THE Arrow Huddersfield Central Cricket League have welcomed a new club to their ranks for the 2012 season, following the departure of two others.
Wakefield-area side Netherton have joined the Huddersfield Central League following their move from the Central Yorkshire League, while Mirfield have gone the other way.
The Memorial Park club moved to the Central League only in 2005, but apart from winning Section B in their first season, failed to make much of an impression.
Netherton are coming into the League with two teams, to help negate the effect of Mirfield’s departure, as well as that of top-flight outfit Cumberworth, who are joining the Drakes Huddersfield League for the 2012 season.
The League have consequently re-shuffled with the result that next season the top four divisions will be comprise 12 teams each, while Sections D and E will have 10 teams apiece.
At their annual meeting, League president Jack Carson welcomed Green Moor’s Bev Matthewman into the pivotal role of secretary, replacing Liz Poulter, who along with former vice-president Joyce Booth, has now retired.
Leymoor’s Alan Kaye, who was already a member of the management board, has been elected as vice-president, while Andrew Matthewman (Bev’s husband) comes onto the board.
The only rule proposals to win sufficient backing were minor alterations aimed at tidying up League matters, while major changes, involving the reduction of Sunday games, and the proposal that teams must make two-thirds of the chasing total to earn a point in a drawn game, failed to garner enough votes.
Project Sport are staging a number of courses in the run-up to Christmas beginning with a one-day Cricket Academy at Holmfirth Community Sports Centre, on Wednesday, December 21 (10am to 3pm).
Other one-day events include a Multi-Sports session at Holmfirth Sports Centre, again on December 21 (10am to 3pm), plus a Street Dance Project on the same day at the Sports Centre from 10am to 2pm.
There are also two two-day Multi-Sports Projects on December 19 and 20 at Calder High School, and on December 22 and 23 at Neiley Pavilion, Honley (both 10 till 3pm) and a three-day Football Project at Neiley Pavilion on 19, 20 and 21.
The cost of all the courses in £12 per day, £20 for two days, £30 for three days, or a special offer of any five days for £50.
For further details and bookings e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org