NEW non-turf cricket pitches in Roundhay Park for all to enjoy throughout the summer!
With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup now in full swing, fans of all ages will have the chance to emulate their heroes from across the world on two new non-turf pitches in Roundhay Park
Funded by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as part of an initiative to encourage more people to play and enjoy the game, work has been completed on the installation of the two new pitches, located on playing fields in Roundhay Park, adjacent to Soldiers Field. Costing over £15k in total, players will have the opportunity to use the pitches throughout the summer for both organised and informal play in the park.
There are now currently seven new or recently installed non-turf pitches available in public parks, as Leeds and Headingley prepares to be gripped again by World Cup fever this Saturday as Pakistan take on Afghanistan. The city’s famous Emerald Headingley Stadium has been given the honour of hosting four World Cup group games.
On Saturday 6 July, the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) will also be hosting a Cricket World Cup Mela at Roundhay Park. Celebrating the wonderful sport of cricket, women, girls, men and boys will have the chance to take part in a number of short format games.