Cullingworth make their case to join Halifax League

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Cullingworth have explained their reasons for wanting to leave the Craven League.

The Roydwood Terrace club have applied to join the Halifax League for the 2014 season and club chairman Steve Welch was part of their presentation to their league meeting at Pellon Social Club on Tuesday.

He said: “We don’t think that the Craven League match the ambition that we have as a club.

“We also think that the cricket in the Halifax League will be better.”

Cullingworth won the Craven League championship in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and have lifted the Wynn Cup four times, including last season.

Club secretary Iain Wilson talked of ground improvements, saying: “In the last five years we have spent heavily on resurfacing the new car park, installing new toilets, a boiler and showers and refurbishing the bar.”

Welch also stressed the community aspect of the club and the willingness of players and administrators to help out.

He added: “The first team is very competitive but off the pitch we are very sociable.

“The second team hasn’t always been as competitive but over the past four years we have started to mature and develop, and in the last two years we have introduced some of our juniors to senior cricket.”

Phil Poole junior, joint coach of Cullingworth Cobras under-11s, said: “We have teams at under-nines, 11s, 13s and 15s, and last year we had two 14-year-olds in the first team, five juniors representing Yorkshire and over ten lads in the league or Bradford Schools’ junior sides.”

The Halifax League will make a decision on the applications of both Cullingworth and Bradford Mutual Sunday School League side Great Horton Church for the 2014 season at their April meeting.

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7:00pm Fri 8 Feb 13

#jealous says...

Definitely the correct decision,will leave with respect for Oakworth,Embsay,Hawo
rth,Bingley Congs and a few others but the league needs a shake up and to start listening to the clubs that are putting the effort in to improve themselves.
Definitely the correct decision,will leave with respect for Oakworth,Embsay,Hawo rth,Bingley Congs and a few others but the league needs a shake up and to start listening to the clubs that are putting the effort in to improve themselves. #jealous
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1:13pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Wktkeeperfacts says...

Cravenleaguestalwart obviously hasn't read the above article properly or is totally missing the point. The junior set up at cullingworth is thriving, the move to the halifax league will help to secure these talented juniors to the club so they can play in a stronger more competative cricketing enviroment
Cravenleaguestalwart obviously hasn't read the above article properly or is totally missing the point. The junior set up at cullingworth is thriving, the move to the halifax league will help to secure these talented juniors to the club so they can play in a stronger more competative cricketing enviroment Wktkeeperfacts
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2:03pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Wktkeeperfacts says...

They are very balanced views! You must have a chip on each shoulder cravencricketstalwar
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They are very balanced views! You must have a chip on each shoulder cravencricketstalwar t Wktkeeperfacts
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6:38pm Sun 10 Feb 13

jimmy k says...

this is great,how great are you guys at insults,you could show the idiots on the keighley town council thread a thing or two on how to insult people.
this is great,how great are you guys at insults,you could show the idiots on the keighley town council thread a thing or two on how to insult people. jimmy k
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10:24pm Mon 11 Feb 13

PaddyClark says...

@Keighleyfacts

It's pathetic attitudes like yours that lead to teams moving on.....

Still feel free to have a pop from behind your anonymity ... Very brave

Still if people knew who you were your credibility might sink even lower...

Jealous of others success maybe..
@Keighleyfacts It's pathetic attitudes like yours that lead to teams moving on..... Still feel free to have a pop from behind your anonymity ... Very brave Still if people knew who you were your credibility might sink even lower... Jealous of others success maybe.. PaddyClark
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10:31pm Mon 11 Feb 13

PaddyClark says...

@CravenCricketStalwa
rt

Seems sour grapes there again..

More brave posting.... On the end of too many defeats by Cullingworth perhaps?
@CravenCricketStalwa rt Seems sour grapes there again.. More brave posting.... On the end of too many defeats by Cullingworth perhaps? PaddyClark
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