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Saltaire CC


Saltaire Cricket Club is a well run Community Club. Follow the link below and see what this means if you have children play at the Club.  We have excellent facilities, qualified coaches, policies and procedures including being a club open to all.

Click here in Library for Club Mark Policies 1 including Junior policies .

Click here in Library for Club Mark Policies 2 including Club Constitution .

Multiculturalism - Open for All Policy

Click here Article about Saltaire’s Multiculturalism Policy .


Join the Strike-it-Rich lottery on line


 Updated 9th August 2016

Latest News

It is with sadness that Saltaire CC announces the death of two former stalwart players and very influential members of the Club, namely Keith Stretton and David Jackson. Keith Stretton had fulfilled many roles within the Club and had been in a nursing home for a while. Our thoughts are with his family.

David Jackson was 2nd team Captain for many years during the 1990s and was a Committee member. He died after a short illness which he fought with great bravery.

Further details as regards funeral arrangements will appear shortly, together with a fuller appreciation of their contributions to Saltaire CC.

It is with sadness that the Club also announce the passing of supporter Richard Mountain, who died on August 1st after suffering from cancer. A braver and more cheerful person one could not wish to meet. Our thoughts are with his family, especially Karen and Peter.

A minutes silence for Keith, David and Richard will be held before the 1st XI home game v Batley on Saturday 13th August.

At an EGM on Monday June 27th, Saltaire CC Members voted by a clear majority to join the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior Cricket League for the start of season 2017.

It was not a decision that was taken lightly, especially given the long history of the Club within the Bradford League.

Saltaire CC would like to express its appreciation to the Bradford Premier Cricket League for the help and consideration we have received over the years.

We look forward to joining the Airedale and Wharfedale Senior Cricket League and wish the Bradford Premier Cricket League well for the future.

Saltaire CC Committee

The funeral of John Martin, who died on Sunday 18th October after a short illness, will be on Monday November 9th at 1 20pm, Nab Wood Crematorium.

John was, for the last few years, joint groundsman at Saltaire Cricket Club. He umpired regularly in the Bradford Junior Cricket League and spent most of his playing career in the Aire-Wharfe Cricket League.

Family flowers only. Any donations should go to Brain Tumour Research.

All welcome at Baildon Golf Club from 3 pm following the service at Nab Wood.

As well as giving freely of his time and expertise down at the ground, whether cutting the outfield, preparing wickets or painting inside the pavilion, John was simply a top man. Full of good humour (legendary jokes) and wise words, his presence will be sorely missed and, just like "Big Al", I will still feel as if he is there in spirit.

John, we can't believe you've gone from us but thanks for everything. Life will not be quite the same again.

Saltaire CC Committee and supporters.

Winter nets start Sunday 11th January, 2016 at Zara Sports Centre.

Strike-it-Rich is now live on-line (see links)

Click here for 2016 subscriptions.

Electronic Registration System for BCL means all Senior players must fill in form and supply a passport sized photo.

Shopping on the internet

Why not take the opportunity of raising funds for the club at the same time?  By registering on Easyfund choosing Saltaire CC as your 'Cause' a percentage goes to the club with every purchase.  Firms such as, HMV and many more are taking part.  You can even book your holidays in this way!  There is no added cost to you. This is an easy way to earn funds for the club!

Click the logo below to help raise funds for the club.

Join our Strike-it-Rich lottery

Live on line.Click here to register or if already a member to log-on..




This page contains information about the club and links to make navigation of the site easier. Please register on the site in order to access the wealth of material available.

There are many photographs on the site. Click here for  Photo Gallery .


Click here to visit BBC weather page Shipley weather. or alternatively click here for Metcheck  for longer range forecasts.



There are many links to other sites. See at bottom of the page.


Below are the most recommended:

Saltaire Village:Click here to visit Saltaire Village website.

For Saltaire & Shipley local news and sport:Click here to visit the highly recommended Bradford Telegraph and Argus.

 Bradford Cricket League:  Click here to visit Bradford League website.

For all cricket news at home and abroad click here to visit The Cricinfo site and Cricketarchive.

Forthcoming Events

Saltaire CC Table Top Sales 2016 in Victoria Hall.

See for 2016 dates.


Training and Junior Registrations 2016

Junior's Tuesday evening outdoor training starts again on 22nd April 2015; through to August, in Roberts Park, 6-15pm to 8pm.

