The South Yorkshire Cricket League has recognised all the efforts and improvements made at Mexborough Athletic Club by announcing that the Final the Billy Oates Cup will be played at Mexborough on 13th August 2017.

This follows on the from the successful Under 9 Barnsley and District Cricket Association tournament held in 2016 and hopes are high for a repeat of the under 9 tournament in 2017.

In 5 years Mexborough Cricket Club has risen like the proverbial Phoenix from the Ashes.

The club which struggled to put out a first team in 2011 made use of 70 players in its South Yorkshire Cricket League campaigns which saw the 1st team promoted for a second consecutive year.  2017 will see the first team play in the 2nd Division and Captainn Ryan Tingle is hopeful of a top half finish for 2017 with a  view to building a stable platform from which the club can then make the jump through Division 1 and on to the Championship.

Who knows with the right sponsors and funding the club may be playing Yorkshire league cricket in by the end of the decade.

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