Is this a picture to add to our archives?

We have recently had correspondence from a gentlemen named Jim Clelland, who has been doing some research on the history of Colton village, near Tadcaster.

He believes that Edward Maul Lawson-Smith of Colton Lodge was a former Member of Yorkshire Gentlemen's Cricket Club and that matches were played at Colton Lodge.

We have given him access to our archives to assist him in his research. He then Kindly forwarded a photo from an elderly resident of the village and posed the question?

I’m sure you won’t have any living members who can identify anyone in the photo but are there any clues that might confirm that this is Yorkshire Gentlemen’s Cricket Club ?

Can anyone help?

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Happy New Year to All Our Members

The club wishes all its members, family and friends A Very Happy New Year

We may be in the middle of winter but the club is hard at work behind the scenes in preparation for the year ahead. The committee meet in January and will hope to have the 2019 season fixture card published soon.

As always we are looking for new, enthusiastic and talented cricketers (of all ages) to come and play for us. If you are interested in finding out more then please contact us here in the first instance and a member of the committee will contact you.

Keep coming back to the website for regular updates or join our twitter feed which we hope to make increased use of this season.

End of Season

With the cricket season now well and truly over there is still plenty going on within the club. The committee meet tomorrow. We have our annual dinner to look forward to and of course a report on the season from the Club Chairman.

We hope to keep you updated regularly during the closed season and to keep you informed of our preparations for 2019.

YG'S last pair hold on for a draw against the Durham Pilgrims

Wednesday the 25th July saw the Durham Pilgrims annual trip to Escrick Park on another hot sunny day.

In a high scoring match the Durham Pilgrims batting first took a liking to the YG's bowling attack and scored at over 8 an over to rack up 346 for 7 declared. An opening stand of 119 by C. Steels and K. Balkwill and a superb 68 ball century by Q Boatswain left us with a tough chase. 

In reply the YG's scored freely enough but lost regular wickets. Everyone made contributions but no one reached 50 with P Malloch top scoring on 48. At 143 for 7 it looked like a heavy loss on the cards but a good rearguard action by Malloch, Lovatt (21) and last wicket pair Dewi Winkle and Neil Dale saw us reach 235 for 9 at close with the two YG's veterans! surviving 4 overs to draw the match. 



The long hot summer continues.

More good cricket played over the last few weeks of this fantastic summer with some mixed results for the YG's. So far we have only recorded one win this month against The Penguins on the 15th. 

The YG's Team against The Romany

The YG's Team against The Romany

Although not the result we wanted last Sunday proved to be a good game of cricket with The Romany fielding a strong team and batting first. The YG's bowled them out for 176 in fifty overs, with Pankaj Saini the pick of the attack 4-51 off 19 overs. Bevan Fawcett was economical with his 2-23 off 10. 

In response The YG's got off to a poor start losing, R Exley to the first ball. Harry Adair made a fine 73 and Phil Holland provided support with 25 but no one else got into double figures and we were bowled out for 146 with 12 overs to spare. 

We look forward to an upturn in our fortunes with three more games this week when we welcome The Durham Pilgrims, Hull Old Grammarians and Leicestershire Gents. Good luck to everyone playing. 





Season in Full Swing as the hot dry summer continues

Lots of cricket being played by the YG's during this hot sunny summer. A couple of losses have dented our record a little but it is still proving to be a good season for the club. A heavy loss to a strong Cheshire Gents side and a close exciting Match v the Langdale Lovelies being the only two defeats to date.

New hanging baskets and planters brighten up the pavilion. 

New hanging baskets and planters brighten up the pavilion. 

 Last week saw the return of Jeff Thorburn to the club who brought with him selection of planters and hanging baskets to brighten up the clubhouse. A huge thank-you goes to Jeff who who also did the honour of umpiring the drawn match again the Halifax Nomads.  


Bring a camera out and it causes out all sorts of funny reactions. Bill Dalton our resident umpire far more interested in showing his best side to camera and not paying attention to the cricket.


We are in the midst of a busy week of cricket so more news to follow shortly.

YGs prove too strong for Ampleforth College

The YGs excellent start to the season continues with a win away against Ampleforth College. Batting first Chairman David O'Kelly was the cornerstone of the innings with 67. Phil Holland also made a valuable contribution of 24 in the YG's 156 for 8 Dec. 


The game was played on another lovely  warm and sunny day with a fair number of spectators on the grassy banks.

In response to the YGs score, Ampleforth were in good shape at 57-1, but their lower and bottom order had no answers to the combined spin of Angus Shaw 4-18 off 3.5 overs and Pankaj Saini 5-15 off 9 overs. They were bowled out for 108 in under 30 overs. 

Another excellent result for the YGs who are back home at Escrick this Wednesday to face York University in an afternoon match. 


Back to winning Ways

On a cloudy but dry day the YG's had a switch to the planned venue and travelled to Aldborough St John, to play the Wanderers. 

The Picturesque Ground of Aldborough St John.

The Picturesque Ground of Aldborough St John.

Batting first the YG's faced some tidy disciplined bowling but accumulated a decent score of 216-6. In spite of a smallish outfield it felt a competitive total. N Hammond was the pick of the batsmen with a fine 75 not out. He was well supported by Tom Robinson 29 and Jack Owram 45 at the top of the order. 

In reply the Wanderers struggled against some fine bowling and were skittled for a modest 68 just after tea. Pankaj Saini producing an especially fine spell of 6-14 off 6.3 overs. 

Can the YGs maintain their 100 per cent unbeaten run when they host the combat XI on the 6th June.?

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