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Wisden Article - Club Debate: Is admin burden pushing clubs & leagues to breaking point?
'I recently read this article which discusses the demands of running an amateur cricket club and how those demands are proving too great for some clubs. I feel this is essential reading for all involved with any amateur club, whether it be playing, parent/guardian, social, or otherwise. The article puts into perspective the immeasurable value of our volunteer base at Blackley and also suggests how things may be different without them.
Hats off to our volunteers past, present and future' -
BCC Playing Member

Wisden Article
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U13 Indoor Side - Update - Winners
Indoor Cricket Tournament @ the Cricket Asylum
Sunday 20th December - Won by 65 runs
Tuesday 29th December - Lost by 23 runs
Sunday 3rd January - Won by 15 runs
Wednesday 5th January Semi Final - beat North'ram F's by 58 Runs
Friday 8th January Final - beat the 'Vikings' by 15 Runs
An outstanding effort from all 9 boys who played in the tournament:
S Hesmondhalgh, J Hardcastle, J Singh, S Mindham, G Barton
S Roberts, R Singh, T Hardcastle, M Higgs

The group 'evolved' throughout the tournament, producing their best performances in both the Semi Final & Final. No one in particular is to be picked out for their performances, they all played their parts. The Cricket Asylum must be commended on their forward thinking and organisation of the tournament, though 'heating' would greatly improve next winters affair!! Many thanks to coaches, parents & supporters.

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Saturday 16th April
A Brilliant night. Many thanks to all involved pulling the evening together. Kyle - entertainment, Martin - catering, Louise & Adam and all the volunteer barstaff.
Can I Call You Dave? for once again getting the crowd up 'dancing' and to all the members for attending.
A great 'social' start to the season.


Saturday 30th April 2016 at 7.30pm
It has been revealed that £1 million pound has been taken over the bar since it opened in 1979! Therefore we are celebrating with a party for ALL CLUB MEMBERS!
This will be 70's fancy dress (optional) with a millionaire quiz, millionaire raffle ,music, food and best of all a happy hour (or longer if we can persuade Steve) including millionaire cocktails!

Please let us know if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers. For more information or suggestions contact Louise or Vicky

Halifax League Cup Draws - 1st Rd
Sunday 8th May (reserve date Sunday 15th)
Parish Cup - Blackley receive a bye
Crossley Shield - Sowerby Bridge (A)
Sunday XI Cup - Round Robin group on Sunday XI Page
20/20 -  Tuesday 3rd May Stones (H) (reserve date 10th May)

Sight Screens - Refurbishment 
2 of Blackley's sponsors - 
Kirkgate Engineering & Tatra Plastics
came together to refurbish our 'battered' sight screens.
Many thanks to both companies. Their continued support is greatly appreciated

Blackley CC - Race Night
Saturday 18th June 2016
​A very good night was had by all who attended.
Many Thanks to:
Martin & Elaine - Racing, Cocktails & Owners Table
Vicky, Adam, Louise & Julie - Catering
Gary, Patsy & Liz - Tote
I believe over £200 was raised for club funds. Thank You All

​Ladies/Girls Cricket Training​
Next Practice Sessions - TBC
for more information please contact
via the Contact Page

Wednesday 27th July
Blackley XI
Halifax RLFC All Stars
​6.30pm Start
​Donations on the gate in aid of Halifax/Huddersfield Oncology

Saturday August 6th 
Performing Live at Blackley CC
Shane & Carl
Halifax Piano/Acoustic Duo

​Please see Kyle for more Info

Blackley CC
Fireworks Night 
Friday 4th November 2016
Firework Display by the 'Pyromaniacs' lead by Mr Smith.
Pie and Pea Supper
Bar open from 6.00pm
Fireworks about 7.45/8.00pm
Any donations of baking would be greatly received. Parkin, Bonfire Toffee, cakes and Buns etc. 
Please contact a member of the committee.

NB - A collection will be made on the Evening for the Fireworks.
PS - Collection raised £150 - Many Thanks to all Involved - Barstaff, Caterers, Pyromaniacs, Patrons & guests.

2016 A G M
Thursday 17th November 8pm @ BCC

NB - Life members: proposals for Life Membership must have been nominated before October 31st. No nominations will be accepted from the floor at the A.G.M.
A.G.M Agenda

Blackley CC
Christmas Party - Sunday 18th December
Fun and games for the children (and those who will never grow up)From 12.30
A Christmas buffet from 1- 1:30
Santa Claus will be visiting sometime after 2.30 depending on how fit his reindeer are!! For Children in year 6 and below
Carol singing later on, the Men going for a what must be a 12th consecutive win in the sing off against the Ladies.
All topped of with the 12 Days of Christmas with prizes for the best sung and acted Day!!!
Please contact Vicky Baxter Santa's special helper on 07944118536 for information 

​​Simon Lees Memorial Trophy
Awarded for Services to Cricket to our very own
Stephen Williams
Congratulations Steve from all at Blackley CC.
Steve was presented with the award by Simon's son, Alex of Yorkshire & England at the Halifax League Dinner on Friday evening. BCC's Secretary - Julie Pearson's speech below
RS Williams - 'Potted' History by Julie Pearson
Players Meeting Nov 2016 - Captains
Captains for 2017 Season 

  • 1st XI - James Watson
  • 2nd XI - Steve McNamara
  • Sundy XI - Gary D Clarke

Congratulations and Good Luck for the 2017 season

NB - Many Thanks to Kyle Adamson for Captaining the 2nd XI in 2016 - gaining promotion back into the Premier Division
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Indoor League Winners
2016 Christmas Bash at the Asylum
U13 Winners
Blackley batted 1st setting Oakworth 132/2 for the victory. A great contest saw BCC win by 8 runs, Oakworth finishing on 124/3. Well done to all involved. 

Indoor Cricket - Christmas Bash - BCC U13/15 Results
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BCC Ground Improvements - Internal Road
The internal access road has been re-routed to pass on the Northern end of the Clubhouse. Please note extensive 'turfing' has be carried out to make good the old road and new verges. Please avoid driving & walking on the areas that have been roped-off. Would all members, friends and visiting parties please note - the new access road is not a car parking area, please use the car park to the rear of the clubhouse or the main road adjacent. Freshly laid turf has been so badly damaged over the weekend it has had to be re-laid. Your cooperation would be appreciated. Many Thanks

AGM Thursday 23rd November 2017 8pm

AGM Agenda 
Attendance Record