Ripley Cricket Club – Junior Section 2017


Ripley Junior Cricket Club provides coaching and games for boys and girls from 5 years old to 17 years old. Our aim is not only to help them improve and develop as players but just as importantly to give them a life-long love of the game.

We run teams in the Junior Nidderdale League and this year have 2 Under 9 Teams, an under 11 and Under 13 and an Under 15 team. We organise friendly games against other clubs for the Under 7’s and play in local competitions. We also run age group teams in the Nidderdale Junior Indoor League during the winter.

Coaching is principally by age group namely Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 and over. Although we do take into account their stage of development and friendships. All age groups are led by ECB Qualified Coaches.

Indoor coaching started on February 3rd in the gym at King James School, Knaresborough the Under 7’s and U9’s from 6.30 to 7.45 pm and the older age groups from 8.00 to 9.15 pm. and will continue until April 7th.

Summer outdoor coaching starts on Friday 21st April 2017 with a Registration Evening (for players and volunteers) and will continue every Friday evening (including half-term) until 28th July. Training begins at 6.15 pm and finishes for the U7’s and Under 9’s at 7.30 pm and 8.00pm for the older age groups.

We also encourage parents to stay and socialise during the sessions by opening the Club House Bar. There is a Junior Club BBQ towards the end of the season.

Of course none of this is possible without volunteers and we need parents to assist with the coaching and to help out at the games. Setting up the pitch, getting out the kit, putting out benches, scoring, umpiring, looking after the team when they are batting, making the refreshments and helping with tidying up and putting everything away after the game. Our coaches and managers with one exception are volunteers freely giving up their time and cannot be expected to do everything. Please don’t wait to be asked. Please come forward and offer your help.

Annual membership is £35.00 which includes the Indoor and Outdoor coaching, match fees and this year will include a Ripley Cricket shirt.

Our Facebook Page Ripley Junior Cricket Group is a private group for junior club members.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have either by email or on my mobile 07914 728086

Stuart Fowler

Head of Junior Coaching