MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the NYSMBA is open to any Short Mat club located within or close to the boundaries of the county of North Yorkshire. Clubs pay £10pa plus £5.00pa for each of their members. This includes affiliation fees to both the National Association (ESMBA) and the Northern England Association (NESMBA).

Starting with just 6 clubs and 161 members in 1991 membership steadily grew over the next 15 years to peak at 48 clubs with over 1000 members in 2007. Since then, in common with most other counties, membership has contracted as can be seen from the table below. Currently (2018-19) we have 41 clubs registering over 820 players.

CLUBS JOINING SEASON JOINED
TOTAL CLUBS TOTAL MEMBERS CLUBS LEAVING
Slingsby  Ampleforth (St. Cuthberts)  Easingwold  Helmsley
Thornton Le Dale  Welburn
1991/92 6 161
Kirbymisperton  Kirkbymoorside  Scarborough 1992/93 9 270
Coxwold  Flixton  Gristhorpe  Stillington  Great Ouseburn  Tollerton
Thornton Le Clay
1993/94 16 371
Hambleton 1994/95 16 376 Slingsby
Bilsdale  Darley & District  Knareborough  Marton  Raskelf
Selby & District
1995/96 22 526
BSA  Yoredale 1996/97 24 607
Bubwith  Carlton  Darley  Boroughbridge  East Cottingwith  Eggborough  Escrick  Melbourne
North Duffield
Riccall Sutton on Derwent
Tate & Lyle (SWMC)
1997/98 34 794  Darley & District
Selby & District
Barn  Dacre & Hartwith 1998/99 36 821
Cyphers  Pateley Bridge  Sawley  Strensall 1999/00 40 912
Bolton Abbey 2000/01 40 910 Dacre & Hartwith
Cayton 2001/02 40 969 Thornton Le Clay
Burton Leonard  Wilberfoss 2002/03 42 955
2003/04 42 967
Guisborough  Crossgates  Yedingham 2004/05 44 984 Cyphers
Branton  Campsall  Kirklevington 2005/06 47 1025
Snaith 2006/07 48 1013
Seaton Ross 2007/08 47 969 Bolton Abbey  Guisborough
2008/09 45 914 Pateley Bridge  Strensall
Strensall (re-joined) 2009/10 46 908
Church Fenton 2010/11 45 899 Burton Leonard  Campsall
Stewart 2011/12 45 928 Gristhorpe
2012/13 43 907 Coxwold  Sawley 
2013/14 42 896 Darley
Husthwaite  Bempton 2014/15 44 888
Selby IBC 2015/16 43 867 Barn  Flixton
2016/17 43 834
2017/18 42 817 Bubwith
North Bay  Witherslack  Wolds
2018/19 41 822 Branton  Carlton  Strensall  Husthwaite
2019/20