Dec 2, 2019
Bradford League 2020 schedules are now online
Our Bradford League First and Second team fixtures are now online for 2020.
On Saturday April 18th, our 1st XI visit Highmoor Lane to take on Hartshead Moor, while our 2nds host Methley at the Brit.
Please visit the appropriate fixture page to view the complete season schedule.
Nov 25, 2019
Congs receive the prestigious Tommy Mathers Award
Pudsey Congs Groundsman Graham Curtis collected the Tom Mathers trophy at the Leagues Annual Dinner at Headingley.
We as a Club are proud of our pitch expertly prepared by Graham and is rated of high quality sufficient for 2nd Xl use by Yorkshire CCC. Ken Hall does an excellent job in cutting the outfield, sometimes twice a week throughout the season and beyond. Our tree lined Amber Cars Britannia ground is also maintained by the stalwart members of the Monday gang both in horticultural matters and building maintenance to a high standard.
To all these members and anyone who helps in any way, we offer our grateful thanks.
Ralph W Middlebrook, Chairman
Nov 19, 2019
Congs Plump for Pramud
Pudsey Congs are delighted to announce the signing of 24-year-old Sri Lankan all-rounder PRAMUD HETTIWATTE.
A talented spin-bowling all-rounder. Pramud, played in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament (Tier A) in 2018/19 and will ply his trade with Nugegoda CC during the 2019/20 season.
A huge, warm welcome from everyone at the Amber Cars Britannia Cricket ground. We look forward to seeing Deva showcase his skills in the BCL next summer.
Nov 1, 2019
Introducing your Captains for 2020
With Richard Jubb firmly entrenched as the First X1 Captain for the upcoming season, the Congs would like to confirm the return of these two fine leaders:
Paddy Power: Patrick to continue as 2nd XI Captain.
Pudsey Congs are delighted to announce that Adam
Patrick will continue in his role as 2nd XI Captain for
2020. Everyone at the club wishes Adam all the best
as he looks to help his team bounce straight back
into the Premier Division.
Go well AP.
Redders to stay on......
Pudsey Congs are pleased to announce that
Richard Edwards will once again lead the 3rd XI
in the Dales Council Cricket League. Richard worked tirelessly in 2019 to develop
our young cricketers at Fulneck, as many of them took their first steps into senior cricket.
Everyone at the club wishes Richard and his
team all the best for the upcoming season.
Well done from everyone at the Congs, Liam Stanhope
Oct 21, 2019
A few thoughts from our Club Chairman
2020 sees the return of Richard Jubb as Captain, in my view a terrific appointment and well played by the cricket group who have leapt into action immediately. Richard has chatted to many of our players outlining his expectations on availability, attendance at practice and fitness. Joining us at Intake Road alongside Richard is ECB coach Mark Harrison who will work at nets and fielding making sure every player will increase their potential. This is a first for us and is exciting news.
Adam Patrick will be returning as Second Team Captain and will play a full part in improving our many young players as they move into Bradford League action as well as continuing their development at Fulneck in the Dales Council League.
Our third Xl were the most successful outfit in 2019 and I see no reason why they and the Bradford League teams should not prosper in season 2020. Matthew Doidge once said you don’t win league titles with youngsters and I would agree, but with our young cricketers working harder and playing for our famous club and caring for the Club and it’s excellent cricket facilities,on and off the field, who knows what we might all achieve?
Fulneck School are committed to improve their cricketing facilities, with Macca Gaunt working on the square (plus advice from Graham) and the fabulous new pavilion,
should inspire us to continue to play to a new higher level of attainment.
The Amber Cars Britannia Ground still looks good in late October and paint plus new woodwork gives it a well polished appearance.
Kindest regards, Club Chairman, Ralph Middlebrook
Oct 15, 2019
Richard Jubb Appointed as Congs Leader for 2020
Pudsey Congs are delighted to announce that they welcome back Richard Jubb to the Amber Cars Britannia Ground as 1st XI captain, along with the exciting new appointment of Mark Harrison as 1st XI Coach to work alongside him.
Jubb returns to his home club after 11 years at recently promoted Morley CC. During his time at away from the Brit, he has been a mainstay in a Morley side which has enjoyed a number of recent successes. Honours include: a Championship winning campaign in 2015, a 20/20 Cup triumph in 2013, as well as enjoying promotion from BCL’s second tier in 2012 and 2019.
Harrison also joins from Morley following 2 years as head coach at the club. Mark brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles coaching with ProCoach, as Head Coach of BJCL Taverners teams and leading the Yorkshire County Age Group sides. Mark is currently working towards his ECB Level 3 coaching certification.
Both will be hoping to emulate the success they have had at Morley CC in recent years and all at Congs wish them both all the best for 2020 and beyond.
Aug 25, 2019
Our Beautiful Ground
Forty years ago on Good Friday, Alan Emmett, the late Terry Davies and myself, set out to plant and stake trees given by Leeds City Council. They were donated partially to shield the houses on the eastern side of the ground from car headlights and also to make the ground more attractive. They certainly did that and although one or two have succumbed to the elements and a couple for the artificial nets, they have matured and created a tree lined cricket ground of which we are very proud.
This week has seen a mature tree from those early days perish from the attention of the tree surgeons saw after a cruel act of vandalism damaged the tree to the point of danger both to people and property and the Managment Committee acted promptly and properly.
I won’t say I had a tear in my eye, as the huge tree crashed to the earth, for I love trees but it certainly took my mind back to those early day and all the members have put so much time and hard work in achieving what you see as you enter our ground.
We have suffered vandalism on and off in forty years but this act was cruel and it was cruel also in the fact it cost £500 to have it safely felled by skilled tree surgeons.
Hopefully we will replant in that area and if anyone cares to make a donation to help with the cost it will be greatly appreciated.
Ralph W Middlebrook
Sept 20, 2019
Special thanks from our Canadian friends
This past August, we had the pleasure of visiting the Amber Cars Britannia Ground in Pudsey to partake in a fun filled couple of hours of cricket. Special mention and thanks must go out to Ralph, Macca and Joe for helping to organize the match and taking time out of their busy schedules. Also to our umpires, Ralph and Michael, thanks for helping us out with the rules, looking the other way on certain calls and making the day memorable for all of us.
Good luck in the upcoming season, thank you, your Canadian friends......
Glen, Sean, Tim and the gang.....
The two teams outside the Congs Clubhouse
Tim Fawcett, Rookie Wicketkeeper
Abby, Emma & Tim ready to bat
Macca, Quinn & Joe take the field