CLUB NEWS

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: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/

Macca kitted out and ready to go

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.

Full closure of the Club

After the latest government announcement, we will be closing our doors until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus.

 

In addition to this, all cricket activity will be stopped until further notice.

 

In these uncertain times we ask that everyone stays safe!

Mar 20, 2020

Mar 17, 2020

Beer Festival postponed until further notice

At Pudsey Congs we want our first ever beer festival to provide the best possible experience for the people of Pudsey and the local businesses that have sponsored us.

 

Given recent developments regarding COVID-19, we are simply not willing to put more people at risk of catching the virus and unfortunately cannot persist with the planned dates. For this reason, we have taken the decision to postpone the event.

 

We are working hard to decide on a new date, but rest assured the event WILL take place in 2020 and be as close to the original format as possible. 

 

Keep your eyes peeled on our social media platforms for more information on this!

 

We thank you all for your understanding and hope that your families remain healthy and your respective businesses find a way to thrive once this uncertainty inevitably fades.

 

See you all later in the year!

 

Pudsey Congs Cricket Club

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
Chairman

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

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Tim Fawcett, Rookie Wicketkeeper

Macca, Quinn & Joe take the field

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