Welcome to the Junior Cricket Section of South West Manchester Cricket Club (SWMCC)
Thank you for taking time to find out more about what we have to offer.
We are always looking for new members of all abilities and we aim to be “all inclusive” meaning that all children that attend our sessions will be given equal opportunities.
Junior training takes place on Monday evenings from 6.00pm and is open to any child over the age of 8 years old. If your child is younger than 8 but has had previous cricket experience then please do get in touch. For younger children we recommend All Stars.
Outdoor sessions are run at SWMCC from early April until late September.
Winter training is on the same day/time and runs from October until March and is held indoors at a local school sports hall.
We enter teams in the South Manchester Junior Cricket League (SMJCL) and this ranges from under 9’s up to under 15’s.
Matches usually start around the end of April and run through until the end of July when the school summer holidays start.
Under 9’s play “pairs cricket” with a soft incrediball and matches are played on a mutually convenient night during the week.
Under 11’s play either soft or hard ball cricket and matches are played on a Sunday morning.
Under 13’s and Under 15’s play hardball cricket with matches taking place on Friday evenings (u13) and Tuesday evenings (u15).
Each junior age group has a team manager that is responsible for arranging each match and ensuring that our players know who and where they are playing each week.
We bring in ECB qualified coaches to run our junior training on Monday evenings and this ensure that the children get the best coaching available.
We provide all the equipment that the children require but we find that as the children get older, they like to have their own gear but this is not essential.
Cricket for younger children
The club has recently signed up to offer “All Stars” sessions for 5 – 8 year olds. All Stars is a new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing an enjoyable introduction to cricket.
It is open to boys and girls and takes place alongside our Monday night junior training over an 8 week period through June and July.
The sessions last for one hour and the emphasis is on fun and being active.
The focus is on developing children’s movement skills alongside basic cricket techniques.
Parents register on-line and pay the ECB direct (currently £40). Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door.