Junior Cricket 2017

At the start of the season the Cambridgeshire Youth Cricket Association announced that they were no longer running leagues at U12 and U14 level.  This gave us a big problem because we had planned to enter teams in both. So to ensure our juniors got a game we had to push the Under 15 team up to the Premier League, enter our U14’s in the Under 15 Regional League and enter the U12’s in the Under 13 Regional League. Therefore all of our league teams were playing below their age group which resulted in a challenging season.

Full details of each match can be found on the Matches page but in summary the U15P and U15R teams were unable to record any victories although they came close on a number of occasions.  The U13’s fared better winning three games and in a tight league finished runners up to Haverhill.  It may have been a tough season but it is all about learning the ups and downs of the game and the experiences will benefit the players next season.  The one exception this year has been the outstanding form of the U11’s.  They won the league for the first time without losing a game.  The only defeat all season was the cup final where they lost narrowly to Linton.  This is all very positive for the future as we see more young players taking up the game.

In addition to the junior programme the club also joined forces with Burrough Green to deliver the first All Stars Cricket (ASC) sessions.  ASC is a new scheme launched by the ECB to get children in the 5-8 age range playing the game. A total of twenty five children signed up to eight sessions which gave an introduction to the game.

The club would like to thank all parents and family members who have supported the junior section at Friday coaching and at matches