HUNTERS ECB Yorkshire Premier League North 
Y&DSCL Hall of Fame entrants - March 2006 
Alan Barker 
Civil Service, Osbaldwick 
During a 35 years playing career, Alan took 845 wickets at an average of 11.86 and had best bowling figures of 9-38 v Tadcaster. He took eight wickets in an innings on seven occasions and was the first bowler to record three hauls of eight or more wickets in a season in1961. He held the post of Chairman of Osbaldwick Cricket Club for a number of years. 
Cliff Elliker 
Cliff devoted a lifetime to his beloved Heworth Cricket Club for whom he took over as secretary in1952. Since taking this first step into club management, Cliff has served the club in a variety of roles, include fixture secretary, treasurer, bar treasurer, fund raising secretary, vice-chairman and chairman. Cliff also served as League Assistant Secretary, responsible for results and press reports and his final accolade was as President in 2006 
Brian Flintoff 
Brian was an active member of Sessay Cricket Club since making his debut in1945. He hit 21centuries with a highest score 144no. He held the post of club secretary for 42 years from 1955 to 1996 and was groundsperson from 1971 to 2009. He was a member of the club committee from 1945 to 2009. He was the winner of the YCB's 'Lifetime Achiever' OSCA in 2011. 
Collis King 
Stillington, Dunnington 
The West Indian international played in the League for 21 years and his phenomenal record more than justifies his inclusion. He scored almost 19,000 runs at an amazing average in excess of 60 and scored 50 centuries. He made over 1,000 runs in seven seasons, completed the double of 500 runs and 50 wickets 5 times and is the only player to have scored two double centuries with his best of 212 coming in 2005. 
Paul Mason 
Paul was the backbone of the Ripon attack for 34 years during which he claimed 1,235 wickets at an average of 13.67. His economic rate of 2.41 runs per over exemplified his ability to bowl tight spells as well as being a strike force which enabled him to take nine wickets in a match on three occasions with two 9-30 returns being his best figures. He also captained the side for a number of years. 
Dennis North 
Dennis was faithful to his home village club, Stillington, for almost 50 years where, as well as being a regular and reliable player he was been the guiding hand in keeping his club at the forefront of the League. He was been a well-respected respected groundsman Chairman of the club’s governing body, the Stillington Sports & Social Club. He was ever present at matches, doubling as barman, organiser and club representative. As a player, he scored over 16,000 runs and qualified for the averages in 38 seasons. When not required to play, he filled the role of umpire for his club. He was runner-up in the Yorkshire 0SCAs - Groundsman Award in 2011. 
Mick Oldfield 
Tadcaster, Sheriff Hutton Bridge 
He first played in 1965 and ended his playing days in 1994 after taking just over a thousand wickets at an average of 13.68. He claimed eight wickets in an innings on seven occasions. He is also the only bowler to take eight wickets three times in a season. He was a successful captain was SHB Chairman from 1991 to 2022. He served on the League Committee for 32 years and was the 2011 winner of the George Reah Special Award at the YCB OSCA Ceremony for a lifetime's dedication to cricket and became the first winner of the League's Groundsman’s Award' in the same year. 
Albert Pattison 
Sheriff Hutton Bridge, Rowntrees 
Albert was a Director of Yorkshire Cricket Board and was heavily involved with cricket administration since taking over as Secretary of SHB in 1960. He held this post for 23 years and was club chairman for a further seven before moving to Rowntrees. His major contribution was to the League where he was an official for 48 years; starting as Assistant Secretary in 1965. He held the posts of Fixture Secretary and Results & Press Secretary before becoming League Secretary in 1986. He was Secretary of the York Indoor League and helped to establish the Yorkshire inter-League Knockout, the York & Scarborough ACC, Frank Piercy Cup, Joe Lumb Committee and York Umpires’ Association and a number of other organisations. He played in the League from 1958 until 2011 and in the Indoor League up to 2009. 
Ian Reed 
Huntington, Heworth, Woodhouse Grange 
The tragic death of Ian, who collapsed whilst bowling for Woodhouse Grange in the opening game of the1989 season brought a premature end to the life and career of one of the League's most colourful characters. As a 16 years old he claimed 37 wickets at an average of 7.72 to top the averages in Huntington's first season in the League and went on to take 1,306 wickets at an average of 12.87. He claimed over 50 wickets in 18 seasons. He was the first bowler to bowl in excess of 100 maiden overs in a season and was leading wicket taker 6 times. His award was made posthumously. 
Duncan Steele 
Haxby, Civil Service 
It is not possible to state the true extent of Duncan's impressive statistics as records for four years after Haxby's entry into the League in 1953 are not available. Nevertheless, figures for 24 years from 1957 to his retirement in 1980 show that he took 1,011 wickets at an average of 12.38 and achieved the qualifying target of 20 wickets in every season. He had an aptitude for turning in match winning performances and his record of taking eight wickets in an innings on ten occasions stood alone until matched by Steve Whitaker in 2001. His best bowling figures were 9-18 v Heworth and he was also a pretty handy batsman and had two centuries to his credit. 
Val Toase 
Val played for Easingwold for 37 years during which he scored over 16,000 runs in the top division, although details for the late 40s and the first half of the 50s are not available. Nevertheless, he is quite rightly regarded as the top batsman of his generation. His aggregate in the top division is unmatched and he can also claim to be the first player to score over 800 runs in the top division and the first player to hit three centuries in a season in 1957. He is also the only player to top the leading run-scorer charts in four successive years and his feat of heading the top division run-scorers list on seven occasions is also a record. 
Steve Whitaker 
Rowntrees, Wilberfoss, Dunnington 
It is highly likely that Steve is the League's leading wicket taker of all time. Available records credit him with 1,431 wickets whilst it is conceivable that this figure would be around 1,600 if four seasons of missing data were available. He took eight wickets in an innings on ten occasions which puts him at the head of the charts alongside Duncan Steel and has best figures of 9 -18. He was the first bowler to send down 400 overs in a season and his economical rate of 1.41 runs per over in 2000 may well be unmatched. 
Pat Wood 
Pat made around 11,000 runs in a 21 year career with Dunnington and ended his playing days with a highly respectable average of 31.45. He had a flair for hitting big scores and made 17 centuries with a best of 134 v Heworth. His tally of 12 centuries in the top division is a record and he was the first player to score a century in five successive seasons. He has served on the Committee of Dunnington Cricket Club for a good many years and was Club President in 2001. 
Des Wyrill 
Sheriff Hutton Bridge, Easingwold, Heworth, Thirsk, Malton & Old Malton, Woodhouse Grange 
Des played in the top bracket of league cricket in Yorkshire for 49 seasons in the York, Bradford and Yorkshire Leagues. During that time he broke a string of records and was leading run-maker in the County Over 50s competition. His York League stats show that he made over 20,000 runs at an average of around 40 and, in his early days, took over 300 wickets at 14.74. He topped the averages a record five times including a record average of 112.8 in 1999, and was leading run­ scorer on six occasions. He was the first player to complete the double and the first to score four centuries in a season. 
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