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Crossgates CC is a friendly and inclusive cricket club based on Austhorpe Road, Crossgates, Leeds

We have two senior teams competing in the Wetherby Cricket League, in the 1st and 3rd divisions respectively. In 2018 both our teams were promoted and our 1st XI were crowned 2nd Division Champions.

We also run a Sunday friendly team for players looking for a more recreational game and youngsters breaking their way into and gaining experience to play League cricket.

We are always looking for enthusiastic new players (any age, gender, level of experience or background) to join the fun!

Champions’ trophies, coaching for all, and above all a great spirit in a welcoming club

 

We hold Winter Nets at Corpus Christi Catholic College on Sundays through November to April and hold summer training nets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from mid April through to September.

Coaching is available, and is led by our Senior Coach, Gian Singh Virdi who is ECB Level III qualified and formerly of Yorkshire CCC.

Players aged 13+ are always welcome at Crossgates CC – contact Club Secretary Andrew Swallow on 07882 625849 for more info or email crossgatescc@gmail.com

Watch our 2018 Awards Evening video of the season

Crossgates Mini World Cup and Leeds Glass Pavilion Opening

India take the Crossgates Mini World Cup in a thrilling inaugural ‘Tonk-It-10s’ competition

Saturday 25th May 2019 was a landmark day for Crossgates Cricket Club – the day the new Leeds Glass Pavilion was opened by the Lord Mayor of Leeds in the 120th Anniversary of the establishment of the club and the day which also featured a new format and a mini World Cup event, in partnership with the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

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The day began at 11am when the assorted VIPs, club officials, spectators and players were gathered for the opening of the new Leeds Glass Pavilion. The club was delighted to welcome, as our special guest, the newly invested Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor and her Consort, Audley (Peter) Taylor.

The club also welcomed the local councillors who have long given their support to the club, Councillors Peter Gruen, Pauline Grahame and especially Cross Gates Councillor Jess Lennox, who has been a tremendous help to the club in terms of sponsorship and helping with arrangements of the event behind the scenes.

After an introduction by Club Secretary Andrew Swallow, the Lord Mayor gave an affectionate speech, reminiscing about her childhood memories of her Father, a passionate cricket fan of Jamaica and the great West Indies sides of the 60s onwards.

Steve Green, the owner of Pavilion sponsors Leeds Glass, was also there to say a few words and reflect on his passion for sport in the community and the efforts of his business in playing as big a role as possible. The Lord Mayor then duly cut the green ribbon and opened the Leeds Glass Pavilion to much applause.

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It was also the club’s pleasure to welcome a representative of the Wetherby League, Quentin Cleal, and Steve Archer and Sohail Raz from the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. The YCF play an important role in the promotion and growth of the game as Crossgates CC is proud to be associated with those activities.

Finally, the Mini World Cup kicked off at 12noon, with a round round event between India, England and a combined Pakistan and World XI. The teams were broadly made up of Crossgates players, the return of some former legendary players who dusted off their bats and some newcomers to the club for the event. Especially welcome were James Houmark and Luke Kenning, who drove down all the way from the North East to turn out for England.

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The first match featured India, captained by 1st XI middle order batter Vinnie Patel and the Pakistan and World XI, jointly captained by Crossgates Wesleyans skipper Rayhaan Khan Ahmed and our 2nd XI Sri Lankan pace bowler Zaheer Muzammil. It also featured one of our other overseas representatives, Sean Mac Diarmada of Ireland.

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India batted first and started slowly, almost in 50 over mode, but were helped by some wayward Pakistan/World XI bowling as under the Tonk-It-10 rules, a wide ball counts as 6 runs to the opposition. Some lower order biffing got India up to 120 in 10 overs, deemed to be a par score. In response the Pakistan/World XI batted more aggressively and were on course to take the game, only to fall short as Pakistan/World XI struggled against the more disciplined Indian bowling attack.

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The next match was England verses the Pakistan/World XI – throwing up an interesting situation – the Pakistan/World XI needing a big win to keep themselves in the competition and then hoping England would beat India to win the competition on most runs scored.

Captained by 1st XI skipper Danny Horry, England got off to a slow start when Horry was bowled by Shabby to much amusement. But England dragged themselves back into the game scoring 122 and again the Pakistan/World XI bowling conceding a number of wides. England bowled with more discipline and stifled the Pakistan/World XI  batting line up in another close game which England won by a similar margin to India in the first game.

The Pakistan/World XI, well captained by Rayhaan and Zaheer, were left disappointed, having been in contention in both games yet fading at the final hurdles. However they played both games in a good, competitive spirit and did the competition proud and stayed to watch what was now a final between England and India.

