Lydney Cricket Club welcomes any child interesting in taking up cricket, or developing their game outside of school. We have a long history of developing home grown players – the majority of our senior teams have come up through the youth ranks, benefiting from the experience and enthusiasm of our coaches, and from the opportunity to play competitive cricket against other clubs in the local area.
We will also be hosting All Stars Cricket for another season. The ECB initiative is intended for boys and girls aged 5-8 years old. It is held over eight one-hour sessions spread over eight weeks. If you’re interested in getting your child into cricket, click here for more info on how to sign up. Training for this will be held at the same time as the Under 11s.
The bar will be open for those of you that fancy a refreshment whilst watching your little’un do all the running! The more willing among you are more than welcome to join in with the sessions.
Please direct any queries to Becky Kear on 0787632185.
Can my child practice at any other time?
We encourage our youngsters to play the game whenever they can, and they are welcome to use our practice facilities whenever they like, provided they respect them. Obviously, when the seniors train, they will take precedence on a Thursday night, but our young players are encouraged to use the net facilities.
Are the coaches qualified or CRB checked?
Lydney CC has a number of ECB-qualified coaches who are all CRB checked, and have all undertaken courses in basic first aid and in the safeguarding of children – these must be refreshed at least every 3 years. In addition, Lydney CC is ECB Clubmark accredited, which demonstrates that we achieve high standards in our development set up. For more information, visit here.
Will my child require any kit to play?
For practice, some practical, loose-fitting clothes will be fine. We have a decent range of equipment including bats, pads and helmets that the players are more than welcome to use. Of course, we would encourage that players acquire their own equipment, in as much that having kit that is comfortable and fits can help improve their game and confidence.
For matches, we would ask that all players play in clean cricket whites. White trainers or, preferably, cricket spikes are encouraged. While we appreciate spikes can be expensive (particularly if your child is growing quickly!), they can be an important piece of equipment and in damp conditions can reduce the chance of injury, as well as embarrassing run outs!
Lydney match shirts and other clothing can be purchased via the club shop.
Lydney Cricket Club are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment in which youngsters can learn to play the game. For more information, please download and read the document below.
Lydney Cricket Club have a number of ECB qualified coaches – all of whom are CRB checked, and have attended courses in basic First Aid and the safeguarding of children.
For any member or parent who would like to discuss the option of becoming a qualified cricket coach, please contact the committee.