Pros shine for Settle and Earby

Craven Herald: Imran Khalid hits out for Barnoldswick

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

 Settle started their new season with a welcome win, though the finish was rather too close for comfort over last year’s Senior League basement team.

Steeton are maximum men to lead way in top flight

Craven Herald: Moin Ali bowling for Horsforth in their Division Three victory over Woodhouse

5:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Steeton find themselves leading Aire-Wharfe League Division One after the season opener, one of only two clubs to pick up the full 20 points available under the new scoring system.

Royal honour for Denholme Cricket Club stalwart

Craven Herald: Jack Greenwood receives his Torch Trophy Trust award from HRH The Princess Royal

5:30pm Friday 28th March 2014

Jack Greenwood – Denholme’s ‘Mr Cricket’ – has won another gong.

Upper Airedale Junior League secures a healthy new sponsorship deal

Craven Herald: Terry Thompson

1:46pm Thursday 13th February 2014

A Skipton-based healthcare company are to sponsor the Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association.

Upper Airedale official advocates closer school links

Craven Herald: Terry Thompson

2:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association secretary Terry Thompson says it has never been more important for clubs to develop links with local primary schools than now.

Oakworth given top-flight clash in first round of Wynn Cup

9:12am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Oakworth, beaten finalists in four of the last five years in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League’s blue-riband event, start their 2014 Wynn Cup campaign at home to Barrowford on Sunday, May 4.

Home Wynn Cup start for perennial finalists Oakworth

Craven Herald: Cricket fest in memory of Dallas

9:30pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

Oakworth, beaten finalists in four of the last five years in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League’s blue-riband event, start their 2014 Wynn Cup campaign at home to Barrowford on Sunday, May 4.

Former Craven League player Brindle is England star

Craven Herald: Arran Brindle

10:34am Wednesday 15th January 2014

Former Craven League cricketer Arran Brindle helped England to defeat Australia by 61 runs in the women’s Ashes Test at Perth.

Silsden to face Waddilove Cup holders Burley in first round encounter

11:36am Thursday 9th January 2014

Silsden have been handed the toughest of first round tests in this year’s Waddilove Cup They will be at home to holders Burley.

Players must decide on match formats in Craven League, says league secretary

Craven Herald: Craven League secretary Ann Coe says the solution over match formats is in the hands of the players

7:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

On the back of a season in which 39 fixtures were conceded in league or cup, Mewies Solicitors Craven League secretary Ann Coe said the League must listen to the players in order to find a solution to the problem.

Craven League rejects Sutton proposals

9:41pm Monday 23rd December 2013

A move to make matches in Divisions Four and Five of the Mewies Solicitors Craven League shorter has failed.

Brindle hoping to defend the Ashes

Craven Herald: Arran Brindle is in the 15-strong women's squad for the Ashes defence

2:00pm Thursday 19th December 2013

Former Craven League player Arran Brindle has been selected in the England women’s squad to defend the Ashes early next year.

Craven League clubs give backing to Executive Committee to run league

9:37am Thursday 12th December 2013

The Mewies Solicitors Craven League hase made “one of the biggest changes in its history”, says league secretary Ann Coe.

Aire-Wharfe clubs vote for introduction of new bonus point scheme for 2014

Craven Herald: Teams will be playing for bonus points

9:16am Thursday 5th December 2013

The Aire-Wharfe League clubs will be playing for bonus points next season.

Craven League quintet get life memberships

Craven Herald: Mewies Solicitors Craven League 'rules man' Richard Smith is one of their five new life members

4:50pm Friday 22nd November 2013

The Mewies Solicitors Craven League have handed out five honorary life memberships for outstanding service.

Silsden and Woodhouse re-elected to Aire-Wharfe League

Craven Herald: Silsden Cricket Club received 30 votes out of a possible 31 in favour of their re-election

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Silsden have been comprehensively re-elected to the Aire-Wharfe League.

Whitaker is national selector

Craven Herald: James Whitaker, pictured outside his family home, hopes to be a worthy successor to Geoff Miller

8:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

Skipton’s James Whitaker is to replace Geoff Miller as England chairman of selectors and national selector.

Silsden in three-way battle to survive

9:11am Thursday 10th October 2013

Central Yorkshire League Club East Leeds have applied to join the Aire-Wharfe League for next season.

Craven League put on a fine Show

Craven Herald: Gareth Marshall of Oakworth scored 67

5:50pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

Mewies Craven League representative side beat a Nidderdale Show XI by 74 runs at Pateley Bridge.