India batted first, and loaded their top order with their biggest hitters who mostly retired having hit 10 or more runs to come back. England bowled well, especially Crossgates junior Jojo Harker, just 13 years old but who conceded just 5 runs in a superbly bowled over. But India got their tactics spot on as the middle order hit out or got out and the return of 1st XI batting powerhouse Arvind flogged the bowling to all parts for a couple of overs as a returning batsman, before holing out. But the damage was done, with India posting a daunting total.

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India’s tactics again proved successful as their strong bowling attack was loaded up front and effectively killed the game after the first few overs, England’s batters failing to connect in a high quality contest. India, fielding at least 3 junior players, including the excellent Balraj, kept things tight in the field and choked the English run chase.

So the watch was won, with India victorious, finishing just as rain began to fall. The players and spectators retreated to the Leeds Glass Pavilion and squashed into the newly titled LITEtask Lounge, a nod to another sponsor of the club. Vinnie held aloft the Mini World Cup awarded to him by our Chairman and Coach Gian Singh Virdi, to the great cheers of all.

Thanks to everyone who came to support the day and all the volunteers who made it such a success. Special thanks go to Kate, Katie, Sue, Mohinder and Rick who ran the catering operation which realised the bulk of our income from the day. Also thanks go to former club stalwarts, players Michael Molloy and Carl Shaw for organising the bouncy castle which was very popular with the kids.

Thanks to our sponsors, Steve Green of Leeds Glass, Mark Pears of LITEtask, Councillor Jess Lennox, Ramanjit Siayn of Mayor Signs, Simon Shepherd of flexi-funding and sponsors Roadrunners Taxis and Al Talia Takeaway. Special thanks must also go to Kendal James who was instrumental in the creation of the event as part of the partnership with the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

Thanks also must go to the club members who worked so hard to get the Pavilion and the ground ready for the big day. Special mention goes to Gian Singh Virdi and Groundsman Ben Shaw, who worked full time for months to ensure the Pavilion opened on time.

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And most of all, thanks to all the kids who showed up. Coach Gian ran a softball game and involved every child who wanted to play. This day, above all, was intended to open our doors to the community around us and attract more girls and boys to play the game. We hope to see you all again soon!

Listen to Event Organiser Paul Harker and Club Secretary Andrew Swallow speak about the club and the event on BBC Radio Leeds

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2019 Fixtures and Results

Wetherby League Division 1 Fixtures for 1st XI
Wetherby League Division 3 Fixtures for 2nd XI
1st XI Cup Matches
Crossgates Wesleyans (Sundays) Friendly Fixtures


Results will be added as the season progresses.

Please note: Club selection policy is that players who turn up for training during the Winter and Summer nets qualify ahead of those who don’t attend training. If you can’t attend training and want to play, the onus is on the player to inform the captains.

For more information visit the Wetherby League website


APRIL

27/04/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crompark vs Crossgates – RAINED OFF
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs Burton Salmon – RAINED OFF

28/04/2019
Wesleyans – Friendly – Away vs Cambridge Methodists – LOST BY 1 WKT

MAY

04/05/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs South Milford – LOST BY 6 WICKETS
2nd XI – WL3 – Long Marston vs Crossgates A – WON BY 9 WICKETS Match Report

07/05/2019
1st XI – Senior Evening Cup –  Church Fenton vs Crossgates – LOST BY 7 WICKETS

11/05/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Ledsham vs Crossgates – RAINED OFF AFTER STARTING
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs South Milford A – RAINED OFF AFTER STARTING Match Report

18/05/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs Barwick in Elmet – LOST BY 28 RUNS
2nd XI – WL3 – Thorner Mexborough A vs Crossgates A – WON BY 111 RUNS Match Report

25/05/2019
CROSSGATES MINI WORLD CUP
England / India / Pakistan / World XI
New Pavilion Opening with Lord Mayor of Leeds
In Partnership with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
INDIA WIN TROPHYMatch Report

JUNE

01/06/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs Sicklinghall – WON BY 8 WICKETS
2nd XI – WL3 – Church Fenton A vs Crossgates A – LOST BY 70 RUNS

08/06/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Church Fenton vs Crossgates – WON BY 35 RUNS
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs Walton Park A – RAINED OFF

15/06/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Kippax Welfare vs Crossgates – LOST BY 8 WICKETS
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs Kippax Welfare A – RAINED OFF AFTER STARTING Match Report

22/06/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs Rufforth – LOST BY 2 WICKETS
2nd XI – WL3 – Headingley Bramhope A vs Crossgates A – WON BY 8 WICKETS Match Report

23/06/2019
Fred Fleetwood 1st XI Cup – Ledsham vs Crossgates – WON BY 6 RUNS

29/06/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Barwick in Elmet vs Crossgates – LOST BY 2 WICKETS
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs Thorner Mexborough A – LOST BY 7 WICKETS Match Report

