Norton & District cricket league in Sheffield History & Expats Posted December 16, 2020 · Edited December 16, 2020 by MobileB On 13/06/2012 at 20:12, The Oil Man said: Better late than never, I played in the Norton League from 1975-1980 playing for Grimesthorpe CC . I moved to the Sheffield League, where I played for Leadmill CC until around 1983, (I Think) I played for both teams in the Sheffield Alliance mid week league. What happened to the Norton League? The Norton League merged with the Sheffield League. The Sheffield League subsequently merged with the South Yorkshire League alongside the Doncaster League. The SYL has just announced a merger with the Yorkshire Premier League (South). so that the top division will still form part of the ECB Premier League pyramid. My memories of the Norton League were games in Graves Park where six or seven games were played on adjacent pitches and where the square leg on one ground was fielding at mid-on on the adjacent one! The Alliance Midweek League is still going strong, although no games were played in 2020 due to Covid. Leadmill pulled out a few years ago (shortly after David moved to Scotland). There still around 25 clubs in the League.