Bradley relegated after dramatic collapse

Craven Herald: The Cowling team that has won the Division Two championship

12:35pm Thursday 19th September 2013

Bradley threw away a golden chance to stay in Division One as the dust finally settled on the 2013 season and the remaining promotion and relegation issues were decided.

Champions Skipton finish in style

Craven Herald: Tom Baines took early wickets for Upper Wharfedale

12:12pm Thursday 19th September 2013

Skipton rounded off their Division Three championship-winning campaign with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Addingham.

Glee for promoted duo Ilkley and Rawdon on final day

Craven Herald: Andrew Doidge contemplates a near miss on his way to a five-wicket haul for Rawdon against Bolton Villas

4:10pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

Ilkley and Rawdon secured promotion to the Aire-Wharfe League top flight and Bolton Villas narrowly escaped relegation as events in Division Two dominated the final day of the season.

Nerves are certain to be jangling for Ilkley

Craven Herald: Adil Ashraf hits out on his way to 62 for Green Lane against Rawdon last weekend. Picture:

4:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Three issues remain to be resolved on Saturday's final day of the Aire-Wharfe League season, and all eyes will be on the three matches that will decide who is promoted from Division Two and who joins Calverley in dropping into Division Three.

Bradley plunge to foot of table

Craven Herald: James Heseltine, above, took 5-44 and hit 47 but was still on the losing side for Bradley,

12:46pm Thursday 12th September 2013

The Division One championship may have been won but relegation will be decided in the last round of matches at the weekend.

Ilkley on verge of ending long top-flight absence

Craven Herald: PROLIFIC: Batsman Jonathan Hughes has spearheaded Ilkley’s charge at the top of the order with Alex Bailey

4:34pm Thursday 5th September 2013

Ilkley will clinch promotion from Division Two of the Aire-Wharfe League if they can beat Thackley on Saturday - and Rawdon could also make sure of joining them in Division One if other results go their way.

Settle swoop for Barlick pro Khalid

Craven Herald: Settle skipper Eddy Read

10:58am Thursday 5th September 2013

Settle boosted their chance of pipping Barnoldswick for second place in the Senior League with victories over Earby and Euxton.

Embsay and Thornton ease drop fears

Craven Herald: Scott Robinson took five wickets for Embsay

10:51am Thursday 5th September 2013

Thornton and Embsay gained valuable wins in Saturday’s Mewies Solicitors Craven League Divison One basement battles as they boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation.

Robinson's super over is in vain as bottom club Embsay lose again

Craven Herald: Duncan Ward scored 52 for Embsay as they lost a high-scoring encounter against likely champions Oakworth

1:20pm Thursday 29th August 2013

Overnight rain may have changed ground conditions to the extent that there were plenty of low scores in the Mewies Solicitors Craven League.

Skipton are so close to Aire-Wharfe League title

Craven Herald: Upper Wharfedale bowler Chris Gregson can't believe this delivery didn't bring him a wicket in their second-team match against Addingham

1:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013

Skipton need just four more points from their final three games to clinch promotion from Aire-Wharfe League Division Three after thrashing Hall Park.

Barnoldswick have derby-day bragging rights

Craven Herald: Captains Luke Hodgson (Barnoldswick), left, and Richard Craddock (Earby) with the Geoff Tilbury Trophy before their derby last Sunday

12:40pm Thursday 29th August 2013

Glorious sunshine and the biggest crowd of the season greeted ‘Derby Day’ last Sunday as Earby hosted Barnoldswick in the Houldsworth Ribblesdale League Senior Division, with the Geoff Tilbury Trophy at stake.

Oakworth close in on sealing title

Craven Herald: Adam Taylor in batting action for Denholme during their Division Two win over Riddlesden

5:30pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

Division One leaders Oakworth moved to within touching distance of the Craven League title after victory at home to bottom side Embsay.

Villas need a winning run to avoid relegation

Craven Herald: Dylan Budge in action for Horsforth at home to Skipton last Saturday

6:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

Bolton Villas need to recapture their mid-season form if they are to avoid being sucked into demotion, and they have to start at Bardsey on Saturday.

Skipton two wins from title

Craven Herald: Skipton's Stephen Carling slips going for a run

10:18am Thursday 22nd August 2013

Skipton remain in the driving seat in the race for the Division Three title despite Saturday’s rain.

Forfeited games are just not cricket

Craven Herald: OUT: Gargrave opener Lee Barrett departs for 31

10:11am Thursday 22nd August 2013

There is a worrying situation for the league concerning the number of games conceded due to clubs being unable to field sides because of a lack of numbers.

