The latest news and results from the York Vale Cricket League. Further information can be found on the York Vale website.


Raven Cricket supply bat boost to Vale League chiefs

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1:22pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

NEW cricket bat business Raven Cricket are proving a big hit with the HPH York Vale League.

Promoted side North Duffield pitched against champions Ovington

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12:46pm Saturday 1st March 2014

OVINGTON will begin the defence of their HPH York Vale Cricket League crown with a home game against promoted North Duffield on Saturday, April 26, writes Martin Jarred.

Tadcaster Magnets rejoin York Vale Cricket League

York Press: Matt Durkin

11:11am Thursday 14th November 2013

TADCASTER Magnets have rejoined the HPH York Vale Cricket League after a two-year absence.

York Vale League: Ovington plot swing to youth

York Press: Martin Reynolds and Geoff Deighton

9:39am Thursday 17th October 2013

OVINGTON crowned a brilliant HPH York Vale Cricket League season by being named Club of the Year.

Lawrence “Loggy” Stones finishes his 60th season in local cricket

York Press: Hirst Courtney Cricket Club  mainstay Lawrence ‘Loggy’ Stones

10:04am Thursday 3rd October 2013

A SELBY cricketer has just finished his 60th season in local cricket.

York Vale League: Brace of batting prizes for Matt Durkin

York Press: Matt Durkin

10:04am Thursday 26th September 2013

TEENAGER Matt Durkin will pick up the two main batting prizes at the HPH York Vale Cricket League’s annual awards presentation night next month.

Ovington claim York Vale Cricket League title

York Press: The bails fly as Ovington II’s Stafan Littlewood bowls Malton & Old Malton batsman John Foxton with his first delivery

11:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

OVINGTON are celebrating their first HPH York Vale Cricket League title for 15 years.

Stillingfleet cricketers lift Prendergast Memorial Cup

York Press: Stillingfleet captain Phil Corfield receives the Prendergast Memorial Cup from Bernard Stevens, chairman of Stamford Bridge CC, who hosted the final

8:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

STILLINGFLEET beat Acomb in a thrilling last-over finish at Stamford Bridge to lift the Prendergast Memorial Cup for the first time in their history.

Vale Cricket League: Ovington’s bid for title stalled by North Cave

York Press: Melbourne batsman Ollie Steels hits a four watched by Beetham

11:32am Thursday 5th September 2013

CHAMPIONS-ELECT Ovington had to put the champagne on ice as they lost their penultimate game of the season at home to North Cave.

Westow's Mark Earle subjects Thixendale to a riotous rout

York Press: Ross Kelly, Bishopthorpe opener glances behind

10:16am Thursday 29th August 2013

WESTOW captain Mark Earle produced the best bowling figures of his 20-year career to destroy HPH York Vale Cricket League division two leaders Thixendale.

York Vale League cup double for Hemingbrough

York Press: Vale League senior vice-president Frank Stones hands the Mitchell Cup to Hemingbrough skipper Matt Milburn

9:47am Saturday 24th August 2013

HEMINGBROUGH are celebrating a York Vale Cricket League cup double.

York Vale Cricket League round-up

York Press: Bishopthorpe bowler Ian Holmes celebrates the wicket of North Cave’s Robert Page

11:20am Thursday 22nd August 2013

BIG-HITTING Nasar Mahmood has blasted his way into the HPH York Vale Cricket League record books.

Melbourne cricketers eye up trophy double

York Press: Melbourne cricketers eye up trophy double

10:42am Friday 16th August 2013

MELBOURNE completed the first leg of what they hope will be a silverware double by winning the Scothern Construction Cup.

Vale Cricket League: Thixendale on course for promotion

York Press: Thixendale bowler Ollie Medforth tests Selby’s Adam Sparks

11:24am Thursday 15th August 2013

THIXENDALE are on course for promotion to the HPH York Vale Cricket League’s top flight for the first time in their history.

Bishopthorpe lift HPH Cup despite the weather

York Press: Bishopthorpe show off the HPH Cup after their final victory over Stockton & Hopgrove.

10:50am Saturday 10th August 2013

BISHOPTHORPE won the York Vale Cricket League’s HPH Cup for the first time after a rain-defying victory against Stockton & Hopgrove at Heworth.

Vale Cricket League: Ovington close in on first title

York Press: Ovington’s Ben Morrison pulls a shot to the boundary in the win against Stockton & Hopgrove

11:47am Thursday 8th August 2013

OVINGTON remained on course to win their first HPH York Vale Cricket League title since 1998 by narrowly beating rivals Stockton & Hopgrove.

Vale Cricket League: Stockton & Hopgrove II openers in another massive stand

11:36am Thursday 8th August 2013

IT’S the new batting partnership that has HPH York Vale Cricket League division four teams running for cover.

Vale Cricket League: Teenage bowler helps steer Bishopthorpe to victory over Stockton

York Press: Stockton bowler Dan Fairclough clean bowls Bishopthorpe’s David Williams

10:42am Thursday 1st August 2013

TEENAGER Rory Watson put a dent in Stockton & Hopgrove’s HPH Vale Cricket League championship hopes with a stunning bowling performance.

