THE ANNUAL HANDBOOK
1992-93
The first issue
1998-99 1999-00
First hard cover
2013-14
Last with coloured cover
2014-15
First with colour
2019-20
Last to be printed?

CHRONOLOGY

1992 – The first issue of a “Year Book” contained just 4 pages. It was basically a fixture list for the Ryedale league (which at that time was run by the NYSMBA).
1998 – It had grown to 20 pages with fixture lists for the Scarborough, Selby and Kyle Valley league being included. It also contained some contact telephone numbers and a basic diary.
1999 – After a change in NYSMBA management, the format was changed radically with the league fixtures being omitted but league histories and some club profiles being included. There were also details of the county team results and the names of the qualifiers for the Northern and National Championships and membership details. It was henceforward known as “The Handbook” and was initially issued free of charge to clubs.
2011 – The size reached a maximum of 60 pages. Since then the content has constantly be kept under review and format/layout changes have occurred each year to prevent it looking “stale”. Articles from members have been sought and published and many will remember the regular poetry contributions made by our past vice-chairman, John Bunting. In recent years the size has reduced to 48 pages and issues have contained very little that has not already been published on this NYSMBA website site.
2020-21 – Partly due to the Covid-19 crisis, the decision was taken not to prepare, print and distribute any physical copies but to provide a “virtual” Handbook with links to those pages on this site that have all the information usually found in the printed versions. This decision will not only save the Association and its clubs money but will reduce drastically the administration time required to produce it. The decision will be reviewed at the AGM in 2021. In the meantime please direct any queries to the Secretary.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Current and History www.nysmba.com/about-us/committee/
COUNTY TEAMS History www.nysmba.com/inter-county/
COUNTY C team Results & Statistics www.nysmba.com/inter-county/premier-team/
COUNTY A team Results & Statistics www.nysmba.com/inter-county/a-team/
COUNTY B team Results & Statistics www.nysmba.com/inter-county/b-team/
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS Results and past winners www.nysmba.com/competitions/county-championship/
NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS Results www.nysmba.com/competitions/northern-championships/
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Results www.nysmba.com/competitions/national-championships/
LITTLE CUP History & Results www.nysmba.com/competitions/little-cup/
DIARY  2020-21 www.nysmba.com/diary/
UMPIRES & RULES Overview www.nysmba.com/umpire-rules/
CLUB – Open Competitions Results and history www.nysmba.com/membership/club-open-competitions/
CLUBS Contacts and team captains www.nysmba.com/membership/club-contacts/
CLUB VENUES Locations & addresses  www.nysmba.com/membership/map/
LEAGUES Contacts and compilers www.nysmba.com/leagues/
SAFEGUARDING Policy Register documents www.nysmba.com/about-us/policy-register/
HISTORY SMB 1964-84 www.nysmba.com/about-us/history/