The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s Junior Hundred competitions are back for 2023, promising even more action and thrill. Following the success of the 2022 event, this year’s competitions will take place in three core cities: Leeds, Bradford, and Sheffield.
Leeds Junior Hundred:
The first event of the series is the Leeds Junior Hundred hosted at Hunslet Nelson CC, on Wednesday, 26 July, from 10am-5pm.
Six teams will compete on the day: Beeston Street (BS), Harehills Street (HS), Hyde Park Street (HPS), Leeds Gladiators (LG), UFCC Chargers (UCG), and UFCC Comets (UCM).
The teams have been divided into two groups with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the semi-finals.
Group A: Hyde Park Street (HPS), Leeds Gladiators (LG), UFCC Comets (UCM).
Group B: Beeston Street (BS), Harehills Street (HS), UFCC Chargers (UCG)
Semi-final 1: A1 v B2 at 2 pm
Semi-final 2: A2 v B1 at 2 pm
Final: 3:15 pm
Devansh Sehara, the newly appointed community development officer from Leeds, expressed his excitement about the upcoming event.
He said: “Being a part of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s Junior Hundred is a fantastic opportunity to witness young cricketing talent in action. The dedication and passion displayed by these young players are truly inspiring.
“I’m excited to contribute to such a meaningful event and help in nurturing the love for cricket among the youth. It’s more than just a tournament; it’s a celebration of the sport and a chance to make a positive impact in the community.”
For the Leeds Junior Hundred, the day’s sponsors will be CricHeroes, YCF’s scoring partners.
Fans can stay updated with live scores, stats, and results by visiting: https://cricheroes.in/tournament/729180/Leeds-Junior-Hundred-2023/upcoming-matches/1
Sheffield Junior Hundred:
Following Leeds, the Sheffield Junior Hundred will take place on Tuesday, 1 August, at Shiregreen Cricket Club.
Similar to Leeds, Sheffield will host six teams: Burngreave Juniors, Firth Park Juniors, Firvale Juniors, Netheredge Juniors, Darnall Juniors, and Sharrow Juniors.
Hamzah Hussain, the co-ordinator of the Sheffield Junior Competition, said: “We’re gearing up for this year’s tournament with great excitement. Last year was a blast, and this year, we’re particularly thrilled to welcome new community groups and masjids from Sheffield.
“It’s more than just a game – it’s a hunt for fresh talent and a celebration of community spirit. Of course, defending the cup would be the cherry on top.”
Bradford Junior Hundred:
Date: Wednesday, 2 August
Venue: Karmand Community Centre
Teams, Fixtures: TBC
Stay tuned for more details about the Sheffield and Bradford competitions. The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is all set to bring an unforgettable cricketing experience for young talents and enthusiasts alike.