Shepley A vs Armitage Bridge A - Premiership

Holmbridge B vs Shepley B - Championship 2

Thongsbridge A vs Shepley A - Premiership

Shepley B vs Cartworth Moor B - Championship 2


In 1987, the Australian Ladies Cricket Team toured England & played a test match at Collingham, Wetherby. A young lady called Denise Annetts played her 2nd test match for Australia in that game & strode to the wicket with her team at 37 for 2. Denise then shared in a partnership for the 3rd wicket of 309 & when the partnership was finally broken, Denise had amassed the magnificent personal score of 193.

To recognize her contribution to Ladies Cricket, at the highest level, Denise joins many illustrious names, who have served our wonderful game so well, by being invited to become a honorary life member of the MCC. We at Shepley are especially proud of this recognition.Denise married Ross Anderson many years ago & they have two cricket playing sons, Daniel & John, as well as a lovely daughter, Jess.

Daniel of course had a very successful season at Shepley in 2016 & we sincerely hope to see him and/or his younger brother in Shepley colours once again in the future.


The season started on 15th April on a cold & showery day & our 2nd team started with a home fixture against the first team from Edgerton & Dalton. This was always going to be a tough challenge & this proved to be the case with the visitors totalling 285 for 4 in their allotted overs. Shepley staged a spirited response, albeit, falling short with an all out total of 194, leading scorers being last season's captain Dominic Lynn 53 & new recruit Will Ward 39. The first team travelled to nearby Honley & posted a respectable score of 169 for 9, Josh Ardron leading the way with an excellent 58. The Honley reply was interrupted at one stage by rain & their innings was eventually curtailed by bad light at a score of 150 for 8 with a few overs remaining, opening bowler Nasir Jamal showing the way with 4 for 21. A few moments uncertainty then arose whilst the umpires retired to the changing rooms to double check who had actually won the game, courtesy of the rain rule. Shepley were deemed to be the victors by a margin of 4 runs after appropriate adjustments - a very close game which reflected well on both teams, the home team perhaps being a trifle unfortunate to be on the wrong end of the result.

The following weekend saw the 1st X1 at home to Scholes in what proved to be another close game. Shepley batted first and scored 197 all out, new recruits Nadim Hussain & Kiwi Brenton Thompson scoring 52 & 38 respectively. Nadim carried on with the ball taking 3 Scholes wickets, but the visitors proved to strong in a tense finish, running out victors by 5 wickets. The 2nd team journeyed to Almondbury, dismissing the home side for 83, Ali Reza 5-15 plus wickets for 3 of our teenagers George Booth, Sam Sykes & Jake Lynn. Thanks to an undefeated stand between Nigel Hoyle 36 & Phil Booth 27, Shepley won by 5 wickets. On the Sunday, the first team played Heavy Woollen champions New Farnley, in that competition & were soundly beaten by a very good side.

On 29th April, Marsden were the visitors to Marsh Lane for a 2nd X1 game & were restricted to 194-5 in their 45 overs. Thanks to half centuries from Steve Sullivan & Ali Reza, Shepley gained the points by a 5 wicket margin. In a low scoring game at Moorlands, another close finish saw a defeat for Shepley by 6 runs despite an outstanding performance by Oliver Davidson who took 5 wickets for 28 then top scored with 32.

On Sunday 30th April, the 2nd team had a home tie against Delph & Dobcross in round 1 of the Paddock Shield competition. The visitors scored 281-5, but in reply, an outstanding knock of 123 from captain Phil Marsh kept us in the game before we were bowled out for 247. Despite the defeat, this was a most creditable performance by our boys. In the Sykes Cup, the first team played at Slaithwaite & dismissed the hosts for 175. Under most circumstances, captain Danny Glover taking 3 for 48 would be an important factor, but not really so on this occasion. Young Archie Greaves, in his mid teens & in his first season with Shepley, bowled 10 overs, six of which were maidens & took 3 wickets for a paltry 5 runs. An unbelievable bowling performance & we hope a taste of things to come for this talented young man. Thanks to a very solid opening partnership by Tom Denton 40 & Dan Wood 88, we ran out easy winners by 5 wickets.

On 6th May, the first team were at home to Skelmanthorpe & again thanks to our openers, Tom Denton 82 & Dan Wood 70, we posted a total of 232 for 8. Our opponents were dismissed for 104, Nasir Jamal claiming 4 for 43. A good day was maintained by the 2nd X1 at Nortonthorpe. Father & son, Dominic & Jake Lynn scored 76 not out & 67 respectively in a total of 212 for 7, the home team being dismissed for 185 with 4 wickets for Nigel Hoyle & 3 for Will Ward.


On Friday 30th June, in the new clubhouse building, the club will be staging the above event with a 7:30 for 8pm starting time.

