The Centres that ran last year and which were previously listed below have been hugely successful. As many as 50% of last year`s intake have gone on to play for established League Cricket Clubs.
Players from the Centres had also helped to found Junior sections at certain Clubs, such as Primrose Hill CC in the Huddersfield area.
Also, 5 players from Mount CC U13s had played regular Senior Cricket in the 3rd XI in the Dales Council League.
The Dewsbury Centre, mentioned below, was equally successful for the Coaches involved as many of them also went onto coach at local Clubs within the Junior secions.
The following are the likely venues for Centres in the Winter of early 2004.
BRADFORD (MANNINGHAM SPORTS CNETRE)
BRADFORD (WEST BOWLING COMMUNITY CENTRE)
LEEDS (THE MANDELA CENTRE)
LEEDS (THE RAMGHARIA SIKH CENTRE)
SHEFFIELD (THE DEVON MALCOLM CENTRE)
KEIGHLEY (GREENHEAD GRAMMAR SCHOOL)
WAKEFIELD (THE LIGHTWAVES CENTRE)
Centres will also run in DEWSBURY, HALIFAX AND HUDDERSFIELD (exact venues later).
It is hoped that a Centre in ROTHERHAM will also function.
In many respects, the most exciting development is that in MIDDLESBROUGH, where the local Council has been able to inject some £6,000.00 into BEM activities and which will fund a Centre in 2004 and afterwards
WOULD THE REPRESNTATIVES OF ANY LOCAL COUNCILS WHO HAVE VISITED THIS PAGE LIKE TO MATCH THAT INITIATIVE ?