JULY

06/07/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs Ledsham – LOST BY 43 RUNS
2nd XI – WL3 – South Milford A vs Crossgates A – LOST BY 8 WICKETS Match Report

13/07/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs Church Fenton – LOST BY 30 RUNS
2nd XI – WL3 – Walton Park A vs Crossgates A – LOST BY 18 RUNS Match Report

20/07/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Sicklinghall vs Crossgates – LOST BY 2 WICKETS
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs Church Fenton A – WON BY 27 RUNS Match Report

21/07/2019
Fred Fleetwood 1st XI Cup – Semi-Final vs Rufforth – WON BY 10 RUNS

27/07/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Rufforth vs Crossgates – RAINED OFF
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs Headingley Bramhope A – RAINED OFF

AUGUST

03/08/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs Kippax Welfare – LOST BY 87 RUNS
2nd XI – WL3 – Kippax Welfare A vs Crossgates A – LOST BY 1 WICKET Match Report

10/08/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Scholes vs Crossgates – WON BY 87 RUNS
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs Sherburn Eversley – RAINED OFF

11/08/2019
Fred Fleetwood 1st XI Cup – Final vs Kippax Welfare – LOST BY 9 WICKETS

17/08/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs Crompark – WON BY 10 WICKETS
2nd XI – WL3 – Burton Salmon vs Crossgates A – LOST BY 8 WICKETS Match Report

31/08/2019
1st XI – WL1 – South Milford vs Crossgates – WON BY 113 RUNS
2nd XI – WL3 – Crossgates A vs Long Marston – LOST BY 106 RUNS

SEPTEMBER

07/09/2019
1st XI – WL1 – Crossgates vs Scholes – WON BY 4 WICKETS
2nd XI – WL3 – Sherburn Eversley vs Crossgates A – LOST BY 31 RUNS


FINAL TABLES

1ST XI IN WETHERBY LEAGUE DIVISION 1

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2ND XI IN WETHERBY LEAGUE DIVISION 3

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AVERAGES

Stats from Wetherby League Website

1ST XI IN WETHERBY LEAGUE DIVISION 1

Best Batting Averages
Adrian Kennedy 42.2
Arvindshetty Nijampure 33.67
Daniel Horry 32.58

Most Runs
Arvindshetty Nijampure 404
Daniel Horry 391
Matt Stupples 289

Best Bowling Averages
Shahbaz Hussain 12.21
Jesal Jhaveri 6.27
Arvindshetty Nijampure 17.67

Most Wickets
Jesal Jhaveri 22
Matt Stupples 20
Shahbaz Hussain 19

All Rounder
Matt  Stupples 1.2
Jesal Jhaveri 0.61

Wicket Keeping Dismissals
Vinny Jheetha 12 (3rd in Division)

Outfield Catching
Daniel Horry 12 (1st in Division)
Arvindshetty Nijampure 10 (3rd in Division)
Rayhaan Ahmed 5

2ND XI IN WETHERBY LEAGUE DIVISION 3

Best Batting Averages
Adil Hussain 50.4 (1st in Division)
Alex Smickersgill 29.89
Will Bradley 27.6

Most Runs
Adil Hussain 504 (1st in Division)
Alex Smickersgill 269

Wicket Keeping Dismissals
Adil Hussain 10 (2nd in Division)

Outfield Catching
Rayhaan Ahmed 6 (5th in Division)
Will Bradley 3

Our Sponsors

A thank you to our sponsors

At Crossgates Cricket Club, we get some amazing support from the volunteers who run the club and from some local businesses whose generosity helps the club to grow and develop.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE

2019 Main Sponsors
Leeds Glass Windows – sponsors of the Leeds Glass Pavilion
LITEtask – sponsors of the LITEtask Lounge

2019 Handbook Advertisers
NG Building & Glazing Services
PIMS Funding Solutions (North)
Flexi-Funding
Roadrunners Taxis
Al Talia Takeaway
ACE Computers
Major Signs
Harker.Works Design and Marketing

Supporters of the Club and Long-term Advertisers (Ground)
DMS Electrical
Mobility Matters
WRM

Any sponsorship we receive goes into improving our facilities and helps fund our youth coaching work. We coach anyone who comes to the club, from the age of 7 upwards. We never charge for coaching.

The main time for coaching youngsters (and indeed adults) takes place in the summer months from mid April to mid September.

Summer nets are held at the ground from Tuesdays (Mixed training), Wednesdays (Juniors) and Thursdays (Senior players only – 14+). Training starts at 6pm and goes on until dusk. You don’t have to ask – just turn up and you’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome to the club.

If you would like to help us in any way possible, please contact our Sponsorship Secretary at johnmcdermott65@icloud.com

Contact

Please use the contact form below to get in touch. Otherwise you can contact Club Secretary Andrew Swallow on 07882 625849 or email crossgatescc@gmail.com