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Hull Zingari Cricket Club

See the menu bar above for Ron Biggs end of season report.


Congrats to 12 year old Sam Elstone who we have nominated for the junior boys award in the Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions 2014 awards.

Great junior presentation night. Well done Steve Bunn,Roger Wilson et al for organising,Andy Dawson of Yorkshire CCC for bringing the County Championship Trophy, Ken Lake MBE ( English Schools Cricket Association), all parents, grandparents, carers, supporters of the club, our senior players and the juniors themselves for making the evening  such a success. Watch the Hull Daily Mail for pix/report.

LIST OF AWARD WINNERS -- Under 9s Medals for all players. Player's Player - Alex Markham. Manager's Player -- Cooper Beck. Under 11s Batting -- Harry Markham,Joe Stead and Noah Parkinson. Bowling -- Aiden Tiffany,Sam Elstone and Matthew Cawley.Fielding -- Tom Jeffers, Ben Copley and Tom Douglas. Clubman - Jonathan Kaye. Player's Player -- Sam Elstone. Manager's Player - Tom Jeffers. Under 13s Batting -- Charlie Rawlins,Dmitri Colville and Albie Collier. Bowling -- Luke Riley,Amrit Cassim and Joe Walker. Fielding -- Thomas Kilvert,Joe Sharpe and Marcus Dewhurst. Clubman, Henry Anderson.Player's Player -- Charlie Rawlins. Manager's Player -- Luke Riley. Under 15s Batting -- Ben Thompson, Thomas Wilson and Adam Elliott. Bowling -- Ben Thompson, Thomas Wilson and James Tullett. Fielding -- Jordan Weatherill, Albie Collier and Angus Brocklesby. Player's Player -- Thomas Wilson. Manager's Player -- Thomas Wilson.  Special Awards -- Callum Hellwig for a great first year with the club and Sam Elstone for never being out for the U11s and U12s in 2014. Alan Obridge Memorial Shield for U9s presented by Alan's sister Denise --- Sam Loughton. John Bowers Memorial Trophy for U11s -- Sam Elstone. Mike and Pat Johnson U13 Trophy -- Charlie Rawlins. KS Lake Trophy for U15/U17 -- Callum Hellwig. U11 cup winning trophies  to Sam Loughton, Harry Holland,Ben Copley,Will Storr,Harry Markham and Aiden Tiffany. U13 cup winning trophies to Joe Walker,Joshua Moore,Joe Sewell and Dmitri Colvlle. East Yorkshire U11 Cup -- Sam Elstone ( captain), East Yorkshire U13 Cup -- Charlie Rawlins ( captain ) and the Don Chapman Invitation Trophy to Tom Douglas ( captain). Our 2014 Bat Raffle Draw was won by Nigel Lightfoot ( number 330) and raised £239 for the club and we ran a successful raffle ( many thanks to everyone who donated prizes).

Firsts finished 8th in the YDSCL Premier Division and were unbeaten in last 10  league games. 2015 player recruitment has started !!

Seconds finished 9th in Division Two South.  

Crusaders were 7th  in Division Two of the York Conference.

Big changes in YDSCL for 2015 and seasons beyond for our firsts and seconds -- Scarborough, Heworth and Acomb into Prem League ( now 14 teams). Dringhouses, Woodhouse Grange Seconds and Pocklington into Division Two South. Likely to be no relegations next year prior to further league adjustments in 2016..


 First team :--Matthew Bunn, 308 runs and 35 wickets . Callum Hellwig 32 wickets. Nick Biggs 23 catches and 1 stumping ( joint second in league list). Jack Storey 283 runs and 8 catches. Guy Martinson and James Berridge 8 catches each.

Second team :-- Mike Gravill 290 runs and 30 wickets. Danny Gittings 258 runs. Jon Hyde 26 wickets. Martin Russell 8 catches.

Crusaders Third team :-- Tom Elstone 192 runs. Jason Kemp and Ben Thompson 15 wickets each. Rich Morton 7 catches and 2 stumpings ( second in league list).

160 junior and senior games arranged this season, well done Ron Biggs and Steve Bunn.

                    Arr,  W  L  WD  LD  Tied   C     A We Concd  Opp Concd

Firsts             23   5    8    1      3     --     2      4        --              --

Seconds        22   6    8     -      3     --     4      1        --              --

Crusaders      18   4   10    -     1     --      3      -        --              --

Under 9         16   8     1    -     -       1     6      -        --              --

Under 11A    20  11     2    -      -       -     5      -       --               2

Under 11B    11   2      3    -      -      -      4     -       --               2

Under 13A    17   9      1    -      -      -      4     -       --               3

Under 13B     12   3     2    -       -     -      3      -      --               4 

Under 15       13   5      3   -       -      1      3     -      --               1 

Under 17         7   -      2   -       -       -      1     -       2                2

Under 19         1    -      1   -       -      -       -     -       -                -


                    160   53   41   1     7      2     35     5      2             14


Our former player and an  Honorary Life Member of Hull Zingari,  Adrian Beecroft ,has decided to stand down as Chairman of the Cricket Foundation's Board of Trustees after six years. The Cricket Foundation is the charity arm of the ECB and runs the Chance to Shine project which we fully support.  


The club is grateful to the Hull Daily Mail Sports Department and BBC Radio Humberside for their continuing support in helping publicise our club and the game of cricket generally in East Yorkshire.

Well done our Matthew Scarr,runner up in the  Yorkshire Cricket Federation TOP GUN comp to find Yorkshire club fastest bowler, held during interval at Headingley  England /India ODI. He tied at 77 mph with Mark Fisher ( SHB) but lost the bowl-off by just 1mph.

