Youth cricket

We’re very proud of our vibrant youth section and there’s a full fixture list of competitive league, cup and friendly matches throughout the summer for both boys and girls, to suit all levels of ability. A season rarely passes without significant success in either league or cup competitions and many players have progressed to play at both District and County level.

But, whatever, your level our aim is to ensure it’s all about participation and fun. To find out more please get in touch with one of our team : Youth Cricket Secretary: Gaya Barnes (07788 746085) Club Welfare Officer : Will Penny (07966 025131)

  • Under 9 (All-Stars) – Gareth Griffiths (07790 022730)

  • Under 11 – Richard Glynne-Jones (07736 722324)

  • Under 13 – Paul Snelling (07710 171970)

  • Under 15 – Craig Strachan (07792 990580)

  • Under 17 – Alex Harris (07596 562649)

  • Under 19 – Alex Harris (07596 562649)

All Stars & Dynamos

For our youngest members we run a highly popular ECB’s All Stars Programme on a Friday night as a fantastic introduction to cricket; non-stop fun over 8 weeks for boys and girls from 5-8 years old. The activity and game based programme is suitable for all skill levels, providing children with the foundations to begin a lifelong love of physical activity and cricket, while making friends in a safe and enjoyable environment. 

We have also signed up to run the new Dynamos cricket programme in 2020 for 8-11 year olds and will be releasing more information on this shortly – watch this space!

Safeguarding and child protection

OBWCC is firmly and enthusiastically committed to ensuring that cricket provides a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for all children. Safeguarding in Cricket is based upon the concept of providing an enjoyable cricket environment that is tailored to the needs and requirements of children. 

The ECB safeguarding children and child-protection website contains full details of that Policy and other relevant documentation including information on vetting checks (more commonly known as Criminal Records Bureau checks). OBWCC fully supports the ECB Safe Hands Policy. 

All our coaches & volunteers are subject to the relevant Vetting checks and our coaches are all affiliated to the ECB Coaches Association. ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and is licensed from Sport England as part of their wider Clubmark scheme. 

ECB Clubmark shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means the club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people. 

To obtain accreditation, clubs are asked to provide evidence that they meet a series of criteria. This is done by loading evidence onto an online portal and by demonstrating good practice at a site visit conducted by an allocated Club Support Officer. 

Accreditation lasts for 3 years at which point the club will complete a re-accreditation exercise. In the intervening 2 years there is a requirement to complete an annual health check to maintain accreditation.