Shepley are delighted to confirm that an old friend of the club, Steve Kindon, has agreed to be the guest speaker. Steve, ex professional footballer who played for Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers and, of course, Huddersfield Town, will entertain us with stories from his playing career. Steve will be joined by comedian Geoff Naylor from Farsley, Leeds, another good friend of Shepley CC, who will act as MC for the evening.

Tickets for this fund-raising event (all proceeds going towards the new building development) are £20 each, to include a supper consisting of meat & potato pie with peas, followed by apple pie & custard. Dress code for the evening is smart casual please.

Anyone requiring a ticket, on a first come first served basis, please contact either Richard Haigh 07811 944461, or David Hall 07803 712323, or any other committee member.


Shepley are pleased to confirm that their team plans for senior cricket for the coming season are now just about complete. The first team have completed the signing of overseas player Brenton Thompson, age 26, from New Zealand where he plays in the strong Bay Of Plenty Premier Competition. Brenton is a right-handed top order batsman & off spin bowler with previous experience of cricket in the UK having played with success in Gloucestershire in 2014 & in Essex the following season. It is good to see that Brenton is now intent on a season in God's County where he will be well received at the club & within the village itself.

Our Kiwi is joined by two further additions to the first team squad. Nadim Hussain has joined us from Townville to augment the pace attack led by Nasir Jamal & captain Danny Glover & we are also delighted to have on board teenager Archie Greaves to bolster our batting line-up. Archie joins us from neighbouring Cumberworth & we hope that both players remain with us for many years to come.

In welcoming our new recruits, we say goodbye to Aussie Daniel Anderson & bowler Tom Burkinshaw & thank them both for their efforts for the club last season. In the case of our Aussie, DA, he now regards Shepley as his second home & we hope to see him turning out for the club again in the future, when he completes his University studies.

Turning to the second team, local batsman Phil Marsh has agreed to take on the captaincy & with a mixture of experienced players & an excellent crop of local junior players, he is intent on returning the team to the Premiership 2 level after the disappointment of relegation last season.


On Sunday 2nd April, commencing 10:30am in the new clubhouse building, the club will be holding it's AGM relative to the financial year ended 30th September 2016. All paid-up members of the club are cordially invited to attend, should they so wish.


As we look forward to this annual village event, can we urge as many people as possible to buy their tickets in advance of the actual date. Such action will be beneficial in terms of both shorter queues on the night & it also works out cheaper.

Despite the cost of purchasing fireworks & providing appropriate security on the night, being on the increase, tickets for the event are at the following unaltered prices:

  • Adults & children over 12yo - £4 in advance or £5 on the day
  • Children aged 5 to 12 - £ in advance or £2.50 on the day
  • Children under 5 - free

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Shepley Newsagents, The Black Bull & The Farmer's Boy, or via any cricket club committee member.

On the day the gates will open at 530pm, the bonfire will be lit at 630pm & the firework display will commence at 7pm, or shortly thereafter. The cricket club bar will be open & hot food etc (whilst supplies last) will be served from the cricket club tearoom.

Please note that, due to building work taking place at the ground, disabled access is more of a problem than in previous years.


The harvest festival will be held at the Farmers Boy with an 6pm start being planned for the auction in the capable hands of the inimitable Pete Gorman. All are welcome & contributions for the auction in the form of fruit, vegetables, confectionery, wine etc will be very gratefully received on the night


With grateful thanks to photographer, Ross Anderson


After the disappointment of defeat in the Sykes Cup Final, the first team looked a little out of sorts when travelling to Skelmanthorpe for a league game on 13th August. Despite excellent knocks from Shahban Raheem 42 & Daniel Anderson 37, we were bowled out for 181 & then the home team strolled to a comfortable 6 wicket success.

The reverse applied at Marsh Lane, however, when the second team entertained Armitage Bridge in what proved to be one of our best performances of the season. Shepley totalled 287 for 3, thanks mainly to Phil Marsh who scored a fantastic 148 not out, he being well supported by Huw Ellis, 58 & Jamie Dearnley with an unbeaten 36. The visitors put up a spirited response however, scoring 251 for 8, George Booth & Nigel Hoyle taking a couple of wickets each to help secure 6 valuable points for the club.

In true English summer weather, games scheduled for the last two Saturdays in August & first Saturday in September were all washed out by the weather. This was especially disappointing for the 2nd X1 as the no results effectively consigned them to relegation & life in Championship 2 for next season.

On 4th September, the 1st team entertained the all conquering Delph & Dobcross in a 40 over contest & once again, Delph demonstrated why they remained unbeaten for the entire season. Delph scored an impressive 239 for 5, Greg Buckley scoring 102, before restricting Shepley to 179 for 9 in their allotted overs, Dan Wood, Daniel Anderson & Shahban Raheem all recording scores in the forties .In the reverse fixture, Shepley were beaten by 4 wickets in a 22 over contest.

