The sun is shining, the daffodils are blooming, and our thoughts turn towards the outdoor cricket season, when the hard work done in winter nets will hopefully pay off for the children, and parents can have a lovely time spectating in the sunshine with iced drinks to hand!
Our renewal and registration process for our summer 2017 coaching and match programme is now nearly complete, with some age groups at capacity (we cap numbers to allow us to ensure sufficient coaching resource (we use professional coaches rather than parent volunteers), and a reasonable opportunity for each child to play competitive cricket). As at 10 March, we still have a final few spaces in our under 6, under 8, under 10 and under 11 age groups and our mixed age girls’ session; if you are interested please email Sam Krafft on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We consider applications from teen boys on a case by case basis, so do get in touch if you are interested.
We will run holiday cricket in 2017 on a similar basis to 2016, with sessions in the Easter holiday, May half term and throughout the summer holiday, on the following dates:
Easter: 11-13 April and 18-20 April
May half term: 30 May-1 June
Summer holiday: all weekdays from 10 July to 25 August. Saturday morning sessions for younger children will run from 15 July until 19 August.
To book for the Easter holiday courses, please complete and return this form. Booking forms for subsequent courses will be posted on this page closer to their start dates.
All Stars Cricket
In addition to our regular programme of membership and coaching, we will be running a new “All Stars Cricket” session for 5-8 year olds on Wednesday afternoons from mid May. This programme is part of a national initiative by the ECB to get more children trying cricket, and is a short programme designed to be an introduction to the sport for complete beginners. The sessions aim to engage parents and children together in fun, skills based activities rather than providing formal coaching. The programme will launch nationwide in late March, so watch this space!