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Material will be added to these pages gradually over the next few months.

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Getting the Grant (762kb)



Start of Project
Map Showing Cricket Clubs in Calderdale (25kb PDF)
Map Showing Cricket Clubs in North Kirklees (25kb PDF)
Map Showing Cricket Clubs in South Kirklees (25kb PDF)



Website Launched



First Cohort of Work Placement Students



Research Assistant Appointed



Outreach Event 1: Halifax Antiquarian Society (1.9mb PDF)







1st Pennine Cricket History Conference
Conference - Photos & Cuttings (463kb PDF)
Conference Flyer (55kb PDF)
Conference Programme (581kb PDF)




Outreach Event 2: Calderdale Libraries

Outreach Event 3: Denby Dale WI

Summer Exhibition Season Commences




Tolson Exhibition Opens
13 May 2005 Tolson Exhibition Programme (555kb PDF)
13 May 2005 Tolson Museum Exhibition (695kb PDF)
June 2005 Tolson 'Introduction' Event (104kb PDF)
Tolson Cricket Collection (1.4mb PDF)


Paintings, Prints & Notelets
Batley & Dewsbury (648kb PDF)
Colne Valley (438kb PDF)
Dearne Valley (581kb PDF)
East Calderdale (418kb PDF)
Former Clubs (339kb PDF)
Halifax & Central Calderdale (713kb PDF)
Holme Valley (521kb PDF)
Huddersfield (598kb PDF)
Spen Valley (324kb PDF)
West Calderdale (660kb PDF)




Oral History


Archives & E-Archive


Press & Media Features



BBC Radio 4 'Open Country' Feature




Local History Serialisations (1.5mb PDF)




Outreach Event 4: Brighouse Rotary Club








Evening Course Launched: 'Bat and Ball'

Evening Course - Classroom Photos (891kb PDF)
1.Hanging Heaton Awayday - 22 Feb (564kb PDF)
2.Todmorden Awayday - 8 Mar (824kb PDF)
3.Thurstonland Awayday - 15 Mar (416kb PDF)
4.Illingworth Awayday - 22 Mar (586kb PDF)
5.Golcar Awayday - 29 Mar (803kb PDF)
Course Field Trip - Handout (537kb PDF)
Course Field Trip - Photos (1.4mb PDF)

Course Field Trip - David Halliwell's Reflections (208kb PDF)

2006 Adult Learners Week Nomination (259kb PDF)
Review in 2006 Northern Cricket Society Booklet (460kb PDF)
Christmas 2006 Reunion (1.43mb PDF)



Outreach Event 5: Jim The Dog Luncheon Club




Outreach Event 6: Lancashire & Cheshire Cricket Society

Launch of Project Publications
Launch of '180 Not Out' - Bookthrift, Hebden Bridge (252kb PDF)
Launch of '180 Not Out' - Dewsbury Books (478kb PDF)
Launch of '180 Not Out' - Toll House, Holmfirth (570kb PDF)
Launch of '180 Not Out' - Wades, Halifax (335kb PDF)

Launch of '180 Not Out' - Ottakars, Huddersfield (535kb PDF)
Launch of 'From Batley to Barnsley' by Mike Butler (617kb PDF)
Launch of 'George Herbert Hirst: Mirfield CC' by P.Neal (1mb PDF)
Launch of 'Lost' by Andrew Hardcastle (369kb PDF)
Review of Pat Neal Book in Wombwell CLS Magazine (188kb PDF)
Review in ACS Journal (179kb PDF)
Letter from Lord's (95kb PDF)

First 'History & Heritage' Award Winners (211kb PDF)

2nd Pennine Cricket History Conference
Conference Photos (539kb PDF)
Conference Cuttings (183kb PDF)
Conference Flyer (60kb PDF)
Conference Handout (658kb PDF)
Conference Programme (490kb PDF)



Cricket History Serialisations

Introducing Village Cricket (30kb PDF)
New Cricket Season (48kb PDF)

