THE Annual General Meeting of the Bradford & District Evening Cricket League will be held on Wednesday, 1st December 2021, at East Bierley Cricket Club, commencing at 7.30 pm.

New teams are invited/required for the 2022 season to bring the number of competing clubs up to the ideal complement of 16 teams to enable the league to be divided into 2 divisions of 8 teams each. The basic workings of the league are as follows: -

14 games, played on Wednesday evenings (6.30pm start), between April to July

16/18 overs per innings depending on weather with a maximum of 4 overs per bowler

Batsmen retire once they have reached 50 runs

Other than that, it's normal cricket

The origins of the league were as an alternative to net practice, which is still one of the main benefits today. Other teams/clubs treat it as a social league for raising funds at home games while there are also some very nice team & individual league trophies to be won including the chance to appear in the League’s iconic Finals Day held on August Bank Holiday Monday each year, involving the top 2 teams in each division.

Any new clubs wishing to join the League for the 2022 season are asked to contact League Secretary, Phil Poole Snr either by phone (07778 138036) or by email ( for details.

Anyone wanting to support/sponsor the League in the form of placing an advert in the League’s handbook (cost £30 for a full page advert), are also asked to contact League Secretary, Phil Poole Snr.