Richmondshire cricketers take part in cook off

Two North Yorkshire South Durham League cricket teams are to compete in the kitchen as part of an off-season challenge.

Richmondshire CC and Rockcliffe Park CC will compete in a Chance to Dine which will see two players from each club preparing a four-course meal.

Each pair will be mentored by a professional chef. For Richmondshire, first team bowlers Chris Layfield and Sam Wood will joined in the kitchen by Caroline Whalley, former kitchen director at Middleton Lodge.

Caroline has been a professional chef for over 25 years and has worked with some of the most talented chefs in the industry.

Their opposition will be Rockcliffe Park players Andy Walker and Ian Potts, supported by Rockcliffe Hall Hotel sous chef, Michael Carter.

Each of the four courses will be judged by diners.

Having lost the inaugural contest in 2019, Richmondshire will be keen for revenge.

Chris Layfield said: “I’m really looking forward to what should be a fantastic evening for the club and fingers crossed we can get our own back this year and hopefully take home the cooking crown.”

The event will take place at Richmondshire Cricket Club, Hurgill Road, Richmond on Saturday, February 29, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £35 a head, available from Mark Layfield, club chairman at Richmondshire CC, who can be contacted by mobile on 07803239593.

Mark said: “Last year’s Chance to Dine evening was a great success with all who attended have a brilliant evening.

“It’s something that is completely different for us as a cricket club to run and it is made even more enjoyable for us as a club when you are doing it in partnership with Rockcliffe Park.

“I am looking forward to seeing both Chris and Sam put through their paces on the big screen by Caroline.”