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Hull & Zingari Cricket Club


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  • A very successful pre season dinner was held at the Hull Golf Club on Friday 23rd April. It was nice to see so many ex members, players and officials still keen to support the club. Thanks to Trevor Markham and Rodger Booth for their organisation and efforts.

Hull & Zingari Cricket Club

Pre-season Report 2018.

2018 has brought an historic change to our Cricket Club. After major discussions over the past months it was agreed that Zingari and Hull will merge as one club for the 2018 season and beyond and be known as Hull & Zingari C.C.

This became a necessity due to inconsistent availability and the amalgamation will benefit everyone

by ensuring strong competitive cricket for the Hull area in future years.

The weather over the past several weeks has been truly terrible with torrential rain regularly flooding the ground, and as a result ground preparations have hardly started. This year we have been fortunate to aquire the services of Aaron Tong who will be our new Head Groundsman after the retirement last year of Barry Seargent.  

The majority of York Senior league clubs have been affected, and as a result the league programme has been put back for one week. This means our First X’s home fixture on the 21st of April against Whitkirk will now be played on August Bank Holiday. This means our first home game at Chanterlands Avenue will be on April 28th against Driffield C.C.

Indoor Nets which this year were held on the same night for juniors and seniors in the Hymers College Sports Hall have been well attended. As usual when the weather improves we will be netting outside for juniors and seniors.

Come April we will need club volunteers to help with our pre-season clean up, to paint fences, clean out sheds etc.   

This season we will be fielding 3 Saturday League teams and 1 Sunday team , plus our Junior XI,s.

 The 1st XI will be playing in the York Senior Premier Division after our excellent promotion from Division 1 last year. Alastair Markham will lead the First XI and is the Club Captain.

 The An XI will be captained by Simon Powdrill.  Simon will lead the side in the  Holderness Division 2  of the York Senior League. The (3rd XI) will play in the Holderness Division 3 a Captain to be confirmed. The 4th XI will play all their fixtures on a Sunday and are in the Eastern Conference Division 3, a Captain to be confirmed.

The 1st, 2nd and 4th XI’s will all play their home games at Chanterlands Avenue. The 3rd XI will play their home fixtures at YPI.   

The Junior Team Managers will be ably assisted by Steve Bunn. This year the junior section will field  1  U9 team,1 U11 team, 2 U13 teams and 1 U15 team.

We are delighted to welcome new players to the Club for this coming season. This will strengthen all teams and we wish all new members a happy and enjoyable stay with us.

Regular availability is always crucial to a teams success so can I make my usual plea by asking all players to make every effort to play as regular as possible, as it makes the job for captains and team managers so much easier.

Financial considerations are always uppermost in everyone’s mind, but if membership capitations can be paid as early as possible it will be a great help. Can I also remind all players that parents or friends who regularly use the facilities during the season that all must pay the ARC Subscription fee. Your co-operation will be appreciated.

We are most grateful to volunteers who are organising initiatives to generate fund raising monies and to attract sponsors. These initiatives deserve all our support so please make every effort to attend any fundraising occasions held at the club.                                       

We held our Annual  Pre-Season Dinner this year at the Hull Golf Club on Friday April 13th , and we had another very pleasant evening  enjoyed by players and guests. The club’s grateful thanks are again extended to our President Rodger Booth and Chairman Trevor Markham whose considerable efforts organised the evening.


The Fixture Cards for senior  games have been issued to the captains. Anyone wishing a Fixture Card please see the Secretary


This is a great game so we would all wish for an enjoyable, incident free season this year, so your President, Chairman and the General Cricket Committee would like to remind all players and supporters of the club that :-


 The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for :-

Your opponents

Your own captain and team

The role of the umpires

The game and its tradition and values


Have a good season and enjoy your cricket.



Ron Biggs

Hon Secretary

17/4/ 2018 

Secretary’s Report for Season 2017 

Our Club in the main had a very successful 2017 season. We welcomed several new players to the club at the start of the season all of whom performed and fitted into all the teams very well. There were league titles won, junior cups, and a 6 a side competition win, but the highlight of them all was the First XIs promotion and immediate return to the Premier League after last seasons relegation. 

The first team led by Club Captain Alastair Markham impressively topped the table all season and finished 66 points clear of second placed Folkton and Flixton. There were some close exciting finishes during the season and some excellent individual performances from the players. The season was a real squad effort as everyone contributed in games at vital times during the season.

Worthy of special mention was Jack Storey’s statistics. Jack made over 1100 runs which included 3 centuries a 97 and 85, he was also our leading wicket taker with 44 wickets. Other outstanding century makers were Guy Martinson 117no and Matthew Bunn 115no.

The seasons last home match was fittingly celebrated at the club when everyone enjoyed an excellent Hog Roast evening hosted by our President Rodger Booth.  

Our 2nd  XI were unfortunately relegated from Division 2. Simon Powdrill had to resign the captaincy mid-season, and we were very lucky and indebted to Thomas Elstone who on his summer break agreed to captain for the remainder of the season. Tom had a rough baptism due to weak availability and his 2 opening bowlers playing the majority of games in the First XI. However to everyone’s credit we fulfilled all the fixtures and we hope for better results in 2018.

The 3rd XI under Captain Jason Kemp had an excellent season and won their league. They headed the table all season and clinched the title in the final match of the season. All the games in this league are played on a Sunday and this greatly helps our availability, the team has a good balance of seniors and juniors, games are played in a good spirit and seems to be enjoyed by everyone.

We had some social games at the club, we celebrated our past friends and colleagues with our Annual Memorial game in memory of John Mowbray, Alan Obridge and John Batty. Past players brought their gear out of mothballs and the day was  enjoyed by everyone who attended. We also had a Junior Festival Sunday with an U9 Competition in the morning followed with a Dad’s v Lads game in the afternoon. 

Our Junior Section continues to thrive and be successful and we have some exciting, promising and very enthusiastic young cricketers in all the teams.

Our U13s won a junior cup and also the Indoor Junior League, other age groups did well and were competive in their respective competitions.

Many thanks for another junior initiative The Junior All Stars. There were regularly up to 20 U9’s all excellently being coached by Roger Wilson, Simon Powdrill and Mike Ulyatt on Sunday mornings at the club. 

A number of our older juniors have regularly appeared in our senior teams on a Saturday which bodes well for the future.     

Once again we extend our sincere thanks to Steve Bunn for his massive work in organising  the 3rd XI and junior teams, it is greatly appreciated by all at the club and all the parents.

The Cricket Committee would also like to thank our captains, players and members for their help and support. Our sincere thanks also to our sponsors and our President Rodger Booth and his Vice President contacts. These generous donations enable us to continue as a successful cricket club. 

I could not end this report without paying personel tribute to all of the people who do the work behind the scenes. I cannot do a complete list, so if your name is not here you are still highly regarded. My thanks to :- Our President/Treasurer, Chairman, and Committee members. The team captains, managers, coaches. Our groundstaff. To parents, carers grandparents and team members who unselfishly give lifts. Match ball sponsors, Mike Ulyatt for our media coverage and fundraising and Matt Bramall for our excellent website. Last but not least our scorers and umpires

Many thanks to you all

Ron Biggs  Hon Secretary

September 19th 2017