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Merry Christmas to all our visitors. The 2015 fixtures have been released for 1st & 2nd XIs. We look forward to your next visit.
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22nd December – The league are sad to learn of the passing of Simon Stirling earlier this month after a long illness. “Stirls” who was from Palmerston North in New Zealand played as the overseas player for Menston and Rawdon in the late 1980’s, he later returned and settled in the UK and lived with his wife in the Wakefield area. He was a very popular figure both on and off the field. The funeral will be held on Tuesday 30 December 10.30am at Stanley Methodist Church Mount Road Stanley Wakefield WF3 4JQ
18th December – The league are sad to learn of the passing of ‘Big’ John Whitaker in St Gemma’s Hospice. John, a stalwart of Guiseley Cricket Club for nearly sixty years died yesterday evening 17th December 2014.
17th December – The league are sad to learn of the death of Rowland Scott aged 88 years after a short illness. Rowland was a former Tong Park, Thackley and Steeton player, Tong Park and Skipton scorer. He sadly passed away on Wednesday 17th December. Our thoughts and prayers are with his son Mick, daughter Helen and family, he will be sadly missed by all. The funeral will take place at 10.50am on Tuesday 6th January at Nab Wood Crematorium. Afterwards the family invite those attending to join them at Esholt Sports Club for refreshments.
36 clubs are divided into three divisions. The league is run by the management committee and other than the general rules of cricket, rule amendments are suggested and voted upon by all the member clubs.
Two clubs are relegated from divisions 1 and 2 each year (those finishing in the bottom two places), with two clubs being promoted from the division below.
The two clubs finishing, bottom and second to bottom respectively, of the third division must state its case for re-election each year.
The 36 clubs are spread over a relatively wide geographical area in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. The location of the clubs broadly follows the valleys and landscapes of the River Aire and the River Wharfe.
The league is known for being well organised as competently run by the management committee and the standard of cricket is considered to be one of the best of Yorkshire league cricket.
The ‘A&WSCL’ is remarkable for its diversity. There are small village style teams as well as established multi-sport clubs within the competition, often competing on similar terms.
In recent years the league has progressed in terms of quality and preparation.
The diversity extends to the physical grounds themselves, some being rural and picturesque whilst other are more charming inner city facilities.
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