Huddersfield Cricket League

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The Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League is the premier cricket competition in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.

The league has been in existence since 1891 and has 30 teams representing suburbs of Huddersfield and villages in the Huddersfield District area. There are now teams from South Yorkshire and Saddleworth in the League.

A number of local players have come from the Huddersfield League to play for in the English County Championship, mainly for Yorkshire and then have gone on to represent England. Other county players have played club cricket in the Huddersfield League.

Notable players[edit]

Many Huddersfield Cricket League players have gone on to play First-class and Test cricket.

Overseas professionals[edit]

Most of the teams have had professional players who have come from overseas. A few notable ones include:

Member clubs in 2012[edit]

  • Drakes Premiership

Clayton West | Delph & Dobcross | Elland | Golcar | Hall Bower | Honley | Hoylandswaine | Kirkburton | Marsden | Scholes | Shelley | Shepley | Skelmanthorpe | Slaithwaite

  • Cedar Court Conference

Almondbury | Cawthorne | Cumberwoth United | Kirkheaton | Lascelles Hall | Linthwaite | Paddock | Rastrick

  • Frank Platt Conference

Armitage Bridge | Barkisland | Broad Oak | Emley Clarence | Holmfirth | Lepton Highlanders | Meltham | Thongsbridge


  • Drakes Premiership 2nd XI

Armitage Bridge II | Barkisland II | Broad Oak II | Elland II | Golcar II | Honley II | Hoylandswaine II | Kirkburton II | Marsden II | Meltham II | Scholes II | Shepley II | Skelmanthorpe II | Slaithwaite II

  • Cedar Court Conference 2nd XI

Cawthorne II | Clayton West II | Delph and Dobcross II | Emley Clarence II | Hall Bower II | Holmfirth II | Lascelles Hall II | Thongsbridge II


  • Frank Platt Conference 2nd XI

Almondbury II | Cumberworth United II | Kirkheaton II | Lepton Highlanders II | Linthwaite II | Paddock II | Rastrick II | Shelley II


  • New Clubs as of 2013 Season

Almondbury Wesleyans | Denby | Denby Dale | Moorlands

Champions 2009[edit]

Drakes Premiership

  • Winners – Scholes Runners Up – Skelmanthorpe

Conference Winners

  • Cedar Court Conference – Hoylandswaine
  • Frank Platt Conference – Kirkburton

Cup Competitions

  • Romida Sports Sykes Cup – Golcar
  • Spectrum Interiors Paddock Shield(2nd XI Cup) – Scholes
  • Romida Twenty20 Trophy – Hoylandswaine

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner, David (2012). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2012 Yearbook (114th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. pp. 81–82. ISBN 978-1-905080-06-9. 

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