ABCC AGM – 12 October 2018

October 6th, 2018

Askham Bryan AGM meeting this Friday (12 October) at the Royal Oak Inn on Goodramgate, 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. All club members welcome – it’s always a good night and a great opportunity to have your say about the club.

New season begins – 28 April

April 14th, 2018

New Season Update

As the weather slowly starts to improve (!) we look forward to some good cricket this year. Our first match takes place at the University of York cricket ground on Saturday 28 April.

We’re playing in Division 1 this year, following a final match victory last season that kept us in the division. Our new skipper, Fraser Strachan, will be leading the team, supported by his vice captain, Steve Drake. We’re looking forward to recreating some of the great play that saw us get promoted in the 2016 season and, most importantly, just enjoying some great cricket.

We’re really grateful to Carter Jonas for sponsoring us again this year, and look forward to wearing our shirts with pride. 

The club is still welcoming new players to the team throughout the season; if you’d like to play for a friendly village cricket team, please get in touch (details below):


Contact Us:



T: 07523 258615 (Chairman Ian’s phone number)

New Players Wanted for 2018

March 25th, 2018

Askham Bryan CC are looking for new players for 2018. If you fancy playing cricket this summer for a friendly team based at a great location (the fabulous University of York ground) then please get in touch!

Come along to our free training net (with a coach) taking place on 8 April, 2-4pm, at the Mount School, which is a great opportunity to practice and meet the team. Otherwise just get in touch for further information. 

Contact Us:



T: 07523 258615

Pre-season nets from Feb 2018

January 1st, 2018
The dates for our pre-season training are now agreed as follows:
Dates: 25 Feb; 4, 11, 18, 25 March; 8 April (all Sundays)
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Mount School Sports Centre, York,YO24 4DD
Cost: First net free; afterwards £5 per net.
The nets are open to all, both existing players and those who are not members of the club. We will have a bowling machine available at all nets, and a coach at the nets on 11, 18 and 25 March. 
Askham Bryan CC is actively recruiting new players for 2018, so if you’re interested in joining a new club, or just want to practice your cricket, please come along. We play in the first division of the York Vale League against teams across York, and therefore welcome players with experience of playing elsewhere, or returning to cricket after a break. Email us ( if you have any questions.

ABCC Annual Dinner: 10 February

January 1st, 2018
The ABCC Annual Dinner has now been confirmed – all club members please add the following date to your diary – it promises to be a great night!
Date: Saturday 10 February
Time: Arrive 7pm for 7:30pm start
Location: Walmgate Ale House, Walmgate, York (Loft room)

Carter Jonas Sponsors ABCC for 2018

November 4th, 2017

Carter Jonas Sponsors Askham Bryan CC for 2018 

We are delighted to announce that our friends at Carter Jonas will sponsor Askham Bryan Cricket Club during 2018.  

Carter Jonas sponsored the club during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, during which time Askham Bryan were promoted into Division One of the Vale League, won club of the season in the Vale League awards, and its players also won batting and lifetime achievement awards from the league.

Ian Hall, Chair of Askham Bryan CC, said ‘I am really grateful to the team at Carter Jonas for sponsoring us for another season. Their support has been instrumental in the success of the club during the last two years, and the team has looked great in the shirts that they have sponsored. Their support for the team and village cricket is greatly appreciated.’

Edward Stoyle, Partner at Carter Jonas (York) said: ‘Carter Jonas is really pleased to be supporting Askham Bryan Cricket Club for another season. It’s really great to see that our support has had such a strong impact both on the club and on supporting local communities through grassroots sport’.

Carter Jonas is a multi-disciplinary property partnership that offers services for residential, commercial, rural, and planning and development. They have 38 offices across the UK, including local offices in York and Harrogate.


2017 Season Update and New Committee

November 4th, 2017

The 2017 season finished well for Askham Bryan; with a win against Clifton Alliance in our final match, we retained our place in York Vale League Division one. 

The club recently met for its AGM and elected the following as the committee for next year:

  • Captain: Fraser Strachan
  • Vice Captains: Steve Drake and Parag Mohite
  • Chair: Ian Hall
  • Secretary: Jamie Holliday
  • Welfare Officer: Michael Hicks
  • Treasurer: Dan Wheeler

A big thank you to the outgoing committee members, and all of the team, for making 2017 a really enjoyable season. 

We will be announcing net dates for 2018 in the near future, which we expect will be hosted in February, March and April next year. We are hoping to include use of a bowling machine and coach this time. 

New players wanted!

June 14th, 2017

Play for Askham BryanThe 2017 season is going well for the team with some fantastic victories against Stockton and Hopgrove, Melbourne and Ben Johnson so far.

We would welcome any new players to the club, regardless of standard. Your first match for ABCC will be only £1, so come along now and give it a try! We will be playing every Saturday during 2017 until the middle of September.

Contact the club by email: to put your name down and get involved.

2017 New Season Update

January 1st, 2017

2017 Update

2017 has arrived, so it’s time for a little update!

For those of you that aren’t aware, 2016 was a big season for the club. To set the scene, we began the year on the backfoot, needing to recruit several new players in order to rebuild the team following a challenging 2015 season.

Rebuild we did! Our pre-season nets were some of our most popular for several years, and we recruited several great new players and attracted a number of former players back to the club. We couldn’t, sadly, do much about the dreadful early season (and late season) weather that saw off several of our fixtures…

However, the season was a big triumph. Captain Jim took to his new role like a duck to water, continuing the positive approach taken by Ali the year before. We regularly scored large numbers of runs, Parag scoring big again, but ably supported by excellent innings from others including Dan W, Phil, Ali, Grewer, Dan Bird and several excellent cameos from others (lest we forget Dale and Jaros’s mighty stand!). They were all supported ably in the field by some wonderful bowling and fielding spells, and our new recruits really helped to bring the team alive.

So…what was the result? ABCC won the second division championship, and at the end of season awards scooped not only the second division award, but Club of The Year, Batsman of the season (Parag), Best Batting Average (Parag), and also a Lifetime Achievement Award for the wonderful Will Knight (and not forgetting an award for former ABCC player Geoff Deighton too).

This season we look forward to returning to Division 1 of the Vale League. We have already agreed pre-season nets for 4 weeks on Thursdays from 23rd March at the University of York, 7:30-9:30pm (first net free!) and hope to arrange some more. We are actively recruiting players, so if you’d like to get involved (no matter what age or standard) please come and join us!

We also have a date for our pre-season awards dinner, which will be at The Star Inn The City on Saturday the 4 February. Further details to be announced soon.

Pre-Season Nets 2017

December 28th, 2016

We have arranged the following pre-season nets for 2017:

Mount School (Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DD)

  • Feb 26, 16:00-17:00
  • Mar 5, 16:00-17:00
  • Mar 12, 16:00-17:00
  • Mar 19, 16:00-17:00

University of York Sports Centre (Heslington, York YO10 5DD)

  • Mar 23, 19:30-21:30
  • Mar 30, 19:30-21:30
  • Apr 6, 19:30-21:30
  • Apr 13, 19:30-21:30

All are welcome, whether you’re a current club member or if you’ve not played for us before and would like to give it a go. We’re actively recruiting for players this season and would be delighted if people would come and join in.

The nets at the Mount School will be £2.50. The nets at the University will be £5. Note – the first net at the University is at an earlier time than the others.

The first net you attend is free of charge!