Elsecar CC

Elsecar CC

The village of Elsecar lies between the neighboring towns of Barnsley and Rotherham. In 1854 it was much smaller and cricket had been played on the Crab Field in Armroyd Lane since early in the century (so called because of the Crab Apple Trees, which lined one side of the field).

William and David Goodinson and a group of the other men of Elsecar decided to form the Elsecar Cricket Club. In 1895 the club joined the Hallamshire League 'A' Division which they played in until 1921 when they joined the Mexborough League. In 1929 they joined the Yorkshire Council (South Yorkshire Section) until the South Riding League was formed in 1948. This league was then re-branded the South Yorkshire Cricket League in 2002.

In 2008 the 1st team is marshalled by the ex Somerset and Yorkshire allrounder Ian Swallow who has recently signed from Huddersfield League team Meltham. Other players of note are Lesroy Weekes who played 1st class cricket for Leeward Islands, Yorkshire and Northants respectively and Amila Prasad who is a Sri Lankan 1st class fast bowler with the Colts club. Also the club possesses others with County second team experience; All rounder Glenn Yates with Warwickshire and Matthew Thewlis with Yorkshire.

At present the Club run 2 Saturday XI's, 1 Sunday XI, and 5 junior teams.

2008 squad

The Elsecar squad for the South Yorkshire Premier League 2008|2008 season. Players with more than 10 appearances are listed in bold.

{| class="wikitable" width=70% |- ! Name ! Nat ! width=5%|Batting Style ! width=5%|Bowling Style ! width=40%|Notes |- ! colspan="6" | Batsmen |- | Jason Meadows || || LHB || SLA || |- | Tim Farmer || || RHB || OS || |- | Ian Swallow (c) || || RHB || OS || |- |Brett Hunsley || || RHB || RM || |- | Matt Danks || || RHB || RM || |- | Adrian Meadows || || RHB || || |- |Mark Kingston || || RHB || RM || 2nd team captain |-

|- ! colspan="6" | All-rounders |- | Glenn Yates || || RHB || RM || |- |Lesroy Weekes || || RHB || RFM || |- | Chris Pedler || || RHB || RM || |-

|- ! colspan="6" | Wicket-keepers |- |Matt Thewlis || || RHB || || |- |Richard Kirk || || RHB || || |-

|- ! colspan="6" | Bowlers |- | Amila Prasad || || RHB || RMF || |- |Andrew Winstanley || || RHB || RFM || |- |Alan Shore || || RHB || SLA || |- |Paul Tasker || || LHB || LFM || |- |Shaun Pedler || || RHB || RM || |-

Elsecar Cricket Club have a website: http://www.elsecarcc.co.uk

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