Phew What a Thriller

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On a beautiful summers evening (yes they do exist) the Ebor Players were set a record score of 101 to chase in this the 10th instalment of the annual cricket match against a Village Select XI.

 

Village Select captain Michael Dale won the toss and elected to bat. History is against those batting first with 6 of the previous 9 encounters being won by the team batting second.  Opening for the Village were debutants Linda Welch and Mark Askew. Unfortunately it was to be no beginners luck for Welch as 2 balls later she was heading for the pavilion (bowled Rose) for a well earned drink. Askew was made of sterner stuff surviving all the Players could throw at him retiring unbeaten on 12.

 

Next up was Lisa Thornton who again made a personal best equalling 3 before edging a ball off Pickering to wicket keeper Dunn. Joining her at the crease was captain Mike Dale who retired on 13 but failed to get a finishing 6 as the ball dropped agonisingly close to the boundary, this would prove to be significant. It also took his aggregate score to 1 behind the overall leader Stewart Harrison who was yet to bat and curiously Dale had chosen to put him late in the order, was he putting personal vanity ahead of the team?

 

Debutants Tim Taylor and Clare Pitchford were next in and neither troubled the scorer both being caught out by Dunn & Hughes off the bowling of Curran & Linfoot respectively. Next up were Ben Jemison who made a solid 7 before being caught Curran off the bowling of Beadle and Nigel Pendleton an Ebor Player playing for the Village side who made a more pedestrian 7 before being caught Dunn (his third of the night) off the bowling of Schofield. We were now down to the tail and would it wag? Well there was a distinct lack of wagging from Chris Gajewizc as she batted for 18 balls (a record) without scoring before Schofield bowled her. Next up was aggregate run record scorer Stewart Harrison who made a late appearance to keep his 100% record intact but with the overs running out would it be too late? A quick-fire unbeaten 10 kept his record intact as he now has 91 runs scored across all matches, but his retirement meant a rapid rule change was required to allow last man standing Jo Bewley to bat on her own. This she duly did making 7. With extras contributing a whopping 42 the Village team had scored a record 100.

 

An excellent opening partnership from David Rose unbeaten on 13 and Tracey Patrick a career best 10 (who needs the more talented Patrick?) set a solid base for the Players but then a succession of quick wickets for the Village saw Hughes, from an excellent running catch taken by Jemison, Holloway & Pickering fall for low scores, swinging the balance in favour of the Village side again. But there was more to come from the Players as their middle order flourished. First Ned Curran continued his heroics from last year with an unbeaten 10 then captain Dunn contributed an unbeaten 12. Whilst scoring at one end, Dunn was ably supported by Bev Linfoot who broke the earlier set record by Gajewizc of number of balls faced without scoring a run - 21 in this case. Those of you familiar with 1980's cricket will remember the legendary Chris Tavare, Linfoot's effort made Tavare look like Kevin Pietersen.

 

Whilst Linfoot was occupying the crease the score was creeping along but the Players were beginning to run out of batsmen. Matt Taylor joined the fray scoring steadily, and was joined by Alex Schofield after Linfoot was finally removed off the bowling of Dale who was becoming a bit desperate as he saw his sides record total slowly being reeled in. With Taylor now assuming the passive role, Schofield hit 2 boundaries to edge the score ever closer. He was on 9 with only 1 batsman due in, 6 needed to win and he duly obliged with a well struck 6 to get the Players the 101 needed and victory with an over to spare.

 

So victory to the Ebor Players to tie the overall series 5.5 and at the presentation one of their band was heard to say 'I've never won a sporting medal before' not sure this counted as a sporting occasion but the sentiment was right.

 

A big thank you must go to Bishopthorpe Cricket Club for allowing us to use their facilities and good luck to them as they chase trophies across a number of fronts.

 

 

 

                                                            Scorecard

 

Village Select won the toss and elected to bat.

 

Village Select XI

 

L Welch b Rose                                              0

M Askew Retired                                           12

L Thornton c Dunn b Pickering                      3

M Dale Retired                                               12

T Taylor c Dunn b Curran                               0

C Pitchford c Hughes b Linfoot                     0

B Jemison c Curran b Beadle                          7

N Pendleton c Dunn b Schofield                    7

C Gajewizc b Schofield                                  0

S Harrison Retired                                          10

J Bewley NOT OUT                                       7

Extras                                                              42

Total                                                                100

 

Ebor Players

 

D Rose Retired                                               13

T Patrick Retired                                             10

P Hughes c Jemison b Thornton                     1

P Holloway RUN OUT (Welch)                    0

P Pickering b Taylor                                        2

N Curran Retired                                            10

A Dunn Retired                                              12

B Linfoot b Dale                                            0

M Taylor NOT OUT                                       9

A Schofield NOT OUT                                  15

Did not bat; C Beadle

Extras                                                              30

Total                                                                102

The Lost Men of Bishopthorpe: Arthur Holt

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In the course of my research into the men whose names are inscribed on our village War Memorial, it occurred to me that it would be a worthwhile commemorative project to highlight their names on this website and in our parish magazine, Link, in the month which marks one hundred years since their deaths.  

