Hunmanby have become the second cricket club to quit the Derwent Valley Cricket League this month, the division C team’s resignation due to a lack of players coming only a couple of weeks after Oriel’s demise.
League secretary Bernard Goulding said: “More sad news for cricket overall, locally and nationally, in that Hunmanby Cricket Club have folded due to lack of players.
“Hunmanby CC in the past have been a very strong club playing in all divisions of the Beckett Cricket League and Scarborough Evening League and produced many good players over the years, however despite the village being one of the biggest in Yorkshire they have gradually gone down to just one team playing Saturday cricket in the Derwent Valley Cricket League division C in recent years. Sadly this weekend I got notification from their secretary Paul Hunt that due to lack of players they will not be continuing to play cricket.
“This now means all teams in division C of the Derwent Valley League will have two free Saturdays when due to play Hunmanby.”
In the Murray Brown & Son Cup Ganton 2nds now have a bye through to the semi-final, and in the Home Guard Sunday Cup Lockton now have a bye through to the third round, having been due to face Oriel and Hunmanby in the first two rounds.
Goulding added: “Regarding players registered to Hunmanby CC last season, any transfers that have already gone through on official transfer forms to Karen Maw (Joint Leagues Players Registrations Secretary) are okay, but other Hunmanby CC players cannot yet move to other clubs until I have received their club resignation fine and confirmation from Hunmanby that their are no players with disciplinary issues or outstanding payments due to the club. I will confirm when it is ok to register their players for new clubs once I have the above.”