Simon Stirling

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It is with great sadness that I have to report the sad and untimely death of Simon Stirling latterly of Carlton but who was also a great servant to East Ardsley & Wakefield St Michaels. After playing the game the way it should always be played, hard but fair and generally hitting the ball miles out of the ground, Simon unfortunately lost his final match last week. Simon's funeral will be held on Tuesday 30th December at Stanley Methodist Church at 10.30.

An excellent cricketer and a fantastic man, the CYCL has lost one of its most respected players. Our thoughts are with Simon's family and friends at this sad time.

T20 Revamp Announced

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With applications now open for the 2015 T20 Competition, after discussion, the format of the competition is to change ever so slightly for next year.

Next season no guest players will be allowed to play in the competition, the main reason for this is that the competition is now aligned to the ECB National T20 Competition and no guest palyers are allowed in the Finals Day and thus it makes sense to fall into line and mirror the full competition.

The second and most exciting change is to introduce a quarter final round following the group games. The top two from each group will qualify for the quarter finals with the team at the top of each group drawn at home and the teams in second place being drawn away from home against one of the group winners. The winners of the quarter finals will progress to Finals day as before.

Entries are now open until 6th January - please email Mark Gilman on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to confirm your place in the regional divisions.