RODLEY, whose first and second teams play in the All Rounder Cricket Bradford Premier League, have had their third team re-admitted to the Dales Council League.

The club, who now have a thriving junior section, withdrew their third team from ‘the Dales’ midway through the 2011 season after an incident in a match against Apperley Bridge, but have been accepted back in on the usual one-year probation.

Bradford Mutual Sunday School League club Interlink, who play at Bradford Park Avenue, also want to join the Dales Council League, but their situation is more complicated as they did not apply before the Yorkshire Cricket Board’s June deadline.

Interlink, who have three main sponsors and many minor sponsors, only applied late last month, but their preference is to join for the 2019 season, although the Mutual Sunday School League would prefer them to wait until 2020.

A vote was taken at the Dales Council League’s annual meeting at Pudsey Congs as to whether Interlink should be accepted on a year’s probation, with ten clubs voting for and only one against.

Another vote was taken as to when Interlink should join, with three clubs voting for 2020 and ten for 2019.

Dales Council League secretary Ron Mackenzie said: “The club have been accepted to the league on a 12-month probationary basis as long as permission is granted by the YCB.”

Interlink were originally formed in 1972, playing in the Mutual Sunday School League at Spencer Road, before disbanding seven years later.

They then played for a season as Bradford Muslims before becoming Interlink again in 1980, winning the league in 1996 and 1998 and the Sir James Roberts Cup in 2000 at which point they again disbanded.

Interlink again reformed in 2012, this time playing at Hirst Lane in Shipley, but moved to Bradford Park Avenue three years ago.

They won the Mutual Sunday School League’s Fairplay award in 2014, won the Group A championship in 2015 and 2017 and the Sir James Roberts Cup this season.

Meanwhile, four clubs were accepted as full members of the Dales Council League after the end of their one-year probationary period – St Chad’s Broomfield, One Stop and former Mutual Sunday School League clubs Mayfield and Muff Field.