Phase 3 of the 2022 Yorkshire Regional Cricket Programme saw each Regional team scheduled to take part in up to four friendly fixtures vs other Regions and neighbouring counties.
In the U10s, North Yorkshire claimed victory in their T20 day fixtures vs West and in their game vs East & Central, whilst also emerging victorious against Nottinghamshire in early August. Their only loss came against Cumbria, with North being bowled all out for just 66. East & Central claimed victory in both their games against South in their T20 day fixtures, before moving onto impressive wins vs Staffordshire (by five wickets) and Nottinghamshire (by 102 runs). South claimed the win vs West in their fixture in late July, as well as securing a handy, 34-run win vs Staffordshire as well. Sadly though, South would finish the season with a T20 loss to a strong Lancashire side. West also took on Lancashire during the same T20 day and fell just nine runs short of victory, after a great effort, showing excellent character after struggling in the inter-regional games in Phase 3.
In the U11s, North ran out 52-run winners in a high-scoring game vs Durham, with their 230-9 proving more than enough. They then played out an absolute thriller vs East & Central. With scores level, only two balls left in the game and E&C nine-down, North’s Harry Robson held his nerve with the ball and had the stumps flying to record a memorable tie! Elsewhere, East & Central had already claimed victory against South Yorkshire earlier in the season, and the tie vs North had left them determined for more. Against Nottinghamshire, East & Central amassed 211-9, which proved 51 too many for their county opponents as E&C secured an impressive victory to close out their Phase 3! In South Yorkshire, the U11s fell to West Yorkshire, who claimed a handy seven-wicket win in their inter-regional encounter. West also faced Durham and Staffordshire in Phase 3, beating both, by 29 runs and 22 runs respectively.
In the U12s, North Yorkshire’s Phase 3 campaign began with a loss at home to Durham but was followed up by an incredibly close three-run win vs Northumberland, with only 119 runs scored in the entire game! North then travelled to South Yorkshire, where the hosts sent them packing for 120 all out in their attempt to chase South’s 227-9. North then rounded off their Phase 3 with a 60-run loss to East & Central. This marked the end of what had been an excellent Phase 3 for East & Central U12s, who, earlier in the season, had claimed a six-wicket victory vs West as well as impressive wins vs Cumbria (by 62 runs) and Durham – this time by 8 wickets after chasing down 177 in less than 25 overs! West Yorkshire also faced county opposition in the form of Northumberland and Cumbria. Northumberland ran out five-run winners, but it was West who claimed the spoils in arguably the most one-sided game of the 2022 Regional programme, as they bowled the hosts Cumbria out for just 20.
In the U13s, North Yorkshire enjoyed a 70-run win over West before facing Durham at home. Unfortunately though, the visitors ran out 24-run winners in a tight game. East & Central began Phase 3 with a narrow 11-run loss away at Durham but bounced back well with an impressive 44-run victory over Lincolnshire, before rounding off Phase 3 well, with a 10-run win over South Yorkshire. South Yorkshire also took on Lincolnshire in Phase 3, and secured the win, this time by five wickets, chasing 190 with just over three overs to spare.
In the U14s, North recorded a tight, eight-run win vs East & Central in their Phase 3 inter-regional encounter to cap off a decent Phase, which also included an 82-run victory over Cumbria and two handsome T20 victories vs Cleveland. East & Central U14s found it tougher going in Phase 3, with a 15-run loss in a high-scoring game against West preceding the aforementioned loss to North. South U14s claimed a 35-run win against West in late July. But that didn’t deter West, who came back strongly soon after to beat Cumbria by five wickets.
In the U15s, North Yorkshire claimed impressive victories in both inter-regional games, against West and East & Central, with the game versus West containing a massive 691 runs, with North emerging 103-run winners. North suffered a nine-wicket loss to Queen Ethelburga’s College but were more successful later in the campaign as they, themselves, ran out nine-wicket winners against Cleveland. Despite losing out in their game vs North, East & Central emerged victorious against South Yorkshire in Phase 3 before hosting a great game of cricket vs Northumberland, with the visitors claiming a narrow, nine-run win in a near 500-run game! West U15s took on Northants U15s, but unfortunately lost by five-wickets, despite a great effort from the team.
In late July and August each year, all of Yorkshire’s Regional sides head to scenic Ampleforth Abbey to each take part in a three-day festival of cricket. Each team takes part in four games over the three days (2× 40/45/50 over games and 2x T20s) with points up for grabs for each to determine the yearly Ampleforth Festival Champions.
