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27 Nov

Grey Fox On The Hunt For New Teams

The Grey Fox Trophy is an over 50’s cricket competition played over the course of the cricket season, culminating in a semi-finals day played at Headingley Cricket Ground and a finals day at Yorkshire CCC’s coastal home of North Marine Road, Scarborough.

The Grey Fox Trophy originated as a component of the Runs on the Board project, devised for the Cultural Olympiad 2012. Now, due to its popularity, it is a free standing competition.

In 2015 there were 15 entrants, including previous champions the Bradford Bhuddhays and Central Yorkshire Over 50s, who played round robin matches across 5 groups. The redoubtable Bhuddhays again made it through to finals day after narrowly defeating Hall Park Templars; eventual champions, Bolton Villas secured their final birth thanks to a victory against the evergreen Nidderdale Notsoyoungs under blue skies at Headingley.

Introduced last year, there is a Plate competition for teams who are knocked out in the early rounds, with the Plate final being played on finals day at North Marine Road, Scarborough.

Next year, it could be you and your team gracing the hallowed turf of Headingley and Scarborough. We are looking for new teams in a bid to develop the Grey Fox competition in 2016, making it bigger, better and more competitive than ever before.

Whether you are an existing club team, a group of players representing a league or a former player with no affiliation to a club or league but think you could put together a band of players to challenge for the title, or would just to enjoy getting back onto the pitch to play cricket again, then please get in touch with Nick Robinson at the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (contact below) for more details.

Applications for next summer are now open for new and existing teams. The only pre-requisites are a home ground to play your matches on, and 11 willing men or women over the age of 50. We look forward to hearing from you.

Nick.Robinson@YorkshireCCC.com : 0113 2033632

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