Our aim is to encourage children (without discrimination) to enjoy and learn the game as part of a team. All children get the opportunity to play with their team in matches, when the team manager deems they have sufficient competence and confidence to play a match with a hard ball. The club ethos is that we do not select solely the on the basis of ability however, safety of our players is paramount.

In season 2019, we will be fielding four junior teams:

U13 team in the Mid Wessex Cricket League

  • Games are held on Friday nights and Sunday mornings

U16 team in the Mid Wessex Cricket League

  • Games are held on Sunday mornings
  • Play 8 a side Last Man Standing (normal cricket rules, with only 8 players) in a U16 League

Child protection and expectation of parents / guardians, coaches and players

In accordance with the England and Wales Cricket Board guidelines, Long Sutton Cricket Club has a Welfare Officer – Edgar Herridge, and Assistant Welfare Officer – TBC (vacant)

There are certain expectations of players and coaches in addition to parents / guardians – refer following pages. It is requested everyone familiarise yourselves with these in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all players.

In addition to these codes of conduct, please note some important points for parents / guardians:

  • In order for the coaches and managers to develop their squads, no child should be left without a responsible adult in attendance.
  • All players must be officially registered with the Club.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s development please do not hesitate to contact the coach, manager, or the Club Welfare Officer.