Local Youth League

Each Association is committed to driving youth cricket forward to provide cricket playing offers for all.

In Gloucestershire we are very fortunate to have a large number of committed volunteers who devote their time to providing coaching and competition for the county’s young players.

Across Gloucestershire we have seven separate youth associations who each offer formats of cricket that are voted in by their clubs.

The formats vary slightly between each association for their own youth leagues but when it comes to the local rounds of the national cups the same format is played by all.

The Local Youth League Associations of Gloucestershire are:

Each of the Associations has a representative on the Youth League and Performance Development Group so when it comes to driving change and new initiatives each of the committees has a real opportunity to be involved.

League AssociationLeague OfficialEmailLeague Website
Bristol & District Youth Cricket AssociationJim Donaldsonbycl@blueyonder.co.ukhttps://bristolycl.play-cricket.com
Cotswold District Cricket AssociationTina Surchtina.surch@live.co.ukhttps://cdca.play-cricket.com
Cheltenham & Gloucester Cricket AssociationAndy RussellAndyr2789@gmail.comhttps://cheltdistca.play-cricket.com
Gloucestershire Youth Cricket LeagueScott Tremainscott.tremain@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.orghttps://gycl.play-cricket.com
Leadon Vale Youth Cricket LeagueColin Leightoncl100@hotmail.comhttps://leodonvaleycl.play-cricket.com
Stroud District Cricket AssociationJeanette Tatesdca.cricket@gmail.comhttps://sdca.play-cricket.com
Harry Watts / Club Development Manager

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.