Sprowston Cricket Club – Junior Cricket Programme, Summer 2018
The Club have a packed fixture list for the 2018 season as we have entered both the Norfolk Cricket Alliance and South Norfolk Cricket Leagues for all age groups (U9, U11, U13 and U15). The U9s are also in the Norfolk Cricket Board soft ball competition.
The English Cricket Board (ECB) All Stars Cricket Programme for 5 to 8 year olds, aimed at increasing participation in the sport, will continue at the Club this year, starting 11th May 2018. Sprowston CC was a key Norfolk Club helping deliver the ECB’s goals last season, being the 2nd largest All Stars centre in Norfolk. Together with the ECB we will continue to deliver quality coaching and fun training sessions to attract, develop and retain players of all ages and abilities. To reserve a place you will need to book and pay directly with the ECB: www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars
For the older age groups the Club will continue the Pay n Play system with the training fee and match fee being reduced to only £2. A subscription of £15 for the season is being introduced. The subscription for juniors playing Saturday senior cricket (13 is the minimum age) is £35 which includes a Club playing shirt (only if one has not previously been received).
We remain a Clubmark accredited cricket club; this demonstrates that we continue to meet the ECB Clubmark criteria across four areas: duty of care and safeguarding children; the cricket programme the club offers, knowing your club and its community – “One Game” and club management. ECB Clubmark is an acknowledgement that we take these issues seriously and that we are striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in cricket. All coaching at the Club is undertaken by qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people.
We welcome parents/guardians/carers to all training and competitions and value your support. Registration will commence 15 minutes prior to session start time above and all attendees MUST sign in and sign out at the end of the coaching sessions. Junior Cricket Programme summary:
Age Group School Year (2017/18)Day Time First Session LastSessionCost
ECB All Stars* 1 to 4 Friday17:30-18:30 11th May 8 sessions£40
ECB All Stars* 1 to 4 Sunday10:00-11:00 13th May 8 sessions£40
Under 9 3 & 4 Sunday*10:30-12:00 15th April19th August£2 per session
Under 11 5 & 6 Sunday*10:30-12:00 15th April19th August£2 per session
Under 13 7 & 8 Thursday18:00-19:30 12th April16th August£2 per session
Under 15 9 & 10 Thursday18:00-19:30 12th April16th August£2 per session
Under 16 to
Under 19 11+ Tuesday18:00-20:00 10th April21st August£2 per session
*The U9s and U11s have a number of matches scheduled on Sunday mornings. Monday evening training sessions will replace the Sunday sessions missed due to matches. Monday training sessions will be 6pm to 7.30pm.
Arrangements should be made for your child to travel to and from training sessions and matches. We appreciate it if children can arrive promptly and are collected promptly at the end of the session, if they are not old enough to make their own way home. If you are going to be late picking your child up, please contact the appropriate coach to let them know.
Clothing and Equipment for Training and Matches
Sports type clothing, i.e. tracksuit, is most suitable for training; white cricket trousers (whites) do not have to be worn but can be. Please ensure your child commences the session wearing a suitable number of layers of clothing. Excess layers can be removed according to activity intensity and weather conditions. The field can be windy and cold, even mid-summer, and injury risk is increased when participants are cold.
Cricket whites are preferred for matches but are not compulsory. White trainers are preferred over black and the same goes for socks! A white t-shirt is required to be worn under the Club’s playing shirt, which will be provided for U13, U11 and U9 age groups. U15s are required to provide their own cricket playing shirt. Additional Club kit is available on the Club Team shop at http://www.allroundercricket.com/teamwear/cricket-teamwear/s/sprowston-cc/sprowston-cc-juniors – or please speak to a coach or manager.
All junior participants in training and matches require a cricket box to wear when batting and wicket keeping when using a hard cricket ball. This is an ECB requirement. A cricket box is the only piece of personal protective equipment that is required to be provided by participants. Bats, pads, gloves, helmets and practice balls are all provided by the Club.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET SUN CREAM, IT’S NECESSARY – EVEN EARLY SEASON.
Coaches, team managers and parents/guardians/carers of the child will be required to fill out an accident form for any injury a child sustains whilst on the Club’s premises.
Wet Weather Drill
Due to health and safety considerations, cricket is simply not possible in wet conditions. Additionally leather balls, wooden bats and protective equipment are all permanently damaged by wet conditions. Even the non-turf cricket pitch in the middle of the field is not safe to play on when it is wet because it becomes slippery.
If the weather means it is not safe to start or continue training outside we may use the clubhouse and watch cricket on the big screen and the session will then finish as per the scheduled time. We will communicate what is possible at the start of the session.
Training Fees and Match Fees
Training fees are £2 per session and junior match fees are £2 per game.
In order to provide good hospitality at the Club all junior games should have orange squash and tea/coffee available to players and parents between innings. To achieve this aim we will need the assistance of parents/guardians/carers – please offer help if possible; or at least, be prepared to be asked!
Coaches and Welfare Officer
The Club’s qualified coaching team includes:
Iain MurrellECB Level 2 Coach
Matty EvansECB Level 2 Coach
Sam HalesECB Level 1 Coach
Tom RoseECB Level 1 Coach
Tim Stock ECB Level 1 Coach
Ian DoyECB Level 1 Coach
Laurie OllertonECB Coach Support Worker
Joe PartridgeECB Coach Support Worker
Cheryl Doy is the Club’s Child Welfare Officer.
Junior Member Registration Form
Both new and existing junior members have to fill out the 2018 registration form and a media release form. If you do not have these forms please contact Iain Murrell.
The best way to stay up to date with the Club through the season is via Twitter and Facebook.
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Sprowston Cricket Club Website: www.sprowstoncricketclub.org