The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is pleased to announce that registration for Yorkshire Girls County Age Group observations days for the 2024 season is now open.

Girls County Age Group observations are the primary entry point for young cricketers to join, and are intended for all girls who wish to trial for a place at county level.

In 2022, Girls County Age Group observations, saw a record 400 girls in attendance across the county, with more than 120 going on to play county cricket over the summer. For this year, the decision has been made for open observations for all girls this year.

The observations days are open to any girl in the age-groups of under-11 through to under-18 level.

Pathway players enjoying a pitch walk at Headingley in 2023

A group of Yorkshire’s Performance Pathway young players had a lap of honour at Headingley Cricket Ground this year.

Note: There is no requirements to be recommended for the 2024 observations. Please ensure that all girls have had previous hard ball experience and full protective equipment.

Sign-up

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

Player sign-up

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

Region

This year we will be collecting information relating to which region are attending from for future developments of the programme. When completing the sign-up form please do complete which region your daughter resides. 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.

Age-Group

Please see below school year group to age-group comparison to assist with the completion of the sign-up.

Yorkshire Girls county age group observation days 2024 – year group
Year group Age-group
Year 5 Under-11
Year 6 Under-11
Year 7 Under-13
Year 8 Under-13
Year 9 Under-15
Year 10 Under-15
Year 11 Under-18
Year 12 Under-18
Year 13 Under-18

Dates & Venues

The observation days for all Regions will take place throughout the months of October and November on the following dates and venues:

Yorkshire Girls County Age Group Observation Days 2024 – dates & venues
Age Group Date Venue
Under-18s 8th October East Stand, Headingley
Under-15s 21st October QEGS Wakefield
22nd October East Stand, Headingley
Under-13s 28th October QEGS Wakefield
29th October East Stand, Headingley
Under-11s 14th October QEGS Wakefield
15th October East Stand, Headingley

 

Yorkshire Girls County Age Group Observation Days 2024 – Reserve Dates & Venues
Age Group Date Venue
Under-18s 15th October East Stand, Headingley
Under-15s 5th November East Stand, Headingley
Under-13s 5th November East Stand, Headingley
Under-11s 22nd October East Stand, Headingley
All age-groups 11th November QEGS Wakefield
All age- groups 12th November East Stand, Headingley

Note: Reserve dates and venues will be used in the case of an oversupply of applications and also in the case that your daughter cannot attend the initial observation.

We will communicate the exact session times to each age group once we have chance to assess numbers at each of the observation days. We will let all those that have signed up know this by, the dates below and this will also for the deadline for applications for that age-group.

Under-18 – Wednesday 4th October

Under-15 – Monday 16th October

Under-13 – Monday 23rd October

Under-11 – Monday 9th October

If you have any questions or queries relating to any of the above information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with:

Lizzie Dillam, Northern Diamonds & Girls Pathway Operations Manager, on [email protected]

&/or Kevin Gresham, Coach Development Manager & Girls Performance Pathway Executive, on [email protected].

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