We have 2 simple goals for our junior section – participation and player development. We want to increase the numbers playing the game and help the children develop their skills in a fun and safe environment.

We welcome girls and boys of all abilities to come to Knebworth Park. We are currently running mixed girls and boys teams from under-9s to under-15s; our ambition is to launch girls only teams in the near future.

Despite the challenges of the 2020 season, membership grew to around 80 young cricketers, providing a welcome Covid-19 secure outdoor activity in difficult times.  We were very proud to see 11 girls and boys making the step up to represent the club in the adults 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th XIs last season. We also had 12 girls and boys playing area or county age group cricket.

In 2021 we have a busy schedule planned, offering plenty of cricket for those new to the game, and to those who have played before. Of course, all activity will be subject to the relevant Government and ECB Covid-19 guidelines. All sessions are run by our qualified coaching team.

 

ECB All Stars – A fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed 8 weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. Sessions will run on Friday evenings, 6-7pm. This is a very popular programme, and you can find out more https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

 

ECB Dynamos – Dynamos Cricket provides a fantastic first cricket experience for 8-11-year olds who are new to the sport. Dynamos will run on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.  Find our more here https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/dynamoscricket

 

Club Training – junior under-9s to under-15s training runs on Sunday mornings at 10am, the BBQ is fired up for breakfast or lunch! 

 

Junior matches – inter club or junior league matches are usually scheduled for mid-week evenings.

 

Development Cricket – To facilitate integration into adults’ cricket, we have joined a development cricket league, where teams are comprised of 4 adults and seven children aged 13-18. Matches will be on Sunday afternoons.

 

There is more… in recent years we’ve run junior tours, a comprehensive winter programme for all ages and even a muddy “Cricketmas” match in December.

1-2-1 coaching sessions are also available with our Head Coach, Neil Pitts.

Everyone is welcome at Knebworth Park CC. If you would like to find out more, or have any questions, please contact James Hobbs – james@kpcc.org.uk.

Mixing it: Juniors are a crucial part of some of our senior teams

Mixing it: Juniors are a crucial part of some of our senior teams

Click on the links below to view and download our policy documents:

Juniors’ code of conduct

Anti-bullying policy 

Diversity policy

Open-age teams policy

Safeguarding policy

Use of helmets


Leave a Reply