Tim Hambridge sets out his vision for Junior cricket at Crowhurst Park Cricket Club
Junior cricket at Crowhurst Park Cricket Club is the future of our great cricket club. The committee are certain that the development of our juniors is the key to the club enjoying more success on the field. The appointment of Nick Taylor as 1st team skipper and James Bunday as 2nd team skipper is the first step of promoting youngsters throughout the club.
We are pleased to announce that our contract with Skillz cricket has been extended for another year and will extend to Indoor Nets as well as the outdoor coaching. Tim Hambridge will become the Head coach for the club. In this article Tim sets out his vision for the Junior cricket at Crowhurst Park Cricket Club in 2019.
Since joining Crowhurst Park cricket club I have been so encouraged by what I have experienced so far. The family oriented nature of the club and of course the beautiful setting and friendly clubhouse put the club in a unique position to attract and develop youngsters. Last season the achievement of the Under 14’s making the county area final at Hove was fabulous. I am confident the team would have been victorious if the weather hadn’t intervened. A huge thank you to you the parents for getting your kids involved in the club and making junior cricket at Crowhurst Park Cricket Club so vibrant.. A special mention also to Martin Barry, Colin Ayers and all the coaches and Team Managers that give up their time to develop the kids.
The foundations are laid and now we are well. We are a community cricket club run by Volunteers and funded by donations from cricketers and loyal cricket followers in the area. We maintain our facilities to the very best of our ability so that cricket lovers and children can enjoy the fun and memories that cricket can bring. We aim to encourage more and more boys and girls to experience the joys and benefits that sport, especially cricket, can bring. We run ECB projects such as All Stars and our Junior section offers over 100 children the chance to learn and develop and get hooked on sport. Seeing them progress and develop and gain in confidence through cricket is our aim.
We will enter junior competitions and will announce later this spring the age group teams we will enter once we have seen our children develop at the Indoor nets. The nets start on the 25th January at Claremont senior school in Bodiam.
Do come and say hello and I look forward to seeing you at some point this year.
Let’s build on a fantastic 2018 season and make 2019 even better!