Est. 1899

Barkisland Cricket Club





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Barkisland CC - Woodfield

"It's not the biggest ground, but it's got to be one of the nicest."


Barkisland - 'Bark' to those who know it well; 'Bark-island' to those who don't know it at all - is a small village situated to the north of Rishworth, to the east of Ripponden, and six miles south-west of Halifax. It is a quintessential Yorkshire community surrounded by luscious greenery, and in days gone by Barkisland was the name of an ancient township in the parish of Halifax.

The 1st and 2nd XI's play within the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League, which is one of the strongest semi-pro leagues in Yorkshire. The Development team play in the Halifax Sunday League. All 4 junior teams play within the Huddersfield Cricket League.


The village has had a cricket club since 1899. In the early days, home games were played at Norland Moor, but in the 1920s the club upped sticks to Woodfield. At first, Barkisland were members of the Halifax Association; in the 1930s they moved into the Halifax League; and in 2001 they switched into the Huddersfield League. (The Development team still play in the Sunday Section of the Halifax League). The club's traditional foes are Triangle CC and Stones CC, but the rivalry is not too intense.

The cricket ground is wedged between Stainland Road and Saddleworth Road. Close by lie the village church, the local school, housing both old and new, and two pubs regularly frequented by Barkisland cricketers: The Griffin and The Fleece. And all things considered - setting, pavilion, and the quality of the playing surface - the venue must be one of the most attractive in the Halifax area. It is no surprise to discover that Barkisland CC have taken part in the National Village Cricket Championship.

From a distance, the ground has a picture-postcard quality about it. Close up, it continues to impress. Granted, the playing area slopes slightly down to the Scammonden Road side, but it is well kept and has a pristine look about it. The hanging baskets outside the pavilion add a touch of class, as do the handsome wooden benches dotted around the perimeter of the ground and the high-quality net facilities at the far end.

Originally, the Woodfield pavilion was a wooden construction sited where the scorebox is now. This building was bought from Southowram CC - and then sold back to the same club. In the early 1970s, club members set to work on building a new pavilion by the main entrance, and in 1975 it was officially opened, and that's not forgetting the fact that, in 1983, the club became the first in Yorkshire to own a fully automated scorebox.


Stats Since Joining Huddersfield League
Season
Player
Amount
Most Runs Scored in a Season
2003
Paul Winrow
1392
Most Wickets Taken in a Season
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Highest Individual Score
2015
Tim Seifert (NZ Overseas)
239 (league record)
Highest Team Score
2015
1st XI
424
Most Centuries in a Season
2004
Paul Winrow
6
Most 6+ Wickets in a Season
2013
Chris Greenwood
5

Club Honours

Year
1st XI
2nd XI
Development XI
2016
Paddock Shield (cup)
Rod Warhurst Cup & Halifax League Division 2
2015
Sykes Cup
Paddock Shield & Premier League Champions
2014
Halifax Sunday League Division 3
2012
Huddersfield Championship League
2008
Sykes Cup
Huddersfield Conference League
2007
Huddersfield Conference League
2003
Huddersfield Conference League
 
1998
Crossley Shield (cup)
1997
Parish Cup
1995
Parish Cup
1992
Halifax League Div 1
1990
Halifax League Div 1
1989
Halifax League Div 1
 
1988
Crossley Shield (cup)
 
1987
Parish Cup
Halifax League Div 1
 
1985
Halifax League Div1
 
1984
Halifax League Div 1 & Parish Cup
Halifax League Div 1
 
1981
Parish Cup
 
1980
Halifax League Div1
 
1979
Parish Cup
 
1978
Parish Cup
 
1977
Halifax League Div 1 & Parish Cup
 
1976
Halifax League Div 1
 
1975
Halifax League Div1
 
1973
Halifax League Div 1
 
1971
Parish Cup
 
1964
Halifax League Div 2
 
1959
Crossley Shield (cup)
 
1956
Halifax League Div1
Crossley Shield (cup)
 
1955
Halifax League Div1
 
1954
Halifax LeagueDiv 1 & Crossley Shield (cup)
 
1951
Parish Cup
 
1950
Halifax League Div1 & Parish Cup
 
1949
Halifax League Div1
 
1948
Halifax League Div1
 
1947
Halifax League Div1
 
1941
Halifax League Div1
 
1926
Halifax League Div1