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.”

Andrew Lawson Biography

I am the Leeds/Bradford UCCE Head Coach and Head of Cricket at University of Leeds in the UK and an ECB Level 4 Coach as well as South African Level 3 Coach. Leeds/Bradford UCCE is one of the UCCE Schools of Cricketing Excellence around the UK, in which men and women come to university to study and have the opportunity to play cricket and pursue a cricket career, whilst studying.
I am a former First Class cricketer from South Africa having played for Border, Eastern Province, North West, SA Country Districts, SA President’s XI and MCC. I was Head Coach of North West Dragons in South Africa before moving over to Scotland permanently with my wife, Dee, my son, Hayden and daughter, Georgia in 2004 to take up a job with the Highland Perthshire Sports Trust. I soon became involved with Scottish Cricket, becoming the Assistant Coach to Scotland U19’s at the World Cup 2006 (Sri Lanka), Assistant Coach to the Scotland National team at the World Cup in 2007 (West Indies) and then to Holland at the T20 World Cup 2009 (London). We then moved to Wetherby in 2009 where a began my current role at the university. In 2015, I spent time with the Sydney Sixer’s at the Big Bash as part of my Coach Development. In 2021, I was Welsh Fire Ladies Assistant Coach in The Hundred. With regards to my personnel cricket, I have been a playing member of the MCC for 30 years, and also a playing member of the Royal Household Cricket Club in Windsor.
I am excited to take up this new role as the New Farnley First Team coach, and hope that I can continue the good work the former coaches, Paul Hutchinson and Ian Fisher have done over the last handful of years, and go from strength to strength as a team.
Kind Regards,
Andrew Lawson
Head Coach

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.

Heavy Woollen Cup

The initial draws for the Heavy Woollen Cup were made during the HWDCC Committee Meeting held over Zoom on Tuesday 7th February 2023, 7:30pm Start.

We have been handed yet another away tie in the 1st Round against local Bradford Premier Cricket League rivals Farsley which is to be played at Red Lane on Sunday 23rd April 2023.

Heavy Woollen Cup

Preliminary Round – To be played on 16/04/23:

Sandal vs Shepley

1st Round – To be played on 23/04/23:

Honley vs Hoylandswaine

New Rover vs Gomersal

Kirkburton vs Ossett

East Bierley vs Undercliffe

Broad Oak vs Townville

Farsley vs New Farnley

Pudsey Congs vs Birstall

Bradford & Bingley vs Methley

Moorlands vs Golcar

Beckwithshaw vs Otley

Shelley vs South Kirkby Colliery

Barkisland vs Spen Victoria

Scholes vs Burley In Wharfedale

Woodlands vs Wakefield Thornes

Barnsley Woolley Miners vs Castleford

Cawthorne vs Sandal or Shepley

Yeoman Shield

Many thanks to Graeme N Julie Brumwell of Yeoman Shield who have once again kindly renewed their silver sponsorship package which includes: Boundary board advertising x 2, partnership announcement on all social streams, advertising via club emails/newsletter and presence in each match programme (bi-weekly). DM Noel Bullock for more details about sponsorship. #AFAW


Mammoth Building & Renovations Ltd

Many thanks to Mark Squires and Paul Mammoth Smith of Mammoth Building and Renovations for their continued support. They’ve taken out our Bronze Sponsorship package once again and have decided to be the Player Sponsor of our new overseas signing Cam Fletcher who is currently starring for Canterbury Cricket. DM Noel Bullock for more details about sponsorship.