The 2023 cricket season is underway – and hundreds of cricket fans have been watching Clifton Alliance teams play live via our new live video streaming service available free on YouTube.
Filmed using a state-of-the-art webcam set up in the old scorer’s box in the club pavilion, the live streaming meshes seamlessly with the online scoring from Play-Cricket to provide ball-by-ball footage and replays of selected matches with up-to-date scorecards.
Every wicket is replayed, as is every four and six, for both teams. Live footage also includes a variety of graphics including run-rates, Manhattans, and partnership data. At the end of each streamed match a highlights package will be available online showing key moments from the game.
The Firsts friendly versus Sessay was the first match to be streamed live, with a highlights package available to watch now on the YouTube channel. Viewers can also watch highlights of the 3rds Myers Cup match against Heslington. Last Saturday’s Yorkshire Premier League North match against Beverley was the first League game to be streamed live on the CACC channel, while the 2nds match against Pannal CC will be streamed live this Saturday, 29 April. (See the club calendar for a full list of Clifton Alliance fixtures, as many of which as possible will be streamed live.)
A global audience
YouTube hosting gives fans all around the world the chance to watch CACC live, with views so far coming from as far afield as Germany, the USA and New Zealand. The Beverley match had more than 1,000 views during the day.
CACC chairman Dave Heartshorne said: “We’re delighted to add this live video service to CACC. It means cricket fans can watch the action on a TV inside the club bar – or from anywhere in the world.
“Massive thanks to Helen and Paul Tynan from E2Tech for sorting it all out for us; to Ali and Dennis Wray for their help wiring it up and to our amazing volunteers who pitched in to dig and fill cable trenches and do all the other stuff that goes unseen but without which this just wouldn’t be possible.”
(Helen and Paul’s son Josh, a CACC Under 15 player, is shown smashing a four in the image from thr live action above.)
Anyone can subscribe to the channel, giving them the opportunity to schedule their viewing of future matches and get notified direct when the live action is ready to start.
Go to the YouTube channel now to subscribe and watch some of the action recorded so far.