Seniors -  Thursday evenings

Indoor Training - Winter 2016 - Zara's Sports Hall

Starts 11th January 2016  u9/u11/u13 3pm - 4pm, u15/u17 4pm-5pm. Seniors 5pm-6pm.

It is important for parents to download and fill in the club Registration form in order to play for our Junior Teams. You must also fill in the BJCL form.  Please click link for registration form and send to Simon Hicks, Chairman.


Please click link for BJCL registration form and send to Simon Hicks, Chairman.

Please click link for Code of Conduct.


Review of 2016 Season Senior Season


Relegated to the Championship


Promoted to the First Division - well done lads!

Bradford Cricket League Tables 2016

Click here for Senior League Tables.

Click here for Under 17 League Tables.

Click here for Under 15 League Tables.

Click here for Under 13 League Tables.

Click here for Under 11 League Tables.

Junior Cricket

All players now need to fill in the BJCL registration form (and our club form) and photo so that they can be registered electronically on the BJCL Player Registration site.

Under 9s Gordon Bowers competition is the exception to this unless players will be playing in the Under 11s.  Subs in this age-group to £20.

Child Welfare

 The Club follows the ECB guideline on Child Welfare.  All club coaches are CRB checked.

Child Welfare Officer, Billy Ricketts (01274 561280)

Junior Team Managers 2016

Under 17s: Billy Ricketts (01274 561280)

U15s: Nick Hindle: (07972841012)

Under 13s: Usman Munir (07414958613)

Under 11's: Julien Young (01274 595858)

Under 9's: Julien Young (01274 595858)

Roberts Park and Saltaire World Heritage Centre

The only cricket ground situated in a World Heritage site. It is a great day out with plenty to do and visit. Roberts Park  re-opened in May 2010 following the £4.5m refurbishment.   We have probably the most picturesque ground in the Bradford League, particularly in the spring when all the blossom is out. The Half Moon Cafe, which is run by the cricket club, serves quality coffees and tea, 6 flavours of ice-cream, sandwiches and dish-of-the day and bottled beers. It is open 6 days a week in the Summer, closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays). Also winter opening Wednesday - Sunday.


Click here for the Half Moon Cafe web-site and more information.


Click here for map to get to Roberts Park.



The Half-Moon cafe open for business.


Car Parking Restrictions - No cars allowed in the Park except disabled and elderly by arrangement only with Park authorities at least 24 hours before match, phone the Lodge.  Ample car-parking in the main ungated Salt Grammar Bus/Car-Park.  Do not use the Titus Salt GS gated car-park for fear of being locked in.  Car Parking also available on Higher Coach Road.


2016 Entrance fees to First Team matches includes programme:

Adult £2, Senior Citizens £1, Members free except cup matches. Programme £1 included.

Also remember to check the Bradford League web-site for match reports.


History of Saltaire Cricket Club

Click here for the updated 'Brief History of Saltaire CC'.

Formed in 1869 Saltaire CC has a long a famous history.  Joining the Bradford League in 1905 we have won the Championship 6 times and Priestley Cup 5 times.  Famous ex-players include the legendary S.F.Barnes and Jim Laker.

(See articles in Library Section).

Click here for more information about the club including Club Officials.

Fund-raising and other news

Table-Top Sales 2016

The Club will be holding another of its popular Table-top sales at the Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire commencing at 10 am.  Stalls, cafe & cash draw. Why not go and pick up a bargain or hire a table?  Or donate something such as: books, CDs, DVDs for the club to sell. Please contact Simon Hicks on: 01274 787908. 

See for all the latest news


VOLUNTEERS are urgently required

If you wish to help the club in any way please contact:Simon Hicks 01274 787908

* ECB CRICKETFORCE weekend 2016 - a chance to do your bit to prepare the ground for the new season.

"Ask not what your Club can do for you, but what you can do for your Club" - with apologies to JFK.


Main Saltaire Cricket Club Sponsors

Napoleon's Restaurant/Casino


The Half Moon Café

Thanks to all our Sponsors (see Postings Section in the Community Web-site).


If you wish to sponsor the club or can obtain sponsors we are interested to hear from you.

Please register on our site for all the news which will be emailed to you regularly (please state the reason you wish to join the site on your application)

Enjoy Cricket at Roberts Park!