THE Woodhouse Grange captain Steve Burdett has disclosed he is likely to wind down his village cricket to give more time to his job as a golf professional at the York club Heworth.
Burdett led Grange to the National Village Cup final in September, his third appearance at Lord's, and after the 24-run defeat by Valley End he reassessed his responsibilities to golf without committing himself to a definite retirement.
"The cricket takes up a lot of time," he said. "It's a bit busy at work and they've been very supportive of me. The club have done me proud in allowing me to play and given me a bit of lenience to allow me to play my hobby."
The new rules of entry in the Cup now bar clubs who pay or subsidise any member for playing or coaching.