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These are very exciting times for Thirsk Cricket Club as we have just agreed a major new kit sponsorship deal with Don Blackwell of Linden Construction Ltd. Mr Blackwell who is also the owner of the Black Swan public house in Norby will sponsor the club’s junior & senior kit for the 2016 season. Club Chairman George Gifford said “We are absolutely delighted to have agreed this deal with Don as the club has been without a main kit sponsor for a number of years and we very much hope this arrangement will run well beyond the current season”


In conjunction with the new sponsorship deal outlined above we are also pleased to announce the opening of our new club Thirsk CC Club ShopPlease note all Junior (£10) & senior (£20) discounted playing shirts should be ordered direct through Mark Cook (07711 643650). All other kit & leisure wear can be ordered direct through the above link. We very much hope all our members will get involved with this new venture. Should you have any queries about the kit please contact Keiran Fenwick, Mark Cook or Harry Collinson. (GHG)


With our very own Yarnbomber extraordinaire Sam Spence’s workload and commitments growing by the day she is unfortunately unavailable to organise and run the annual cake stall in aid of club funds. As I have said on numerous occasions we have a fantastic bunch of ladies working hard on behalf of this club and we are greatly indebted to Debbie Swinbank who has rode to the rescue to take on Sam’s role as cake stall organiser and co-ordinator. I would ask all our cricket wives, mums and grandmas to give as much help and support as possible with this venture. (GHG)


First Team – After being invited to bat first in their Galtres Division 2 clash against Woodhouse Grange 2nds at HRAP Thirsk were given a decent start by Harry Collinson (29) and Mark Cook before the latter fell for 16 with the score on 41. Despite another captain’s innings of 48 from Keiran Fenwick what was to follow was something of a horror show as Thirsk conspired to lose 8 wickets for just 66 runs with no other batsman managing double figures in a final score of 119 for 9.

Unfortunately for the hosts it didn’t get much better after the tea interval as Grange sped to a comfortable 9 wicket victory in just 27.1 overs with Stuart Christon picking up the only wicket to fall. This is a match that Thirsk will quickly want to forget before they make their first ever visit to league newcomer’s Wetherby on Saturday. (GHG)

Second Team – After being robbed of a probable victory by the weather last week the 2nd team notched their first win of the season when they beat Boroughbridge & Staveley by 6 wickets at Bedlam Lane, Staveley. The hosts looked to have posted a competitive score of 170 for 6 despite good bowling performances by Thirsk youngsters Sian England (3-38), Sam Howes (1-43) and Ben Collinson.

With Neil Collinson hitting 14 boundaries and 4 x 6s in his unbeaten 103 being well supported by Toby Cockcroft (35) Thirsk sped to an impressive victory with 14 overs and 6 wickets in hand. This week Billy Goode’s boys entertain Ripley 3rds at Hillside (GHG)

Third Team – In a repeat of last week’s fixture the 3rd team again went down to a 7 wicket defeat against Scotton 2nd XI in a match which was played at Sharow. Thirsk batting first were mainly indebted to Gareth Scott’s 35 in their total of 107 all out.

Fielding only 9 players mainly due to late call offs Thirsk put in a fantastic effort as Tom Scott and Phoebe Turner picked up a wicket apiece along with a run out the latter’s being her first wicket in senior cricket. (KM)

PEL Team – Despite an excellent innings of 62no from Mark Cook which equated to 88.57% of his team’s disappointing final total of 70 for 5 Thirsk went down to a 7 wicket defeat in their opening Pilmoor League match of the season against Helperby on Wednesday night. For the visitors Chris Morrison (3-0) and Matt Poulter (2-12) wreaked havoc amongst the home side’s top order. Helperby captain Dan Spink then made 30no to see his side to a comfortable win. (JP)

Under 13s - Thirsk batting first with a damp outfield to contend with made 73-5. Jacob Iley 30 (retired) batted superbly despatching every loose ball for four. Despite an early breakthrough the Sessay batsmen dominated the Thirsk bowling attack as A Spencer 30 retired and M Gaunt 22no helped to see them through to 76 for 1. From a Thirsk perspective it was a good all round bowling display but the fielding needs to vastly improve. (CF)



Bag2School are the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 they have now paid out over £20 million.

As well as raising vitally needed funds for our school, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. A recent DEFRA report has shown that textile collection schemes are helping to reduce the volume of textiles discarded as municipal solid waste. However it is a fact that as a nation we still send 1,081,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.

By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in the bag provided – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys. Please note bedding, curtains, and household linen cannot be accepted (refer to
www.bag2school.com for details). In addition to raising much needed funds it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.

If you fill the donation bag and still have more then you can use any other bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!

Bag2School will be collecting from the club on the 18th May. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to (Thirsk CC) and help us have a really good collection. For more details please contact Sam Spence 01845 526201 or 07979 157243.


last update: 14/05/2016