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Barwick in Elmet CC - 2024 Junior Cricket

Raymond Budd12 Mar 2021 - 11:05
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Outdoor Junior Cricket in 2024 at Barwick in Elmet CC

For 2024 season our junior age groups will be structured as below:

All Stars Cricket (Year 1, Year 2 and some Year 3)
Our All Stars Cricket sessions provide a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they are guaranteed eight weeks of jam packed fun, activity and skills development. The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, teaching them new skills, helping them make new friends and have fun in doing so.

Under 9’s (Years 3 & 4)
These are our first structured teams, and an introduction to organised matches. Training sessions are still fun focused but we start to introduce concepts of formal cricketing technique. The U9’s play cricket with a soft ball (windball) and play league and friendly matches under a modified version that ensures all players get equal game time and have a chance to participate in all three disciplines of batting, bowling and fielding.

Training Tuesday evenings 5:30pm to 6:25pm (approx 14 sessions per season)
First session Tuesday April 23rd April
Matches Sunday mornings 10am
Enrollment and booking is via
Under 11’s (Years 5 & 6)
This is our introduction to hard ball cricket. U11’s make the move from the softer windball to a junior version of the real cricket ball. We continue to focus on our juniors enjoying their cricket in fun but structured training sessions and taking part in league and friendly matches that are still played in an inclusive format, similar to the U9’s.

Training Tuesday evenings 6:30pm to 7:45pm, approx 14 sessions per season
First session Tuesday April 23rd April
Enrolment and booking is via

Under 13’s (Years 7 & 8)
Within certain limitations, U13’s is the introduction to ‘proper cricket’. Our focus remains on developing rounded cricketers, but some players may start to specialise in certain disciplines. Those at the upper end of the group in terms of age and ability will start on the pathway to their integration into our senior teams.

Training Tuesday evenings 6:30pm to 7:45pm, approx 14 sessions per season
First session Tuesday April 23rd April
Matches Friday evenings 6:00pm (6:30pm after May 15th)
Enrolment and booking is via (opening soon)

Under 15’s (Years 9 & 10)
The stepping stone to senior cricket, our U15’s will be developing into experienced cricketers, supporting not just technical development but also teamwork and captaincy. Some U15’s will also be playing some senior cricket.

First session Monday April 15th
Matches Wednesday evenings 6:00pm (6:30pm after May 15th)
Enrolment and booking is via (opening soon)

Thursday Evening League
This helps players take the final steps into senior cricket as well as providing additional support for those who additional match practice. Generally led by older Juniors (aged 16+) and supported by existing senior players.

For more information on any junior cricket at Barwick in Elmet CC please email

[b]Summer Cricket Week
In partnership with the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, our annual cricket week takes place in early August. Details on the 2021 version with enrolment details will be posted on in early June.

Coaches & Safeguarding
All of our junior coaching sessions are led by ECB Level 2 (minimum) qualified coaches and supported by volunteers (DBS approved). As a club we encourge young leaders/older junior players to emabark on coaching pathways whom are all qualified to ECB activator, ECB Level 1 or ECB Foundation 1 status.

Safeguarding children’s welfare
The club is committed to ensuring that all children who play cricket have a safe, positive and fun experience, whatever their level of involvement. Cricket’s policy for safeguarding children is called ‘Safe Hands’ and the club has adopted this into its constitution.

Our Club Safeguarding Officers is Deborah Lawrence

First Aid
All of our lead coaches (ECB level 2) hold a valid First Aid certificate, additionally we have a number of health professionals at the club whom consent to providing support where needed. A full list of individuals and contact numbers can be found on the notice board at the club.

Comprehensive first aid kits can be found in the kitchen and umpires room.


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