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 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.


The next meeting of the Bradford West CDG will be on Thursday 21st September 2017, 7:30 at Zara Sports Centre.

Items for the Agenda are welcomed. Standard items will include: The Latest News from the YCB, a Cricket Education Update and Planned Courses for the Close Season, News from the Clubs in our area and any support which is required.

A Summary of the key points from the last meeting in June can be found on the Homepage

Any enquiries abou the Group can be sent to Shiv Krishan, ther current Chair, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The latest meeting of the Bradford West CDG took place on Thursday 29th June 2017. The following items were covered during the meeting:

  • Matters Arising from the Previous Meeting - There were no major issues arising from the previous meeting, although there was lots of interesting matters discussed. If you want to see these again click on the link that follows! Notes of the Bradford West CDG Meeting 23 March 2017
  • Election of Officers - Shiv Krishan was re-elected as Chair of the Group and  David Allen as Treasurer. Ed Duguid, the Group's Secretary, stood down from the Group after 11 years of service. Those present thanked Ed for all his work. It was decided, in view of the amount involved in the Secretary's job, that a review would take place of what was involved and it may be that some payment would be made to a willing volunteer if no-one had the time to devote to the role in the meantime. It was fully understood that everyone was very busy with their own Club matters.
  • Report from the YCB - Steve Archer had been unable to attend the meeting, but Ed had forwarded the latest news from the YCB. (Click on this link to see Steve's Report). Mark Jobling who was present also updated everyone on the latest position with the "All Stars" initiative and Chance to Shine in case anyone further wanted to involved. News items in Steve's report included; The NEW ECB Innovation Fund, Seeking nominations for the OSCAS, New initiatiuves for Women's and Girl's cricket, a NEW Disability Hub at Bckfoot School and the launch of the new Online system for running Clubmark.
  • Educational Courses - Shiv reported on the success of the 1st Aid and Safeguarding courses held at Steeton CC and asked members to  think about what else they would like to see run by the CDG in the coming autumn, following the cricket season.
  • Reports from the CDG's Clubs - There were reports from all the Clubs present about their actvities and developments over the last six mionths or so. Notable amongst these were reports from Steeton, Bingley Congs, Haworth, Tong Park Esholt and Sutton in Craven regarding a variety of upgrades to their facilities, with other clubs in the Group also making good progress with their development plans or indeed planning to make progress in the near future! A more detailed note on Clubs may follow in the near future.
  • Date of the Next Meeting - Thursday 21st September 2017, 7:30 at Zara Sports Centre

The latest meeting of the West Yorkshire Leagues Council took plasce on 19th June at Cleckheaton CC. There is a fairly standard Agenda for these meetings, covering reports from any of the Leagues in the West Yorkshire area, as well as from the YCB and the various Cricket Represenative bodies. Potentially these can raise any issues which are currently a concern from these bodies in addition to providing an update on their activities and forthcoming events. For more information please read the attached Minutes of the meeting via the link below. the next meeting is at Blackley CC on Monday, 18th September

Minutes of West Yorkshire Leagues Council Meeting 19th June 2017

The latest meeting of the Bradford West CDG is taking place on Thursday  29th June at Zara Sports Centre, 7:30pm. Topics covered at this meeting will include:

  • The Quarterly Report from the YCB - News on latest National Cricket Initiatives, Funds, etc.
  • A Report on the latest news from the West Yorkshire Leagues Meeting (just taken place)
  • Latest Updates on Developments at Local Clubs
  • The Election of CDG Officers for the Next Year

Please also find below by clicking on link:

The Notes from our March meeting

Copy of latest YCB Update Report

Full Report of Meeting to follow soon! 8 Clubs attended and key issues covered were: Clubmark Accreditation, Small Grants scheme awards, new "All Stars" Cricket Programme launch, Drop-in" event feedback, update on latest courses run by CDG, including Safeguarding, 1st Aid and Coaching Courses, progress with new website, Club Development Reports.

Dates of our future meetings will be published shortly.

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: