Yes, we start them young at Knebworth and this, our youngest group, will be coached on all the basics of the game as well as being encouraged to play as a team. But most of all they will have heaps of fun and, we hope, to learn to love the game.

At this age, the children do not use traditional cork and leather cricket balls but play instead with incrediballs, a softer alternative which helps them learn all the skills they need without worrying about lots of protective equipment and fear of injury.

Coaching takes the form of a wide variety of fun games as well as informal matches within the whole group.

All the matches are eight-a-side and use rules and an innovative scoring method so everyone gets an equal chance to bat, bowl, field and contribute to their team’s performance.

Summer cricket training for 2014 starts at the end of April and runs until the end of August. Sessions are held at the ground on Sundays from 9.30am to 11am.

We ask that children have a reasonable ability to throw and coordinate, for the sake of the enjoyment of the whole group. We also ask that children are at least six years old.

We require that at least one parent/carer per child stays on-site at KPCC during the U9s coaching session. We have a very comfortable clubhouse with an endless supply of tea and coffee, and plenty of outdoor seating from which to enjoy any sunshine and the splendid views of the park setting.


[callout link=” query” linkname=”Email him” button_color=”002d62″]COACH: We are looking for a coach for this age group. In the meantime, contact club chairman Chris Johnson on 07867 580492[/callout]


[callout link=”” linkname=”Fixtures” button_color=”002d62″]For a full list of fixtures you can download, print and stick on the noticeboard or the fridge, click here[/callout]



U9 – Group 5Sunday, April 27Knebworth ParkvOld Albanian 1HReport
U9 – Group 5Thursday, May 8Hatfield HydevKnebworth ParkAReport
U9 – Group 5Tuesday, May 13Knebworth ParkvDatchworthHReport
U9 – Group 5Wednesday, May 28Welwyn GCvKnebworth ParkAReport
U9 – Group 5Sunday, June 1Old Albanian 1vKnebworth ParkAReport
U9 – Group 5Wednesday, June 11Knebworth ParkvHatfield HydeHReport
U9 – Group 5Monday, June 16DatchworthvKnebworth ParkAReport
U9 – Group 5Thursday, July 3Knebworth ParkvWelwyn GCHReport

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