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50+ County Championship National Final Programme 2018 Yorkshire v Lancashire

9th September 2018 Kibworth Cricket Club, Leicestershire

WELCOME FROM THE ECB May I extend a very warm welcome to all of you at the 50+ County Championship Final here at Kibworth Cricket Club and to our two finalists, Yorkshire and Lancashire. We’ve held these finals here for many years and I am sure you will all agree that Kibworth CC is a fantastic facility and worthy hosts for this special occasion. Competitions like this are the bedrock of our recreational game which continues to flourish largely due to the unsung efforts of thousands of volunteers who perform so many vital roles within our clubs nationwide, whether it be umpiring, scoring, coaching or helping maintain pitches and facilities. So a special thanks to all those who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this competition a success and in so doing help ECB’s wider efforts to increase participation in our grassroots game. It’s vital that cricket is a fully inclusive sport which represents all sections of the community – and we’re delighted to see increasing numbers of women, girls and disabled cricketers taking up the sport. We trust today’s final will be hard fought and competitive, but played in the right spirit with all teams showing respect for their opponents and the match officials. Cricket is a sport which prides itself on the finest traditions of player behaviour and it is important to play the game in the right way at all times. Here’s to a great final and good luck to all.

Andrew Strauss Director of England Cricket

BRIAN ASPITAL TROPHY Teams competing in the ECB 50+ County Championship are playing for the Brian Aspital Trophy. As a number of those present will be aware Brian was Secretary of the NCA (National Cricket Association) before that organisation merged with the Test & County Cricket Board to form the ECB. Brian was instrumental in the setting up of this competition and is still heavily involved running the Surrey 50+ Cricket Club. Not only do they compete in this competition but they field a 2nd XI in the Home Counties Championship and have an ambitious fixture list besides these competitions playing against schools and clubs throughout the season. Sadly Brian cannot be with us today but he wishes to pass on his regards to all those competing and the best of luck to you all.

WELCOME TO KIBWORTH CRICKET CLUB There is evidence to support that there was cricket being played by Kibworth as far back as 1847 when the Leicester Advertiser records a game played on 7th July at Arnesby in which the visiting Kibworth side lost scoring 35 and 17 against the home side’s total of 60. Although the side is described as Kibworth Cricket Club it does seem as though the team was an 'ad hoc' arrangement rather than a club in the modern context. Only in 1857 does the Advertiser announce on 30th May that ' during the last week a cricket club has been established at Kibworth'. The first game was played against Billesdon on 22 June and resulted in a victory. In 1885 Frank Loveday became club secretary and stayed in post for 50 years of uninterrupted service. A truly phenomenal feat! The 'Great War' saw a suspension of play but the Second World War saw home games continue as normal. The brick tea room was built at a cost of £257 in 1949 and is now used as changing facilities. The ground was bought by the club in 1952 and underwent a steady development with the opening of the 'new' clubhouse in 1969. The progress of the cricket club was helped by groups of committed individuals who laid the foundations for the club as it is today. Eddie Welton is one such gentleman whose efforts as a player and administrator will never be forgotten, indeed the ground move now sees cricket played on land once owned by the Welton family. The modern era has brought with it the desire for a raising of standards both on and off the field of play. As a founder member of the Leicestershire League in 1974 it took 20 years before Kibworth won the 1st division. In 1997 the club gained promotion to the newly formed 'Premier' division and won it in 1998, repeating their success in 2000. 1994 saw the club make its first appearance at Grace Road in the Final of the County Cup. A defeat that year was swiftly revenged in 1995. The club's greatest year was undoubtedly 2004 when the double of Premier league title and County Cup was completed on successive days to be followed two days later by victory in the Cockspur National Club Cup at Lord's. In 2006 the club left its home of over 100 years to move next door to a new purpose built facility. There was further success as the club reached the Cockspur Cup Final again in 2007 losing on the very last ball of the match to Bromley. Kibworth continued their fine run in the competition by once again reaching the Final at Lord’s in 2008 – their third Final in five years. This time having bowled Malden Wanderers out cheaply rain brought an early end to the Final which had to be replayed at Southgate CC. Kibworth held their nerve in a run chase and won by 5 wickets with three balls to spare. The beautiful new ground that hosts today’s Finals has been the venue for a number of ECB finals in recent seasons, including the U15 and U17 County Cup Finals. Kibworth CC has also hosted the ESCA Lord’s Taverners Final twice and in 2010 hosted two official One Day Internationals featuring England Ladies, New Zealand and Ireland. Welcome! Steve Ellwood Chairman, Kibworth Cricket Club