Annual H S Belton XI v  W H Rose XI Memorial Match at Driffield CC  was won by  the W H  Rose team by 20 runs. Brumpton (88), Richardson ( 42no) and Foster ( 25) top scored in their 40 over score of 201-8 after we gave 7 bowlers a go after they had struggled to 63-5..  Wilko took 4-27 and Matty Scarr 2-22. Jack Storey ( 73) and Luke Hills ( 54) batted really well and while they were together the HS Belton side looked like winning but a collapse from 128-1 to 181-9  put an end to that. Brumpton tok 4-17 and Brent 4-35. Well done Alan Longmate for organising the game and Driffield CC for hosting the game and thanks to Pam Woodcock and her team for a wonderful tea. This end of season game has been running continuously for 53  years  now and many  past and present members of Hull Zingari and Driffield CC were at the game, renewing acqaintances. Nice report and group pic  in the Driffield Times&Post's  excellent sports section. 


Work on our new 3 lane artificial net is nearly finished. Come down to club and have a look .This state-of-the-art project has been funded by the ECB but we still have to find a share of the £46,000 cost. ANY OFFERS PLEASE ??!! 

Excellent day for the Mike Dex Memorial game, a great tribute to a real clubman. His son Matthew's team scored 142 in their 25 overs with Matthew (32), Mark Richardson ( 30) and Steve Kay ( 22) all retiring not out. Daniel Gittings ( 2), Jon Hyde and Martin Russell took the wickets to fall. James Dex's team replied with 143-5 in the 21st over. Matthew Bunn ( 30 no ret), Tom Hales 25 and Jon Hyde ( 23 no ret)  top scored. Mark Rudstone, Chris Cuthill, Mike Knowles, Steve Kay and George Houghton took the wickets to fall.

Mike Davidson and Tony Garland were excellent umpires on the day ( despite Danny Scarr's critical comments about TG on twitter). Jean Dex did a fantastic tea. Thanks to the Hull and ER Sports Club.

Teams :-- Matthew Dex Mike Knowles  Steve Kay Mark Richardson Martin Bunn Martin Read Mark Rudstone Steve Brewer Michael Obridge Chris Cuthill and George Houghton.

James Dex Danny Scarr Tom Hales Matthew Bunn Matt Wilkinson Jon Hyde Dan Burkinshaw Luke Hills Daniel Gittings Martin Russell and Roger Burnham.

The Dads v Lads match before the Mike Dex Memorial game resulted in a tie. Thanks to the following juniors and their families for supporting the morning -- Luke Riley, Tom and Sam Elstone, Joe,Will and Sam Sharpe, Daniel Thompson,Dimitri Colville,Thomas and Sam Powdrell,Tom Wilson, Aidan Tiffany,Charles Longley, Jamie Key, Harry Holland, Marcus Dewhurst, Henry Anderson and Will Atkinson. Who was the dodgy umpire ?

Congrats to Ken Lake and Andrew Penny ,two big supporters of our club who have both been awarded the MBE this summer.

Charlie Rawlins and Sam Elstone both represented Yorkshire in the English Schools Cricket Association Festival at Taunton and Charlie's Under 13s and Sam's Under11s were both unbeaten. Sam captained Yorkshire Under11s to 18 straight wins this summer, a Yorkshire County record. He played in over 50 games this season for Hymers College U11s and U12s, our U11s and U13s, East Yorkshire U11s,U12s and U13s as well as the Yorkshire games, scoring over 1600 runs and taking 35 wickets. Tremendous.

JUNIOR SUCCESS  -- Our Under11s and Under13s both  won their East Yorkshire Cup Finals and our Under11s won Patrington CC's Don Chapman Invitation Trophy.

The Alan Obridge / John Mowbray Memorial match was a great occasion with Maurice Atkinson's XI beating Mike Ulyatt's XI in a close game but more importantly it gave their many friends a chance to talk over old times on and off the cricket field. The tombola raised £250 for our junior section and the bar took over £1000 in food and drink. Alan's family gave a trophy for the match and Ken Lake donated and judged a man of the match award. Alan's family also gave a shield to be awarded annually to the club's Under 9 Clubman of the Year in his memory. Umpires were Ian Oakes and Keith Hulland. Scorer was Shaun Smith. Ron Turner provided a matchball and the ECB and Waitrose supported the game.Thanks to everyone involved.

The teams were : Maurice Atkinson XI  Neil Goforth Graeme Atkinson Ian White John Riley Dave Winn Neil Rudd Ian Garland Martin Watkin Richard Ingram S imon Powdrell Chris Clark

Mike Ulyatt XI Michael Obridge Roger Wilson Martin Russell Howard Kingdom Rob Clubley David Fairbank Keith White Ben Cusworth Keith Blagg Mike Whitehead Ben Thompson

Martin Russell was judged Man of the Match.

We had a record 18 juniors selected for East Yorkshire representative sides this summer and well done to Sam Loughton, Charlie Rawlins, Sam Elstone, Luke Riley, Amrit Cassim, Albie Collier, Tom Gillingwater, Ben Thompson, Alex Markham, Tom Jeffers,George Crooks, Luke Grimes, Tom Douglas, Thomas Powdrell, Peter Kilvert, Adam Elliott, Harry Holland, and Callum Hellwig.

Callum was also a member of the East Yorkshire side which won the Yorkshire Joe Lumb Competition for the second year in succession and the third time ever when they beat Aire Wharfe League by 8 wickets in the Final on Bank Holiday Sunday. Well done to our coach Jonathan Sowter and to all concerned.



Hull Zingari  CC 2015 sponsors


John Rawlins ---- Ken Lake MBE 

Andy Dawson ( Yorkshire CCC)

Albert Weatherill ( McAusland Turner)

Kall Kwik Printers --- Maurice Atkinson

Pete Smurthwaite ( PBS Construction)