Gloucestershire Youth Cricket League

The GYCL provides young cricketers from U11 to U19 with the opportunity to play high quality cricket across multiple countywide formats.
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The Gloucestershire Youth Cricket League is proudly sponsored by Gray-Nicolls, where tradition meets innovation.

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What is GYCL?

Since the introduction of the GYCL across all age groups in 2010, the Foundation now provides greater opportunities for young cricketers to experience the highest quality of youth cricket available.

Originally, the competition provided opportunities to experience the longer form of cricket (30 to 40 overs), whilst enabling clubs to play against different teams to what they normally do within their local 20 over leagues.  This has had a major impact on the results and performances of the county age group teams.

Recognising the game is ever evolving and the desire from young players to try new formats, the GYCL now offers the opportunity for players to participate in and experience Hundred and T20 formats as well.

The aim of GYCL is to...

  • Prepare players for County, Development and Zonal cricket
  • Prepare players for adult weekend cricket
  • Develop player’s skills so they are able to execute them in a multitude of match scenarios with bat, ball and in the field

Clubs can enter leagues at U11, U13, U15, U16, U17 and U19 age groups which include performance and development leagues to offer an appropriate level for a wider range of clubs.

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My club is interested, but we're not sure we have enough players...

In order to promote and increase the number of young cricketers playing the longer game, if your club is unable to enter a team on its own we are happy for clubs to link together to field a joint team. Of course this needs to be well thought through with effective communication between clubs.

We have several good examples of where this has worked to great effect. The most recent emerged in the North West of the County where four clubs came together to form Leadon Young Cricketers at all age groups.

Check your stats...

Here you will find upcoming fixtures, be able to view the latest results and view scorecards and league tables.

If your club uses live streaming you may also find match highlights alongside in depth stats and analysis.

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FREE DIGITAL SCORING. The easy way to digitally score GYCL cricket and automatically upload to Play-Cricket.com

Players prefer digital scoring...

Our Youth Survey gathered the views of young players and their responses told us how they love it when games are scored digitally.  Players cited how…

“I can look back to see my scores and progress after the match, it also helps with GCSE PE!  I have a record of all my stats and also my family can follow if they aren’t there.”

Play-Cricket’s scoring app is free to download on mobile and tablet devices, really easy to use and will save volunteers time.  In addition, it has all the detail of a traditional scoresheet and is perfect for those new to scoring, and powerful enough for regular scorers.

 

Register for Play-Cricket...

GYCL players must be signed up to Play-Cricket to be eligible & here is why:

  1. It enhances a player’s experience as stats are linked to a profile.  Players love comparing their stats with friends, and this keeps their achievements safe for the lifespan of their cricketing journey.
  2. It stops players playing in Performance and Development Leagues, which is against the spirit of the tiers.  Also, players are eligible to play for one club in any given GYCL season & this stops them playing for multiple.
  3. It mitigates the risks that GDPR poses. The process takes the responsibility of managing personal data off the club and passes control back to the individual.

Sign-up is a one-off, and we encourage clubs to add the process into their requirements when new members join.

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2023 - Cirencester CC

2022 - Cheltenham CC

2021 - Winterbourne CC

2020 - Not held - COVID-19

2019 - Hatherley & Reddings CC

2018 - Thornbury CC

2017 - Winterbourne CC

2016 - Dumbleton CC

2015 - Charlton Kings CC

2014 - Cirencester CC

2013 - Frocester CC

2012 - Charlton Kings CC

2011 - Poulton CC

2010 - Cam CC

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2023 - Cheltenham CC

2022 - Cheltenham CC

2021 - Hatherley & Reddings CC

2020 - Not held - COVID-19

2019 - Dumbleton CC

2018 - TBC

2017 - TBC

2016 - Golden Hill CC

2015 - TBC

2014 - TBC

2013 - Cheltenham CC

2012 - Cheltenham CC

2011 - Charlton Kings CC

2010 - Winterbourne CC

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2023 - Coalpit Heath CC

2022 - Hatherley & Reddings CC

2021 - Winterbourne CC

2020 - Not held - COVID-19

2019 - Cheltenham CC

2018 - TBC

2017 - Charlton Kings CC

2016 - TBC

2015 - Dymock CC

2014 - Cheltenham CC

2013 - Cheltenham CC

2012 - Frocester CC

2011 - Thornbury CC

2010 - North Cotswold Young Cricketers CC

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2023 - TBC

2022 - Golden Hill CC

2021 - Not held

2020 - Not held - COVID-19

2019 - Not held

2018 - Cheltenham CC

2017 - Cheltenham CC

2016 - Cheltenham CC

2015 - Charlton Kings CC

2014 - Winterbourne CC

2013 - Thornbury CC

2012 - Thornbury CC

2011 - Hatherley & Reddings CC

2010 - Winterbourne CC

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2023 - TBC

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2023 - TBC

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2023 - Hatherley & Reddings CC

2022 - Dumbleton CC

2021 - Dumbleton CC

2020 - Dumbleton CC

2019 - Cheltenham CC

2018 - Dumbleton CC

2017 - Cheltenham CC

2016 - Bedminster CC

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2023 - Dumbleton CC

2022 - Golden Hill CC

2021 - Dumbleton CC

2020 - Dumbleton CC

2019 - Bedminster CC

2018 - Frocester CC

2017 - Bedminster CC

2016 - Bristol CC

2015 - Bristol CC

Harry Watts / Club Development Manager

Harry joined the team in August 2022 as our Urban Development Officer and was initially responsible for growing the game of cricket in the urban areas of Bristol and Gloucester. In April 2024, Harry was promoted to Club Development Manager where he now delivers on a number of ECB priority areas including Facility Development, Clubmark, as well as working with Local Authorities on their Playing Pitch Strategies.

In 2018, Harry graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Media & Communications and later gained a PGCE in Primary Education from UWE, having spent multiple years working in primary schools. At his local club, Thornbury CC, Harry supports in different areas, including being an emergency player when required!

Now in his exciting role as Club Development Manager, he is responsible for leading the team of club development staff and working closely with cricket clubs across the county to provide direct support with the aim of creating sustainable clubs for the future.  Furthermore, Harry leads youth competitions and the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and sits on a number of GCF Development Groups and Committees.

As a local Bristolian, Harry is a Bristol Rovers supporter and is a big all-round sports fan.

Harry Watts / Club Development Manager