6th August 2020
Major works continue at WCC. Please see tab titled 'Major Refurbishments' for more details.
3rd August 2020
Congratulations to Elliot Richardson & Jodie Jenkinson on the birth of your daughter, Ivy Bella born on 2nd August at 22.05 weighing 7lb 10oz. Mum and daughter doing well.
Love all at WCC
15th July 2020
BACK TO CRICKET ANNOUNCEMENT from Brian Pearson, Secretary, Woodlands Cricket Club:
As I’m sure you’re all aware the Government and subsequently the England and Wales Cricket Board approved the return of Recreational Cricket within the constraints of Covid-19 Regulations and Guidance.
You may also know that the Gordon Rigg ECB Bradford Premier League Management Board have worked tirelessly to offer regular first and second team fixtures, plus a 20/20 competition, to hopefully commence on 25th July.
As a club we have consulted with some of our members and players to inform a Committee meeting convened on 12th July during which, following extensive debate, it was unanimously agreed that Woodlands C.C. would not participate in the proposed competitions at both Senior and Junior levels. The Committee discussed many issues but the overriding consideration is the risk to the Health and Safety of all concerned given the current status of Coronavirus.
It is our intention to use the time available to undertake a major project to re-lay the outfield and complete various other maintenance tasks.
We realise there will be the disappointment, for all, that the Club will not be playing cricket this season, but please STAY SAFE and look forward to cricket, as we know it, in 2021.
26th June 2020
Congratulations to Brad Schmulian on his first class appointment with Central Stags!
Work still underway at Woodlands CC
That's Mick Batty with his head in the clouds! He was up there when it was raining heavily also!! Well done Mick! (And the other volunteers of course).
23rd May 2020
Letter from our Chairman, Jeremy Bleazard:
Firstly, I hope you are all well in these unusual times. This is a phrase we have become accustomed to over the past few months together with “unprecedented” and “new normal” as well as “social distancing”. I was hoping my first communication with you, as Chairman, would be read in sunshine around the boundary edge on a Saturday afternoon. However, as you know, following the Government’s statement on 19 March, the clubhouse and sports hall were closed immediately and remain so. Cricket as well as everything else in sport and the wider community and life as we know it, was put on hold. People being encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and millions of employees being furloughed, again a phrase not many had heard of prior to 22 March. The ramifications of virus will continue long after “normality” resumes. These are worrying times for sport with many professional organisations struggling and having to secure loans from the Government. Grass roots sports will undoubtedly suffer, not just with the loss of income from their bars being closed and weekly raffles not taking place, but with sponsors re-assessing their advertising budgets. There are a few grants available to sports clubs and I would like to thank Brian for his time spent chasing and securing what he can for the club. I have been delighted by the number of members who have already paid their subscriptions, sponsored balls and made donations to the club. I would ask all members to continue to support us with the payment of their membership fees and sponsorship where they can. Virtual match ball sponsorships are available. We are also hopefully launching an ECB backed crowd funding project to help renew the netting on the outdoor nets so watch this space for further details and any help or support you can give is greatly welcomed. My thanks must also go to Stuart, James, Phil & Mick who continue with the ground maintenance and improvements. Stuart is going to the club every day to check the place is secure and progress a number of projects he is on with that normally he doesn’t have the time to complete between weekends. Without these continued efforts, the place would soon become overrun. I would also ask our members, players and supporters to support each other during these times. Many of us have daily and weekly routines that have been taken away. A simple “How are you?” can mean a lot to someone who is struggling with the lockdown and life as it is at the moment. Until that Saturday afternoon comes around when we can all meet up once again and share a natter, stay safe.
Yours in sport Jeremy
Some interesting articles on the Bradford League website about teams of the decade and team of the 2000s:
1st May 2020
Liam and Shauna were to be married Saturday 2nd May...... but in the meantime opted for a blessing..... Lovely idea guys!
Another great article on another Bradford League legend, Murphy Walwyn. Well worth a read:
See the article on the Woodys legend that is Saffy from the Bradford League Website by clicking the following link:
25th March 2020
Unfortunately the 6 a side indoor finals at Lords have been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The ECB are looking to hold the finals in October.
14th March 2020
Congratulations to Cieran and Rachel on the birth of your daughter Dottie Grace Garner. Born on 13th March at 12.47, Dottie weighed 6lb 6oz, mum and baby doing fine.
Love from all at WCC ❤️
Congratulations to the 6-a-side team on getting to Lords:
After receiving a bye, Woodys beat Tynemouth in the regional final
Woodlands 135, Liam Collins 47no, Bilal 36no
Tynemouth 63, Bilal 5 wickets
For details of Paddy's day do, see Social tab under CLUB PAGES
Here is the schedule for the ECB Indoor National Club Championship Regional Final, which is taking place at Bolton Arena on Sunday 8th March 2020. Information about the venue can be found on the Bolton Arena website - https://www.boltonarena.com/about/plan-your-visit.
Please ignore the reference to parking being only for a maximum of 3 hours, I am informed by the venue that this will not be the case on the day and you can park for as long as necessary.
The timings for your Regional Final are:
11:30 Semi Final 1 – Whitmore CC (Staffordshire) v Woodlands CC (Yorkshire)
13:00 Semi Final 2 – Tynemouth CC (Northumberland) v Grasshoppers CC (Shropshire)
Another good day at the office for the fellas! Woodlands beat Cherry Hill by 45 runs to set up the Regional Final at the Bolton Arena on Sunday 8th March at 10am. Best of luck goes out to the boys who are 2 games from Lords!!!
Following on from success in the West Yorkshire, and the whole of Yorkshire tournaments, Woodlands are due to play in the North Of England tournament 11 till 1 on the 23rd February at Headingley. If we are successful in this tournament we get to play at Lords!
Well done fellas and the best of luck at Headingley on the 23rd!!
Local footpath smartened up:
A well-used footpath runs along the cricket club's boundary behind the scorebox and we use the banking above it to tip our grass cuttings etc. We thought that a hedge between the footpath and our land would enhance the area and so our ground staff, in conjunction with our local wildlife conservation group, have planted 170 saplings of 5 species of native trees which will grow to make a pleasant hedge.
Our groundsman, James Nixon, looks suitably proud of the work. Good Job done!
For full article click on link below:
We are trying to computerise the details of all the Clubs scorecards since joining the Bradford Cricket League but there are some scorebooks which to date have not been traced.
If any player, ex player, ex scorer or official of the Club has knowledge of the whereabouts of the following scorebooks will they please contact Brian Pearson 07867780678 or Mike Rhodes 01274-873418.
1st XI 2009 to 2014 inclusive (We have League and Priestley Cup details but not HW Cup and Black Sheep games)
2nd XI 2001 to 2006 inclusive (We have League details but not Cup games)
2nd XI 2008
2nd XI 2009 to 2014 inclusive (Again we have League details but not Cup games)
Club Averages now downloadable under Club Pages tab, courtesy of Mike Rhodes