Youth Cricket at Wolvercote Cricket Club

We welcome both boys and girls of all abilities. At Wolvercote, our youth players seek to learn and develop skills that relate to all aspects of cricket which thus enables them to represent the club in junior league and cup matches throughout the summer.  Our stronger players are identified by our coaches, and then nominated to attend the OCB Cricket trials at the end of the season.

We have a constantly growing junior section, to which we currently enter junior cricket teams for U9, U11, U13, and U15. We also participate in the ECB’s All Stars programme (ages 5-8). Many of our junior coaches represent the club at adult level, so understand how important high quality coaching is, and how they can look to pass their love of cricket to the next generation of Wolvercote cricketers.

Our older youth players also get the chance to play adult league cricket on Saturdays as well as experiencing ‘Adult cricket’ for the first time in our midweek and friendly teams.

The fundamental basis and principles of all our coaching is for the purpose of creating a fun and enjoyable environment that enables our cricketers to develop as cricketers, as a team, and as an individual.

We are always looking for help running teams and organizing matches so if you wish to help please contact our Youth Manager Nicolas Pinhol ().

Committments

At Wolvercote we are committed to continuously increase standards of best practice which can be seen in the form of coaching. The fundamental basis and principles of all our coaching is for the purpose of creating a fun and enjoyable environment that enables our cricketers to develop their skills, teamwork, and as an individual. Last season we were lucky enough to have former IPL
player Samad Fallah as a coaching consultant, this upcoming season we have Ed Ellis current Assistant Head Coach for the Oxford MCCU team and St Edward’s coach join our coaching team.

As can be seen with our National Chance to Shine Satellite Club of The Year Award, we as a youth set up are committed to creating opportunities for kids to play cricket. We seek to help to get as many kids as possible playing cricket within the ring road by working with and developing partnerships and links with local primary and secondary schools, Chance to Shine and the Oxfordshire cricket board.

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