Cricket Club Issue 41 - Page 32

barkisland FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/CRICKETCLUBMAG Barkisland CRICKET CLUB B arkisland is a small village around 6 miles south-east of Halifax in the Pennines of West Yorkshire. The village has had a cricket club since 1899 and now supports 3 senior and 7 junior teams, including a girls under 11 team and a ‘mini’ cricket group for the under 7’s – ‘Barkisland Crickets’. The first XI play in the top Division of the Drakes Huddersfield League, a league with a long and illustrious history of top class cricket and players stretching back well over a century. 32 Issue 41 The ‘John Maude Memorial Ground’ where the club play is situated right in the heart of the village, next to the Church, post office and school and, accepting my bias, is the most beautiful venue for cricket. The ethos of the Club: We are blessed with a picture postcard ground and an envious location but with that comes the responsibilities of ensuring that the club has a sound financial and people base to enable us to continue to invest in our junior structure, community links and playing/training facilities into the future. To that end, the Clubhouse underwent a significant refurbishment in 2013 and, under our Events Manager, Alison Finch, is now used extensively for non-cricket functions, charitable events and as the base for many local community groups. The nets area was refurbished in 2012 and officially opened by Sir Ian Botham. We are categorically a non-profit organisation and all income Barkisland Club Info - http://barkislandcricketclub.co.uk/ - Twitter : @barkicc - Founded in 1899