaker Co-ordinator: Michael Lightfoot, 4 Shadwell Park Close, Leeds, LS17 8TN
Treasurer: Chris Sawyer, 8 Parkside Green, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4NY. Tel. 0113-2759745. Email: email@example.com
Booklet Editor: Mick Bourne, 68 Carr Manor Avenue, Leeds LS17 5BW. Tel. 0113-2955698
Committee: James M Greenfield, Sylvia Ross and Caroline Storer
The Northern Cricket Society was formed in 1948 as an offshoot from the Cricket Society, which was too far away for many Northern members to reach.
Other Yorkshire cricket societies such as the Hull and East Riding, the Sheffield and the Wombwell were formed during the next few years.
Chairman of the Northern is Andrew Mawson, who succeeded Yorkshire Vice-President Tony Vann at the 2008 Annual General Meeting. Membership is open to anyone, male or female, of all ages, and the society's 2010-11 winter programme was well attended in the East Stand Long Room at Headingley Carnegie.
Speakers include First Class players and ex-players, broadcasters and writers on the game, umpires, administrators and anyone with a tale to tell. Members also hold a spring dinner in March or April with two guest speakers, and - most quirky of all - an annual Boxing Day match at North Leeds.
The Boxing Day match goes ahead regardless of weather - and for the most altruistic of causes. Each Boxing Day the Northern, North Leeds CC and the Lions Club hold a raffle which they dedicate to St Gemma's Hospice.
All meetings are held in the East Stand Long Room of Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground, and begin at 7.45pm, nearly always on a Tuesday. The Society continues to bring to our members speakers from the various divisions of the game. It is an opportunity not only to listen to informed comment - but to ask the questions you have been longing to ask.
You are sure of a winter of enjoyable evenings if you join the Northern Cricket Society. Membership costs £15 a year.
WINTER SPEAKER PROGRAMME 2012-13
October 2: Jane Hildreth and Sally-Anne Briggs - Yorkshire Women's Cricket
November 6: Paul Smith - A Career Reviewed
December 4: Graham Hardcastle and Chris Ostick - Life as a County Cricket Reporter
DECEMBER 26: 11am Boxing Day Cricket Match v. North Leeds CC
at Old Park Road, Roundhay,Leeds - proceeds in aid of St Gemma's Hospice
January 15 (Third Tuesday): Martyn Moxon - Question-and-Answer Session with Yorkshire's Director of Cricket
February 5: Leo McKinstry - The Great Sir Jack Hobbs with a dash of Boycott
March 5: Andrew Gale - Question-and-Answer Session with the Yorkshire Captain
March 19: Annual Dinner at Sand Moor Golf Club - Guest Speaker Charles Hartwell, Finance Director of Yorkshire County Cricket Club
April 2: Sidney Fielden, Yorkshire County Cricket Club Vice-President
Contact Membership Secretary Chris Sawyer, 8 Parkside Green, Meanwood, Leeds LS6 4NY, on 0113-2759745 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
150th Year Celebration
2 Sep 2013
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