Cricket

This is the cricket clubs centenary year and we hope for many more, the section has had a few ups and downs in the last 20 years but at the momoent we feel in a good position.

we are deeply involved with the development of both junior and senior cricket at Brodsworth main and through hard work, enthusiasm snd commitment by club members and parents we have achieved and held, for a number of years, both the position of a recognised Yorkshire Cricket Board "focus Club" and have successfully gained "Club Mark" status from sports England/England & wales Cricket Board.

The club runs three saturday teams of which the first and seconds are predominately seniors in the Pontefract & District League with the 3rd XI being a balanced mix of seniors and juniors in the Doncaster & District League. A similar mixwd team follows this on Sundays in the Barnsley League. our junior commitments are equally broad ranging with two U 9s teams, two U11s, two U13s an U15s and an U17s these teams play in the  Pontefract & District and Doncaster & District Junior Leagues.

The junior teams are fed by the develpoment of interest in the sport and through the efforts of our coaches in school visits and "in school " coaching which this year, through the Cricket Foundations "chance to shine" programme, will cover year 7 and 8 pupils at Outwood, Woodlands Primary,Adwick Park Primary, Carcroft  Primary, Owston Park and Hooten Pagnell. Coaching in other schools, fir years 3 to 5, is provisionally planned dependant on funding.

We are at present running indoor netting sessions, with coaching, at Ridgewood school Scawsby on Friday nights,6-7pm for beginners, u9 and u11, 7-8pm for u13 and u15 and 8-9pm for u17 and seniors.This is continued throughout the summer on thursday and friday nights, outdoors at the ground.

A girls Festival in may, a schools festival in june and the yorkshire County Cricket Clubs "enjoy cricket" sessions Tuesday to Friday of the spring bank holiday week are also planned.

Finally, members of the club work hard to provide and maintain the facilities to hopefully enable this club to continue long into the future.

 Anybody interested in joining please contact us.