Beach Cricket 2016
Beach Cricket is back!
1 Beach, 3 days, 12 teams… and a whole lot of fun!
Each year, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation hold their annual beach cricket tournament in front of the iconic Scarborough Spa building.
One the 21st, 22nd and 23rd August, 12 teams took part in what can only be described as the best tournament to date.
With an addition of a specially designed pitch provided by Flicx Pitch, the tournament is played in a round robin league, with teams each day hoping to claim victory.
The primary aim of the tournament is to give children from local communities and beyond, the opportunity to play a round robin cricket competition by the sea, followed by the chance to watch their heroes play at Scarborough, as each participate along with their coaches received free tickets to watch Yorkshire in the four-day game against Nottinghamshire.
In addition to this, the winners of each day this year received ticket vouchers to come and watch Yorkshire play at Headingley!
Day 1- The first day saw bright sunshine when Cayton CC, Lacelles Hall CC and Whykeham CC battled it out, with Wykeham claiming victory.
Day 2- The second day saw not three, but six teams in play. Despite the not so fortunate weather, all participants worked hard, with great team spirt and sportsmanship showing in each team. The six teams were Sewerby CC, Great Horton Church, Newby Hall CC, Pickering CC 1, Pickering CC 2 and Pocklington CC with Sewerby and Newby Hall triumphing.
Day 3 – The third day was solely dedicated to women and girls cricket and it was great to see such fantastic play by all three teams. Playing for the girls were North Leeds Girls U13, North Stainley girls and Yapham CC with North Stainley taking home the title and winning the tickets to Headingley!
This year’s Beach Cricket has definitely been the best to date, we’ve had a great turn out and having the Flicx Pitch here has really made a difference playing on the beach. The engagement from all teams was fantastic, each player turned up with a great attitude, enthusiasm and left smiling each day. – Nick Robinson, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.