1. Places (39kb PDF)
2. Men (28kb PDF)
3. Women (34kb PDF)
4. Churches (30kb PDF)
5. Pubs (45kb PDF)
6. Factories (27kb PDF)
7. Ethnic Minorities (48kb PDF)
8. Landmarks (32kb PDF)
9. Transport (28kb PDF)
10. Hazards & Disasters (34kb PDF)
2006 Club History Series in Batley News (549kb PDF)

2006 Club History Series in Dewsbury Reporter (296kb PDF)

2006 Club History Series in Spenborough Guardian (1.0mb PDF) 2006 Club History Series in Halifax Courier (1.9mb PDF)

2006 Club History Series in Todmorden News (504kb PDF)

2006 Club History Series in Brighouse Echo (585kb PDF)




Staging of Project Fundraising Nights
Golcar Night with Clare Taylor & Dave Woods (1.1mb PDF)
Illingworth Night with Gary Fellows & Robin Smith (1.9mb PDF)



Thematic Exhibitions

Opening of Thematic Exhibitions (31kb PDF)

May 2006 Radio Leeds - Asian Cricket Feature (mp3) - Images (378kb PDF)

8 July 2006 'Introduction' Event at Bankfield Museum (536kb PDF)
24 July 2006 Dewsbury Library Cricket Event (288kb PDF)




Outreach Event 7: Holmfirth Rotary Club

Radio 4 - You & Yours (mp3) - Images (276kb PDF)




'Development of Cricket in Kirklees' at Dewsbury Museum
1 July 2006 Cricket Event at Dewsbury Museum (234kb PDF)
6 Aug 2006 'Cricket Carnival' at Dewsbury Museum (827kb PDF)




History CDs Distributed to Clubs (56kb PDF)

Donation of Asian/Caribbean Displays to YCCC (171kb PDF)

Donation of Framed Paintings/Drawings (307kb PDF)







Outreach Event 8: Huddersfield & District Family History Society

Honley & Broad Oak win 2007 Huddersfield League Heritage Award (33kb PDF)


Special Long-Term Displays

'Cricket in Calderdale' Display at Brighouse CC (340kb PDF)

'Cricket at Fartown' Display at Birkby & Fartown Library

(365kb PDF)

'Cricket in Calderdale' Display at Halifax Library (529kb PDF)

'Cricket in Calderdale' Display at North Bridge LC (522kb PDF)

'Cricket in Kirklees' Display in Huddersfield Library (492kb PDF)


First Schools Activity Packs Distributed (34kb PDF)


Heritage Trails




3rd Pennine Cricket History Conference

Flyer (113kb PDF)

Press Coverage (365kb PDF)

Programme (167kb PDF)

Photographs (1.1mb PDF)

'Huntley & Palmers CC' by Martin Bishop (1.8mb PDF)

'Roots of Illingworth St. Mary's CC' by Dennis O'Keefe (758kb PDF)

'Some Favourite Cricket Grounds' by Tony Hutton (2.0mb PDF)


Pat Neal wins 2007 HCCL Heritage Award (36kb PDF)

Outreach Event 8 - Warrington Outreach Event (305kb PDF)



Women & Cricket' Exhibitions

Women & Cricket in Calderdale' Launch - 24 May (1.4mb PDF)

Halifax Programme (310kb PDF)

Halifax Courier Press Coverage (77.6kb PDF)

'Women & Cricket in Kirklees' Launch - 4 Jun 2007 (1.1mb PDF)

Huddersfield Programme (71kb PDF)

Huddersfield Examiner Press Coverage (103kb PDF)

Bradley & Colnebridge CC Exhibition Relaunch (662kb PDF)




Activity CDs Distributed to Primary Schools (49kb PDF)




Oakwell Hall Cricket Carnival & Exhibition (1.65kb PDF)

Cricket in Heptonstall: Launch (597kb PDF) Display (623kb PDF)




