Season Preview 2023
The 2023 cricket season has finally arrived. Here is a rundown of what our teams are looking to achieve this year.
The 1st team, now playing at (theoretically) the highest level of cricket the club have ever played at, will be looking to impress in Division 1 West of the Yorkshire Premier League North. With the YPLN restructuring their divisions for 2023, there are 7 teams in our division of 12 that were in Division 2 in 2023. This will be encouraging for a team that only lost 4 games in division 2 last year, however, captain Benjamin Busby will be cautious of being overly optimistic due an ever-changing side will cause the 1st team captain to look down the club for players to stand up to move into the team. They play their first game against fellow promotees, Bilton in Ainsty on 22nd April. Follow the league table here.
Here’s what Benji Busby had to say about the upcoming season:
Our 2nd team, competing in the York Vale Cricket League Division 1, for the 6th year, will he hoping to build on a promising end to the previous season, finishing 4th in a division of 9. With 2 teams that finished above them last year having moved on to the YPLN; captain Luke Smith, will be hopeful that his team could challenge at the upper end of the table. The side will once again have a mixture of a youngsters and seasoned veterans in their ranks. Follow the 2nds league position throughout the year here.
Here are Luke Smith’s thoughts on the upcoming season:
Dave Warner will be leading the 3rd team as the new captain of the side (not that Dave Warner). They will, once again, be competing in the York Vale Cricket League Division 2. The goal for the season will be to integrate young players into our senior set-up, while being competitive in their division. Follow along their progress here.
Here’s what Dave Warner’s aims for the season are:
Ovington Fantasy Cricket has returned for 2023. Details can be found here.
Our junior section will be fielding 7 teams across all age groups from U9s to U15s. Updates to come throughout the season.
Best of luck to all teams for the upcoming year.