Bradford Park Avenue

Bradford Park Avenue

Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 14:47

23 May 2017, 17:39 #1

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
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Joined: 25 Jun 2015, 19:41

23 May 2017, 19:49 #2

Reading about this today really made me smile. Good news that the ground is being redeveloped to such a high standard. And I feel proud that Joe, Adil and Jonny went to open it today, looked like hundreds of children were there.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

24 May 2017, 02:13 #3

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
The ground where I fell in love with County Cricket.
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Joined: 06 Nov 2013, 09:50

24 May 2017, 08:11 #4

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
The concept is fine and to be welcomed. However, I recall that the last time first class cricket was played at the ground, many supporters' cars were damaged and broken into.
No account will be taken of this as the organizers' and officials' cars will be safely inside the ground. The rest of us will have to take our chance.

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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

24 May 2017, 12:48 #5

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
Hope they sort out the vandalism issue by 2020, as that is the year when the ECB have decreed that we cannot use our ground and the 50 over matches will have to be played elsewhere (with our second team), and Bradford is likely to be one of the grounds used. Probably 2 at Scarborough and 2 at Bradford?
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Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 14:47

25 May 2017, 08:16 #6

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
Good to hear the comments on BPA...they're perfectly valid around security given both the investment going into the site and the history when it used to be regularly targeted.
Guess we wait and see but if there ends up being £5.5m put into BPA then I can only imagine the security will be mighty with tripwires, drones and lasers.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

25 May 2017, 08:39 #7

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
I know it's very difficult to put aside history and childhood memories and falling in love with cricket etc, and Bradford needs the facilities heaven knows, but.

Isn't Bradford just a teeny weeny bit close to Leeds!

Surely if Yorkshire want to bring on a facility that allows them to play the odd CC game and 2 or 3 of the 50 over matches away from Headingley, then isn't the Sheffield/Barnsley area the place to be doing it.
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Joined: 14 Aug 2007, 12:51

25 May 2017, 09:45 #8

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
With tongue in cheek and with due respect to the many Loiners on this site, isn't Leeds just a teeny weeny bit close to Bradford?!

Like you, I regret the passing of the outgrounds. Fortunately, one such survives in Yorkshire. Scarborough will enjoy 2 Championship matches this year, out of the 7 left to us by the ECB.
I understand that the only possibility of first class cricket being played in Bradford would be in 2020. Given Bradford's depressing record of failed projects, I won't be holding my breath.

Living in Bakewell, a match or two in the Sheffield area would suit me just fine. Pigs fly, I understand.

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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

25 May 2017, 15:56 #9

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
You will have the Chesterfield T20 to look forward to.

Tongue firmly in my cheek I would suggest you switch to Derbyshire but after listening to R5SX this afternoon I realise that might not be a comforting idea.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

25 May 2017, 17:31 #10

Good to be back at Bradford Park Avenue today for its official launch of the new nets.
If you're interested in the curious challenges of building on top of a football pitch, today's article may be for you:
http://cricketyorkshire.com/bradford-park-avenue-nets/
With schools, clubs, visually impaired players and the Yorkshire's England contingent present, it was quite the occasion and the venue is kicking on very well.
Coastal View - I agree with you completely about Bradford being close to Leeds, as indeed is Harrogate, and it's the neglected South Yorkshire area that really needs FC cricket. Unfortunately, Abbeydale Park never seemed to attract any sort of crowd.

Scarborough does provide something for the people within the York, Hull, Middlesbrough triangle.

So I'm not clamouring for a return to the Park Avenue of my boyhood as a FC venue. If it happens, as an alternative to Leeds, then great. But certainly not as an alternative to Scarborough.
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