Long-Term Displays

'Cricket in Kirklees' at the University Sports Centre (190kb PDF)

'Cricket in Dewsbury' at Dewsbury Town Hall (518kb PDF)

'Cricket in Dewsbury' at Ravensthorpe Library (505kb PDF)

'Cricket in the Holme Valley' at Holmfirth Library (331kb PDF)

'Cricket in Calderdale/Kirklees' at University Library (572kb PDF)

'Cricket in Calderdale' Display at Brighouse CC (340kb PDF)

'Cricket at Fartown' Display at Birkby/Fartown Library (365kb PDF)

'Cricket in Calderdale' Display at Halifax Library (529kb PDF)

'Cricket in Calderdale' Display at North Bridge LC (522kb PDF)

'Cricket in Kirklees' Display in Huddersfield Library (492kb PDF)




Club History Booklets

New Booklets Distributed (27kb PDF)

Bridgeholme CC (330kb PDF)

Cumberworth United CC (767kb PDF)

Shepley CC (613kb PDF)

Westborough CC (290kb PDF)




Outreach Event 9 - Oral History Society Conference (193kb PDF)

Outreach Event 10 - Reach Out, Engage & Inspire (779kb PDF)

Bradshaw Win 2007 Halifax League Heritage Award (40kb PDF)

NEW Book by D.O'Keefe: Start of Play - Illingworth CC (2.2mb PDF)




Outreach Event 11 - Huddersfield Textile Society (628 kb PDF)

Outreach Event 12 - Huddersfield Family History Soc (478kb PDF)

NEW Book by Pat Neal: Mirfield CC (1.3mb PDF)   Batley News








Outreach Event 13 - Hebden Bridge Local History S. (946kb PDF)

Paddock CC & Marsden CC Win Heritage Award (45kb PDF)

Project Featured in Sports Journalism Magazine (196kb PDF)




Project Features at University Research Festival (59kb PDF)

League Officials Invited to Giants Match as Guests (773kb PDF)

Pat Neal Book Featured in Huddersfield Examiner (91kb PDF) Kirklees Cricket Exhibition Opened at University (661kb PDF)



4th Pennine Cricket Conference - Press Review (81kb PDF)

4th Pennine Cricket Conference - Photos (2.8mb PDF)

4th Pennine Cricket Conference - Press Previews (229kb PDF)

Augustinians CC 40th Birthday Party (1.3mb PDF)

Hebden Bridge Rotary Club Event (902kb PDF)

Cricket Heritage Project Featured in Yorkshire Post (web link)

New Book by Rob Light: Origins of League Cricket (537kb PDF)

Association of Women Graduates Event (722kb PDF)

Denby Dale CC Win HCCL Heritage Award (287kb PDF)



Yorkshire CCC Yearbook Reviews Project Books (191kb PDF)

Cricket Project at Pudsey Family History Fair (656kb PDF)


Kirklees 'Cricket & Religion' - Examiner Review (434kb PDF)

Kirklees 'Cricket & Religion' Exhibition: Launch (1.5mb PDF)

Kirklees 'Cricket & Religion' - Examiner Preview (888kb PDF)

Kirklees 'Cricket & Religion' - Publicity (69kb PDF)

History Work Placement Students Join Project (323kb PDF)

Project Cricket Feature in Colne Valley Magazine (595kb PDF)

Huddersfield Textile Society Annual Dinner (178kb PDF)

'Cricket & Religion' Exhibition - Calderdale Launch (53kb PDF)

'Cricket & Religion' Exhibition - Calderdale Publicity (53kb PDF)

Cricket Project at Huddersfield FH Fair (1.5mb PDF)





























































































Talk about Project at Illingworth Sportsman's Dinner (173kb PDF)

'Vision for Huddersfield' Event (35kb PDF)   Web Link

Hebden Bridge Local History Day (46kb PDF)

Cricket Workshop at Meltham Group (1.23mb PDF)   Web Link

Holme Valley Echo Cricket Series Launched (134kb PDF)

