Youth Section

FUN, SKILLS, WINNINGKC Squad at Castle Park 2006
Youth cricket at EAG goes back a very long way, with Reg Ralph running one of the first colts sides in the area back in the early 1970's.  Over those past forty years, we have provided enormous fun for hundreds of youngsters and produced a stream of good players for our senior sides.

EAG is committed to developing its youth teams and offers a comprehensive indoor and outdoor training programme, competes in local leagues and runs social events.

Importantly, EAG offers a fun and inclusive environment for all young players to learn and develop their cricket skills.

In 2024 we will be fielding four youth teams. Our hardball sides are Under 15s, Under 14s, Under 13's and  Under 11 hardball. We also run Kwik Cricket teams for U11s and will compete in local competitions.

We are proactively looking for new players (boys and girls) at all ages and have fully qualified coaches to help steer their progress. To find out more please go to the Contact Us section. 

We will be running indoor nets at Holmwood House beginning on March 31st. 
Dates and timings are as follows:

 Date  2-3 pm 3-4 pm  6-7 pm
 March 31  U13-U15  U11-12  
 April 7th    U11-12  U13-U15
 April 14th    U11-12  U13-U15
 April 21st  U13-U15  U11-12  

Dates and timings to follow

If you want to come along and try Kwik Cricket and / or hardball please just come along and have a go

Youth players are provided with a club shirt and cap when they first join. 

Replacements can be purchased from the club shop. Youth shirts are sponsored by the fantastic Blackstone Contractors.

Trousers and other kit are not sponsored and can be purchased from the web site or any other source.

When playing in matches or Kwik Cricket festivals, please wear your cap, white top and trousers, trainers/boots and socks.

Hardball players will also need to provide their own abdomen protector (aka box) and supporter to hold this in place (aka jockstrap!) and a batting helmet. For those who have just started playing the club has a lot of playing equipment that can be borrowed.  

To order EAG kit please click on the Club Shop link (near the bottom of the list on the left of the home page). Whites do NOT need to be worn at training - just sensible sports training kit. 

Youth subscriptions are paid annually and cover all activities - indoor training, outdoor training and match fees. New players also receive a playing shirt.
Kwik Cricket costs £50.
Hardball (U13, U14 and U15) costs £80.

MUST be registered and subscriptions paid in full before the season starts. Non payment will mean the player is not insured and will not be chosen to play.

Teams will be select based on availability and selected players notified by email. Selected players should confirm availability PROMPTLY by replying to the selection email. Players are responsible for notifying their manager immediately of any change in their availability.  
Please turn up to matches at least THIRTY MINUTES before they are due to start. Especially for home games when ALL players are expected to help with match set-up tasks

We will be communicating cancellations of practice and games through what's app.  How to sign up for the team what's app will come later.   Assume a game is ON unless advised to the contrary. 
Please do not telephone your manager until TWO hours before the due start of play.

All of our Youth policies on protection and care for child safety can be found on our policies page.

The playing ethos and guide to attitude and behaviour is detailed in out 'Fun Skills Winning' policy document. 
Mindy Irven 
Director of 
Youth Cricket