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 Due to the coneravirus and ongoing situation the committee have decided to postpone

both workshops to a later  date .


Date and time to be confirmed any issues contact Shiv Krishan 07889167095  

Bradford West Cricket Development Group -

Club Courses -

The group shall be holding the very successful workshops once again this year these to include 

First Aid -

Venue -Steetan Cricket Club

Date  -18 March

Time -6.30 onwards -Cancelled 


Venue -Crossflatts Cricket Club

Date - 25 March

Time -6.30  -Cancelled 

Please- Contact Shiv Krishan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to confirm your booking . 

The next meeting of the Bradford West Cricket Development Group will be held on 

 Date -23 September 2019 

Venue -Crossflatts Cricket Club

Time -7.30 prompt -

All Bradford West Cricket Clubs are welcome to attend .

Hope to see you there 


Details of Minutes of the Bradford West CDG Meeting held Thursday 25/04/19

Held at Crossflatts CC 19:30


Shiv Krishan (Chair, and Great Horton Church CC)

David Allen (Treasurer and Bingley Cong’s CC)

Kath Gower (Haworth CC)

Simon Hicks, Billy Ricketts (Saltaire CC)

Phil Poole (Denholme CC)

Steve Butterfield (Long Lee CC)

David Holdsworth (Sutton CC)

Mark Pennington (Crossflatts CC)

Terry Davis (Bradford and Bingley CC - Notes)

Apologies Steve Coulthard, Steve Archer (YCB)

  1. Shiv welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduce New Club to the group Long Lee .
  1. Minutes of the last meeting
  2. : Agreed
  3. Matters arising:
  4. None
  5. CDG Website: Shiv now has access, anything that anyone wants on in regard to Website, please let Shiv know. Big thanks to Ed who is continuing to help. Any messages, please let Shiv know in advanced so this can be then placed on the website. Could all clubs please look at their club pages and send updates to Shiv so that he can amend the details. Particularly helpful if this could be in Word Format
  6. Women’s: Kath updated on the Upper Airedale U11 Girls team. Kath is to run this with the help of Neil Bishop at Haworth. Shiv suggested that there may be some funding as a subsidy to help get things started. It was agreed to consider allocating some funding for kit etc. UAJCA will also be supporting the team with finance, but it was agreed that Kath consider possible requirements as a group we promote all groups and was nice to see that woman’s cricket are playing a rle in our development group .
  7. BME Update Cricket nets can be booked at Bradford Park Avenue - these are free for CDG Clubs. Shiv announced that there are Trials for “Cities Cup” (14-19-year-old) and invited nominations for potential triallists, some of whom would be eligible for a 3 Day Scholarship at Lords (available for 2 people).
  8. Disability: Terry reported that a good partnership had been set up with the Visually Impaired group, with sessions being held at Wagon Lane. It is hoped to hold a mixed ability match at some point.
  9. Treasurer’s Report: - David reported that funds are available to support various activities. £400 is now available from the First Aid and Safeguarding Courses. Bank Account - balance stands at approximately £3,500. David is adding some people to the mandate for signing cheques. David also reminded clubs that some subsidies are available for those attending external courses such as Safeguarding, First Aid etc. It was also agreed to run the same courses as have been recently run before the start of next season. There was some discussion about how much reserve funding is needed. It was noted that e.g. Level 2 courses are expensive, and it would be good to continue to subsidize these. Shiv to check with Steve Archer to come up with ideas for courses, but the feeling was that there should be funds available for such courses along with Coach Development etc. a possible Coach Support Worker Course at one of the local clubs for CDG members clubs who could then access funding from the group .
  10. YCB Update - to follow by email, due to the 2 reps not being present.
  11. Cricket Education: Priorities identified are: Safeguarding, First Aid, and L2 Coaching subsidies, plus the new introductory course for potential coaches. Electronic Scoring also thought to be needed in future, especially as Bradford Junior League is to transfer to Play Cricket next Season. Shiv to email Dale to ask what may be available and appropriate. A discussion followed regarding the various requirements of GDPR It emerged that some clubs have been advised that parents must register younger players due to data sharing requirements of the new Act. However, most clubs operated a system whereby parents were asked for consent for Clubs who were then able to to do this on their behalf. Shiv to get clarity on this matter via ECB.
  12. Area Council report. Shiv had attended the most recent meeting and reported that Jimmy Martin and James Love gave a presentation on the new Pathways arrangements. All Leagues and development groups also gave an update. Shiv reminded the group that anyone could attend on his behalf and asked for volunteers. Shiv will post details of the meeting on the CDG Website.
  13. Club reports:

BRADFORD & BINGLEY: Terry reported that 3 senior teams would again be fielded and that 10 Junior teams would compete across various leagues. The Club has agreed to host a 2020 match where a Yorkshire X1 would play Hanging Heaton on 10 June under floodlights.

BINGLEY CONGS: David reported that there are still no juniors, but that All Stars is being pursued. 10 Seniors haven’t been selected across the 3 teams for the opening match on 27/04/19, so the Club has been in touch to try to initiate loans for those not selected - possibly with Oakworth 3rds. The new Car Park has been finished and the application for alcohol sales is under way, albeit with some local resistance, possibly from nearby residents.

SALTAIRE: Billy and Simon reported that there will be 4 Junior teams, and 3 Senior teams playing this season. Winter coaching had gone well, and it was particularly pleasing to report some involvement from Muslim girls, after engaging with Carlton Bolling School. The club has also purchased a roll-on net.

