Nidderdale League – 2nd XI

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Following the disappointment of relegation in the 2016 season the club’s 2nd XI had a much better season and finishing 3rd in division 5 of the Nidderdale Cricket League was a good achievement. The side contained a large number of juniors each week and their progress and contribution became a significant factor as the season developed.

Kieran Bramley continued his remarkable rise winning the bowling averages for a second season, whilst Adam Smith’s batting experience was vital for the team and he won the batting averages. But the 2017 season could well be remembered as a watershed for the club, in that the transition from junior to senior cricket is now established within the foundations of the club. The work which has taken place at junior level over the last 7 years now enables the senior teams to reap the benefit. As local cricket battles the challenge of decreasing participation, Masham at the moment bucks that trend.

A disappointing start of three defeats on the bounce, suggested a difficult season ahead, but the side then only suffered a further two defeats all season, as they climbed the league. There is a huge amount of potential in the side and the future looks promising.

 Second XI Fixtures – Division Five 2017 Season



H    22        Burton Leonard – Lost

H    29        Harrogate – Lost


A    6          Goldsborough – Lost

H    13        Pateley Bridge – Won

A    20        Arthington – Abandoned

H    27        Newby Hall – Won


H    3          Ripley – Won

A     10        Crakehall – Abandoned

A    17         Newton le Willows – Won

H    24        Glasshouses – Won


A      1        Harrogate – Won

A     8         Pateley Bridge – Won

H    15       Goldsborough – Won

H    22        Arthington – Lost

A   29        Newby Hall – Won




A      5       Ripley – Won

H     12      Crakehall – Abandoned

A      19      Glasshouses – Won

H    26       Newton le Willows – Won


A      2       Spennithorne & Harmby – Lost

A      9       Burton Leonard – Won

H     16      Spennithorne & Harmby – Tied