On the last Saturday of the season, the first team were at home to Golcar & thanks to spinners Danny Wood 5 for 38 & Oliver Davidson 5 for 37, Golcar were dismissed for 105. On a difficult wicket, Aussie Daniel Anderson held the Shepley innings together to record a 4 wicket victory. Shepley have finished 3rd in the Premiership & reached a Cup Final, overall, a very successful season. The club is sorry to say goodbye to the popular & very capable Aussie, we hope that DA returns to play for the club in a couple of years time.

The second team finished with a great win against highly placed Barkisland, but details of that game were not available at the time of going to print. There are many encouraging signs for the 2nd team for the coming years.


Young supporters Eva and Daisy decided to do a bun sale to raise money for the club house during the 1st team game at home against Armitage Bridge. It was a great success as they raised £185. Thanks to all who bought a bun and well done girls, a fantastic effort!



The cricket club will value your support if you are able to attend. The club will be organizing a bus to and from Marsh Lane to Honley, anyone interested in this option, please book your seats & pay your money in advance on a first come, first served basis. Book your seat by calling Sue Glover on 07825 728611 please. Also, in the morning before departing for Honley, our tea ladies are planning to serve bacon butties, sausage butties in our cricket club tearoom, please come along from 9am onwards


After the first team game against Honley, we will have a live group & BBQ in a marquee at the ground. Free admission, all welcome. The band, The Fat Back Four, a classic rock band from Sheffield, will provide the entertainment.


The 3rd Shepley CC beer festival will take place from 1pm each day, with live music each evening, cricket Saturday afternoon & plenty beers, lagers etc to sample. Free admission, all welcome


Phase 2 almost complete, most of Windows and external doors now installed. Our grateful thanks to all who have so far been kind enough to sponsor this new development by buying in to the 10 year membership, buy a brick etc. There are still further opportunities to support your village club development, the next phase is the concrete floor slab, followed by external cement rendering, construction of internal walls and fitting out etc



On Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August, the cricket club will be hosting it's 3rd beer festival. The bar serving many different real ales will be open from 1pm on both dates & entry is free. Live music will be on the agenda, especially in the evenings, as well as a cricket game to watch on the Saturday whilst sampling the beers, lagers etc.


We will again be hosting the 10k run which starts & finishes at the cricket club. On the same day, we are also playing host to a tractor run & a family fun day will also take place involving games, stalls & a barbeque. The bar will be open during the day to coincide with these events. Please come along.


The cricket club will be holding it's autumn ball at the Huntsman Hotel, Holmfirth on this evening. A delicious 3 course meal will be served & there will be entertainment & a disco. Tickets are available at £35 each on a first come first served basis. Book your seat by phoning Sue Glover on 07825 728611.


Cricket should have commenced on the weekend of 16th/17th April, but the weather was poor both on the weekend itself, but more importantly, in the lead-up to the weekend so the League postponed all fixtures until later in the season.

The following weekend saw the season get underway, with the 2nd X1 being at home on the Saturday against Cumberworth & Kirkburton on the Sunday. A weakened Shepley side was soundly beaten on both days by a disappointing margin of 10 wickets in each game. A splendid 55 from Nick Childs against Kirkburton however.

The first team travelled to near neighbours Shelley on the Saturday & the home side were dismissed for 165 with Nasir Jamal carrying last season's excellent form into 2016 with 5 for 25, being well supported by new recruit, Tom Burkinshaw & captain Danny Glover with 3 & 2 wickets respectively. The Shepley response was positive with opener Dan Wood scoring 39 & our new overseas player, Daniel Anderson, an excellent 91, before slipping whilst out of his ground & being run out. Shepley duly recorded a comfortable 6 wicket success. The following day, we travelled to Kirkburton for something of a needle match & batting first Shepley posted a respectable score of 233 for 9, Dan Wood leading the way with a half century, being well supported with good knocks from Daniel Anderson, Oliver Davidson, Shahban Raheem & Tom Burkinshaw. To say Kirkburton had a stuttering start was an understatement. Danny Glover ripped out the first 3 batsmen then Nasir Jamal took over with 6 wickets. Burton, having been 7 for 5 at one stage, recovered to an all out total of 80, captain Fletcher scoring a quick 40 with 6 sixes.

