Dear All Junior Cricketers and Parents,
It`s that time of year again when we start thinking of Summer and playing cricket again after the soggiest Winter ever.
This year junior indoor nets are open to everyone in the u13 and u15 age groups and newcomers are also welcome at Princethorpe School 6-00pm–7-30pm starting on Tuesday March 18th then again on April 1st & April 8th. U17s are welcome at Senior nets which run 7-30 pm–9-00pm on the same evenings. We will be Registering Juniors (& Seniors) on those evenings and fees are unchanged from last year at £20 Junior Registration and £1-50 per session or game fee payable on the day. The £1-50 per session is also applicable for the indoor nets, we also run a season long Lotto which costs just £10 which can be paid on registration with numerous cash prizes during the year and this year we are fundraising to re-build the pavilion and your support would be very appreciated with both Lotto and other events.
Team Managers this year will be u11s Clive Haywood, u13s Andy Wood (assisted by Tom Perks), u15s Steve Rawbone (assisted by Andy Crump) u17s/youth team John Breakwell and outdoor practise and registration for the younger age groups starts on Sunday 13th April 9-30am u11s and 11-15 am u13s & u15s. As we seem to have run out of opponents at the u17 level this year, we have entered a Youth team in the 4th Division of the RDCL Senior League which runs on Wednesday evenings from May 7th till 6th August. Juniors` games will be u11s and u15s Thursday evenings and u13s on Tuesday evenings with the provisional Cup Final Day being July 6th this year.
This year, due to retirements and people moving, Juniors will be encouraged very much to play Senior weekend cricket with our philosophy being to give as many junior cricketers a chance to participate in the longer game on decent pitches as we can, so please talk to Tino, Martin Greaves, Steve Crosthwaite or myself at nets if you feel Cotswold League Cricket or Friendly Sunday games appeal to you.
In conclusion may I wish everyone a great season and hope that the weather is as kind to us again as it was last year when thankfully very few games were lost.
LICC Juniors Co-ordinator
Ed – apologies for the lateness of this post, I’ve had a slap on the wrist for being ‘an idle so and so’