Oct 31, 2020

Update on the Lockdown Situation

In view of the lockdown imposition, the Club will open at 17:30 on Saturday and 16:00 on Sunday. It will close as recent normal - 22:00 hours.

Furthermore the Committee meetings will not now fully take place but instead any 6 of the 7 following officials will meet as and when any issues arise, but will not authorise any major changes without all members of the Committee being involved. They are President, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustees and Michael Hirst (Bar). Other members may be coopted for any particular matter but only 6 can gather.

The premises will be patrolled and entered on a regular basis.

Any queries on lockdown please speak to the Secretary.

Ralph W Middlebrook

Effective Sept 24, 2020

Changes in Effect - Sept 24th, 2020

Following new Laws imposed by HM Government with Effect From Thursday 24th September 2020:

The Club will close at 9.30pm*  and Table Service ONLY will be in operation

*Last Orders at 9.30pm and Time at the Bar at 9.40pm

Face Coverings MUST be worn when you are not seated at a table - These are now a Legal Requirement


Please note that the ENTRANCE to the Club will now be via the main door on the balcony and EXIT via the door

to the Car Park.

Smokers please EXIT into the Car Park and re-enter by the main door on the balcony

Please walk to the Left Hand Side when in the corridors to/from Toilets and Century Suite

The recent requirements for Social Distancing MUST be observed - This is now a Legal Requirement

Groups should be a maximum of 6 people both indoors and outside

A distance between different groups of 6 must be 2 metres, you must not move around different groups

Music must be kept at a low level- this INCLUDES Commentary on Sporting Events (see below)

Anyone deemed not to be observing Social Distancing or Acceptable Behaviour could be asked to leave

In addition to the existing Track and Trace system, from Thursday 24th September we will have QR Posters for

the NHS Covid-19 Scheme to scan at various points within the club. Please download the App if possible

Track and Trace is now a Legal Requirement


We ask for your co-operation in these difficult times.


Also Note:                                                                                                                              

  • All Adults must have a valid Membership - Payment can be made when visiting the club or online

  • Contact details must be provided for Track & Trace purposes

  • Hand sanitizer will be available on entry to the club and at various points around the premises

  • The Fire Exits will remain closed and used in Emergencies ONLY

  • A 1 in 1 out system will be in operation for toilets*

       *Young children can be accompanied by an adult but you must all enter and leave together

  • Members accompanied by children are reminded that they are responsible for supervising them at all times

       and should follow social distancing guidelines

  • Tables and Chairs have been set out to conform with guidelines and we would therefore stress that these

       should NOT be moved

  • In the event of bad weather, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate everyone inside the

       club whilst maintaining social distancing as required - however both rooms will be set up accordingly

  • Please take any personal rubbish home with you (Tissues, Nappies etc)

  •  Whilst we will show sport on the TVs, you are required not to gather around them and noise levels are to be

        kept to a minimum. Should this not be adhered to we will have no option but to stop showing the live matches

Sept 22, 2020

Revised Opening Times

Pudsey Congs Cricket Club


Revised Opening Times


Monday - 7pm to 9.30pm*

Thursday - 7pm to 9.30pm*

Friday - 7pm to 9.30pm*


Saturday - 4pm to 9.30pm*

Sunday - 1pm to 9.30pm*

With effect from Thursday 24th September

*Last orders at 9.30pm and Time at the Bar at 9.40pm


face coverings MUST be worn when you are not seated at a table


Due to the revised Laws, the Quiz will not take place on Mondays - further details to follow

Please also note the revised one-way system

  • The ENTRANCE to the Club will now be via the main door on the balcony and EXIT via the door to the Car Park

  • Smokers please EXIT into the Car Park and re-enter by the main door on the balcony.

  • Please walk to the Left Hand Side when in the corridors to/from the Toilets and Century Suite

Sept 8, 2020

Please observe our Social Distancing Rules

Everyone is aware of the pandemic gripping our Country.

It is important that in our premises social distancing is and MUST be observed.

If a case of Covid -19 arises in our midst, the consequence could be catastrophic.

Failure to adhere to this request might result in being asked to leave the premises.


The Committee

Pudsey Congs Cricket Club

Aug 11, 2020

A new one-armed bandit installed at the Club

A fresh one arm bandit has been installed for the benefit of members with a jackpot prize of £250.


The machine accepts and pays out in both coin and notes.


Good news for all!

July 19, 2020

Cricket Lovely Cricket

So runs the West Indian calypso of the 1950’s and there was much joy and pleasure this weekend as all 3 teams got into action on the field of play, excellent.

Despite the damp conditions, all players seemed to relish the opportunity to hone their skills. A Dales Council League match at home, friendlies at Townville and East Ardsley. This coupled with the bar reopening, marking a big step forward in our journey back to the new normal, after much diligent and hard work by our officials and the Management Committee.

A fresh approach has become evident in the last year with Members becoming revitalised in their efforts to restore confidence and success in all areas of our famous Cricket Club, terrific news.

There is still much to do in adapting to this “new normal” and we will continue to create the conditions for Pudsey Congs to prosper.


Many thanks to all who have worked extra hard to bring life & energy to the forefront this last couple of weeks.

Onwards and upwards.


Ralph W Middlebrook


May 9, 2020

Macca Gaunt is running around Pudsey for #Team Lewis

Pudsey Congs player Macauley Gaunt hasn’t let lockdown put him off from donning his whites and pads!


As a part of #TeamLewis, he has completed a 10km run in his cricket attire as they aim to run 1870km in the month of May in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Charity during their #RunSoloAH campaign.


He has been well supported by fellow Congs members and has also received support from Club President Derrick Reason and Club Chairman Ralph Middlebrook during his jaunt around Pudsey.


Well batted Macauley! If you wish to donate towards their fundraiser you can do following this link:

Macca kitted out and ready to go

Not to be outdone, Linnerz has a go in Glasgow

Apr 20, 2020

Congs Receive Funding from the National Lottery Fund

Pudsey Congs have been SUCCESSFUL in obtaining almost £10,000 for our junior section from The National Lottery Community Fund.


We plan on spending the funding on working with local schools, delivering cricket coaching to children of multiple age groups and adding programmes for existing juniors.

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

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

Abby, Emma & Tim ready to bat

Tim Fawcett, Rookie Wicketkeeper


Macca, Quinn & Joe take the field

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