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21 May

Farid Karolia Cup is a huge success

Another hotly contested Farid Karolia Cup took place at Yorkshire Cricket Centre on Sunday 19th April.

Over 100 children attended the day which was organised through the Black and Ethnic Minorities Development Group of Yorkshire Cricket.

There have been 9 Development Centres running across West and South Yorkshire during the winter, providing indoor coaching sessions for young people and linking them up with local Cricket Clubs. The aim has been to provide cricket opportunities for those who wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to play the game.

They all came together to compete in the Farid Karolia Cup at Under 11s age group.

Centres from Bradford, Batley, Dewsbury, Keighley, Leeds, Rotherham and Sheffield took part in the annual competition, held in memory of Farid Karolia, former winner of YCB OSCA for services to Ethnic Minority Cricket.

Farid’s brother Yousef presented the trophy to Sheffield who went onto win the trophy or second successive year beating Manningham B from Bradford in the final.
‘Competition is growing every year, this was the best year so far in terms of number of centres attending, we were particularly pleased to see more young girls taking part in the day’ commented Shiv Krishan, one of the organisers and Community Activator for YCB.

All the development centres were invited to attend the Yorkshire v Derbyshire T20 game on 15th May, the first game under the new flood lights at Headingley.

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