Our theme offers an all-encompassing approach to participation. From young children to older adults, we tackle issues of participation in sport right across the ages.

Young People

We engaged with over 22,000 young people across our youth programmes, including Wicketz, Pop-Up and Enjoy Cricket.

Diverse Communities

Our Core Cities events provided social opportunities and cricket activity for nearly 2,000 members of Yorkshire's diverse communities.

Older Adults

We welcomed over 500 older adults through our doors to Walking Cricket events and our annual Grey Fox Trophy competition.

Young People

Kids running between the wicket during a beach cricket game.

Beach Cricket

Part of the historical Scarborough Cricket Festival, our beach cricket tournament sees local junior teams play a round robin competition on Scarborough’s South Bay Beach.

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Young male bowler practicing with a pink ball before a game

Enjoy Cricket

Enjoy Cricket gives Yorkshire based cricket clubs funding to run their own courses to develop and introduce cricket in their local community.

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Pop Up Cricket children raise their bats at Brudenell Primary School

Pop-Up Cricket

Pop-Up Cricket aims to introduce the game to children between the age of 6 and 13 who may not have had the opportunity, resources or facilities to pick up a bat and ball and play Cricket in the past.

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Wicketz and Super Ones combine for a joint session at Headingley Stadium


Wicketz Yorkshire aims to make a lasting positive effect on those living in high deprived areas in Yorkshire, using cricket as the hook. The project gets children off the streets and into cricket as well as working on community cohesion through a number of different activities.

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Cric-Kit cage at Headingley stadium, where kit is collected and distributed to those in need.


The cricket kit recycling programme aims to create awareness and a culture across Yorkshire and the UK whereby donating, recycling and reusing sports clothing is done more frequently to help break down barriers in communities to participation.

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Core Cities

Man bowling to a batter in a YCF hundred cricket tournament at Scarborough

The Hundred

The YCF Hundred is an action-packed new 100 ball cricket competition made simpler – 100 balls per team, most runs wins. Our competition runs through July and August annually and is designed to run alongside the ECB Hundred Ball Tournament.

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Runners between the wicket during a tapeball cricket match at Myrah Shay.


Tapeball cricket involves a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape used for backyard cricket; it is massively popular in South Asia.

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Women's cricket team celebrating a win from a YFC hundred tournament

Cardio Cricket

Cardio Cricket is an initiative set up to help individuals who would not usually take part in sport or physical activity, to make a change and start to engage in sporting activity.

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bowling during the indoor cricket league competition

Indoor Cricket

Our indoor cricket competitions include one day tournaments, 10-week leagues and cup competitions through our diverse communities work.

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Norah prepares to bat at a Walking Cricket session.

Walking Cricket

Walking Cricket makes cricket accessible to older adults, or individuals who are semi-retired or retired. Walking Cricket is an adaptation of the traditional game of cricket to suit those with less mobility and caters for different abilities.

About Walking Cricket
The Grey Fox Trophy finalists pose for a photo at Scarborough CC

Grey Fox Trophy

The Grey Fox Trophy is a Yorkshire-based over 50’s cricket competition administered and delivered by the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. The tournament, which takes place from April-September annually, includes a round robin group stage with the top four teams progressing onto the semi-finals day.

About Grey Fox Trophy