Junior Cricket

Ansty Cricket Club has a proven track record in developing talented young cricketers who have achieved county, regional and national recognition.  Our Junior Cricket Section is at the very heart of what Ansty CC looks to introduce young people to cricket and achieve their potential through playing the game.

Our objective is to foster a happy, safe and unpressurised environment where children can develop a love for the game that they can take through life and along the way produce the next generation recreational cricketers.  To this end the Club offers a comprehensive cricket programme including participation in Sussex Junior Leagues and other competitions leagues together with winter and summer coaching programmes.  Our age groups start at Under 8, run right through to Under 17 and then there is a clear development pathway into Senior cricket.

Our junior training and coaching programme is developed and overseen by our Club Coach, Jake Wilson, who works with ECB level 1 and 2 coaches to deliver the coaching programme.  Training and coaching are run throughout the year with a 13 week winter programme (from January) and then a 14 week summer programme (from late April).    The Club also run cricket camps throughout the season, and we plan to run further camps in 2022.  Further details on the training and coaching programme can be found here.

Getting Involved in Junior Cricket at Ansty

We are always on the lookout for new junior cricketers – please do use the links below to find out more detail on our coaching offering, facilities and membership.  Should you wish to speak to someone then please do not hesitate to contact Steve Kent our Junior Cricket Manager.   Steve and other members of the junior cricket management team can be contacted via [email protected]

Our Junior Teams

Under 17s

Our Under 17s will compete in the ECB U19 T20 and in the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival U17 (week commencing 25th July 2022) competitions. In 2020 the squad, then as U15s, were the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival U16 Shield winners.

Manager: Mike Green

Under 16s

Our Under 16s together with our U15s, compete in the Sussex South Area Hardball League playing on Wednesday evenings and the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival (week commencing 25th July 2022).

Manager: Jim Beynon

Under 15s

Our Under 14s compete in the Sussex South Area Hardball League playing on Monday evenings and the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival (week commencing 25th July 2022).

Manager: Steve Kent

Under 14s

Our Under 14s compete in the Sussex North Area Hardball League playing on Sunday mornings and the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival (week commencing 1st August 2022).

Manager: Steve Kent

Under 13s

Our Under 13s compete in the Sussex South Area Hardball League playing on Thursday evenings and the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival (week commencing 8th August 2022).  The U13s are also entered into the ECB Nation T20 Knockout.

Manager: Dom Blythe

Under 12s & U11s

Our Under 12s compete in the Sussex North Area Hardball League playing on Sturday mornings and the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival (week commencing 25th July 2022).  The U12s will also compete in the North Area’s One-Day Six-a-side Competition.

Manager: Barry Crouch

Under 9s and 10s

Our Under 9s and Under 10s play in the North Area Softball Programme and will also play in the Sussex Cricket Foundation’s U9 and U10 Cup competitions.   Our Under 9 and 10s attend the Junior Practices sessions on Friday evenings and play their matches on Saturday (U10s) and Sunday (U9s) mornings.

Manager: Iain Anderson

All Stars

All Stars Cricket is an ECB initiative that provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed 8 weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, teaching them new skills, helping them make new friends and have a great time doing so.

The All Stars programme is organised by Iain Anderson.

Clubmark

Ansty Cricket Club is committed to providing fun and safe, supportive and encouraging environment for all children, from all backgrounds and of all abilities.

We are fully accredited under the England & Wales Cricket Board’s Clubmark scheme.  Clubmark accreditation shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members.  It also means the club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.

Please see our Safe Guarding page for further details.