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Hull Zingari Cricket Club


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GENERAL SPONSORS -- Comic Relief 2017 - Ken Lake MBE - Mrs Donne' Waltham - Mike Ulyatt -Saltend Cogeneration Company -- Gavin Firth --Skipton BS GrassrootsGiving 2017-




All offers of support gratefully accepted                 



 YDSCL season starts April 21st. We are drawn to play at Knaresborough CC in the first round of the Hunters Cup on May 7th.

Not long now, the nights are drawing out !! Our indoor training and net sessions start at Hymers College on Wednesday 31st January and will continue every Wednesday until April. Juniors ( aged 8-14) 6pm to 7.20pm. Hard ball and soft ball. Fully qualified ECB coaches will be in attendance. Seniors 7.30pm to 9pm.  New players will be made most welcome and we are particularly looking for EXPERIENCED CRICKETERS to join our 3 sides in the York Senior League so if you are new to the area or looking to play your cricket in a higher standard then we can offer excellent playing and social facilities. Contact  Ron Biggs ( Hon Sec) on 07749 933248 for more details about joining  our ambitious club.


It is a busy month for our junior coaches with All Stars Cricket ( 5 to 8 year olds)  meetings and Under 11, 13 and 19 sides involved in the YCB indoor 8 a side competitions. Our Under 19 Zingers squad  are mainly comprised of  U15s .We beat Nice Strokes CC by 33 runs after losing out by 5 runs to Sutton Scorchers U17s in an exciting game.The U13s started off their league fixtures with two  comfortable wins, beating Sutton Scorchers CC by 47 runs and Patrington Penguins by 94 runs. Harry Atkin  and Sam Loughton scored 100 runs between them in the 2 games and the Powdrell brothers,Tom and Sam ,batted and bowled well. The Under 11s performed very well in their first outing, beating Kirkella CC by 53 runs after going down 140-160 against Sutton Scorchers CC.Steve Bunn was very happy with performances and congratulated all three  of our  teams.

We will be running teams at Under 8, U9, U11, two at U13 and an U15 side in the East Yorkshire Junior Leagues set-up.Managers are :--- All Stars Cricket Centre ( U8) == Roger Wilson;      U9 == Simon Powdrell         ;Under11==Nicky Powdrell;;     U13A == Alastair Markham;        U13B == Sean Moss;      U15 == Steve Bunn.       All team managers will welcome umpiring, scoring and general help from parents.

. Our Nick Biggs has stood down from the YDSCL committee but may return in the future.

 Grand attendance at our junior presentation evening. Raffle raised £100 -- thanks to everyone who provided prizes ( and bought tickets!), parents/supporters spent £560 behind the bar. Well done to all the organisers of the evening.

Over 50 awards presented with Ken Lake  MBE General Secretary of the English Schools Cricket Association in attendance.

Alan Obridge U9 Award Sam Powdrell. John Batty U9 Award Noah Madden. John Bowers U11 Award Addi Kalwani. Mike and Pat Johnson U13 Cup Tom Douglas. Ken Lake U15/17 Trophy Nathan Johnson.

U11 Batting -- Sam Sharpe Joe Rawlinson Addi Kalwani. Bowling Ashwin Krishnan Cooper Beck Sam Powdrell Fielding Alfie Moss Jono Kock Oliver Madden Players Player Alex Cook Managers Player Addi Kalwani.

U13 Batting -- Tom Douglas Will Storr Thomas Podrell Alex Markham Sam Loughtom Bowling Harry Holland Sam Powdrell Fielding Tom Douglas Will Storr Matthew Cawley Will Sharpe Ankit Chawla Peter Kilvert Harry Holland Thomas Powdrell Sam Sharpe Players Player Will Storr Managers Player Matthew Cawley.

U15 Batting Nathan Johnson Sam Elstone Luke Riley Bowling Amrit Cassim Tom Jeffers Nathan Johnson Fielding Daniel Thompson Vinay Sagar Luke Riley Players Player Luke Riley Managers Player Nathan Johnson.

*****  Congrats to Sam Elstone who topped Yorkshire Under14B batting averages and to Tom Douglas for his 'Top Performer' Award for Yorkshire Under13B. Awards were presented by Jonathan Tattersall of Yorkshire CCC at Headingley. Well deserved awards after all Sam and Tom's hard work, on and off the field. Onwards and upwards boys ! ***.

Our club is delighted to have received £500 award for our junior section from Skipton BS GrassrootsGiving 2017. We were one of 164 awards after 700 applications from throughout the UK. MANY THANKS TO ANN ULYATT FOR INSTIGATING OUR APPLICATION AND TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR US.

-All officials re-elected en bloc at our 122nd AGM including First XI captain Alastair Markham and Vice Captain Matthew Bunn. Second and Third team captains TBA.Surplus of £5000+ on the year. Big recruitment drive for new senior players in 2018 and beyond announced. Electronic scoreboard being sourced. .

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

Thanks you to Mrs Donne' Waltham for the kind donation of £200, being the collection taken at her late husband Tom's funeral in memory of the happy times he had umpiring at our ground.


We are the longest-established cricket club within  the city and have played under the SAME  name since our foundation in 1896. We are an ECB Clubmark club and since 1910 we have played at the Hull and East Riding Sports Club on Chanterlands Avenue and share excellent playing and social facilities with football, badminton, squash and road running clubs.Also on twitter   @hullzingaricc and on Facebook. 

We field 3 senior teams each weekend in the York and District Senior Cricket League  and a Social side and we  have a thriving junior section with softball  and hard ball coaching for boys and girls aged 5-15 as well as competitive cricket with other clubs in the area.Team clothing  for junior and senior players and supporters( shirts, sweaters,hoodies, leisure) can be ordered direct from our suppliers O'Neills