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2020 Junior Season


Update 12th September 2019

Entries for the 2020 season are now open to clubs with a closing date of January 31st 2020, points to note are:

  • Cubs can enter a 2nd side in any given age group with the 2nd team playing on a different league night
  • A league season will comprise of a minimum of 12 matches, some flexibility will be allowed for rain offs etc
  • U11 format will be pairs cricket with cup competition being 11 a side rules
  • Rep sides will be operating at U10, U11, U12,U13, U15 and U17
  • Clubs will be able to access grant support via the Bill Leaf memorial fund

The league will also be running subsidised coaching sessions at Boston Spa Academy from friday 18th October (£3 per session)

Entry forms can be found in league documents section or email wetherbyjuniorcricket@gmail.com

Junior League 2020 Season

The Wetherby Junior Cricket League are pleased to update all clubs that the boards of the Wetherby Cricket League and Leeds Junior Cricket League have each voted to merge for the 2020 Cricket Season. The Yorkshire Cricket Board is in full support of this move. This development will provide an influx of teams particularly at younger age groups and will enable clubs with more regionalised groupings offering substantially reduced travel on match nights.

In terms of representative cricket, the league will be operating sides at the following age groups:

U10, U11, U12, U13, U15 and U17 (Joe Lumb)

More players will subsequently receive opportunities to access YCB Pathways to Excellence during winter months, providing a clear pathway for all players to reach their potential.

As previously noted the league is on sound financial footing with significant reserves. A reminder that club funding can be accessed to all member clubs via the Bill Leaf Memorial fund whose mandate is “To support initiatives by the Wetherby & District Cricket League and its member clubs that directly involve Junior Cricket”.

Representatives from both Wetherby and leeds Junior leagues are currently structuring 2020 season competitions with a view to opening applications during w/c 7th October. A presentation evening for clubs to attend is being arranged for late September.

For more information and how to access funding from Wetherby Cricket Coaches / Bill Leaf Fund, please email wetherbyjuniorcricket@gmail.com

Finally, the 2019 Junior Presentation will take place on Friday Oct 4th at Wetherby CC. An indoor U9 / U11 competition will take place at Boston Spa on friday nights from mid Oct until Christmas, with accessible coaching on friday nights from January.

Kind regards,

Raymond Budd

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