Robert John Charles Hiscoe #RIP

Everyone at New Farnley Cricket Club are deeply saddened and devastated to hear of the tragic news about Robert John Charles Hiscoe.

Rob was a local hero and very popular character around New Farnley and the wider Leeds Community, fondly remembered during lockdown for entertaining everyone “Vera Lynn” style with his nightly singing shows that lasted well into the early hours of the morning until the bottle of gin was no more, raising thousands of pounds for the

Rob sung many times at the club, brightening up parties and celebrations with his wonderful voice making the events special and memorable, he also brightened up many living and dining rooms, hallway, stairs, landings, bedrooms and kitchens with his wonderful decorating skills.

Personally, Rob sang at our President’s Stephen Dalby‘s 40th and 50th birthdays and Rachel Dalby Was Welbourne‘s 40th which were very special and decorated their house from top to bottom on many of occasions, singing as he went along, wonderful value for money.

Our sincere condolences go out to Christina HiscoeNevaeh HiscoeNyla-Rae Hiscoe and his wider family and close friends.

RIP Robert Charles John Hiscoe – RJC Painter & Decorator – Local Community Hero – Marching On Together.

🙏 🎤 🎨 🍺


Bill Dove #RIP

Before start of play with Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club in the Bradford Premier Cricket League, Helen Steel of ITV Calendar rung the bell as all players, both umpires and everyone else observed a minutes silence in memory of former umpire Bill Dove who sadly passed away this week.

ECB Clubmark Accreditation

A huge well done and thank you to Richard Good supported by Martin Wright in retaining our ECB Clubmark Accreditation, a lot of hard work goes into securing this.
Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports Clubs. It stands for: Higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports clubs.
“The time and commitment required to effectively run a cricket club cannot be underestimated, we hope that retaining accreditation goes some way to recognising all of the work that those involved in running your club put in. Having a network of safe, welcoming and well organised clubs is vital for the future of the game and retaining Clubmark status shows that you and your volunteers are at the forefront of this”.
James Simpson
Safehands and Clubmark Manager
England and Wales Cricket Board

2nd XI Match Ball Sponsors – 2024 Season

We are currently on the lookout for Match Ball Sponsors for the Bradford Premier Cricket League 2024 Season. It only costs £30.00 and you will get a good mention in the match day programme and across our social media channels. DM Noel Bullock for more details.
27/04/24: Bowlng Old Lane – Dillon White of Riverside Volvo
11/05/24: Pudsey Congs – Angela Hewitt
08/06/24: Hanging Heaton –
22/06/24: Woodlands –
29/06/24: East Bierley –
13/07/24: Pudsey St. Lawrence –
27/07/24: Morley –
03/08/24: Jer Lane –
17/08/24: Batley –
31/08/24: Methley –
14/09/24: Farsley –

1st XI Match Ball Sponsors – 2024 Season

We are currently on the lookout for Match Ball Sponsors for the Bradford Premier Cricket League 2024 Season. It only costs £60.00 and you will get a good mention in the match day programme and across our social media channels. DM Noel Bullock for more details.
04/05/24: Pudsey St Lawrence –
05/05/24: Castleford –
18/05/24: Bradford & Bingley –
19/05/24: Jer Lane –
25/05/24: Jer Lane –
01/06/24: Ossett –
15/06/24: Methley –
06/07/24: Townville –
20/07/24: Pudsey Congs –
10/08/24: Farsley –
24/08/24: Undercliffe –
07/09/24: Woodlands –

2024 Live Stream Sponsorship

We’re getting some new live streaming technology/equipment sorted for the Bradford Premier Cricket League 2024 Season and I’ve been given the task of raising £2k to cover it. We’ve got 8 sponsorship spots available at £250.00 each. If any business/company is interested in getting some good coverage/advertising, DM Noel Bullock or email ASAP please 🙏

NFCC Golf Day – 06/04/24

It’ll be held on Saturday 6th April 2024 and will be at The Manor.
Order of the day will be:
• 11:30 arrival at the course for a bacon sandwich and coffee.
• 13:00 first tee off
• 18:30 Back to the club for awards, food and a few more beers.
You can enter a team of four or individually and be drawn into a team.
It’s £35 for day per head or £140 per team of four that includes your breakfast bap, coffee, round and food after! For members at the Manor, it’ll be £10.50.
I’ll pop a spreadsheet up in the minute to register your team online and they’ll be a paper one going up in the club.
Noel Bullock is going to be collecting the cash for the day, he’ll put some payment details up shortly or you can drop some cash into the club.
Graham Hepworth is Director of Golf for the day so please direct any competition and dodgy handicap questions his way!
Looking forward to kicking the season off with a whole club event with both playing and social members there – so if you can’t make golf, be great to see you along for the social.

NFCC Golf Day

Right folks, Steven Bullen is just putting some feelers out to gauge interest for NFCC Golf Day to kick the 2024 season off in early April (atm looking at the 6th). He’ll pop a poll up in the meantime but if we get enough interest the plan will be: Bacon Roll & coffee at the course, Round (can enter a team of four or put your name in the hat to be put into a team), Pint in the clubhouse for those who go off first, Back to the club for food, a few more pints and awards (longest drive, closest to the pin etc). Graham Hepworth is sorting us at Howley Hall Golf Club and finalising costs so will confirm them once we’ve got numbers but to be safe, allow for £30.00 per head. It will be good chance for all members (past & present players welcome) to get together, and no need to be a wonderful golfer to get involved either – getting 100 will be a good start to the season!