Hemingbrough reach Guy Mitchell Cup final

10:32am Thursday 1st August 2013

GUTSY Hemingbrough roared into the final of the Guy Mitchell Cup final with a stunning bowling display at Fulfordgate.

York Vale leaders Ovington keep it tight to see off Askham Bryan

York Press: Ovington batsman  Pete Kelly is trapped lbw by Askham Bryan  bowler Mark Grewer in  the top against  bottom  clash in  division one of the HPH York Vale League

10:29am Thursday 25th July 2013

DIVISION one leaders Ovington stayed on course for the title with a 67-run victory over basement side Askham Bryan in the HPH York Vale Cricket League.

Pilmoor Evening Cricket League: Top two battling it out

10:11am Wednesday 24th July 2013

Easingwold hold a one-point lead over Sheriff Hutton at the top of division two in the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League.

York Vale Cricket: Ovington cruise to eight-wicket win at Hemingbrough

York Press: Malton & Old Malton batsman James Spencer hits out against Copmanthorpe in division three of the HPH York Vale League

11:17am Thursday 18th July 2013

OVINGTON consolidated top spot in division one of the HPH York Vale Cricket League with a crushing win at Hemingbrough.

Vale Cricket League: Kelly’s eye in for Ovington

York Press: Askham Bryan batsman Adrian Stipetic is watchful against Burn

10:58am Thursday 11th July 2013

OVINGTON are the new leaders of the HPH York Vale Cricket League first division after another dramatic Saturday saw some of their rivals melt in the heat.

Vale Cricket League: Stockton & Hopgrove turn it around

10:54am Thursday 11th July 2013

Just 24 hours after an embarrassing loss to eight-man North Cave, Stockton & Hopgrove reversed the result in the HPH Cup semi-final, winning by nine runs to book a place in the final against Bishopthorpe, who defeated Askham Bryan.

Josh Archer sets bowling record by taking five wickets in five balls

York Press: Josh Archer

11:50am Thursday 4th July 2013

TEENAGER Josh Archer has blasted his way into the record books by taking five wickets in five balls, writes Martin Jarred.

Fulfordgate open up quest for York Vale crown

York Press: Stockton and Hopgrove’s Rich Kerrison is almost caught out by Fulfordgate wicketkeeper Liam Hancey

11:14am Thursday 4th July 2013

FULFORDGATE have blown the race for the HPH York Vale Cricket League division one title wide apart after claiming a second successve major scalp.

York Vale Legends mark 80th anniversary of league

York Press: from left, back: Dave Brummitt, Mike Brown, Rob Ellis, Steve Fraser (capt), John Patrick, Mike Hamshere, Ian Holmes; front row: Tony Kerrison, Richard Kerrison, Geoff Deighton, Neil Atkinson, Nigel Adams, Nigel Collinson

11:36am Friday 28th June 2013

YORK Vale cricket stars of the past rolled back the years in a game to mark the league’s 80th anniversary.

Tail-enders clinch HPH Cup semi-finals slot for Stockton & Hopgrove

York Press: Ovington batsman Barry Steel hits a fine drive against Stockton & Hopgrove

12:04pm Thursday 27th June 2013

UNBEATEN York Vale Cricket League leaders Stockton & Hopgrove scraped into the semi-finals of the HPH Cup after a last-ball thriller against Ovington on Saturday.

York Vale League: Fulfordgate beat champions North Cave

York Press: North Cave batsman Mike Stellings looks back as Fulfordgate wicketkeeper Mark Hancy and first slip Ray Dodd get into all sorts of trouble dropping an edged chance

10:59am Thursday 20th June 2013

FULFORDGATE pulled off a major surprise in the HPH York Vale Cricket League by beating champions North Cave.

Stockton & Hopgrove's division one record still intact after battle to get wicket ready

York Press: Stockton & Hopgrove batsman Matty Durkin hits another four off Hemingbrough bowler Tony Shepherd, watched by wicketkeeper Luke Allderidge. Dukin smashed a century in Stockton’s massive total of 278-4 and they rolled over ’Brough for 161 to win by 117

10:48am Thursday 13th June 2013

STOCKTON & Hopgrove emerged from a traumatic week with their unbeaten HPH York Vale Cricket League division one record intact.

Victorious return for York Vale League representative side

York Press: The HPH York Vale League XI

10:54am Wednesday 12th June 2013

THE HPH York Vale Cricket League representative side made a victorious return to action in their first game in 20 years.

Vale Cricket League: Harry’s glory game almost yields maximum ten-wicket haul

York Press: Bishopthorpe’s Ben Smith smites a four

11:50am Thursday 6th June 2013

YOUNGSTER Harry Sheppeard came within a whisker of a ten-wicket haul in the HPH York Vale Cricket League on Sunday.

