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.
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.
To sign players up, please visit the following link, completing all areas of the online form:
Further information on eligibility and contact details can be found below.
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.
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|
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|
|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|
|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].