Saturday 20th January 2024

We had a really good response to doing work at the club yesterday morning. Our Chairman John Baldwin would like to thank everyone who turned up as we hit all of our goals from mending the fire, logged up, put the large water tank in place, took all torn advertising banners off the fencing to clearing lots of rubbish from the storage area. #oneclub

Heavy Woollen Cup & Crowther Cup Draws 2024

Noel Bullock was on hand in the club last night to help conduct the Heavy Woollen Cup and Crowther Cup draws. Alex Lilley‘s tenure as 1st XI captain is over the moon as they received a bye along with Jack Dyson‘s new club East Bierley. Andy Langley‘s side also received bye and they will be away to either Birstall or Barkisland in Round 2.

Heavy Woollen Cup
1st Round – 21/04/24
2nd Round – 05/05/24
Quarter-Final – 02/06/24
Semi-Final – 30/06/24
Final – 04/08/24
Crowther Cup
1st Round – 05/05/24
2nd Round – 02/06/24
Quarter-Final – 30/06/24
Semi-Final – 21/07/24
Final – 26/08/24

Farnley Man Completes Epic ‘10k In 10 Days’ Challenge For Charity

Joe Bedford, of Farnley, has dedicated the last ten days over the festive period to run ten kilometres each day, raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK and the New Farnley Cricket Club junior section.

Every morning at 8:00am, Joe and his friends from the cricket club have set off walking, running and biking to ensure the challenge is completed. Their goal was to raise over £5,000 for the charities and they succeeded. Joe has kept raising the goal each time they reach a target but wants to keep it achievable.

In 2021, Joe ran nine kilometres over nine days and wanted to go one better this year. Joe told West Leeds Dispatch: “In 2021 I was raising money to buy a defibrillator for the cricket club and for the juniors. This time round my Father-In-Law has been terminally ill with Melanoma UK, it has been a real challenge. I’m not a massive runner but I wanted to do something that would help my mental capacity as well as physically.

“I started on 23 December which meant that I had to go out on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and finish on New Year’s Day. I fixed the time at 8:00am so that everybody knew and anyone could join.”

Cancer is a subject very close to Joe’s heart. Sadly, during the challenge Joe’s Father-In-Law, and well-known local man, Billy Sutherland, passed away

Joe could not believe the traction the challenge had gained, going from day one where five people joined, up to New Year’s Eve the group was now over 50 strong and included Joe’s children and wife (who still took part despite her recent loss).

Joe said “I lost my Father-In-Law on day seven, I found out at 6:30am in the morning and my wife was adamant that I go and run at 8:00am. This was really, really challenging but at the same time we got it done, for him. With Cancer Research UK, we just hope that people don’t have to go through what we have as it has been so difficult.”

1st XI Match Ball Sponsors – 2023 Season

We are currently on the lookout for Match Ball Sponsors for the Bradford Premier Cricket League 2023 Season. It only costs £50.00 and you will get a good mention in the match day programme and across our social media channels. DM Noel Bullock for more details.


15/04/23: Bankfoot Cricket Club – Gurdev and Dawn Singh (Paid)

29/04/23: Hanging Heaton CC – Factory Kitchens (Paid)

13/05/23: Woodlands Cricket ClubTanja Lichtensteiger (Paid)

20/05/23: Bradford & Bingley CC111 Plumbing & Heating (Paid)

29/05/23: Farsley Cricket ClubMammoth Building and Renovations (Paid)

10/06/23: Ossett CCTanja Lichtensteiger (Paid)

01/07/23: Townville Cricket Club – Phoenix Cleaning Company

15/07/23: Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket ClubRachel Dalby Bookkeeping Services (Paid)

05/08/23: Jer Lane Cricket Club111 Plumbing & Heating (Paid)

19/08/23: Pudsey Congs Cricket Club – Garry Hirst (Paid)

02/09/23: Methley Cricket Club – Abraham Shaw Ltd (Paid)

Developers Support New Farnley Cricket Club

Owzat! Developers behind the new Stonebridge Beck residential development in Wortley have agreed a major sponsorship deal with a West Leeds sports club.

Rushbond Plc and Advent Developments have teamed up with New Farnley Cricket Club for the 2023 cricket season, as part of their joint community support programme.

Georgina Maud, speaking on behalf of the developers, said: “The club is located very close to Stonebridge Beck and I am sure it will prove a popular social destination for residents. Not only do they run a number of cricket teams for both adults and juniors, they also have a lovely club house which is open during the week, serving delicious food.”

John Baldwin, Chairman of New Farnley Cricket Club, commented: “I cannot thank Georgina and her colleagues enough for their most generous support.  Hopefully the residents will take advantage of all the club has to offer which includes a fully equipped gym.

“As someone who has spent a lifetime in the building industry I have watched the work being carried at Stonebridge Beck with interest. I have to say the whole scheme looks absolutely superb.”

On completion Stonebridge Beck will consist of 112 properties within a unique mill village location offering a choice of mill townhouses, cottages and new build homes. Prices start from £265,000.

The scheme is located on the former Stonebridge Mills site off Stonebridge Lane, next to the ring road.