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Leek Cricket Club Update - Junior Section

Chairman of our Junior Section, Simon Tweats, provides an update on training, teams, and more for Junior Teams.


The Club recently held a Junior Section meeting via Zoom to discuss plans and preparations for the forthcoming 2021 season, albeit still under some restrictions. We take you through all the detail discussed to keep you up to date.


Accreditations

Denise Shirley, our Head Junior Coach will be ensuring that every adult involved in running junior teams is up to date with their DBS, safeguarding and first aid.


We have some of the best coaches available in Staffordshire, including Denise, as mentioned, Alex Mellor (Former Warwickshire, and Current Staffordshire Player / Coach) and Tim Tweats (Former Derbyshire).


Teams, Managers & Practice Nights

All Stars Cricket

We have recently announced all the information regarding All Stars Cricket on our website, which can be found by going to the link below. This will be ran by Gary Bode & Jacob Bode.


https://www.leekcricketclub.co.uk/post/all-stars-cricket-returns


Times on all below sessions & games are TBC, and we will be in touch with players to confirm.


Under 8s Cricket

Game Days: Saturday Morning

Format: An introduction to soft ball matches

Lead Coaches: Denise Shirley

Practice Night: Friday


We would like one more Under 8s parent to step up and help Denise, so if you are able to please contact us via the Leek CC website contact form.


Under 10s Cricket

Game Days: Monday Evenings

Format: Nurturing kids through a transition from soft ball to hard ball cricket matches.

Lead Coaches: Simon Howell

Practice Night: Wednesday


We would like one more Under 10s parent to step up and help Simon, so if you are able to please contact us via the Leek CC website contact form.


Under 12s 'Blue Pairs' Cricket

Game Days: Wednesday Evening

Format: Pairs Format, which gives every player the opportunity to bat and bowl

Lead Coaches: Wayne Pettitt

Practice Night: Tuesday


Under 12s 'Gold Pairs' Cricket

Game Days: TBC

Format: Pairs Format, which gives every player the opportunity to bat and bowl

Lead Coaches: Adam Geens

Practice Night: Tuesday


Under 13s Long Format Cricket

Game Days: Sunday Morning

Format: Over a longer format, mirroring senior rules

Lead Coaches: Kevin Waterhouse & Matt Bowcock

Practice Night: Monday


Under 14s Cricket

Game Days: Monday Evening

Format: Win / Lose, providing a pathway into the Senior Teams

Lead Coaches: Simon Tweats & Matt Bowcock

Practice Night: Monday


Under 16s Cricket

Game Days: Wednesday Evenings

Format: Win / Lose, providing a pathway into the Senior Teams

Lead Coaches: Tim Tweats & Gary Bode

Practice Night: Thursday (With Seniors)


Additional Practice

We have 15 places available for any age, with Denise, focussing on specific skill sessions on Saturday mornings. For more details, please contact us via the Website


Sunday training sessions are an open invite. Details on times TBC.


As always, until any guidelines are removed, COVID safety measures will be in place, as advised by Denise, who continues as our Club Welfare Officer.


Should any new players wish to join Leek Cricket Club, reach out to us on any of the social media channels below, or contact us via the Website.


Keep an eye out on all of our Social Media pages to find out the last news first.


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