YORKSHIRE Steve Wales (North Leeds CC). 5th proud year as Yorkshire CCC 50+ Captain. R/H Bat, L/A bowler extra cover fielder, prodigious boundary walker and angry spectator. Babar Butt (Pudsey Congs CC). R/H bat and part time slow bowler, winner of six Bradford League titles scoring over 9000 league runs. A legend and “still got it”. Haider Jahangir (Barnsley Wooley Miners CC). Ex Pakistani first class cricketer bats effectively anywhere as required, tricky and successful off spin bowler. Stephen Booth (Collingham and Linton CC). R/H batsman and very slow left arm bowler with a County level past “down South”. Enjoys fielding close to the bat. Mark “Jockey” Wilson (Wath CC). Military medium paced opening bowler, durable and accurate. Like lightning in the field, hands like buckets. Martin Watkin (Hull CC). Adult cricketer with Hull since age of 14. An all-rounder and athletic fielder. Important and regular runs inn middle order, sometime an observer and handbag thrower! Paul Langley (Streethouse CC). Wicketkeeper who bats anywhere. Scored 69 in National Village Cup Final at Lords in 2009 against Glyde and Beddingham CC (Sussex) losing by 6 runs. Kevin Bradley (Clifton Alliance CC) South African hard hitting opening batsman with two 50+ centuries to his name this season. Is looking for “big runs” in the Final. Takes some amazing catches at key moments. Nick Gaywood (Sheffield Collegiate CC). L/H opener from Devon and phantom off spinner. Been lost in Yorkshire for 30 years now has his Yorkshire passport. Represented Devon CCC, MCCA representative side, England Amateurs and MCC in Bangladesh. Dave Burden (Sheffield Collegiate CC). Left arm spin and forcing batsman. Member of Treeton CC for 30 years which in 1994 won league, cup, play offs, and Champions League. Man of the match in Play Off Final 2003. Stephen Foster (Treeton CC) All Rounder Represented Yorkshire CCC 2nds and the English Amateur XI for 10 years. H/S score 206 no and best bowling 10 for 44. Has scored over 100 centuries. Mohammed Shahnawaz (Batley CC) All-rounder and hard-hitting batsman opening bowler. Whilst at Scholes CC won prestigious Black Sheep Cup competition. Garry Boulton (Steeton CC) Another all-rounder and the best looking (he says) in the Yorkshire squad. Graeme Wolfenden (Otley CC) Aire and Wharfedale League stalwart, opening bat but equally at home when needed to drop into middle order. Excellent fielder who will do anything to stop the ball at any speed - fearless. Robin Beynon (Secretary/ Administrator). An old hand, 10 years with Yorkshire 50+, and many more with several Sheffield clubs. Over 40 years a local South Yorkshire umpire. Tom Watkin Scorer with Hull CC keeps a neat and tidy book. Derryn Bradley Support Staff - raffles, scorer even whilst on crutches - invaluable.

LANCASHIRE David Snellgrove First year for David and he is the leading run scorer. Injured day before semi final and big loss to Lancs. Plays in Liverpool Comp at Rainford. Mark Fallon (Capt) Plays first 11 at Whalley in Ribblesdale League. Hard hitting bat who always answers his phone on first ring. David Pearson Plays for East Lancs in Lancs League. Minor County player in past opens batting. Always on holiday with wife. Graeme Simpson Plays first team at Delph. Hard hitting bat and Golden Arm. Jewellery supplier. Drinks like a fish so beware in the bar! Steve Dearden Top quality all-rounder and he knows it. Captains Woodbank first team in GMCL. His son Harry plays for Leicestershire. He is a little shy tho and very quiet in the field. Chris Lord Missed semi win due to playing in Lancs Cup Final for Clifton. Batsman who loves to change the field. Phil Sutcliffe Plays at Thornham in GMCL. Left hand bat who also loves to change the field. His wife is very shy. Steve Howard Another new recruit plays for Saddleworth in GMCL. All-rounder and has had a good first season. Very confident. Phil Deakin Lancs organiser who forgets everything! Best mates with Yorkshire Captain. Plays at Thornham. Played in Huddersfield league so knows the opposition. Graham Bolton Mad keen golfer and high flyer so can’t play all the games. Used to have a yard and bats well. Last played at Formby. Paul Mather Plays at Hindley St Peters. Opening bowler who is the team comedian. Drives trains when he is not doing stand up. Tommy Astley (WK) Plays at Middleton in Lancs League. Wicket Keeper who never appeals and stops the ball with his head. Expert on Red Wine. Mark Berry Batsman who plays for Greenfield we think. Changes clubs lots. Good fielder who is unlucky to miss out but a top lad.

