HUDDERSFIELD will have plenty of representation in the Black Sheep Champion of Champions Trophy this season.
Honley take their place in the draw as proud holders of the Trophy and will be joined by fellow Drakes League Premiership side Elland – who finished runners-up to Honley in the League last season – while Cawthorne make their bow as champions of the Arrow Central League.
Honley guaranteed their place two-fold last season, firstly by winning the competition with a stunning victory over York in the final, but also by being crowned Drakes League champions for a fourth successive year.
Because of the twin success it meant the Drakes League were entitled to a second entry, which has gone to Elland. Both Huddersfield clubs are away in the first round, and should they both win, then unfortunately they are set to clash with each other in the quarter-finals.
Several of Huddersfield’s promising young cricketers have been handed places on the YCB’s Pathways to Excellence scheme, with Broad Oak’s Jack Hargreaves and Skelmanthorpe’s Jamie Jagger leading the way on the top Gold Level, as is Cumberworth’s Chloe Newton-Mann, for the women.
Timmy Taylor (Lascelles Hall) and Edward Wilson (Broad Oak) are on the Silver Level 2 Final List, while Meltham’s Joe Seddon is on the Bronze Level West I course.
The West II Bronze level includes Tom Boorman (Scholes), Shalil Brahmbhatt and Rohan Randhawa (both Almondury Wes), James Pettinger (Augustinians), Isaac Pollitt (Barkisland), Daniel Rushworth (Broad Oak).
Armitage Bridge’s Adbul Wahid is on the Bronze Level at Featherstone.