CRICKET ACADEMY

Ramsbottom Cricket Club Cricket Academy welcomes you and your children to the Club. We are a Clubmark club and we adhere to the “Safe Hands” Policy for Safeguarding Children in Cricket. All the adults at the club who work with children, meet the necessary criteria and are vetted by the ECB. This includes the enhanced DBS and “Barred List” check (formerly known as CRB checks).

Our aim is to make sure that we provide structured coaching and enjoyment of cricket to 5 to 17 year-olds, whilst also developing players to their full potential in order to join the senior teams.

The Junior Committee members are:

Phil Croft (Chair)
Carl Turner (Vice-Chair)
Samantha Hinchliffe (Treasurer)
Claire Collinge (Secretary)
Samantha Myers (Safeguarding Officer)
John Steele (Player Development)
Iain Collier (Women’s and Girls Manager)
Kelly Newbold (All Stars Activator)
Simone Birley (Girls Dynamos)
Lindsay Harris (Girls Dynamos)

We have excellent facilities and dedicated people to ensure your child enjoys their cricket and develops their skills in the game. Following four years of success for the All Stars programme, our club has grown with over 160 children now enjoying cricket and being part of our club. With the support of Kelly Newbold and senior players from the club, we will be running our 5th programme in 2022.

For the first time we will also be running an 8-11 year-old Dynamos programme in 2022 for girls only to introduce cricket to a younger age group.

Our established and successful Ramsbottom Women and Girls’ Section goes from strength to strength. We aim to field U13s, U15s, U17s, U19s and Open Age Female only teams in established leagues across the county.

John Steele has taken a step back from coaching but remains as an adviser to the Cricket Academy with his vast experience of the game. Phil Heaton, Level 2 coach and ex professional player, has joined the coaching staff and he will focus on the older age groups. Many of the club’s senior players and our Club Pro also assist with the coaching which is great experience for the players. We continue to train our existing coaches and managers in coaching qualifications; many of our coaches have progressed to Level 2 and we offer support for all levels of Foundation (Level 1) and Core (Level 2) coaching education. Iain Collier is also progressing his Advanced (Level 3) coaching qualification fully supported by the club.

All our coaches are there to ensure that the players receive the best possible experience and develop their cricket skills.

For the 2022 season, there will be up to multiple teams across the age groups with managers as follows:

Women & Girls Teams:

• Women’s 1st – XI Iain Collier (iain.collier@hotmail.co.uk)
• U19s (National KO) – Iain Collier
• U17s (Lancashire League) – Gareth Young
• U15s (County League) – Tom Eastwood
• U13s (County League) – Aaron Eaves & Chris Eardley

Mixed Teams:

• U-17s (Lancashire League) – Phil Croft (philip.croft2012@gmail.com)
• U-15s (Lancashire League) – Carl Turner (c.turner@colour-synthesis.com)
• U-13s (Lancashire League) – Simon Read (simonedread@hotmail.com)
• U-11s (GMCL) – Brian Taylor & Keith Webb (brian.taylor@graceoverseas.com)
• U-9s (GMCL) – Andy Holt (andyholt@aplant.com)