Youth cricket coaching is set to restart in Ickwell from next month

The club will be welcoming newcomers aged five to 16 from April 9

By Laura Hutchinson
Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 5:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 5:04 pm

Young cricket stars will once again be able to take to the pitch as Ickwell Cricket Club's youth coaching restarts next month.

From April 9 until July 23, the club will once again be offering coaching to youngsters aged from five to 16 on Fridays from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Youth Cricket Co-ordinator Lorraine Wood said: "Having been in lockdown for so long I’m sure lots of parents will be wanting to get their children out and about enjoying sport again.

Youth Cricket returns to Ickwell from April 9

"Ickwell’s a well-established cricket club and has a great youth cricket set up which over the past few years has seen children go from beginners to being selected to play representative county cricket and playing for our adult teams. We have both girls and boys training and playing in matches in mixed teams. The under 9s play pairs cricket with a soft wind ball, the U11s with a slightly harder incrediball and Under 13 and Under 15s play with a leather ball.

"Youth cricket was understandably very limited last year, so we’re keen to get as many youngsters back out and enjoying the sport this year as we can. All new players are welcome, but we’re especially keen for new members in our U13 and U15 teams."

Coaching is led by Paul Oakins, a level 2 coach. All the club's coaches have up to date DBS checks and Ickwell is an ECB Clubmark approved cricket club.

There will also be something for the parents to enjoy, as the pavilion at Ickwell features a bar that will be offering outside table-service from April 12.

For more information, parents can contact Lorraine at [email protected]