Would-be thieves broke down two walls trying to steal a safe from a cricket club.
Blackley Cricket Club on Lindley Road in Elland had been locked up as usual at 11pm last Thursday night when the culprits attacked.
They tore down a double wall to get to the safe, leaving a pile of bricks for club committee members to discover in the morning.
The culprits tried to get inside the safe, damaging it in the process, but failed and escaped empty-handed.
Cricket development manager for the club Steve Williams said: “It’s going to cost us to fix the damage and buy a new safe.”
It is not the first time the club has fallen victim to criminals.
In 2011, thieves stole a sit-on mower, strimmers, garden lawnmowers and spiking equipment worth around £5,000 from a locked shed.
Anyone with information about the break-in should call police via 101 or CrimeStoppers, where information can be passed on anonymously on 0800 555111.