Tension will be running high at Rawdon

Craven Herald: Stewart Smith stands and delivers for Otley at home to Pool last Saturday

4:20pm Thursday 15th August 2013

With only five more games – 30 more points – to go in the Aire-Wharfe League, it is time to see who holds their nerve and who blinks.

Barnoldswick set for crunch match

Craven Herald: Ian White had a good debut for Earby Picyure: Paul Ashworth

1:11pm Thursday 15th August 2013

Barnoldswick know that if they are to retain the Senior Division title they won last season they need to beat leaders Clitheroe at Victory Park this Sunday.

Skipton pip Upper Wharfedale

Craven Herald: Keir Nelson top scored for Skipton

12:59pm Thursday 15th August 2013

Skipton took another big step towards clinching the Division Three title with a nail-biting one-run win over Upper Wharfedale at Sandylands.

Marshall stars for leaders Oakworth

Craven Herald: Haworth’s Rick Ellis suffers at home to Bradley

6:50pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

Oakworth’s lead at the top of Craven League Division One is now nine points after they won at Ingrow St John’s and second-placed Cullingworth lost at Haworth Road.

Accolade for Craven League secretary

Craven Herald: Ann Coe was praised for efficiency

3:17pm Thursday 8th August 2013

Mewies Solicitors Craven League secretary and child welfare officer Ann Coe has won the Yorkshire Cricket Board OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) for leagues and boards.

Skipton and Wharfedale lead way

Craven Herald: Skipton v Olicanian match action

3:03pm Thursday 8th August 2013

The top two in Division Three Skipton and Upper Wharfedale are set to meet in a showdown at Sandylands on Saturday which will go a long way towards deciding who wins promotion.

Barnoldswick secure narrow victory

Craven Herald: Imran Khalid hits out for Barnoldswick

2:49pm Thursday 8th August 2013

Barnoldswick maintained their hold on second place in the Senior Division with a nine-run win over Whalley at Victory Park.

You can bet your House on Oakworth

Craven Herald: Oakworth's man of the match Steve Filkin knocks the bails off during his follow through during their Wynn Cup final defeat against Haworth Road at Haworth

4:10pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

Mewies Solicitors Craven League Division One leaders Oakworth were in fine form at home to Bradley on Saturday.

Haworth Road add to Oakworth's Wynn losses

Craven Herald: Haworth Road's Mohammed Zahid goes on the offensive on his way to 42 in the Wynn Cup final against Oakworth at Haworth

6:20pm Monday 5th August 2013

Mewies Solicitors Craven League First Division leaders Oakworth, must be wondering what they have to do to win the Wynn Cup.

Top two clash in chase for Aire-Wharfe League promotion

Craven Herald: Skipton v Olicanian match action

4:20pm Thursday 1st August 2013

As the Aire-Wharfe League season enters the finishing straight, nowhere will the sinews and nerves be stretched more than at the top of Division Two.

Rehman's ton seals Earby win

Craven Herald: Fahid Rehman led the run chase

2:59pm Thursday 1st August 2013

Earby professional Fahid Rehman hit an unbeaten 102 as they beat Great Harwood to move above them in the Senior Division.

Skipper leads Barlick to victory

Craven Herald: Barnoldswick skipper Luke Hodgson

2:57pm Thursday 1st August 2013

Barnoldswick strengthened their grip on second place with a four-wicket win over Read With Read talisman Jon Harvey away on holiday, the Victory Park took full advantage.

Wily Davidson outfoxes Ossys

Craven Herald: All-rounder Tom Davidson strikes a six

2:52pm Thursday 1st August 2013

In the cult cricket followers publication “Slipless in Settle”, the central character from the writer’s visit to the Marshfield was the Wily Old Fox On Saturday the Wily Old Fox was revealed, as none-other than veteran former skipper Andrew Davidson. as he starred in their victory over Oswaldtwistle Immanuel.

Latif opens up as Skipton stretch lead

Craven Herald: Arshad Latif gives it a spin

3:01pm Thursday 1st August 2013

Arshad Latif scored a stunning century as Skipton took another step towards winning promotion from Division Three.

Mighy Oaks flatten rivals

Craven Herald: Cowling's Steve Richardson hits out

2:44pm Thursday 1st August 2013

Division One Leaders Oakworth faced a tricky trip to Crossflatts but won by three wickets.

Steeton Cricket Club awarded £5,000 grant

Craven Herald: Steeton Cricket Club's first-team captain Jonathan Best cannot wait for work to get underway on their facilities

4:20pm Monday 29th July 2013

Steeton Cricket Club can look forward to having an improved pavilion and meeting room thanks to a funding boost from The Veolia Environmental Trust.

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