Building on a very successful 2016 season, we’re expecting that the 2017 season will show increased junior cricket participation at Sprowston Cricket Club with the Club continuing to develop all players to their fullest ability.

The English Cricket Board (ECB) have recognised the need to increase participation and have released the All Stars Cricket Programme for 5 to 8 year olds starting 19th May 2017. The Club will be a key Norfolk Club helping deliver the ECB’s goals – we’re the only Norfolk club running 2 sessions per week and expect high session numbers.  Together with the ECB we are looking to deliver quality coaching and fun training sessions to attract, develop and retain players of all ages and abilities.

This year we’re introducing a Pay n Play system means the Club’s junior subscription fee is only £2! So you pay £5 for the first session and £3 a session thereafter. Junior cricket match fees will also be £3 per game. The subscription for juniors playing Saturday senior cricket is £35 which includes a Club playing shirt.

We remain a Clubmark accredited cricket club; this demonstrates that we continue to meet the ECB Clubmark criteria across four areas: duty of care and safeguarding children; the cricket programme the club offers, knowing your club and its community – “One Game” and club management. ECB Clubmark is an acknowledgement that we take these issues seriously and that we are striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in cricket. All coaching at the Club is undertaken by qualified coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people. We welcome parents/guardians/carers to all training and competitions and value your support. Junior Cricket Programme summary:

Training Times

U16/U19                                  Wednesday 5pm to 6.30pm
Junior U13/U11/U9         Thursday 6pm- 7.30 pm
Minis /U9 / All Stars          Fridays nights 5.30 pm-6.30pm  and Sunday mornings -10am to 11.30am

*ECB All Stars cricket is an 8 week programme which starts from Friday 19th May. The cost is £40 which includes training fees and pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap to keep. To reserve a place you will need to book directly with the ECB:


Before the ECB All Stars programme commences we will be delivering taster sessions which are £3 per session.Registration will commence 15 minutes prior to session start time above and all attendees MUST sign in and pay then sign out at the end of the coaching sessions.
Travel  Arrangements should be made for your child to travel to and from training sessions and matches. We appreciate it if children can arrive promptly and are collected promptly at the end of the session, if they are not old enough to make their own way home. If you are going to be late picking your child up, please contact the appropriate coach to let them know.

Clothing and Equipment for Training and Matches

Sports type clothing, i.e. tracksuit, is most suitable for training; white cricket trousers (whites) do not have to be worn but can be. Please ensure your child commences the session wearing a suitable number of layers of clothing. Excess layers can be removed according to activity intensity and weather conditions. The field can be windy and cold, even mid-summer, and injury risk is increased when participants are cold. Cricket whites are preferred for matches but are not compulsory. White trainers are preferred over black and thesame goes for socks! A white t-shirt is required to be worn under the Club’s playing shirt, which will be providedfor U13, U11 and U9 age groups. U15s are required to provide their own cricket playing shirt.

Additional Club kit is available on the Club Team shop at

– or please speak to a coach or manager.

All junior participants in training and matches require a cricket box to wear when batting and wicket keeping when using a hard cricket ball. This is an ECB requirement. A cricket box is the only piece of personal protective equipment that is required to be provided by participants. Bats, pads, gloves, helmets and practice balls are all provided by the Club.


Health and Safety

Coaches, team managers and parents/guardians/carers of the child will be required to fill out an accident form for any injury a child sustains whilst on the Club’s premises.

Wet Weather Drill
Due to health and safety considerations, cricket is simply not possible in wet conditions. Additionally leather balls, wooden bats and protective equipment are all permanently damaged by wet conditions. Even the non-turf cricket pitch in the middle of the field is not safe to play on when it is wet because it becomes slippery.If the weather means it is not safe to start or continue training outside we may use the clubhouse and watch cricket on the big screen and the session will then finish as per the scheduled time. We will communicate what is possible at the start of the session.

Training Fees and Match Fees

Training fees are £3 per session and junior match fees are £3 per game. In order to provide good hospitality at the Club all junior games should have orange squash and tea/coffee available to players and parents between innings. To achieve this aim we will need the assistance of parents/guardians/carers – please offer help if possible; or at least, be prepared to be asked!

Coaches and Welfare Officer

The Club’s qualified coaching team includes

  • Iain Murrell ECB Level 2 Coach, Alliance Premier 1st X1 player
  • Matty Evans ECB Level 2 Coach, Alliance Premier 1st X1 player
  • Sam Hales ECB Level 1 Coach, Alliance Premier 1st X1 player
  • Tom Rose ECB Level 1 Coach, Alliance Premier 1st X1 player
  • Tim Stock ECB Level 1 Coach, Experienced Club Player
  • Ian Doy ECB Level 1 Coach, Experienced Club Player
  • Laurie Ollerton ECB Coach Support Worker, Norfolk U17 Player, Alliance Premier 1st X1 player

Furthermore, this season the Club will buy in specialist coaching from the Norfolk Cricket Board to run specialist sessions in batting, spin bowling, seam bowling and fielding.

Cheryl Doy remains the Club’s Child Welfare Officer.

Junior Member Registration Form

Both new and existing junior members have to fill out the 2017 registration form and a media release form. If you do not have these forms please contact Iain Murrell.\

Contact Us

Sprowston CC
Barkers Lane
Norwich NR7 8QZ\

Website: www.sprowstoncricketclub.org
Telephone: 01603 404042
E-mail: enquiry@sprowstoncricketclub.org

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