Barnsley Cricket Club
Barnsley Cricket Club play in the Yorkshire ECB County Premier League [permanent dead link], winning the league title in 2006 for the first time in their history. The club is based at Shaw Lane (Cricket Ground) which hosted four Benson and Hedges Cup ties in the 1970s and one first class match between Yorkshire and an All England XI in the 19th century.
Many famous cricketers began their careers at Barnsley, notably Geoff Boycott and Dickie Bird while chat show host Michael Parkinson also batted for the team. The trio are all vice presidents of the club while other players to have played for Barnsley in recent years include Arnie Sidebottom, Steve Oldham, Graham Stevenson, Martyn Moxon, Darren Gough, Mark Beardshall, Peter Heseltine, Alex Morris, Azeem Rafiq, Gary Ballance, and Oliver Hannon-Dalby.
The club has four senior teams being :
1st XI (Yorkshire ECB County Premier League)
2nd XI (South Yorkshire Cricket League)
3rd XI "Clarence" (South Yorkshire Cricket League)
4th XI "Beechfield" (Pontefract & District Cricket League)
- "Barnsley CC 150 Not Out: Parkinson, Boycott and Bird reunited - VIDEO". The Star. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2016.