ALL Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League club Rodley, who have a thriving junior section, want their third team to play in the Dales Council League again.

“We left the Dales Council League midway through the 2011 season after an incident in a match against Apperley Bridge,” explained Rodley chairman Steve Bradbury.

Rodley then joined the Central Yorkshire League for the 2012 campaign – the same year that the club set up their junior section – before moving into the Bradford League four years later when they joined forces with the Central Yorkshire League.

Bradbury, a former Dales Council League official, added: “We have been playing a development team in the Mid-Yorkshire Sunday League, and are now running under-15s, under-13s, under-11s and under-nine teams and have about 80 junior members.

“We want our juniors playing competitive cricket, and moving into the Dales Council League will keep the momentum going.”

Bradbury, who won the Bradford League’s Unsung Hero award last winter for his work in developing Rodley Cricket Club and their juniors, added: “”We will probably need another six or seven players, and the idea is to play ten under-20 players and one senior.”

Rodley will be using the postage-stamp ground at Tong next to the Greyhound, which was previously the home venue for Farnley Hill until they found the insurance costs prohibitive as cars were hit by cricket balls, both within the pub car park and in driveways of houses across the road.

Bradbury, however, said: “I am sure that we have public liability insurance that will cover the potential problems.”

A decision on whether Rodley will be admitted to the Dales Council League will be made at the league’s annual meeting at Pudsey Congs on Thursday, November 8.