CRICKET: WITH the season just weeks away, Knowle and Dorridge cricket club have set their sights high on a successful 2017 campaign after being chosen as an All Stars Cricket Centre.
Last year saw a record number of juniors play cricket as the club collected winners’ medals at U9s, U15s and U17s competitions.
As part of its ECB Clubmark accreditation, the club prides itself on offering younger people competitive and recreational sports opportunities in a safe and fun environment.
And the club’s already strong youth scene is set the grow further this year following the All Stars Cricket Centre confirmation.
Launched on Monday, March 20, All Stars Cricket is a nationwide programme designed to inspire five to eight-year-olds to take up cricket and provide a good first experience of the game.
Knowle and Dorridge CC will appear on the national programme finder where interested parents can sign up their children up to the K&D All Stars Cricket sessions.
David Smith, Knowle and Dorridge Director of Cricket, said: “We hope by combining our current coaching programmes with our new programmes we can offer our junior members even more opportunities to play and enjoy cricket.
“We are thrilled to be involved with the new ECB Allstars Cricket programme and we looking forward to offering this new initiative.
“The philosophy of the club still remains that of focusing on its home-grown talent to anchor its long term prosperity and represents a fantastic opportunity for its junior members.”
The club also announced Amy Weir as the new head of women’s and girls cricket at Knowle and Dorridge.
Players in the Under 10s to Under 17s teams will this year train on Monday nights from 6pm until 7.30pm starting on Monday, April 24 – and running every Monday until September 11.
The Under 9s teams will train every Wednesday from April 26 at 6pm at the Station Road venue.
Visit www.knowleanddorridgecc.co.uk for further information about the club.