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NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM ECB PREMIER LEAGUE
Welcome to the official website of the Darlington Building Society North Yorkshire & South Durham Premier Cricket League - an ECB accredited Premier league and 11 times LCC national inter-league championship winners.

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The NYSD Cricket League has been the primary club cricket competition in the Tees Valley region for more than a century. Founded in 1892 it is understood to be the second oldest senior league in the world.

As at November 2013 the League had 30 full member clubs, ranging from Whitby in the south of the region, to Barnard Castle in the west, and Blackhall in the north.

Uniquely three grounds have hosted County Championship cricket for Durham and Yorkshire - Darlington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough - while many others have hosted county second eleven cricket. During its long history more than 300 international and first-class cricketers have played in the league.

From Herbert Sutcliffe to Frank Tyson, to Desmond Haynes to Mushtaq Ahmed - these are just a few of the great players who have graced a league that also has a clear history of producing home grown talent for the international stage such as Chris Old, Bill Athey, Paul Jarvis and Liam Plunkett.

The NYSD was at the forefront when Durham began their first-class adventure, with 60% of their home county championship matches being played on NYSD grounds in 1992, and 55% in 1993, while 8 of the 22 players used by Durham in that first historic season played in the NYSD, seven of them being home produced.

In national terms the League has always been regarded as one of the strongest in the country, and holds the record for LCC national inter-league championships with their 11 titles being more than any other league in the UK.

In 2011 the NYSD was formally recognised when it became the 26th ECB Premier League in the country, and the first to be granted accreditation on a stand alone basis since the original formation of the ECB Premier League structure at the turn of the century. At the time, and after a three year long audit, the ECB commented that the NYSD comfortably met, and in most cases significantly exceeded, the laid down criteria.

***Quarter-final week in Fifteens - Premier Tuesday, Div 2/3 Wednesday, Div 1 Thursday, Juniors Friday***





    DATES FOR THE DIARY


AUGUST

1- Ray Bell Cup Final - Redcar v Darlington

3 - North East Under 21 Championships
Northumberland League v NYSD League
at Corbridge, 2pm

10 - ECB Club T20 Northern Regional finals at Read, Lancashire (Last 32 nationally).

17 - Presidents Trophy - Derbyshire & Cheshire League v NYSD at Mottram

24 - Teesside University NYSD Fifteens Finals Day

NOVEMBER

15 - League Presentation Evening at Marton Country Club
Guest Speaker - Jonathan Agnew





NYSD INTER-LEAGUE NEWS 2014

NORTH EAST UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

The NYSD Under 21 representative side began the defence of their crown in style by defeating the Northumberland & Tyneside Senior League at Saltburn on Sunday 29th June by six wickets.

Scores:

NTSL 125 all out in 34.1 overs

(Connor Fellowes 40, James Quinn 3-24, Joe Marsay 4-10)

NYSD 126-4 in 20.1 overs

(Paul Braithwaite 49, James Weighell 39, Ross Burdon 3-23)

The NYSD are away to the Northumberland League in the next round.


   



NATIONAL CRICKET PLAYING SURVEY 2014 

The National Cricket Playing Survey offers cricketers at every level the chance to have their say and help improve cricket in Durham. Last year more than 21,000 current and former players nationally and over 1300 in Durham responded to the survey – the first of its kind ever undertaken – and the feedback has already translated into action at local level. Clubs and Leagues across our region are embracing change and implementing a whole host of innovations including new start times, innovative rule changes and experiments with different formats. From Premier League regular to the occasional, midweek social cricketer every player, spectator and volunteer is being urged to have their say on all aspects of the recreational game.

This survey desperately needs to get to all cricketers, not just the 1st team players. Last year the responses were heavily dominated by the week in, week out established club first team player and we didn’t really get the broad range of player perspectives that we need to accurately gauge the current feeling among our local players.  It is especially important for clubs to also send the survey to any players they have had in the past but have now stopped playing.

There is still a very worrying trend of players dropping out of the game, with more and more games being conceded because of lack of players. Together we can make a difference to address this, but we must firstly find out the reasons why this decline is happening and the only way we can do this is by asking players. 

Complete the survey at www.ecb.co.uk/playingsurvey2014