The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is pleased to announce that registration for the Yorkshire Regional Cricket Boys 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, with over 400 going on to play Regional cricket over the summer.

Regional Cricket sits one step below County Age Group Cricket, with teams from each of Yorkshire’s four Regions competing against each other as well as against neighbouring counties and travelling to our very own Ampleforth Festival during the summer. Regional Observation Days are OPEN to any boy in the U10 to U15 age groups to attend.

Registration Link

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

Register

The form will remain open until 3rd March, so please ensure any players wishing to attend sign 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.

Eligibility (Age-Group)

Please see below School Year Group to Age-Group comparison to assist with the completion of the sign-up.

Yorkshire Regional Cricket Observation Days 2023 – Year Group
Year Group – Age-Group
Year 5 – Under 10
Year 6 – Under 11
Year 7 – Under 12
Year 8 – Under 13
Year 9 – Under 14
Year 10 – Under 15

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

The Observation Days for all Regions will take place on Saturdays and Sundays on 18th / 19th & 25th / 26th March, at the following venues:

North:
• St Peter’s School, York
• Fulford School, York
East & Central:
• Sirius Academy North, Hull
• Silcoates School, Wakefield
South:
• Sheffield Hallam Sports Park, Bawtry Road, Sheffield
West:
• Woodlands Cricket Club, Bradford
• Headingley Indoor Centre, Leeds

Exact session times will be communicated to each age group once numbers have been assessed. All who have signed up will be notified by 10th March at the latest.

Observation Day dates for the Regional U9 programme will be released in March.

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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