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21 Jul

YCF Hundred Adults 2022 launch: 4 areas vying for cup

The YCF Hundred adults competition is under way with a thrilling competition set for this year as we see the action-packed 100 ball cricket competition opened up to more areas across the region.

Our competition, part of our Hundred in the community programme, runs through July and August annually and is designed to run alongside the ECB Hundred Ball Tournament.

The 2022 season sees more than 350 players across 30 teams in the four areas of Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Sheffield taking part, batting it out for a place in the area finals day, with the winners from each progressing to Yorkshire Hundred Adults finals day on Sunday 4 September at Scarborough Cricket Club.

The YCF Hundred – Adults 2022…

LEEDS

Teams: Leeds Gladiators, Leeds Tuskers, Leeds Titans, Leeds Indian Super Kings, Harrogate Warriors, Leeds Super Kings, Men in Blue, Yorkshire Cricket Stars, Yorkshire Strikers, Leeds Lions, Wakefield Super Challengers, Soul Spartans, UFCC, Royal Indians.

Grounds: TBC

Area Final date: TBC

Sohail Raz, Diverse Communities Manager for YCF, and coordinator for the Leeds league, said: “This year the LPL Hundred in the city will be even bigger than last year with 14 teams playing 45 games across 7 different grounds.

“The Hundred gamedays are full of exciting cricket played by the local community who look forward to the competition every year and runs alongside the ECB Hundred to really create that buzz and hype amongst the communities we work in.

“This year, we have gone further by having a Yorkshire final with the winners of each area coming together and have the unique opportunity to play on a county ground at Scarborough CC.”

BRADFORD

Teams: Keighley Knight Riders, Sher Badshah, Manningham Mavericks, Kashmir Eagles, Adam Stallions, CJ Tax Accountants.

Grounds: Park Avenue Bradford (Main), Great Horton Church CC, Manningham Mills CC, Salem Athletic CC

Area Finals: Tuesday, 16 August at Park Avenue Bradford

Zain Ul Abdin, Community Development Officer for Bradford, for YCF and co-ordinator of the Bradford league, said: “It’s an exciting time to be starting our first ever hundred ball competition in Bradford.

“The standard of cricket in Bradford is second to none and with the addition of the new format of Hundred, we are looking forward to seeing the community enjoy this tournament and provide them with opportunities to enjoy their cricket.”

Pictured, from left: Sohail Raz, Soyeb Kayat, Hamzah Hussain, and Zain Ul Abdin the league coordinators for the YCF Hundred.

SHEFFIELD

Teams: Firvale Falcons, Tinsley Thunder, Firth Park Warriors, Pagehall Panthers.

Grounds: Caribbean Sports Club and Civil Service Ground

Area Finals day: Monday, 15 August at Caribbean Sports Club

Hamzah Hussain, a Community Development Officer for Sheffield, and league co-ordinator of the league in the city, said: “The YCF Hundred in Sheffield is a fantastic opportunity to bring the whole community together. This is the first YCF hard-ball competition ever in the city, so starting relatively small, and hoping to grow it next year if it goes well.

“The focus is on getting players who don’t already play any form of hardball cricket. One of the teams is made up of youngsters who play Tapeball/windball cricket daily in the park, this tournament will give them a chance to showcase their talent and compete to face the winners of other cities in a Yorkshire finals day in September.

“The best thing about the tournament is it gives youth a chance to develop alongside experienced players. Like the YCF Sheffield indoor Cup, we hope it’s going to be fun, exciting and bring the whole community together.”

KIRKLEES

Teams: Pavilion Boys, Kashmir Tigers, Halifax Lions, Halifax Hammers, Kashmir CC, Linthwaite CC, Birkby Rose Hill, Rochdale Stars

Grounds: Birkby Rose Hill CC

Final: Wednesday 10, August at Birkby Rose Hill CC

Soyeb Kayat, a Core Cities Community Development Officer for Kirklees, for Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB), said: “With the first edition of Kirklees Super League organised by YCB during the evenings on weekdays, it has given the opportunity to show case some of the local raw talent. It also gives some players who can’t play weekends due to work or other commitments the opportunity to play. It’s all about bringing the whole community together.

“The players age ranges from 18 to over 50, giving the youth a chance to play with more experienced players and develop themselves.

“We have already had a few very close games which have gone down the wire (as they say). More spectators are coming to watch game by game.”

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