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.


The Evening Cricket League is still a couple of teams short of having the ideal number of 16 teams so we can have 2 divisions each containing 8 teams.
Can you circulate this email to all your contacts & perhaps post it on the Bradford West Cricket Development Group website to see if we can come up with another 2 teams to complete the league for 2019?
The basic workings of the league are as follows: -
14 games
Played on Wednesdays, 6.30pm start
Played between 1/5/19 to 31/7/19
16/18 overs per innings depending on weather
Max 4 overs per bowler
Batsmen retire once they have reached 50 runs
Other than that it's normal cricket
The origins of the league was as an alternative to net practice, which is still one of the main benefits today.
Could you ask anyone interested to contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the telephone numbers below for more details. Any assistance you can provide would be much appreciated. Many thanks. Phil Poole 

Bradford West Cricket Development Group have now confirmed booking of workshops for clubs they include as follows

-Wednesday -First Aid -20 March-


 Wednesday -Safeguarding -March -27.


Venues- Crossflatts Cricket Club

               Keighley Road -BSD16 2ER

The cost of the workshops will be £35.00 per candidate non cricket development group clubs  with £30.00 per candidate for clubs in the  West Bradford Cricket Development Group , Places are limited to 24 first aid and 18 child protection if you would email or contact me with a list of candidates from either course  as soon that would be of great help .

Clubs are requested that payment is before the courses start to avoid any issues that might arise and if any club requires invoices  please let me know .

Once again I like to thank you and hears hoping for your full support on this request .  

“Please note that if you are a qualified level 2 equivalent coach who needs to update safeguarding (i.e. within a 3 year period) there is no need to attend the safeguarding workshop as this is available free of charge online, please contact Steve Archer for details”

Thanks Shiv Krishan

Chairman of West Bradford Cricket development Group .

Yorkshire Coaches Association - Seminar

Link to booking is:  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 .

The ECB has issued some advice to those who may still be panicking about the new Data Protection Regulations. It's short and reassuring and has some helpful  templates you can use. Shiv issued an email to all CDG Contacts on 2 May. If you you still need help and you deleted this accidentally or never received it then you can contact Shiv on Shiv Krishan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will send you the information .

Details of Link as follows 



Find below the AGENDA for the next meeting of the Bradford West CDG which takes place at Steeton Cricket Club at 7:30 pm PROMPT.

AGENDA for Bradford West CDG Meeting 13th June 2018 at 7:30 pm


Attached below are the Minutes of the January 2018 Meeting. Read through the main points and come along to the next Meeting which is on Wednesday13 June, STARTING AT 7:30 pm PROMPT!

Notes of BWCDG Meeting 24 January 2018



CONTACT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subsidies are available for members of the CDG

1st Aid - Wednesday 7th March 6:30 to 9:30

Cost £35

Child Protection - Wednesday 14th March 6:30 to 9:30

Cost £35

Book Now to avoid disappointment!

The latest meeting of the Bradford West CDG took place on 24th January 2018 at Steeton Cricket Club. This was attended by 8 local Clubs, with a couple attending for the first time. The Group are Chaired by Shiv Krishan of Great Horton Church, who is also currently acting as Secretary. Hopefully a new secretary will be found soon!

The Group discussed a number of key issues for local Clubs, including: Cricket Education Courses and subsidies available for local Clubs who are members of the Group, and a report from the YCB's Steve Coultard covered progress with Chance to Shine, "All Stars" Cricket, Grant Funding possibilities, Women & Girls Cricket, with each Club also summarising how they were getting on with the developments in their own clubs and issues they were trying to overcome. One of the key functions of the Group is share experiences and help each other. In that respect there was a discussion about the demise of a number of Clubs in the area and some of the ways in which problems facing clubs may be overcome. There are lessons to be learned!

A full copy of the key points discussed at the meeting can be accessed by clicking on the attached link below.

All Clubs in the area are welcome to attend meetings, and benefit from subsidy support for cricket education for players, coaches in the clubs as well as receiving support, help and guidance form the other local clubs who attend the meetings.

Further meetings are being planned in 2018 for June and September, with another meeting after Christmas in janaury 2019.

Come along and join in this important support for local Clubs in the Bradford area! All are welcome.