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Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s mission on heritage

Where better than the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Museum to learn about the future direction of the cricketing heritage of the county? After a group of primary schoolchildren have been shown around by Mel Reuben, one of the charity’s Tour Guides, quiet descends and I sit down with Paul Goodman, Heritage Manager for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF). Paul’s background to… Read more →

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YCB OSCAs champion the role of volunteering in cricket

If it was up to me, I would stream the Yorkshire Cricket Board Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) ceremony live and make it compulsory viewing for those that portray grassroots cricket in a negative light. For a couple of hours, ahead of David Willey’s whirlwind hundred and Yorkshire’s T20 win over Worcestershire Rapids, invited guests from across Yorkshire recreational… Read more →

Strike, Defend, Evade

Think Outside the Box with Crazy Catch

Listen up. Cricket practice has just got an upgrade. To coincide with the Women’s World Cup, Crazy Catch have unleashed a campaign called ‘Think Outside the Box’ designed to showcase new and innovative Crazy Catch drills, with England star Tammy Beaumont and Director of Cricket at Millfield School, Mark Garaway. This series of six drills, released weekly each Friday, is… Read more →

Bradford Park Avenue cricket net facilities

Bradford Park Avenue cricket nets signal transformation

Crunching along the gravel path at Bradford Park Avenue’s cricket ground off Canterbury Avenue took me to the newly installed eight-lane, non-turf cricket nets. Walls of chipboard and construction detritus highlight that this ambitious £5.5m project to transform a much-loved former county cricket venue into a top-class sports facility are ongoing but that in itself spells a vision the city… Read more →

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