The CDG, through its Executive Committee, keep in touch and attend both the West Yorkshire Area Cricket Council and the YCB Council which links grassroots cricket to the work of the YCB. Minutes or Notes of these meetings are circulated to all member clubs on a quarterly basis to keep our Clubs in touch with how Yorkshire Cricket is being developed and key information available.


Haworth CC has some old, second-hand scorebox numbers no longer needed.

There are three small 12" boxes that have 10" numbers up to 12, look tatty but the mechanisms and numbers are all good and work very well. 

We also have an assortment of 18" boxes and numbers which are 15" high. The boxes mostly don't work but, knowing how bad it is when the half numbers crack, we thought there may be a club in need of spares?

Free and Collection only from Haworth CC ground - Please contact Kath Gower on 01535 642965 before Friday 7 April. 


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On Wednesday 15th a Drop-in Event took place at Sutton CC. Clubs from the area decended to meet  members of the Yorkshire Groundsman Association, Association of Cricket Officials, the YCB's Coach Ediucation Team, Community Coaches and Cricket Development Manager as well a Kit and Equipment suppliers, Total Play and MC Sports from Skipton. Those who attended said they had learnt a lot from the experience and wanted the Cricket Development Groups from Bradford and Craven to put this on on an annual basis so Clubs could meet key support services and  suppliers to see what was available to support their Clubs. We will certainly intend to do this as a regular pre-season event in future, both in the Craven area and in Bradford!

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Here is the link to the “All Stars”  Presentation (slides & video) held at Edgbaston. The one for Yorkshire was held at Elland Road recently.


It is the ECB's flagship new approach to bringing cricket to the next generation.


The  presentation is just under an hour so you need to set  aside plenty of time to view and listen carefully. Please encourage whoever is in charge of your Junior Cricket to view  this. This is the way forward that the ECB and the County Boards (including the YCB!) will be putting their funds into!


You and your Club members probably want to see  this before taking any decisions about your club's future.


Good luck! Here is the link:


Bradford West and Craven CDGs are jointly organising an Event on Wednesday 15th March from 7 pm onwards at Sutton Cricket Club, which Clubs can literally "drop-into". There will be a wide range of Cricket Suppliers, from Insurance to Groundworks, to Trophies and all the Cricket support bodies from the Coach Education to Senior & Junior Cricket Leagues, the Association of Cricket Officials covering Scorers and Umpires, the Yorkshire Groundsman Association and much much more. Hopefully there will be something for your Club that will help you get or find out about something you need for your Club.

And the YCB Cricket Development managers for both West and North Yorkshire will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

So, stick in in your diary now. For a couple of hours investment you might just find out something of real value to your Club! As we get more information abot who else will be at the Event we will update this website for you.

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Colin White, one of the stawart Umpires of the Bradford area has appealed to players to consider trying a stint at Umpiring and it may not be as difficult as you think. Additionally, there is a Begiinners Course at Pudsey Congs CC on Thursday 9th February

Read his appeal  anbd the Course below;

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The Latest Meeting of the Bradford West CDG took place on Thursday 19th January at Zara Sports Centre. Topics covered at the meeting:

  • This website is now open for business!
  • CDG funds available to support local clubs that attend the CDG meetings
  • What next in terms of the organisation of Education Courses in our area to support support local Clubs
  • Subsidies to help Clubs attend the Courses they need to attend
  • An Update from the YCB on key areas of interest to local Clubs. This included; Strategic priorities for the YCB in 2017, The new Club Development Support Framework, The results of the Latest National Player Survey for 2016, the latest position on avaiolability of funds from the YCB's Small Grants Scheme, the launch of Sports England's new Community Aset Fund, and finally news of the sad death of the YCB's Lawrence Walker who helped quite a few of us organise a variety of schemes to promote cricket and other important YCB Initiatives.
  • News of key Initiatives being discussed at various YCB meetings whgich we attend on behalf of local Clubs
  • News from local Clubs about how they are developing their Clubs and what they are up to.

The Notes and details from the meeting can be acessed through the link below, so please havea read and come and join us at Bradford West CDG. Next meeting is 9th March at the same time and venue!

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Click on "Events" in the Menu to see what Courses are being organised for Local Clubs and when the next meeting of the CDG or West Yorkshire Area Cricket Council or YCB Members Board will take place. Notes  for all the meeting events will be published on the CDG Website when they become available, helping you to keep up to date with the latest developments for Cricket in Yorkshire and what is available to help and support Clubs!

The first edition of our new on-line newsletter has today gone live (see link below and also running on the front page of the YCB website). Our intention is to do monthly issues leading up to the season and then drop down to bi-monthly editions during the summer.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 7:30 pm at Zara Sports Centre.

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Thorn Lane: Bingley Road
Bradford : West Yorkshire : BD9 6NA
Zara Sports Centre Direct 01274 397085