Youngsters invited to get into cricket

January will see Essex County Cricket Club running a series of mini-competition across the region, aimed at the next generation of cricketers and enthusiasts.

The Key Stage 1 (6-7 age bracket) indoor events will be staged at several venues during the latter part of the month, hosted by adult coaches with young leaders, supporting the sessions and ensuring activities are clearly and helpfully explained on the day.

The event involves pupils working as a team across several physical activities that are generic, in nature. Each team will use their rolling, throwing, catching, running and simple batting skills to accumulate points during the afternoon.

Essex’s Education, Training & Competition Co-ordinator, Karen Hussain, explained: “We are holding Key Stage 1 competition’s across the County this January to support teachers in the delivery of cricket skills and to promote cricket as a year-round sport. 

“One of the Club’s key priorities is to engage as many young people as possible in cricket, looking closely at inspiring more girls to take up the sport. 

“Participation at a young age is fundamental to this success. We aim to inspire children to say; Cricket is a Game for Me.”


Brian Jeeves