Appleby Frodingham CC
2020 captain: Matt Fowler
Appleby Frodingham CC were formed in 1921, since which time the club has played on its’ current ground at Brumby Hall. The facilities are shared with other sports in a large sports club. In 1948, the club joined the Yorkshire Council, and in 1994, taking advantage of the then Yorkshire & Humberside county boundary, they were admitted into the Yorkshire League.
Appleby Frodingham became founder members of the new Yorkshire South Premier League in 2016, finishing as runners-up to Wakefield Thornes in that inaugural season. A season of underachievement in 2018 led to the club being relegated to the SYSCL Championship, but they bounced back in style as SYSCL champions in 2019, reclaiming their place in the YSPL for 2020.
Appleby Frodingham Cricket Club
Brumby Hall, Ashby Road
Scunthorpe DN16 1AA
Mick Forrester - 07951 734726
Barnsley Woolley Miners CC
2020 captain: Jason Booth
Barnsley CC were founded in 1862 and were founder members of the Yorkshire League in 1936. Amongst several household names to have represented the club are Geoff Boycott and Darren Gough. Barnsley won the Yorkshire League title in 2006 and were three-times winners of the Yorkshire League Knock-Out Cup. The club became founder members of the YSPL in 2016.
For the 2017 season, Barnsley merged with Woolley Miners CC to form the present club, with the senior team continuing to play at their Shaw Lane home of 157 years.
In 2018, Barnsley achieved their best YSPL finish of fourth place, and were the first YSPL team to reach the final of the Yorkshire Leagues Knock-Out Cup, losing to Woodhouse Grange in the final at Treeton.
Shaw Lane Sports Club
Barnsley S70 6HZ
Jason Booth - 07866 489768
2020 captain: Liam Wiles
Cawthorne CC was established in the village on its present ground in 1843. The clubhouse is a focal point in the local community.
The club were long-time members of the Huddersfield Drakes League until their resignation in 2018 to join the SYSCL championship. Finishing as runners-up to Appleby Frodingham in their first season in the SYSCL, Cawthorne earned their place in the SYSCL for 2020.
Cawthorne’s second XI play in the SYSCL, and the club plan to run two junior teams in the under 11 and under 13 age groups in 2020.
The picturesque ground has a well-equipped pavilion in which teas of legendary status are served. It is accessed from Tivydale, opposite the School, in the Village down the narrow, untarmacked Dark Lane.
Cawthorne Cricket Club
Dark Lane, Cawthorne
Barnsley S75 4HJ
Liam Wiles - 07460 111277
Doncaster Town CC
2020 captain: James Ward
The origins of Yorkshire League founder members Doncaster Town go back to 1911. They won the Yorkshire League in 1999 and were the first winners of the Yorkshire League Knock-Out Cup in 1972, which they won on a further three occasions. The most famous day in the club's history came in 1998, when YSPL Hall of Fame inductee Nick Cowan led them to victory in the National Knock-Out Cup final against Bath at Lords.
A founder member of the YSPL in 2016, Doncaster were relegated at the end of that season, but bounced back again as SYSCL champions the following year. Revitalised, Doncaster finished in fifth place in the YSPL in 2018.
In 2019, the Town Fields side won the YSPL Championship, with all-rounders Duncan Heath and Aamir Jamal, and batsman Bilal Anjam, all figuring highly in the League's averages.
Town Fields Sports Club
Doncaster DN2 6AA
James Ward - 07718 128782
Elsecar, who were founded in 1854, have a proud tradition and history as one of the leading sides in the South Yorkshire Senior Cricket League for many years. They have been SYSCL champions on a record 18 occasions; they have won the Yorkshire Council championshipon five occasions; and they have won the Whitworth Cup on a record ten occasions.
Elsecar were promoted to the YSPL for the 2019 season after finishing as runners-up to Tickhill in the SYSCL Championship in 2018.
In their first season in the YSPL, inspired by experienced all-rounder Muhammed Saeed Anwar, Elsecar finished in a creditable eighth position.
The Armroyd Lane ground has hosted many cup finals over the years, the latest being in 2019, when the club did a first class job of hosting a thrilling 2019 Viking Cup final between Wakefield Thornes and Whitley Hall in a glorious end of season finale last September.
Barnsley S74 8ES
Jason Meadows - 07791 690333
One of the oldest cricket clubs in the country, Hallam CC’s history can be traced back to 1804, when they first played on their Sandygate ground, currently used by their third and fourth teams As members of the South Yorkshire Senior Cricket League, Hallam gained a reputation for developing young players, and their teams are predominantly made up of home-grown players.
As SYSCL champions, Hallam gained promotion to the YSPL for the 2017 season, and finished that season in a very creditable seventh place. They followed this up by becoming YSPL t20 champions in 2018. After a very poor start in 2019, which left the bottom of the table midway through the season, Hallam staged a remarkable recovery, winning six of their last nine games to avoid relegation.
Off the field, Hallam moved their first and second teams to the Crimicar Lane ground for 2019 and are now in the planning process for a brand new pavilion to be built on the ground.
