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Junior Cricket at Great Melton

Junior Cricket at
Great Melton CC

Junior Coaching at Great Melton

Great Melton boasts one of the largest and most successful junior sections in Norfolk with over 200 juniors registered at the club each year. We have 8 different junior teams from U9-U19 (boys and girls) who play across 3 different competitions throughout the season. In 2022, the club expects to play over 70 games of junior cricket enabling all those who are ready and willing, to take part in competitive matches.

 

In addition to the above we also run the ECB All Stars and Dynamos programmes aimed at children aged 5-11 who are new to cricket. These programmes run alongside our usual club training.

 

The following table explains the player pathway for children at Great Melton. Click on the relevant links to find out more about each programme that the club runs and how to register your child for the 2022 season.

School Year Softball ECB Programmes Hardball Club Programmes Eligible for Senior Teams
Reception / Year 1 All Stars N/A No
Year 2 U9
Year 3 Dynamos
Year 4
Year 5 and 6 U11
Year 7 U13 County Players
Year 8 Yes
Year 9 and 10 U15
Year 11 and 12 U17
Year 13 U19

All Stars

All Stars Cricket is an ECB designed programme that provides softball cricket opportunities for boys and girls aged 5-8 years. It is ideal for those who are new to the sport or who have participated in All Stars previously. The sessions focus on enjoyment, new skills and making new friends. Each child who signs up the course receives their own kit from the ECB.

These sessions run on Friday nights from 5.30pm-6.15pm starting on Friday 6 May.

To register your child, click here – https://www.greatmeltoncc.co.uk/allstars22

Dynamos

Dynamos Cricket is an ECB designed softball programme that provides a fantastic next step for boys and girls graduating from All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport! The sessions focus on enjoyment whilst building cricketing skills and introducing match play. Players who register for the programme will receive a personalised New Balance shirt and access to the Dynamos App.

These sessions run on Friday nights from 6.30pm-8pm and start on Friday 6 May.

To register your child, click here –> https://www.greatmeltoncc.co.uk/dynamos22

Under 9s

Our Under 9 section is aimed at those children who have already experienced cricket either at school or through an All Stars or Dynamos programme and feel ready to progress to playing hardball cricket. They will also have the opportunity to participate in competitive matches against other clubs. Training sessions are designed to develop skills across the 3 areas of the sport: batting, bowling and fielding whilst maintaining high levels of enjoyment.

With the introduction of competitive matches, players begin to put their skills into practice under the guidance of their coaches. All matches are played in the “pairs” format which allows batters to develop their confidence without the fear of dismissal.

Sessions will be run at Great Melton cricket club on a Friday night from 6.30pm – 8.00pm  starting on Friday 22 April and run throughout the summer.

Registration now open

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Under 11s

Our Under 11 section is aimed at those children moving up from the U9s or graduating from Dynamos cricket. Training sessions are designed to further develop skills across the 3 areas of the sport: batting, bowling and fielding with a maintaining high levels of enjoyment. We enter 3 U11 teams into the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Junior Competition. 1 team is entered into the tier 1 competition and is aimed at those established cricketers keen to develop their skills further against stronger competition. 2 teams are entered into the tier 2 competition aimed at developing players new to the sport. This competition takes the “pairs” format designed to encourage cricketers to practice their skills without the fear of getting out. Boys and girls play alongside each other in this competition.

In addition the U11 Girls are also entered into the Norfolk Cricket Board U11 Girls' League.

Sessions will be run at Great Melton cricket club on a Friday night from 6.30pm – 8.00pm (moving to 6.45pm-8.15pm on Friday 6 May) starting on Friday 22 April and run throughout the summer holidays.

Registration open

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Under 13s

Our Under 13 section is aimed at those children moving up from the U11s or graduating from Dynamos cricket. Training sessions are designed to continue the development across the 3 areas of the sport: batting, bowling and fielding whilst allowing children to focus on specialist areas such as spin bowling or wicket keeping.

We enter 3 U13 teams into the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Junior Competition. 1 team is entered into the tier 1 competition and is aimed at those established cricketers keen to develop their skills further against stronger competition. 2 teams are entered into the tier 2 competition aimed at developing players.Boys and girls play alongside each other in this competition. Our U13 team also takes part in the ECB Vitality T20 competition.

In addition to this, our U13 Girls also play in the Norfolk Cricket Board U13 Girls League and the ECB T20 competition.

Players in this age group, who are deemed ready, are also invited to take part in senior training and matches. Coaches will talk to the individuals involved as the season progresses.

Those new to the sport are also more than welcome to join these sessions where the appropriate level of coaching will be provided.

Sessions for boys and girls will be run on a Monday night from 6.00pm – 8.00pm starting on Monday 25 April.

Registration open to existing players only

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Under 15s

Our Under 15 section is aimed at those children moving up from the U13s. Training sessions are designed to continue the development across the 3 areas of the sport: batting, bowling and fielding whilst allowing children to focus on specialist areas such as spin bowling or wicket keeping.

We enter 2 U15 teams into the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Junior Competition. 1 team is entered into the tier 1 competition and is aimed at those established cricketers keen to develop their skills further against stronger competition. A second team is entered into the tier 2 competition aimed at developing players. Both boys and girls play alongside each other in this competition.

In addition, our U15 Girls take part in the Norfolk Cricket Board U15 Girls competition and the ECB T20 competition.

Players in this age group, who are deemed ready, are also invited to take part in senior matches. Coaches will speak to individual players as the season progresses.

Those new to the sport are also more than welcome to join these sessions where the appropriate level of coaching will be provided.

Sessions  will be run at Great Melton cricket club on a Monday night from 6.00pm – 8.00pm starting on Monday 25 April.

Registration open.

Click Here To Register

Under 17s

Our U17s train alongside our senior members on a Tuesday night. Most of these players play most of their cricket in one of our senior teams at weekends although there is still a dedicated U17 competition in the Norfolk Cricket Alliance Junior Competition, that players participate in.

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Under 19s

Our U19s train alongside our senior members on a Tuesday night. Most of these players participate in senior cricket matches at weekends and midweek although there is still a dedicated U19 T20 competition that the players participate in.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

We are based at Melton Park in the grounds of Melton Hall

Address – Hall Road, Great Melton, NR9 3BJ

Two Pitches, Two Lane Modern Net,
Main Pavillion with Male, Female and Umpire Changing Rooms, Toilets, Bar, Kitchen, Parking.

Roll-On Covers, Wooden Sightscreens, Electronic Scoreboard, Fully Enclosed Pitch

We welcome visitors, families and dogs.

There is ample parking, refreshments, snacks, gorgeous views and fantastic cricket available all season.