MAX JOICE heads a trio of big-name signings for Honley for the Drakes Cricket League season starting on Saturday week (April 17).
Joice, the top-rated keeper/batsman who has played all his senior cricket for Skelmanthorpe, has moved to join the former four-time League champions as a batsman only, along with Holmfirth’s top wicket-taking leg-spinner Tom Craddock, and Clayton West pace bowler Jonny Butterfield.
Holmfirth have also significantly strengthened their batting line-up by the recruitment of Micklehurst’s prolific Andrew Gleave.
Meltham, who were relegated from the top flight last season and start this summer in the newly-formed Frank Platt Championship, have picked up ex-Lascelles Hall duo Will Parker and Steve Lane, plus former Primrose Hill and Kirkheaton father and son duo, Mohammed Taj and (son) Mohammed Usman.
Barkisland – John Bowett, Charles Cocking, Gary Colman (ex Golcar), Adie Gawthorpe (ex Holmfirth), Seth Oddy, Isaac Pollitt, Callum Thompson
Broad Oak – Alex Walker (ex Linthwaite)
Clayton West – Thomas Large, Hywel Senior, Matthew Snowden, Lee Wood
Elland – Naseer Rahman
Emley Clarence – Sheheryar Hassan (Non EU), Steven Holroyd (ex Kirkheaton), Craig Anthony Whitehead (ex Kirkheaton)#
Golcar – Christopher Chapman, Edward Wilson (ex Broad Oak)
Holmfirth – Michael Battye-Wood (ex Cartworth Moor), Andrew Gleave (ex Micklehurst), Thomas Hanman
Honley – Jonathan Butterfield (ex Clayton West), Thomas Richard Craddock (ex Holmfirth), Max Joice (ex Skelmanthorpe)
Hoylandswaine – Roy Chapman, Liam Hague, Anthony Harrison, Mark Paul Hinchliffe, Daniel Hoyle, Alex Morris, Zachary Morris, Ben Potter (ex Kexborough), Joe Sayers, Stuart Wilson
Kirkburton – Jack Ingham, Greg Lambert, Charlie Roebuck (ex Broad Oak), Arran Turner, Matthew Wood (ex Honley)
Kirkheaton – James Boyle, Arron Charlton, Hayden Charlton (ex Old Almondburians), Alex Conroy, Joe Bradley Fox, Tom Gledhill, Jamie Hartley, Stephen Kershaw, Joe Mir, Charlie Mitchell (ex Old Almondburians), Safyan Sarwar
Lascelles Hall – Richard Hall (ex Shelley)
Marsden – Christopher Coleman, James Farrell (ex Meltham), Patrick Hartland (Non EU)
Meltham – David Bebb, Stephen Lane, William Parker (ex Lascelles Hall), Mohammed Taj (ex Kirkheaton), Mohammed Usman (ex Kirkheaton)
Paddock – Jonathon Lees (ex Shelley)
Shepley – Liam Wiles
Skelmanthorpe – Joshua Ingham (ex Kirkburton), Daniel McDermott (ex Clayton West)
Slaithwaite – Harry Bryson, Thomas Graham (ex Scholes), Matthew Payne (ex Barkisland)
Thongsbridge – Joshua Garlick, Julian Garlick, Alexander James, John Andrew James, Cameron Sanderson, Ijaz Ali Shah, Rob Thorpe, David James Wagstaff.