The Yorkshire South Premier League is saddened to hear of the premature passing of York bowler Dan Woods, who died yesterday after a fighting a battle against cancer since the end of the 2018 season. 
Dan, who was only 32, was an outstanding slow left arm bowler who captained York CC between 2012 and 2018. In one season away in 2015, he played for Hyde in the Cheshire League, during which time he captained minor county side Cheshire, for whom he was a regular between 2011 and 2018. 
In ten seasons at York, Dan took an amazing 703 first team wickets, including 27 last season in the 16 games he played in between his treatments. He finished leading wicket-taker in the Yorkshire League in four successive seasons between 2010 and 2013 (2010 joint with Richard Wilkinson) and in 2013 set an all-time Yorkshire League record of 91 wickets in a season. In that season he took 10-42 against Castleford and 9-48 against Appleby Frodingham. 
In addition to his outstanding playing record, Dan was a very popular and respected cricketer and man, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a big part of the York CC cricketing family and had many friends in our league from his Yorkshire League days. In September 2018, he captained York in the 2018 White Rose semi-final against Wakefield Thornes at Town Fields, Doncaster. 
The Yorkshire South Premier League sends its most sincere condolences to Dan’s wife Heather, his family and friends, and all at York CC. 
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