WELCOME TO SHEPLEY CRICKET CLUB
The club, which is situated down a private drive running north from Marsh Lane, is open on match days from 12, (Saturdays and most Sundays) as well as Friday evenings during the season for Junior training. Junior fixtures take place on Monday & Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings.
Come along when we're open and introduce yourself at the bar, you'll be sure of a friendly welcome.
The first team have had an inauspicious start to their league programme. They started with a hard fought victory at Kirkburton. We were dismissed for 198, but despite Toby Booth scoring 95 for the home team, we scraped to a 24 run victory, Danny Glover leading the way with 4 wickets. The following week, our home fixture against Hoylandswaine fell foul to the weather on a rainy day in Shepley, but the following Saturday saw us lose to Golcar at Marsh Lane by 60 runs, despite 5 wickets for in form Danny Glover and 41 runs for Tom Denton.
In the cup competitions, the first X1 have started very positively. At Ossett in the Heavy Woollen Cup we won by 214 runs with a magnificent 130 from opener Dan Wood supported by his brother Greg with 63 and newcomer Sam Tee 84 not out. On the bowling front, another newcomer, Tom Chadwick, took 5 wickets for 10 runs in an excellent spell of pace bowling. In the Sykes Cup, we recorded a resounding win atElland when the home side were dismissed for 80 in response to our total of 256 for 9, our third newcomer, Max Joice scoring 69, Greg Wood 53 and Sam Tee 47.
Our 2nd team started their season with a home defeat in the league by Elland, but followed that with an excellent win at Nortonthorpe, scoring 196 for 3 in their allotted 32 overs with Phil Marsh scoring 59, debutant Paul Brown 41 not out and Phil Booth 39 not out. The home team were dismissed for 102, the highlight being 12 yo Josh Hoyle, on debut, taking 2 wickets for 34 runs, his Dad Nigel, chipping in with 3 wickets himself.
The following week, our second X1 recorded another league victory, away at Thongsbridge. Shepley batted first scoring 197 for 9, Will Ward 66 and Phil Booth 31 before dismissing the home side for 166 thanks to a magnificent spell of leg spin bowling by young Josh Hoyle who took 5 wickets for 30 runs. The next day, Shepley got revenge for their opening league defeat by Elland in the Paddock Shield Cup, winning by 9 wickets thanks to 7 wickets taken by the Hoyle father and son combination plus 49 not out by captain Phil Marsh. The cup game was all the more rewarding because the Shepley team (photograph above) contained 6 teenagers in it’s ranks.
Mon 20th May 18:00 U15 Vs Thurstonland CC - U15
Wed 22 May 18:00 U11 Vs Kirkheaton CC - U11
Sat 25th May 13:00 Broad Oak CC - 1st XI Vs 1st XI
Sat 25th May 13:00 2nd XI Vs Flockton CC - 1st XI
Mon 27th May 13:00 1st XI Vs Delph & Dobcross CC - 1st XI
What's On - Shepley Cricket Club Calendar...
15th May U11 Vs Emley Clarence CC - U11 (Won)
18th May 1st XI Vs Honley CC - 1st XI (Won)
18th May Slaithwaite cc - 2nd XI Vs 2nd XI (Lost)
19th May Thongsbridge CC - 1st XI Vs 1st XI (Won)
Check out Senior Teams' fixtures and results here...
15th March 2019
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The club will be holding the above at 7pm Monday 15th April 2019 at the Clubhouse.
All members of the Club are entitled to attend and will be most welcome.