Holders Hirst Courtney tumble out of HPH Cup

York Press: Heworth II batsman Michael Barratt tries in vain to make his ground as Stockton & Hopgrove II wicket- keeper Rich Horseman takes the bails off in the HPH York Vale League President’s Cup

11:00am Thursday 30th May 2013

HOLDERS Hirst Courtney were bundled out of the HPH York Vale Cricket League’s HPH Cup by in-form Stockton & Hopgrove.

Clifton Alliance make it four wins out of four at Selby

10:59am Thursday 23rd May 2013

CLIFTON Alliance made it four wins out of four to take the outright lead in division two of the HPH York Vale Cricket League.

Stockton all-rounder nets a nice tea break for Vale League

York Press: Stockton players Adam Kerrison, Rich Kerrison, Kalum Perera and Dan Fairclough (front) with Sainsbury’s staff, from left to right, Sally Swift, Christian Potter, Joe Evans and manager Neil Bartram

10:58am Thursday 23rd May 2013

SMART thinking by Stockton & Hopgrove all-rounder Kalum Perera helped the HPH York Vale Cricket League secure a deal with Sainsbury’s.

York Vale Cricket League round-up

11:44am Thursday 16th May 2013

IN-FORM Giles Smith hit his third successive century as unbeaten Stockton & Hopgrove recorded a rare win at Bishopthorpe to claim joint top spot in the HPH York Vale Cricket League first division.

Vale Cricket League: Comprehensive win for Bishopthorpe

York Press: Bishopthorpe bowler Ross Kelly celebrates his second wicket against Fulfordgate after having Alan Baldock caught behind by  wicketkeeper Ben Smith

11:40am Thursday 9th May 2013

PART-TIME seamer Ross Kelly was promoted by Bishopthorpe to open the bowling and the switch paid big dividends.

York Vale milestones marked

York Press: Guy Mitchell is presented with a painting by the Lord Mayor of York

11:53am Wednesday 8th May 2013

THE HPH York Vale Cricket League has had two historic milestones recognised at a civic reception.

Strong start for York Vale division one holders

York Press: Heworth’s Joel Johnson, pictured piling on the runs, top-scored in his side’s opening day defeat against Thixendale in division two of the HPH York Vale League

12:00pm Thursday 2nd May 2013

NORTH Cave began the defence of their HPH York Vale Cricket League division one title in impressive fashion with victory against Hirst Courtney.

York Vale Cricket League launches award for unsung heroes

York Press: Ruth Steels who makes,  marvellous teas for Melbourne Cricket Club, with team members, including,  centre, her son Oliver; Ben Thompson,  left; and Harry Collins, right

10:58am Thursday 25th April 2013

CRICKETERS in the HPH York Vale League can’t wait to lap up the new season which starts on Saturday.

Vale cricket league boost for Special Olympics City of York

11:28am Wednesday 17th April 2013

CLUBS in the HPH York Vale Cricket League will be hoping for a glut of runs on the opening day of the season to boost charity.

It’s question time as Vale League puts top Yorkshire duo on the spot

10:54am Wednesday 10th April 2013

YORKSHIRE skipper Andrew Gale and coach Jason Gillespie will help the HPH York Vale Cricket League celebrate their 80th anniversary.

Barmby Moor resign from York Vale Cricket League

York Press: Barmby Moor after winning the Vale League in 2008

11:27am Tuesday 26th March 2013

BARMBY Moor have resigned from the HPH York Vale Cricket League.

York Vale: Big-hitter Matty Clark switches to Selby

York Press: Run-gatherer  Matty Clark

10:30am Thursday 28th February 2013

PROLIFIC batsman Matty Clark has left HPH York Vale Cricket League club Hemingbrough for Selby.

Wheldrake Cricket Club seeking new players

10:13am Thursday 28th February 2013

Wheldrake Cricket Club are seeking new players to join for the coming season, where they will be playing in division two of the HPH York Vale League.

League Legends game to mark York Vale Cricket anniversary

11:05am Wednesday 13th February 2013

THE HPH York Vale Cricket League is to mark its 80th anniversary with a special match this summer.

League switch yields new draw in York Vale Cricket League’s President’s Cup

11:19am Thursday 24th January 2013

THE draw for the HPH York Vale Cricket League’s President’s Cup has been remade after a fixture shake-up, writes Martin Jarred.

Home tie as holders Hirst Courtney open HPH Cup defence

York Press: Hirst Courtney skipper Phil Alford receives the HPH Cup from Robert Woolley, a partner with sponsors HPH

11:35am Wednesday 16th January 2013

HIRST Courtney will begin the defence of the HPH Cup with a home tie against York Vale Cricket league first division rivals Stockton & Hopgrove.

Thorpe Willoughby Cricket Club back in training

10:48am Tuesday 8th January 2013

THORPE Willoughby Cricket Club will start their pre-season net sessions later this month.

Five-tier York Vale Cricket League format unveiled

11:36am Saturday 24th November 2012

THE HPH York Vale Cricket League will have 47 teams spread across five divisions next season.



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