Leeds Inter-Faith Cricket Festival (760kb PDF)

Colne Valley Exhibition - Press Review (79kb PDF)

Colne Valley Exhibition - Programme (263kb PDF) & Welcome

Colne Valley Exhibition - Launch Event (1.7mb PDF)

Colne Valley Exhibition - Setting Up (2mb PDF)

Colne Valley Exhibition - Examiner Preview (557kb PDF)

Colne Valley Exhibition - Publicity (89kb PDF)

Wanted: Church Cricket Archives for Calderdale Phd (63kb PDF)

3rd Series of Express & Chronicle Club Histories (882kb PDF)


Project in History on Your Doorstep (94kb PDF)   Web Link

Wisden Editor Visits Lascelles Hall CC (212kb PDF)   Web Link

New Book on Meltham-Born Cricket Rhymester (195kb PDF)

Cricket Talk at Social History Curators Conference   Web Link

Hospitality Day at Huddersfield Giants (483kb PDF)   Web Link

Burnley FC Schools Project Launch (741kb PDF)   Web Link


ORDER NOW! Bats, Balls & Biscuits by M.Bishop (71kb PDF)

Conference in Northern CS. Booklet (137kb PDF)   Web Link


Project Features on Website


Bat & Ball Course Reunion Meal (1.7mb PDF)

University Welcomes Caribbean Visitors (600kb PDF)  Web Link

Link Established with Dublin GAA Project (226kb PDF)  Web Link

3rd Year PR Students Join Project (32kb PDF)   Web Link

Article for Social History in Museums Jnl (39kb PDF)   Web Link

ACS at Huddersfield (42kb PDF)  Web Link 1 Web Link 2

ACS Event at University: From Centre Vale to The Oval…via Halifax and the West Riding: A Cricketing Journey (437kb PDF)

Media Previews (266kb PDF)

Survey Form (12kb PDF)

Speakers & PR Officers (108kb PDF)

Archive Material on Display (362kb PDF)

Exhibitions on Display (1.1mb PDF)

Reception & Bookstall (475kb PDF)

Lunch at The Varsity Public House (174kb PDF)

PR Officers: Megan Wainwright & Hayley Street (287kb PDF)

Refreshments (1.6mb PDF)

'Challenge Matches in the West Riding' - Rob Light (35kb PDF)

'Regional Identities: Yorkshire/Surrey' - Duncan Stone (50kb PDF)

ACS Report on Day by Andrew Hignell (12kb PDF)


Project in Oral History Society Journal (220kb PDF)   Web Link

Almondbury Wesleyans CC Galpharm Dinner (137kb PDF)   Web


Dr Rob Light (111kb PDF)





ACS Event - Survey Results (28kb PDF)

Huddersfield League 'History & Heritage' Award


Talk at Shelley Ladies Circle (41kb PDF)   Web Link

Outreach Event at Shelley Methodist Ladies Circle (425kb PDF)

Catalogue of Cricket Items Held in University Archive (19kb PDF)

New Project Blog (17kb PDF)

Launch of Project Facebook Group (13kb PDF)

Article in Yorkshire CCC Southern Group Newsletter (120kb PDF)


Town-Centre Promotional Events (20kb PDF)

> Mandela Corner, Huddersfield (453kb PDF)

> Russell Street, Halifax (548kb PDF)

Town-Centre Leafleting (391kb PDF)

Cawthorne Win HCCL 'History & Heritage' Award (154kb PDF)

5th Pennine Cricket History Conference (71kb PDF)

> Questionnaire Survey Results (316kb PDF)

> Preview Cuttings from Huddersfield Examiner (96kb PDF)

> Dave Cooper on Professionals in Local Leagues (21mb PDF)

> Lunch (515kb PDF)

> Public Relations Officers (164kb PDF)

> Delegates (1.2mb PDF)

> Press Review (web link)

