The Junior Section at St. Margaretsbury Cricket Club has been highly successful over the years and has produced a number of talented players who now grace the senior XI's, including 9 players who regularly play 1st XI cricket. Many of these young players have also been rewarded with county and district selection.
St.Margaretsbury sides have been regularly contesting the Hertfordshire finals over the years.
In 2005, the club was accredited with Clubmark, which is awarded to clubs by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) when the club is able to demonstrate that it meets the ECB's criteria as to playing programme; child protection; sports equity and ethics and club management. Clubmark is an acknowledgement that we take these issues seriously and that we are striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young participants in the sport. In 2008 & 2012, the club was re-accredited with Clubmark, highlighting its continued commitment to developing and safeguarding young players.
The Junior Section of the club was re-structured in 2007 to allow the club to introduce and recruit a number of new youngsters. Having successfully completed this development, the club now run`s sides that compete in the Hertfordshire League competitions between U9 - U14 age groups. These matches played over a number of different formats, which take place on week day evenings or Sun mornings. The Club introduced an Academy XI in 2008, who play on a Sunday, which will allows the youngsters to compete in some senior matches.
Whilst the club does have a talented Junior Section, we are always looking for new talent and have friendly matches for younger age groups.
The club also runs Mini`s Cricket for younger children from the age of 6. The mini`s sessions are a `stepping stone` into junior cricket, including Skill development in Fielding, Batting and Bowling. The sessions are led by qualified, experienced coaches and uses safe, soft equipment to promote confidence and technique.
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