James Smedley – 07912 526241
Sheffield Collegiate CC
2020 captain: Josh Varley
Founded in 1881, Sheffield Collegiate have played at Abbeydale Park since 1921. Between 1990 and 2005 they won the old Yorkshire League seven times and the Yorkshire League KO cup five times. Their proudest moment was beating Eastbourne in the National Knock-Out Cup final in 2000. The club have nurtured some of the biggest names in English cricket in Michael Vaughan, Richard Kettlebrough and Joe Root.
As founder members of the YSPL, Sheffield Collegiate have won the League t20 competition three times and are the current champions, also reaching the 2019 national finals.. Their best finish in the YSPL has been as runners-up to Wakefield Thornes in 2017 and 2018.
Pavilion building works were completed for 2019, and the club are very proud of their new facilities.
Abbeydale Park Sports Club
Abbeydale Road South
Dore, Sheffield S17 3LJ
Matchday contact: Josh Varley - 07894 526486
Tickhill CC was founded in 1860. It is a local community-based club whose failities act as a social hub in the village. The pavilion boasts new changing room facilities and bar, which along with its large function room, makes it a very impressive facility.
On the playing side, as members of the South Yorkshire Senior Cricket League, Tickhill have made great advances over the last few years. They won promotion to the YSPL as runners-up to Hallam in the SYSCL in 2016, and although they were relegated the following year, they came back strongly as SYSCL Champions in 2018.
Their second season in the YSPL was much more successful, and they achieved a top-half finish. Strong performances by opening batsmen Mark Cummins and Ross Diver, all-rounder Binura Fernanvco and slow bowler Alex Rowland took them to fifth place.
Matchday contact: Alex Rowland - 07967 499694
Treeton CC was formed in 1921. In their early years, the club played in the Hallamshire League and the Sheffield League, of which they were champions in 1969. They then left to join the South Riding sction of the Yorkshire Council, which became the SYSCL. Treeton won the SYSCL League Champions on eight occasions, second only to Elsecar. They have also won the Yorkshire Council Championship on four occasions and the Whitworth Cup five times.
Treeton qualified to become founder members of the YSPL in 2016. Since finishing in tenth place in that first year, just 14 points outside the relegation zone, the club have since made big strides forward, finishing in fourth place in 2017 and third in 2018 and 2019.
Rotherham S60 5PU
Keith Haynes - 07711 204430
Wakefield Thornes CC
2020 captain: James Wolfenden
Wakefield Thornes were formed in 1922 as the sports club of Patons & Baldwins textiles. They played in the Wakefield League until 1963 when they joined the Yorkshire Council’s Pontefract & District League. After the mill closed in 1973 the club became Wakefield Thornes, and they joined the Central Yorkshire League.
The creation of a successful junior section in 2002 was the big turning point for the club. In 2005, the first team were promoted to the CYCL first division, won the Jack Hampshire Cup in 2008, and the CYCL t20 title in 2015, when they were also runners-up in the CYCL.
On the restructure of Yorkshire cricket in 2016, Thornes joined the YSPL . They won the YSPL championship in each of its first three seasons, going on to win the White Rose Trophy as Yorkshire’s Premier League champions in 2016 and 2018. In 2019, they became the first League's winners of the Viking Yorkshire Leagues KO Cup.
Chris Froggett - 07974 940892
Whitley Hall CC
2020 captain: James Moorhouse
Whitley Hall CC originated as the Whitley Pondlarks in the 19th century, playing on Whitley Lane with the nearby Norfolk Arms as the club’s headquarters. The club was disbanded in late 1924 following a storm which destroyed the pavilion, and George Harry Baxter, who had been associated with the club from around 1911, was chiefly responsible for the formation of the ‘modern’ Whitley Hall Cricket Club in 1925. In 1926, the club moved to its current ground, which, since 2007, has been known as Baxter Field.
The tradition of long service synonymous with the Baxter family lives on, and Whitley is blessed with many loyal members who devote much time and effort to the club’s cause. The club is proud of its tradition as a family club with strong local ties, a welcoming atmosphere, and a desire to play cricket in the true spirit of the game.
Successes have included winning the Yorkshire Council Championship in three times; the SYSCL Championship in 2010; and the Black Sheep Champion of Champions Trophy in 2011 and 2012 – the first club to win that trophy two years in succession. Whitley Hall have won the Whitworth Cup nine times.
Cinderhill Lane (off The Wheel)
Ecclesfield, Sheffield S35 9WH
Steve Fletcher – 07486 560368
Wickersley Old Village CC
2020 captain: Gareth Purshouse
Wickersley Old Village CC has been in existence since the early 1890s. It moved to Northfield Lane in 1935, initially sharing the land with the local cattle. In 1970 the club joined the South Riding League, and won its 'C Division’ title.
In 1977, the club bought the ground and in 1989 replaced the old wooden pavilion with a new modern clubhouse with much improved facilities, that has been further improved and extended in recent years. Its facilities are amongst the very best in South Yorkshire.
In 1995, the club celebrated the opening of the new electronic scoreboard that is still in use today by winning its first SYSCL championship, which it has now won on seven occasions. Wickersley have also won the Yorkshire Council Championship twice, and the Whitworth Cup five times.
In 2016, the club became one of the founder members of the YSPL, finishing fourth in the league in its inaugural season.
The Burrows Oval
Wickersley, Rotherham S66 2HL
Liz Lazenby - 07793 144828