Newly promoted to Division 1, Yorkshire ladies 2nd team began the season with a weekend trip to Jesmond. The squad included representatives from all age groups, headed by Katie Smith (Pontefract). Other members were Claire Walker (Chapel Allerton), Andrea Santamaria (captain, Pontefract), Jess Dixon (Heaton), Hannah Shipley (Pontefract) and Julie Field (Pontefract).
The team comfortably beat Durham & Cleveland 5-0 and there followed an exciting and nail biting clash against Northumbria who had been relegated from the Premier Division last season. With a 2-3 loss to Northumbria and a 4-1 victory over Lancashire the following day, the final placings were:
1. Northumbria 53 points
2. Yorkshire 45
3. Lancashire 26
4. Durham and Cleveland 14
Stage 2 matches will take place on March 15-16th, 2014.