Junior Foundation Plans for the Season

The 2021 season is upon us and the Junior section are planning for a safe and smooth return to playing cricket. In my 5 years as Chair, I have never felt so positive about the position we’re in with our player numbers, parents support, coaching and participation. There are too many names to thank but suffice to say it takes 14 people to run the Juniors, Women’s and Girls, who are all dedicated to giving our children and their families the best possible experience. Iain Collier will focus in more detail elsewhere on the Women’s and Girl’s success, I’d like to tell you more about the plans for the rest of the Junior Foundation.

We’re delighted to see the ECB led All Stars programme back to Ramsbottom this season. Nearly 40 kids have signed up for the fun sessions during June and July. We’ll be making sure the kids have a great time and try to get some parents involved too.

sy hope for the U9s, U11s , U13s and U15s is that we continue to grow our skills whilst enjoying our cricket. We play to win of course, but not at any cost. Eventually many Juniors will find themselves at the point of starting senior cricket and our role is to prepare them for that moment, so that they maintain a love for the game into later life.

Our U9s and U11s will play in the Greater Manchester Cricket League to help minimise travel and maximise game time for the younger ones. The U13s and U15s will play in the Lancashire Junior League in preparation for senior cricket in this famous league. To make up for the lost winter practice, we’ll be focussing heavily on coaching across all age groups and playing as many games as feasible with the English weather.

If you’d like to get involved with anything within the Junior Section don’t hesitate to contact us here it, we’d love all the help we can get.

Best Regards

Phil Croft

Chair of Junior Foundation