You may be aware there has been some confusion over whether spectators are allowed to attend cricket games. The League, following consultation with the ECB, have contacted all clubs and advised spectators are NOT allowed to attend games until 17 May. This includes watching games from your own car.
You are permitted to attend & enjoy hospitality facilities but you must be sat at a table at all times (other than going to the toilet), remain socially distant and purchase food or drink. Table service must be provided.
Please see the link below which contains the letter we have received from David Young, Chairman of the Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League.
view the letter here
Don't forget about your fantasy cricket team! https://woodlands.fantasyclubcricket.co.uk/
The Bradford League held their AGM recently and a number of new rules have been introduced. The main rule change is that all games will start at 12.30 and not 1pm as it was previously. All the rule changes and the COVID-19 road map can be viewed here.
Although we are waiting for ECB and Government confirmation, we anticipate starting the season on the 17th April.
Check out the 2021 Bradford Premier League fixtures here: https://www.bradfordcl.com/pages/fixtures-2021
Congratulations to one of our sponsors and players, Ady & Tom Clee at Northowram Landscapes who have won the best collaboration with a designer for their project at Fixby at the Marshalls Register Awards.
Covid/lockdown permitting, the draw for the Solly Sports Heavy Woollen + Crowther Cup has been made and sees the 1st travel to Shelley on 18th April while the second team are away to Hoylandswine in the 2nd round on 6th June. The full draw is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SWncyMy9V2fykhf6lsaqLoNZqHI6z5DN/view?usp=sharing
View our chairman’s report here:
We would like to wish all of our players, members, supporters, family and friends a happy and healthy New Year.
Our condolences go to our friends at East Bierley CC at the sad news of the passing of former groundsman and treasurer Eddie Brady and our thoughts are with his family.
David Wharf Obituary
David's funeral will take place on 18th November. The hearse will leave Wibsey at 2.10, arriving for one last time at Albert Terrace, where he will be joined by his family members before going onto Elland Crematorium. Due to Covid restrictions only family and close friends (up to 30 people) can attend the funeral service at the crematorium, which have all been allocated.
Congratulations to Liam & Shauna Bleazard who celebrated their Wedding Day on 31st October 2020. Wishing you many years of love & happiness.
It is with great sadness, the club has to announce the passing of former Chairman, Life Member and club stalwart David Wharf after a long illness.
The Club and its members owe so much to David who was a tireless worker for Woodlands Cricket Club for many decades and under his leadership the club grew from what was an archetypal local village cricket club into one of the leading clubs in Yorkshire with facilities to match.
David was Chairman of the Club for 34 years only recently standing down to become Chairman Emeritus. For many years David ran the junior section and ferried countless numbers of youngsters to games in his van and for over 30 years spent endless hours as groundsman in addition to his other many roles within the club.
Our love and thoughts are with Jennifer and the rest of the family at this sad time.
Funeral arrangement to be announced.
Rest In Peace David