ROUTE TO THE FINAL YORKSHIRE League Played - 7 Won - 7 Lost – 0 Finished – 1st

v Cumbria (away) - won by 7 wickets (16 May 2018) v Cheshire (home) - won by 5 wickets (23 May 2018) v Northumberland (home) - won by 10 wickets (30 May 2018) v Nottinghamshire (away) - won by 5 wickets (13 June 2018) v Lancashire (home) - won by 132 runs (20 June 2018) v Durham (away) - won by 9 wickets (4 July 2018) v Derbyshire (away) – won by 10 wickets (11 July 2018)

1st Round Staffordshire Yorkshire

v Staffordshire (home) - won by 10 wickets (5 August 2018) 47 all out (27 overs) – M.Wilson 3-9, S.Foster 5-11 50-0 (4 overs) – K.Bradley 26, N.Gaywood 13

Quarter Final Yorkshire Cornwall

v Cornwall (home) - won by 106 runs (19 August 2018) 263-3 (45 overs) - K.Bradley 102, S.Foster 62, G.Wolfenden 54 157 all out (40.5 overs) – I. Bishop 23, M.Shahnawaz 3-23,

Semi Final Yorkshire Essex

v Essex (home) – won by 6 wickets (2 September 2018) 259-4 (45 overs) – B.Butt 74, S.Foster 67*, N.Gaywood 57, M.Fayyaz 2-79 176-9 (45 overs) – N.Dakin 34, T.Smith 33*, S.Booth 4-41

LANCASHIRE League Played - 7 Won - 6 Lost – 1 Finished – 2nd

v Northumberland (away) - won by 149 runs (16 May 2018) v Durham (away) - won by 131 runs (23 May 2018) v Cheshire (home) - won by 6 wickets (30 May 2018) v Derbyshire (home) – won by 177 runs (13 June 2018) v Yorkshire (away) - lost by 132 runs (20 June 2018) v Nottinghamshire (home) - won by 3 wickets (4 July 2018) v Cumbria (home) - won by 7 wickets (11 July 2018)

1st Round Shropshire Lancashire

v Shropshire (home) - won by 6 wickets (5 August 2018) 198-8 (45 overs) – D.Nock 64, S.Dearden 3-39, P.Deakin 3-59 200-4 (38.5 overs) – D.Snelgrove 73, M.Griffiths 2-33

Quarter Final Lancashire Suffolk

v Suffolk (away) - won by 45 runs (12 August 2018) 209-7 (45 overs) – D.Snelgrove 50, M.Fallon 44, A.Simmons 3-24 164 all out (41.3 overs) – A.Wormington 56, S.Howard 3-31

Semi Final Gloucestershire Lancashire

v Gloucestershire (home) - won on fewer wickets lost (2 September 2018) 147-9 (45 overs) – D.Millard 31, S.Dearden 3-28, G.Bolton 2-20 147-7 (45 overs) – P.Deakin 33*, M.Fallon 29, H.Leeke 2-27


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WINNER Yorkshire Leicestershire Yorkshire Durham Durham Derbyshire Derbyshire Middlesex Derbyshire Oxfordshire Kent Yorkshire Kent Surrey Kent Devon Kent Lancashire Wales Yorkshire Middlesex Staffordshire Lancashire Worcestershire Lancashire Derbyshire Kent Wales Kent Devon Berkshire Essex Lancashire Sussex

RUNNER UP Leicestershire Essex Staffordshire Essex Essex Lancashire Kent Oxfordshire Cheshire Lancashire Surrey Sussex Nottinghamshire Kent Lancashire Lancashire Sussex Kent Lancashire Wales Lancashire Warwickshire Worcestershire Warwickshire Dorset Devon Lancashire Essex Staffordshire Lancashire Lancashire Wales Wiltshire Essex

VENUE Kibworth CC Kibworth CC Kibworth CC Kibworth CC Kibworth CC Kibworth CC Wormsley Cricket Ground Wormsley Cricket Ground Derbyshire CCC Nursery Ground, Lord’s Horsham CC Horsham CC Worksop CC Bromley CC Blackpool CC Liverpool CC Bromley CC Bolton CC Pontardulais CC Bradford & Bingley CC Ealing CC Old Sillhillians CC Bolton CC Worcester Chorley CC Exmouth CC The Mote CC Essex CCC The Mote CC Westhoughton CC Westhoughton CC Essex CCC Essex CCC Essex CCC

ECB 50+ County Championship Final 2018

Yorkshire v Lancashire

Date: Sunday 9th September 2018 at Kibworth Cricket Club, Leicestershire

Toss won by:……………………………………………………….

Innings of:…………………………………………………………………………. Runs Batsman How Out Bowler 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Extras (b:….., lb:..…, w:….., nb:….., pen:…..): TOTAL (for …….wickets from……. overs): FoW: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bowler 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8





Score at (Overs) 5 36 10 38 15 40 20 41 25 42 30 43 32 44 34 45

Result of Match: …………………………………………………………

Innings of:…………………………………………………………………………. Runs Batsman How Out Bowler 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Extras (b:….., lb:….., w:….., nb:….., pen:…..): TOTAL (for …….wickets from……. overs): FoW: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bowler 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Umpires: Ian Harris and John Gray





Score at (Overs) 5 36 10 38 15 40 20 41 25 42 30 43 32 44 34 45

Scorers: Tom Watkin and Nick Chamberlain

50+ County Championship Final Programme  
50+ County Championship Final Programme