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Welcome to the website of the PDCL.

The League covers the traditional coalfield areas of West and South Yorkshire.  Many teams within the League have strong historic links with the coal industry and proudly bear the names of the collieries they served.

The League seeks to provide and foster grass-roots cricket within all communities and the Divisional structure enables teams to compete against other teams of similar playing standard.


There will be a charity match at Ferrybridge in aid of MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION on FRIDAY JUNE 29th with a 6.15pm start.

There will be cricketers from all local Leagues taking part.

There will be plenty going on during the game : BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Tombola, Raffles, Auctions and of course plenty of refreshments.

If your club can contribute a prize to the raffle please contact Richard at 

Please come along and support us.


The points structure changed this season with the winning team scoring 16 points - Divisions 1 to 5 or 20 in Division 6.  The winning team does not receive any bonus points.

On Saturday June 23rd the following teams did not get the points correct:     

Would these clubs please check the points allocation and correct please

PDCL on Twitter

The Pontefract & District Cricket League has joined Twitter - search for @PontyDCL and follow us !


ALL the fixtures scheduled for Saturday April 21st will now be played on Saturday September 22nd. 

To accommodate this the Division 6 fixtures already scheduled for September 22nd will be moved to an alternative date.  The 3 dates available are : Sunday July 22nd, Sunday August 26th or Monday August 27th.  Clubs involved should liaise with each other to select an appropriate date – the decision should be conveyed to the League Secretary by the end of May.   


Newsletter 3 is now available here  (link updated)

Newsletter 4 is now available here

Newsletter 5 is now available here


The transfer window is NOW OPEN with the 2018 season transfer form available here. Completed transfers can be viewed here


The draws for the Dyson - Skidmore,  AJS Teamwear and Heywood-Williams cup competitions are now available.

The Bob Martindale Memorial Trophy has also been drawn and is in a new T20 format this year with three groups of three playing each other once, before a finals day later in the year.