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Cricket Foundation

What is YCF?

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is a registered charity that delivers community projects across the county. Using the power of cricket, the foundation aims to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Yorkshire.

To deliver our work the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation works closely with The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the Yorkshire Cricket Board to maximise the opportunities available for everyone to learn, participate and benefit from sport.

  • The YCF Four Themes

    The work of The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation falls under our 4 core themes which are

    • Education
    • Health & well being
    • History & Heritage
    • Participation

    Find out about our Trustees

Our History Timeline

Andrew Gale Bike Ride

Members of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Club cycled their way to victory, as part of Andrew Gale’s Benefit Year charity bike ride!

Starting at Ilkley Rugby Club, they began their journey, a staggering 60-mile circular route!

The Bike ride was just one of many events that form part of Andrew Gales Benefit Year, which raises essential funds for three fantastic causes which are The Yorkshire Children’s Trust, The PCA Benevolent Fund, and ourselves, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

Yorkshire Pride Relaunch

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation unveiled the biggest shake-up in the history of the Yorkshire Pride this week. Ahead of the relaunch, we made some exciting new changes to the membership scheme. These enhancements include a new prize structure and range of new exclusive membership benefits. In the coming few months we will be looking to recruit new members to maximise the fundraising potential of the Yorkshire Pride.

YCF Run Club Round 2!

After the success of their first group, The YCF Run Club returned for Round 2!

The group is inclusive to all abilities and provides a fun, sociable environment, whilst taking part in a variety of methods including relays, intervals and circuits.

The club started up again on the 5th September and lasts for 10 weeks, meeting every Monday, outside the Cricket Centre, St.Michaels Lane at 6.15pm.

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Top Gun 2016

Top Gun is a project run by The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation with the aim of finding the fastest club bowler in the county. In the final, each participant has three deliveries, with the prize going to the bowler who clocks the fastest speed. This year, the project is delivered in partnership with the Liam Plunkett Fast Bowling Academy, with Chris Harwood taking the lead, with 86mph!

Drax Cup 2015 Launch

Three stars of Yorkshire and England cricket, Ryan Sidebottom, Will Rhodes and Katherine Brunt turned out at Headingley on the 10th March, to help launch the 2015 Drax Cup and urge more primary and junior schools across the region to take part.

Catch Up Club at YCCC begins

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Peer Support Service, Adult Social Care have begun to work in partnership to create an experience to connect people to their love of cricket. The Catch Up Club provides facilitated sessions for people living with dementia and their partners to be involved in the cricket experience.

YCCC Player Assemblies

After the Championship winning season of 2014, seven lucky schools were given the opportunity to host a question and answer session with two Yorkshire Players in an afternoon assembly. The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation currently engages with thousands of school children each year through projects such as Cricket in the Classroom, Education day, Children’s Day and Drax Cup finals day to name a few.

Community Development Officer

Taj Butt joins the YCF team as a Community Development Officer concentrating his efforts in and around the Leeds and Bradford areas.

Top Gun County Final

The Top Gun County Final was held during the interval of the England v India ODI. Four finalists, 1 from each region of the county bowled in front of thousands of spectators in a bid to be crowned the fastest bowler in the county. The winner received his prize from Yorkshire and England fast bowler, Liam Plunkett and will take part in a Yorkshire training session in the New Year.

Scarborough Beach Cricket Festival

Another new project for the 2014 summer saw the YCF take advantage of the extended Scarborough Cricket Festival and invite junior teams from the Scarborough area to play in a Beach Cricket Festival. Taking place in front of the iconic Scarborough Spa on South Bay Beach, the tournament ran over 2 days and was a massive success.

Children's Day 2014

Children’s Day 2014 saw over 5000 men, women and children flood into Headingley to enjoy a free day filled with interactive, fun and educational activities, rounded off by musical performances from some of Yorkshire’s most talented young musicians.

New Project Officer

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation employ their second full time member of staff. Nick Robinson will take on the role of Project Officer as the work of the YCF across the county continues to grow.

Elite Leaders Academy

The YCF launch the Elite Leaders Academy in partnership with the Yorkshire Cricket Board. A scheme designed to give young people work experience in and around Headingley Cricket Ground and a then financially supported to gain a qualification within the sporting world.

Children's Day 2013

Thousands flock to Headingley Stadium to enjoy Children’s Day 2013

Mobile Museum in Scarborough

The Mobile Museum made its way up the A64 for the first time for the Yorkshire v Notttinghamshire County Championship match at North Marine Road, Scarborough. The Mobile Museum attends events throughout Yorkshire and will be a regular fixture at all Yorkshire matches at Scarborough.