Registration is now open for our 2016 leagues which will again feed into the Yorkshire, National and World Finals and we are looking for some additional teams to participate. You only need 8 players, the games only take 2 hours, they are arranged around your club schedule, so no fixture clashes and we can even arrange them at your home ground, so no travelling!
For corporate and social teams, we have the use of a number of local grounds for you to play at and we arrange everything for you, so just turn up and play!
If you would like to register a team, please click here and then confirm by e-mail your preferences from each of the categories listed below (select more than one if flexible):
• Area - Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees or Wakefield
• Leagues - Premier, Corporate or Social
• When - Midweek evenings or Sunday afternoons
The registration fee for new teams is only £140 which includes a set of coloured playing shirts (you choose the colour), entry to all our local competitions and team insurance. The registration fee for existing teams is only £40 which again includes entry to all our local competitions and team insurance.
Teams registering before the end of March will also receive a pair of coloured batting pads and some pink match balls (worth £80)!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us either by phone on 07795 154444 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find below a letter from the Yorkshire Cricket Board outlining what Last Man Stands can bring to your club, no matter how big or small you are, including a free non turf pitch.
The YCB is working with the ECB to develop new initiatives in recreational cricket. Our main focus is to retain adults in the game as well as finding new participants and bringing back lapsed players. Last Man Stands is a great initiative to help us increase adult participation in Yorkshire.
• Increase participation resulting in new club players
• Bringing lapsed players back into the game and in turn to clubs
• Proven player retention (see example)
• Increase opportunity for all players in additional to Saturday cricket
• LOW COST to play the games
• Engage with club members and attract new ones
• Further use of club facilities to increase revenue
• A wider form of recreational cricket offered at your club
• FUNDRAISING and sponsorship opportunities
• Linking with the local community and local businesses
• Opportunity for a 100% funded new or refurbished non turf pitch
Clubs should check with their local Last Man Stands League Manager to ensure their ground meets the ECB criteria for a funded non turf pitch. Even if a club does not require a non turf pitch they can still get involved and host games at their club.
Last Man Stands is proving to be a positive addition to club cricket that is played outside of your regular weekend cricket.
“St Chad’s Broomfield CC in Leeds have benefited with the introduction of Last Man Stands. Not only have they attracted enough new local players to enter a team in the competition but they now have an additional Saturday team thanks to the influx of new players. They were eligible to apply and received funding for a new non turf pitch which is also used by their junior teams and local businesses who hire the ground which generates income along with additional refreshment sales and new sponsorship.”
Current players, lapsed players, work colleagues, parents, drinking buddies, student groups and many others are all getting together to form teams and play Last Man Stands.....
There are currently leagues in Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Hull with leagues in North Yorkshire coming soon.
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