The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is pleased to announce that registration for the Yorkshire Regional Cricket Boys Under 9s Observation days for the 2023 season is NOW OPEN.

Regional Observation Days are the primary entry point for young cricketers to join the YCCC Performance Pathway Summer Programme and are intended for all boys who wish to trial for a place at Regional level. In 2022, Regional Observations were opened up for all to attend, which saw a record 1447 boys in attendance across the county between U9s and U15s, with over 400 going on to play Regional cricket over the summer.

U9s is the youngest programme run by YCCC and sees our four Regions (North, East & Central, South and West) battle it out throughout June and July each year in an inter-Regional competition. U9s cricket is for players in School Year 4 and below.

Please note: Parents wishing to sign their child up for observations should be aware of and consider that U9s Regional is hard-ball cricket and is the highest-standard of representative cricket at this age in the county. If you have any questions regarding the observations and whether they would be right for your son, please contact your local Convenor (details below).

Registration Link

To sign a young player up, please visit the following link, completing all areas of the online form:

Sign up

The form will remain open until 14th May, so please ensure any players wishing to attend is signed up before this deadline.

Further information on eligibility and contact details can be found below.

Eligibility (Region)

Observation Days will be take place for each Region. Regions are distinguished by who you pay your council tax to:

  • North – Cleveland, North Yorkshire, York.
  • East & Central – East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield.
  • South – Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield.
  • West – Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees.

Contact Details

If you have any problems relating to any of the above or any queries, please contact your Regional Cricket Convener. Details can be found below.

East & Central Region – Andrew Inns, [email protected] or 07790243703

North Region – John Green, [email protected] or 07914693116

South Region – Chris Marples, [email protected] or 07720656521

West Region – Mark Harrison, [email protected] or 07917225848

Dates & Venues

North – Terrington Hall School – 31st May

East & Central – Driffield Town Cricket Club – 30th May

South – Aston Hall Cricket Club – 30th May

West – Woodlands Cricket Club – 30th May

Exact session times will be communicated to all who sign up shortly after the registration deadline.

If you would like any more information regarding Yorkshire Regional Cricket Observation Days, please contact Performance Pathway Operations Manager Jack Stockdale at [email protected].

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