Junior Cricket

  • Junior Cricket

    Committed to producing good young cricketers

At Caddington Cricket Club we have a thriving youth section with youngsters from the age of 8 to 16 consisting of both boys and girls, who are coached in the fundamental disciplines of playing and enjoying cricket in a safe and secure environment. Coaching is held on regular days throughout the week and subject to inclement weather, we are able to provide indoor tuition in the form of learning the “The Laws” of the game and other contributing skills, such as scoring which adds to their arithmetic development.  One of the main factors of playing cricket and one which is indoctrinated through the understanding of it, is the level of conduct that is shown to all who participate in playing the game and also ensuring the spirit of fair play . This is something which we promote from an early age and indeed throughout an individual’s entire development.

With all the latest coaching aids and equipment, our seven UKCC Level 2 coaches are able to give all our youngsters the best possible experience and knowledge available. We have invested heavily in making sure that we have sufficient coaching capacity for our needs and the tools they require to provide the best tuition possible. Each of our coaches has qualified through the National qualification and undergone the relevant D.B.S. (CRB) checks, ensuring a level of comfort for anyone who wishes to sign up.rop of promising youngsters on the fringes of our league teams for the coming season.

Late in 2014 we were awarded our Clubmark accreditation by putting in place all the necessary safeguards that are required of a responsible organisation. This ensure that everyone has the confidence in our ability and endeavours to expand our youth section to a level that provides cricket for as many youngsters as possible.  The very young are given an introduction through the Kwik Cricket format allowing them to develop their confidence and then to progress onto the hard ball techniques in readiness for their involvement into competitive cricket. This provides an excellent pathway into adult cricket once they are of sufficient age and ability.

We have entered three teams to play in the Bedfordshire County Youth Leagues at Under 14, Under 12 and Under 10 level to play competitive matches against some of the best cricket clubs in the county.

This provides invaluable experience in their overall development and also the extra attribute of learning good team bonding and understanding.  These matches are played over a 20 overs per side format on various days throughout the week. There are certain playing conditions during these matches which allow for as much participation from everyone involved as possible. This allows all the youngsters to have the best chance to develop their skills and attributes and to enhance their understanding of the lovely game of cricket.
We are always on the lookout for new players so if you are interested in playing for Caddington or have a child that is interested, why not get in touch using the contact from below, and we will get back to you with further details. Alternatively, why not pop down to one of our junior coaching sessions (which we run on Monday evenings) and introduce yourself.

Junior Cricket News

  • Why Not Join Our Junior Coaching Sessions?

    Why Not Join Our Junior Coaching Sessions?

    A new season is almost upon us and we are on the lookout for more local juniors for our ever-growing youth section

    We currently run indoor coaching at Manshead School sports hall on Monday nights. This will run until the end of April, with 2 weeks unavailability due to school exams.

    Because […]

  • Free Junior Coaching From Beds Cricket!!

    Free Junior Coaching From Beds Cricket!!

    Hi guys, please see the following message from Beds Cricket…

    Please note that Bedfordshire Cricket is offering FREE coaching to Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13 age groups on Saturday 18th April 2015 at Bedford College. The sessions will offer opportunities to learn new techniques as well as covering the […]

  • Junior Coaching Resumes

    Junior Coaching Resumes

    Junior coaching sessions will resume on Monday 2nd Match at Manshead School from 6:30pm

Mission Statement

Caddington Cricket Club aim to provide cricket for the children of the local community, giving equal opportunities to all that want to play, regardless of age, race, sex, religion or ability. We aim to provide the best available coaching and practice for all and encourage the best standards of behaviour and sportsmanship.In our desire to compete we shall not only uphold the traditional values of cricket but also embrace the spirit of the game, while building sporting relationships with other clubs and drawing on the whole-life enjoyment of playing together as a team.

Achieved By:

  • Ensuring that all members have the opportunity to play in competitive and friendly matches, thus learning the art of sportsmanship, as well as testing their skills against their peers from other clubs.
  • Teaching our members about the spirit in which cricket is played as well as the techniques of the game.
  • Providing high quality practice facilities upon which members new to the game can learn the techniques and experienced members can hone their skills.
  • Delivering high quality coaching on a consistent basis to all junior members, regardless of ability.
  • Ensuring that all ability groups have a coaching plan and, as ability develops, members have the opportunity to test their ability in higher groups.
  • Ensuring that all potential members are encouraged to join, by us removing all the barriers that we can to encourage maximum participation and ensuring that existing members welcome new members fully into the club.
  • Providing a safe and secure environment in which members can both play and learn cricket and have fun, whilst mixing in a new and diverse environment.

Cricket is more than just a game. We believe that the phrase “its not cricket” empowers those of us who teach the game to stress the values of fairness, competition, inclusiveness, good sportsmanship and life long friendship that the game can bring. We want our members to take pride in winning, but also to recognise and applaud the victors when they have been beaten. We want our members to celebrate each other’s successes but also be supportive when others fail. In this way, we will teach our members not only cricket, but also skills that will serve them well throughout their life. This is why Cricket is more than just a game.

Respect:

  • Your opponents.
  • Your captain, coach and team.
  • The role of the Umpires.
  • The traditional values of cricket.