DENHOLME: Phil reported that the 2 Craven League teams would be stretched for players this season. There would be no Juniors this season, but the All Stars recruitment has gone well, with 8 Activators and 15 children already signed up. Grants for equipment have been secured and it is hoped that further grants would be available to replace the covers damaged by the recent high winds.

The Bradford and District Evening League commences on 01/05/19. Shiv has posted an appeal for teams on the website.

HAWORTH: Kath reported that a new patio area is now complete. Neil Bishop is running an U9 side and an U11 Girls UAJCA team. Kath has almost competed the DBS Verifier module and will take on responsibility for this once complete.

Steetan -Apologies

Notes attached From Steetan .

LONG LEE: Steve reported that the Club had 29 players to pick from for the 2 team’s opening fixture. The All Stars programme has 8 signed up already, with the hope of more to come through Long Lee Primary School engagement. Training Sessions have been held for 9-14 year old’s on Saturday mornings. Access to the pitch has recently been improved with a new entrance and the possibility of new car parking arrangements.

SUTTON: David reported that volunteers have been working on various initiatives. A new garage and storage area is planned with the possibility of ECB funding this year or next. 2 Senior and 4 junior teams will compete this season. A partnership with South Craven School has been particularly effective. A Quick Cricket Festival for Primary School children will be held, and the All Stars programme is expected to do very well.

CROSSFLATTS: Mark reported that as well as fielding 2 junior teams, 37 youngsters have been signed up for All Stars with 8 Activators. Taster sessions have also been held at Beckfoot School with 50 young people attending. U9 and U11 indoor nets had been held at Bradford Grammar School, and the facility has been useful. Various improvements have been made such as the creation of a food preparation area and the addition of hanging baskets and planters around the ground. The Club have been drawn at home in the National Village Cup.

GREAT HORTON CHURCH: Shiv reported that the Tour to Malaysia had gone very well, with some good help from the Youth Service. New nets facilities have been used at Grange Interlink. A Coach Support Worker course had gone very well, and the Juniors will be strong this year with teams at all ages across various leagues. An over 50s team is also about to start as many were getting to this age and after a couple of years the club would be back in . New Coaches have been recruited and this was help with the junior set up with a new under 13 and a new Under 17 which took the total up to 9 junior teams ranging from 9-17 .

The Club were finalists at this year’s Bradford Sports Awards and was a proud moment when the club picked up the title of Junior Team of the Year for the work done but the support from all at the club .

  1. AOB: A)UAJCA are hosting 3 Teams from New Delhi on Wednesday 19 June at Wislden, Bingley Cong’s and Harden. B) UAJCA U 10 match to be played at Haworth. Coach Development Worker Courses were felt to be a good idea so Shiv is to investigate coatings to see if CDG funding could support this. C) A question was raised about charges for Teas. Billy reported that one league has introduced a rule that away teams have to pay a flat fee of £40. Most clubs charge £3 with the Bradford League charging £4 with a minimum purchase of 8. D)Shiv asked if anyone could suggest any other Clubs to be represented at future meetings.
  1. Harden and Keighley were suggested.
  2. NEXT MEETING: The next 2 meetings have been fixed in the Diary. Both will take place at 19:30 at Crossflatts CC (thanks for hosting) on the following dates:

Monday 29 July 2019


Monday 25 November 2019

The Meeting closed at 21:30, with Shiv thanking everyone for their attendance, and confirming that Terry has agreed to take on the role of Secretary.

A big thanks to Terry for taking over the role as Secretary as this would help and hope that we could on to support all the clubs once again. 

Yorkshire Coaches Association - Seminar

Link to booking is:  http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/nbqgr5.  For payment select "Offline Order" and pay on the day.   Venue:  Headingley Indoor School   Time:  10am to 2pm   Practical Batting Session with England's Lauren Winfield and Yorkshire Coach (and Brisbane Heat) Courtney Hill.   Practical Fielding Session with Yorkshire Pro Matt Fisher & Bilal Anjam   Mental Health in Cricket talk delivered by the "Opening Up" organisation   New Coach Ambassador roles update from the ECB's Dave Leighton   Cost is £10 to our members - pay on the day.

The latest meeting of the Bradford West CDG took place at Great Horton CC on 14th November. The meeting was chaired by Shiv Krishan and 6 local clubs attended. The Notes of the meeting are attached below, but amongst the key topics discussed were:

  • The shortage of players for some clubs and the development of a Player Loan Scheme which will help to ensure all players get a more regular game and clubs can fulfil all their fixtures
  • The need for and organisation of some Cricket Education Courses in the Spring, covering Child Protection and 1st Aid in particular
  • The continuing interest amongst local Clubs in schemes like Chance to Shine and All Stars Cricket, which assists in the migration oif children from School to Clubs, and how this can be made to happen for the clubs
  • An update on how the Disclosure & Barring Scheme (aka DBS) is working for local clubs, a mater of importance for all clubs
  • Updates and sharing from clubs on on ideas on how they are continuing to try to develop their clubs
  • To see the detailed points is the discussion click on the attached link: November 2018 MeetingNovember CDG Meeting

Next Meeting of Bradford West CDG 14th November  2018 

.Venue -Great Horton Church Cricket Club 


.Address- 108A Allerton Road BD8 0AZ 

Time -7.30 Prompt  

Would all clubs please attend or send a represeative for the meeting ,with a brief written report so that we can enter on our website .