Badger Hill CC Exhibition Relaunch (608kb PDF)


Bats, Balls & Biscuits Magazine Feature (145kb PDF)

H.Street & M.Wainwright Interview Project Leader (50kb PDF)

Biscuits Book Review in Wisden Cricketer (46kb PDF)  Web Link

Giants Hospitality for the Frances (44kb PDF)  Web Link

Paper at 'Recording Leisure Lives' Conference (18kb PDF)  Web

New Project Logo (17kb PDF)


Local History Day at University of Huddersfield (22kb PDF)

East Bierley Heritage Exhibition (31kb PDF)   Web Link

Project Partners Paddock CC for Car Park Cricket (201kb PDF)

Outlane CC at Headingley (130kb PDF)

Calderdale Cricket & Industry Exhibition (138kb PDF)  Web Link

Burnley Book Launched (187kb PDF)  Web Link 1  Web Link 2

East Bierley Cricket Heritage Exhibition (234kb PDF)

Gildersome Award - and 2 West Indians! (275kb PDF)  Web Link


Talk at Colne Valley Probus (16kb PDF)   Web Link

Talk at Cragg Vale History Group (78kb PDF)   Web Link

Kirklees 'Cricket and Industry' Exhibition (106kb PDF)

Talk at Colne Valley Probus (270kb PDF)   Web Link

Talk at Cragg Vale History Group (83kb PDF)   Web Link


Oxford ICC Conference (50kb PDF)   Web Link

Launch of Cricket Research Centre (135kb PDF)   Web Link

Cricket Research Centre Featured in Yorkshire Post   Web Link

Cricket Research Centre Featured in Examiner   Web Link

Cricket Research Centre Featured in Halifax Courier (web link)

'Social History in Museums' Article (117kb PDF)   Web Link

Kirklees 'Cricket and Industry' Exhibition (184kb PDF)   Web Link

Letter to Wisden Cricketer (30kb PDF)   Web Link


Altofts CC Clubmark Presentation (939kb PDF)   Web Link

Todmorden CC - ITV Countrywise (44kb PDF)   Web Link

Evening with Australian Cricket Writer Gideon Haigh (29kb PDF)


Churches Conservation Trust Event (40kb PDF)   

Churches Conservation Trust Event (183kb PDF)   Schedule

Stones CC Pavilion Opening (223kb PDF)   Web Link

Dewsbury Exhibition Switch (22kb PDF)

MUP Book Contract (30kb PDF)

Lancashire League Donation (95kb PDF)

Angus Fraser at Southowram CC (35kb PDF)


Warley CC 75th Anniversary Dinner at Elland CC (21kb PDF) Paddock CC Presentation Night (43kb PDF)

Launch of Karmand Sports Association - Photos (173kb PDF) Launch of Karmand Sports Association (web link)


Report on Project for Halifax League AGM (41kb PDF)

Talk at Yorkshire Supporters Gp (28kb PDF)   Web Link

Talk at Yorkshire Supporters Gp - Photo (66kb PDF)   Web Link

'Yorkshire Cricket Collection' at University Archives (19kb PDF)

Talk at Honley Civic Society (web link)

Honley Civic Society - Photos (220kb PDF)   Documentation

New History of Honley CC (53kb PDF)

Donation to Lord's, Oval & Old Trafford Libraries (53kb PDF)

Donation of Lockwood CC Cap (35kb PDF)

Halifax League Dinner (22kb PDF)

Warley CC/Stones CC Win Halifax Heritage Award (17kb PDF)

New Partnership with Joe Sayers and Pongo Cricket (38kb PDF)

Shepley Pub Website (20kb PDF)   Website

Cricketing Pubs - Information Required! (21kb PDF)

Guest Workshop at Plymouth Univ (31kb PDF)    Documentation

Meeting with Barry Sheerman MP (24kb PDF)



Opening of Yorkshire Cricket Collection with Brian Close





Chucker Peel in action circa 1950



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