On a beautiful sunny evening, we had a fantastic turn out for the presentation of the West Yorkshire League winners’ trophy to our club. Paul Simpkins presented the cup and gave us a lovely speech about coming top and welcoming Harrogate to the league, and it was great they were represented on the night by a few of their members.
We’re all looking forward to next years’ league and attempting to win two times in a row.
Here’s are some photos:
Just a quick reminder it's the West Yorkshire League trophy presentation tomorrow at our usual club night starting from 630pm.
Come along if you can and go for a drink afterwards.
One of our members is doing something really special and needs some support – please read the following message from Jo:
I am fundraising for the charity Cricket Without Boundaries by swimming the distance of the channel over two weeks in September and wondered if any of you would be interested in sponsoring me for this challenge. Cricket Without Boundaries is a cricket development and AIDS awareness charity that brings communities together through sport and promotes the awareness and treatment of HIV / AIDS.
Last year I volunteered for Cricket Without Boundaries for the first time, and in October I'll be doing it again, this time in Uganda and Rwanda. On my last trip we coached 3500 children, giving them a fun introduction to cricket but most importantly raising awareness of HIV/AIDS and explaining the importance of testing and treatment. We also trained 100 teachers to be coaches so that they can continue using sport to educate even more kids in the future.
The charity is run completely on donations, generated by volunteers like me doing crazy activities, and so over 14 days in September, I will be swimming the distance of the English Channel which is 34km, 21 miles or 1360 lengths of your average pool! If you would like to sponsor me, please visit my fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoDean1
Or if you'd rather come and support, you can help count my lengths or make me a bacon butty when (if) I make it!
Date for your diaries – On Tuesday 15th August, at our normal club night, we are going to be presented with the West Yorkshire League trophy by Paul Simpkins for winning the league this year. Be great to see many of you there on the evening especially if you helped us win. Plus we are planning to go for a drink afterwards in a local pub.
Come down if you can.
Another match from a couple of weeks ago in Marseille, it was hot!!
Great match, but watch especially for slow mo film of the players and their shots.
Inspirational. Check it out here
Fascinating to see how much goes into its construction – Watch it here
Message from Pam:
Well done and congratulations to our players who sealed our clubs' victory in the West Yorkshire League with a win on Monday.
Thank you to all who took part.
Please try to come along to the award ceremony being planned to collect the cup – more details including the date and time to follow soon.