CARTWORTH MOOR are celebrating 125 years of cricket at the very top of the Holme Valley.
They are a Premiership club in the Huddersfield Central League as they reach the wonderful landmark, although there have been many ups and downs at their picturesque outpost over the years.
And the committee would like as many former players as possible to help them mark the occasion at a celebratory dinner and awards evening at the regular venue of the Old Bridge Hotel in Holmfirth.
The date of the big occasion is Friday, November 23, and chairman Howard Chadwick is keen to spread the word.
“It will be a special celebration and we want as many people involved as possible who have been connected to the club over the years,” he said.
“Tickets are available to all ex-players and members to hear of the history of the club, which has been written and produced in booklet form by local cricket historian Dr Peter Davies, of the University of Huddersfield.
“This is a fabulous opportunity to meet old friends and acquaintances from Cartworth Moor and to reminisce about the fabulous 100 – or those six wickets – you never got but dreamed of one day securing!
“We would love to see everyone as we celebrate one glorious chapter of our history and look forward to another.”
The club formerly had changing rooms which were an old railway carriage, but they now have some of the best facilities in the arrowselfdrive.com Central League.
They have won Section B in recent years and been to the Allsop Cup final, but Cartworth are still keen to welcome new players to maintain the progress which is being made.
“Players who are not getting a fair crack of the whip at their current club will be warmly welcomed at Cartworth Moor,” added Chadwick.
“We enjoy our cricket and the social side and it’s a terrific club to be involved with.
“That’s why we’d like to get together as many of the old players as possible to talk about their playing days and some of the characters who have made Cartworth Moor Cricket Club what it is.”
Dinner tickets are available now from the chairman on 07966 367047 and from president Simon Wagstaff on 01484 683233.