The previous man who died was Richard John Lumley in October, 1914.  

As well as spending a few moments thinking of these men and their families, I hope that you find the details of some interest.

Ken Haywood

HOLT, Arthur

Private, 1796, 5th Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment.
Died on the 3rd July, 1915, in the United Kingdom, age 23, from illness.
Buried in Bishopthorpe Churchyard.

Remember him.
The Sports and Social Club on Main Street is keen to promote live music in the village, and plans to host a number of gigs during the summer.

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On Saturday the 20th June Duvet, the ultimate covers band, will be appearing. All details are on the attached flyer; click for a larger version. 
Duvet have made a name for themselves as a great good-time party band, so come along for a great evening. 

Explore Your First World War Heroes

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The centenary of the First World War years has set many of us exploring the role our relatives played during those years of conflict.  Although access to online digitised records has made the search easier, not all our questions are answered. 
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If your WW1 ancestors are proving to be a challenge, come along to Bishopthorpe Library on Wednesday, 17th and Saturday, 20th June, when Ken and Linda Haywood will be holding a First World War Family History Help-Desk Event.

Ken and Linda, who have been helping researchers for many years, will bring several finding aids and sources of information with them.  In particular, they will have the City of York World War 1 Card Index.  This invaluable Index lists the details of more than 10,000 men and women from the city who served with the Forces. 

The research assistance applies both to those who survived the war and those who did not. 

Bring your details and Ken and Linda will do their best to help you find what Great/Gran or Great/Grandad did in the war.

To make your search even more enjoyable, coffee and home-made cakes will be provided by the Library at a small charge. 

Bishopthorpe Library:  Wed. 17th June (10.00am to 12.30pm & 2.00pm to 5.00pm) and Sat. 20th June (10.00am to 12.30pm)


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Glynn Drummond photographed in front of Bishopthorpe Post Office, Main Street, which closed in February 2015.

When Glynn Drummond announced he was going to retire as Bishopthorpe Postmaster, a tremor passed through the village.  No one wished to lose the Post Office.  However, as we now know, the P.O. has re-opened at the newsagent in Sim Balk Lane, and a collective sigh of relief was heard for miles. 

It would, indeed, have been a great disappointment if the Post Office had closed down, bearing in mind that a postal service has operated in Bishopthorpe for 171 years. To read about the history of our local postal service, click HERE.

The Story of York City Walls

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Well-known York City Guide, Ivan Martin, will be giving
the following illustrated talk:


From Defence to Tourist Attraction:

The Story of York City Walls

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Bishopthorpe Methodist Church Hall

Hosted by Bishopthorpe Local History Group - everyone welcome.
£3.50 including light refreshments.

The Wagoners' Memorial, Sledmere

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This striking First World War memorial, situated near to Sledmere House on the Yorkshire Wolds, tells the story of the pole wagon drivers who signed up to Sir Mark Sykes's Wagoners' Special Reserve

Join members of the Bishopthorpe Local History Group at an open meeting to hear Dorothy Nott's illustrated talk:

"The Wagoners' Memorial, Sledmere:
A Sense of Place"
 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 7.30pm.
Bishopthorpe Methodist Church.
 
£3.50 to include light refreshments
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Bishopthorpe Sports and Social Club will be holding their fourth annual beer festival on the weekend of Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March. 

Welcoming the connoisseurs at last year's festival.
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There will be 2 ciders and 12 real ales on offer all at £3 a pint or try 1/3rd pint for just a pound. 
The festival starts at 6pm on the Friday with the York blues band "Up In Smoke" featuring Michael Johnson from Bishopthorpe playing later in the evening. 
Saturday kicks off at 12 noon until midnight with all the days sporting action on the TVs and big screen. 
Bishopthorpe Club has won the York CAMRA Club of the year award for 2015, and a specially brewed beer called Hatrick will be available to celebrate the third year in a row that the Club has won this award, which will be presented on Saturday afternoon by representatives from York CAMRA.
Come down and enjoy the craic and sample a few different beers at the same time.
See the full programme here : Beer_Festival_2015.pdf

FREE ENTRY ALL WEEKEND - ALL WELCOME.

Model Railway Exhibition

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The Ebor Group of  Railway Modellers  will hold its Annual Model Railway Exhibition at Heworth Church Hall, Melrosegate, Heworth, York on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat.) and 4 p.m. (Sun.).  Admission is £3 adults and £1 child (under 5's free).

There will be eleven layouts including a Thomas layout for children (and others) on display. There will also be a refreshment stand, a second hand stand, a book stand and a stand from Monk Bar Models.

All profits from the refreshment stand and half the tombola proceeds will go to York Against Cancer.

Come along and support your local amateur modellers!
 

'Allo 'Allo

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