Outdoor coaching for age groups U7 to U15 begins once again on Sunday 21st April at Wooburn Park, running all the way through to the end of the season awards and barbeque in early September. The sessions are from 10.00am to 12.00 and are taken by the club's growing number of ECB qualified coaches. For the U16/17/18 age groups coaching we are looking to integrate it with the seniors who will have sessions on Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm.
When attending coaching sessions, young players should bring a drink (please put a name on the bottle), a hat or cap in the event of hot weather, and sun cream as required.
Players should wear a suitable sports shirt, white trousers or tracksuit bottoms, trainers or cricket boots. For those players likely to bat against a hard ball, briefs must be worn, not boxer shorts. Protective cricket ‘boxes’ required for batting cannot be worn with boxer shorts, and players will not be allowed to bat against a hard ball unless they are wearing a ‘box’.
All other cricket kit, such as pads, bats, gloves, helmets etc will be provided by the club if not already purchased by the player for their own use. It is recommended that players purchase their own box, although the club will have some available for use.
Please put your child’s name on any personal items of kit, i.e. jumper, bat, pads, gloves, box, water bottles etc, in order that the owner of any ‘lost property’ can be easily identified. All club kit will have ‘WNCC’ written on it somwhere in ink.
As stipulated by the ECB, all young players under the age of 18 have to wear a helmet when batting or keeping wicket when standing up to the stumps. There can be no exceptions.
Full details of all the ECB Directives on junior cricket can be seen on the ‘ECB Directives’ page.
Over the last six seasons we have run introduction to cricket sessions for girls and boys in reception year 1 and year 2. Due to the level of interest we have created a mini cricket section which runs from early May through to late July starting at 6.30pm until 7.45pm. These sessions will teach youngsters the very basic skills of batting, bowling and fielding with plenty of games and challenges.