The U10s festival saw a dominant performance from the East & Central, who won all four of their fixtures to claim the cup in 2022. North’s Johnny Higgins was the leading run scorer, with 91 runs, with South’s Teddy Lovejoy the pick of the bowlers with six wickets and a best of 4-11.
In the U11 festival, it was another trophy for another undefeated East & Central team, as they swept all in front of them. A great team performance from E&C secured the cup, but the individual honours went to two young men from South Yorkshire, with William King (126 runs) the leading run scorer at the festival and Zakariya Farouk the leading wicket taker, with nine wickets and a best of 4-16.
North Yorkshire claimed the title at the U12 festival, going undefeated through their four games. South Yorkshire’s Luke Proffitt was the leading run scorer with 111 runs, whilst North’s Will Fudali was the pick of the bowlers with six wickets.
It took net run rate to separate North and East & Central at the U13 festival, with North claiming victory overall, with both sides locked on three wins. North’s Archie Welford was the star with the bat at the festival, leading the run charts with 119 runs, including an amazing 109*. South’s Noah Saunders led the bowling, with 10 wickets over the three days, including a devastating 5-10 vs North.
South were the victors in the U14 festival. But it was the North bowlers that led the way with the ball, with Oliver Ashton’s nine wickets enough to gain him top spot. North off-spinner Rhys Buck also had a moment to remember as he bagged the best figures at the festival with his 5-32. South’s Shiva Kasareni led the run-scorers with 173 runs to secure the cup for South, but the standout innings undeniably went to North’s Rhuari Hill, with his stunning 111 from 48-balls.
East & Central claimed the U15 Cup at the rain affected U15 festival. Despite the rain, East & Central’s Seth Pickering still managed to stand out with the bat as the leading run-scorer (131 runs), whilst North’s Ryan Singh managed to grab himself a special century (103). South’s Rafy Sharpe was the pick of the bowlers following his 4-25 on the opening day.
End of Season leading run scorers and wicket takers – Yorkshire Regional Cricket 2022
U10s – Rafe Gooden (North), 407 runs
U11s – Lucas Arnot (West), 395 runs
U12s – Luke Proffitt (South), 265 runs
U13s – John Wyndham (East & Central), 267 runs
U14s – Joe White (North), 352 runs
U15s – Ethan Caisley (North), 444 runs
U10s – Albie Wilkinson (West), 19 wickets
U11s – Felix Gilliland (East & Central) 25 wickets
U12s – Tom Fotherby (North), 14 wickets
U13s – Noah Jackson (South), 16 wickets
U14s – William Pattison (North), 27 wickets
U15s – Mahleb Mahmood (West), 16 wickets
Yorkshire Regional Cricket Hundreds and 5 wicket hauls 2022
Aiden Doeg (North U15s) – 134 vs East & Central
Hector Hamill (North U14s) – 133* vs East & Central
Ethan Caisley (North U15s) – 131 vs West
Joe Birks (North U14s) – 116 vs East & Central
Rhuari Hill (North U14s) – 111 vs West
Archie Welford (North U13s) – 109* vs South
Monty Dodsworth (North U15s) – 109* vs East & Central
Ryan Singh (North U15s) – 103 vs South
Charlie Leach (West U14s) – 103 vs South
Charlie Leach (West U15s) – 102 vs North
Lucas Arnot (West U11s) – 101 vs Durham
Archie Pye (North U15s) – 100* vs East & Central
Liam Phillips (East & Central U15s) – 100* vs West
5 wicket hauls
Felix Gilliland (East & Central U11s) – 6-9 vs North
Nash Charles (East & Central U15s) – 6-28 vs South
Jack Lamb (East & Central U11s) – 5-7 vs West
Noah Saunders (South U13s) – 5-10 vs North
William Pattison (North U14s) – 5-14 vs East & Central
Daniel Credland (South U12s) – 5-19 vs North
Alex Holt (East & Central U14s) – 5-26 vs North
Daniel Levick (East & Central U12s) – 5-29 vs Durham
Rhys Buck (North U14s) – 5-32 vs East & Central
Harvey Green (West U14s) – 5-35 vs East & Central
You can view all the Performance, scorecards and overall stats via our dedicated Play-Cricket pages for each Region:
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South – https://ycbsouth.play-cricket.com/home
West – https://ycbwest.play-cricket.com/home