LEEDS M.D. UNDER 12 SQUAD 2017
The following players have been selected to represent Leeds M.D. for the 2017 series of district matches:
Alex Cree, capt. wk.
Many thanks to all those who attended the recent trials.
Commiserations to those who have not made the squad this year.
The initial set of matches are on May 1st, May 7th, May 21st, May 25th (Cleveland), May 28th and June 1st.
If anyone can suggest a ground for May 25th and May 28th it would be much appreciated.
Please let me know asap if you are unavailable for any of these games. We can at that point decide who plays when.
It's a little more than three weeks to the start of the new district season and we still don't have manager/coaches in place for three age groups, Under 10, Under 14 and Under 15.
I appreciate that the job is, in some respects, a thankless task and financially unrewarding, but parents will also recognise that we need to get our players on the pitch if they are to show off their skills, make progress and perhaps reach higher levels.
We were told two years ago that there were lots of people around who were willing to run a district team. This would not appear to be the case. Jobs have been advertised on this website in 2016 and 2017 and there were two applicants in total, one of whom withdrew.
I am prepared to compromise and suggest that applicants offer to do one game only and that we fill gaps in the fixture list that way. Otherwise, if people are not forthcoming, I will soon have to start calling games off.
Under 12 Squad 2017
The final Under 12 trial will be held in the Yorkshire Cricket Centre on
Monday, April 10th, from 4pm until 6pm.
The following players are invited to attend :
The trial will take the form of an indoor game.
Many thanks to all those who attended the recent trials. The Squads for under 13, 14 and 15 have been chosen and selected names can be found on the relevant pages within the website.
Under 12 news shall be coming shortly.
Under 11 trial 2017
Many thanks to all of those that attended the Leeds MD trial in the Cricket Centre. This season the standard was high with lots of players of similar ability. To provide additional opportunity for players to show further skills a second round trial will be held in a match format.
The match will take place at Barwick in Elmet C.C. (LS15 4EB) on Monday April 17th, 1.30pm start. The format of the game will be an 11 a side 22 over match, played on an astroturf wicket (no spikes please).
Players invited to attend are, in no particular order:
Joel Jeffrey, William Joyce, Harry Appleyard, Curtis Sugden, Liam Phillips, Jack Rogers, Max Budd, Riley Scott- Ellis, Sam McKinlay, James Knight, Jake Ross, Vasanth Rajagopalan, Jake Rogers, Aaron Patel, Haider Ali, Archie Farrell-Smith, Luke McManus, Ishu Roy, Josh Morris, Alex Hassan, James Alldred and Ethan Gardner .
In the event of the match not going ahead or any player being unable to attend, selections will be based on the scores produced at the Headingley trial on the 22nd.
Sabir Mahmood and Rohan Ratnalingam have been pre-selected for the squad.
If anybody has any questions please email Raymond Budd on email@example.com or phone 07921315309.
Under 12 trial
Many thanks to those who attended on the 23rd of March. The trial proved to be highly competitive and, as a result, somewhat inconclusive. Consequently, a second trial outdoors will be required to determine which players will join the existing county players to complete the squad. Those required to attend will be invited once a date, time and venue have been decided.
Under 13 squad
Again many thanks to those boys, relations and other helpers who attended the Under 13 trial on March 23rd. We are almost there with selection, but certain players who were unable to attend last week's trial have been asked to attend the Under 14 one this coming Tuesday. Shortly after that, a final decision will be made about the squad for the coming season.
LEEDS UNDER 10 SQUAD 2017
Many thanks to those relatives and friends who brought more than thirty-five boys to our Under 9 and Under 10 trial.... and to the boys themselves, who tried really hard to impress.
The Under 10 squad selected is:
Jack Diffey, capt.
Sam McBride, wk.
The following boys are on the reserve list : Tom Boddington, Dhruv Girish and Mason Connor (wk.) These boys may well play during the course of the season as a result of injury, loss of form or unavailability.
Notes were made of promising Under 9's, but a final selection will not be made until the inter-league competition planned for June is nearing its end.
Commiserations to those who were not selected. Go back to you clubs, improve your skills and try again next year.
Trial dates for 2017 are now on the Trials page here