Indoor cricket given revival

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The Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League, sponsored by Hunters Property Group of York, is pleased to be able to announce the resumption of their winter indoor six-a-side cricket league which was suspended last winter due to the closure of the indoor cricket school at Dunnington.

The league has returned to its original venue, Tadcaster Leisure Centre, which hosted the competition from its inaugural season in 1985-86 until the move to Dunnington in 2008.

Hitherto, the competition has always run on Saturdays throughout the winter months but, this season, the games will all be played on Sundays as the Leisure Centre has other Saturday commitments.

This year’s competition also sees a new co-sponsor in Rudgate Brewery who has kindly agreed to assist with funding for the indoor league and provide a trophy for the knock-out competition which will now be known as the Rudgate Brewery York Senior League Indoor K.O. Competition. This cup competition will take place in March 2012 after the completion of the league programme which, this year, involves 12 teams each playing a total of 16 matches.

League managing secretary Albert Pattison said that he was pleased with the involvement of the Rudgate Brewery in the indoor competition and also expressed his delight at the continued major contribution to the York Senior League in general from Hunters Property Group who will be sponsoring the league for the 12th season in 2012. He said that, in these times of financial restraint, it is marvellous that these two local companies are prepared to provide financial backing for grassroots cricket.