The May Day weekend saw the visit of newly promoted Cawthorne for a 36 over game & the visitors posted a score of 150 for 4 in this 1st X1 fixture, old Shepley favourite Liam Wiles leading the way with an unbeaten 78. In the Shepley response, wickets fell at regular intervals, only Aussie Daniel Anderson standing firm, albeit, with good support from local player Huw Ellis, 24. When the last over commenced, Shepley needed 10 for victory with 3 wickets remaining. After 4 balls, we had lost 2 further wickets, 6 still needed, but Aussie Daniel on strike. He duly despatched the penultimate ball of the match for a maximum & a narrow & slightly fortunate victory, Daniel being unbeaten for a match-winning 85. In a 40 over contest at Slaithwaite, the second team had a much improved performance restricting the home side to 187 for 6 with 2 wickets apiece for Chris James & Jamie Dearnley. Despite an excellent 65 from Ali Reza, Shepley fell 58 runs of the target to record another defeat.

On the Sunday, the first team were at home once more against Lepton Highlanders in the Sykes Cup & the visitors put up a spirited performance in scoring 118 for 9 in their allotted overs, left arm spinner Danny Wood taking 3 for 12. A solid reply led by Tom Denton, 54 not out, saw the home team record a 7 wicket victory. In the Paddock Shield the second team were again soundly beaten by 7 wickets by Cumberworth, despite an encouraging bowling performance by Shepley teenager Jake Lynn with all 3 wickets to fall. The following day, a weakened first team bowed out of the Heavy Woollen Cup to strong Bradford League side Woodlands, losing by 58 runs,despite 3 wickets for Danny Glover & scores of 39 & 33 for Josh Ardron & Dan Wood respectively.

On 7th May, our teams faced fixtures against Elland & our 2nd X1 batted first at Marsh Lane, posting a solid score of 223 for 6. Keeper Steve Sullivan top scored with 58, but the highlight was perhaps the 55 scored by Jake Lynn. Father & captain Dominic was not to be outdone however with a quick 51 not out. Elland were then dismissed for 148, Chris James 3 for 26, to get the Shepley season underway. In the reverse fixture, Elland were restricted to 182 for 7, an excellent unbeaten century for their captain Robin Broom & great bowling by Nasir Jamal, 4 for 24. Shepley scored quickly in reply to record another League success by 6 wickets, Tom Denton 40 & an excellent 73 not out by Daniel Anderson - what a way to celebrate his 21st birthday.


The standard individual annual membership is available at the unaltered figure of £30. This year, we are introducing the opportunity to purchase a 10 year membership for the sum of £200. The "200 club" membership will be duly recorded in the existing clubhouse & when complete, in the new clubhouse facility & all proceeds from the 10 year deal will automatically be ploughed into the new building development - your kind support is much needed & will be much appreciated please.

The new clubhouse has now reached the end of phase 1 in that we have the structure of 4 walls & roof in place & we ultimately believe that we will have a facility that will be a valuable asset for the village as a whole & the cricket club in particular. Phase 2 is to raise funds to enable windows & doors to be put in place to make the building waterproof before we then move to phase 3 & the need for internal walls, fixtures, fitting out costs etc.


As a separate enterprise to the above, but to work towards the same aim of completing the new clubhouse facility, we also invite anyone to support the development & have their name shown in the new clubhouse when complete & the existing facility in the meantime. Differing levels of donation options are shown below

  • Buy a brick £10
  • Buy a concrete block £20
  • Buy a roof tile £50
  • Buy a lintel£500

Anybody able & prepared to support either or both of the above, please be good enough to make your interest known to any Committee member. To assist in this respect, a few phone numbers :-

  • Richard Haigh - 07811 944461
  • David Hall - 07803 712323
  • Brian McCrea - 07784 658611
  • Nick Childs - 07770 867355


The cricket club are pleased to announce that the very popular duo will appear at the Club on Friday 20th May. LewRey is comprised of two very talented local musicians, Lewis Reynolds & Shepley's own Ian Walker & the boys have agreed to stage their appearance free of charge to help raise much needed funds for the new clubhouse project. When his musical career allows, Ian continues to play cricket for Shepley when the busy schedule permits

LewRey have an ever-widening band of followers & if you haven't seen them yet, then 20th May is your opportunity to see them perform in the village. Entry for all is free, so come along to enjoy the music, sample the real ale, lager etc & try the barbeque if you are peckish


A representative Joe Lumb friendly will take place at Marsh Lane on Sunday 22nd May when the Huddersfield League will host a game against a team from Greater Manchester. The team manager for the visitors is none other than our former player/captain Phil Heaton & it is likely that his 16 yo son, Thomas, will be playing for the visitors. Not only will some extremely good young cricketers be on view, Phil would also be delighted to say hello to his many friends in Shepley so please come along if possible


Signing on night for all junior ages groups is Friday 18th March at Shepley library from 5pm. It would make things a lot easier if anybody who wishes to sign on prints off and fills in the form to bring with them.

Click here to download the form


David Hall
72 The Knowle. Shepley,
(01484) 607895
(07803) 712323

Brian Wells
123 Marsh Lane, Shepley,
(07974) 877704


Brian Wells
(07974) 877704


Claire Paxman
(07967) 312228

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