This is relevant for children in school years 6 and 7
The under 12 age group combines two years. For many of the year 6 children and some of the year 7 children this will be their first introduction into cricket with a hard ball. We aim to develop their skills in a fun experience but safety is paramount to us.
SEASON START – The Friday evening cricket sessions will start on the 21st of April and run through to the end of July. We often arrange additional sessions throughout August too. The sessions start at 7pm and run through to around 8.15-8.30.
MATCHES – During the season there are league matches and we field a competitive XI, we are currently in Division 1 North in the Sussex league. With safety in mind, we will only put a child forward for one of these matches if we feel confident of their ability in a hard ball game. Several friendlies and interclub games will also be organised throughout the season with the aim of giving everyone who is keen to play some match practice.
COMMUNICATION – A Whatapp group will be created to share fixtures, team selection, and notify of any changes to times or if we have to call off a session due to rain.
EQUIPMENT – The Club has some pads, helmets, gloves and a few bats which will be available at training and also at matches. We suggest buying a box and ‘cricket briefs’ as this is a requirement before batting against a hard ball, even in the nets.
PARENTAL HELP – There is one qualified volunteer coach in this age group and we welcome any parent helpers on Friday evenings. For the matches we also need a scorer and umpire, any parental experience with this would be most gratefully received. If your child signs up to this age group this also includes family membership to Wisborough Green Sports Association which enables you to purchase drinks at the bar at a discounted price.
ABOVE ALL – We aim to provide fun sessions that develop a child’s core cricketing skills and give them a love of cricket, for the volunteer coaches that run these sessions this is where it all started for us.