Children are members of a group up until the end of the season of the year in which they have their birthday. For instance, if a child is 9 years old and they turn 10 on 1st May, they continue to be a member of Under 9s until the end of the season (around the beginning of September) then they move up to Under 11s.
Often children will take part in training and matches for the age group above, depending on their skill and enthusiasm. We regularly have children playing games for Under 9 and Under 11, or Under 11 and Under 13, in the same season.
All junior cricket training is held from around 6pm until 8pm on Friday evenings (changing to 6:30 – 8:30pm when the evenings get lighter). From roughly February to April training is indoors, sometimes at an earlier time depending on when we can book facilities, hosted at:
- Under 9 and 11: Mirfield Free Grammar School
Kitson Hill Road, Mirfield, WF14 9EZ
- Under 13 and 15: Heckmondwike Grammar School
High St, Heckmondwike, WF16 0AH
From about April until late August training is at Liversedge Cricket Club using our large cricket ground and outdoor training nets. We also have a yearly “Dads vs Lads” match for Under 11s and Under 13s which proves to be great fun – and extremely competitive!
All our coaches are volunteers, and many have children in one or more of the age groups. All coaches are CRB checked, and are overseen by the Club Chairman, who also happens to be in charge of all junior cricket.
We always welcome additional help with training and matches. This doesn’t have to involve running or having balls thrown at you! Some of the ways parents and other family members can help out with junior cricket are:
- Scoring matches
- Collecting subs
- Taking the training register
- Helping to set up for matches (put out boundary flags etc)
- Make and serve food and drinks
- And, of course, providing support to the teams at matches
Liversedge is a really family friendly club, as you can tell by many members of the club – and some coaches – who have been attending since they were children and now bring their own children. We have a great programme of events happening through the year, and we’d love to tell you about them.
See more information about our junior cricket coaching on these pages: