Wiltshire Cricket releases dates of club Under 9s Festivals for the 2023 season

Following a period of consultation with clubs in recent weeks, we are delighted to release the details of Under 9s festival taking place during the course of the 2023 season, together with a variety of support resources for clubs to look at when delivering Under 9s Cricket this summer.

The importance of Under 9s Cricket

Given the fantastic numbers we are seeing within All Stars and Dynamos Cricket it is really important that we have a strong Under 9s offer throughout the county in order to:

  1. Capitalise on the high interest levels from our All Stars and Dynamos programmes
  2. Provide exposure to the first form of competition for our young cricketers
  3. Ensure there is a competition format to bridge the gap between All Stars / Dynamos and the beginning of the WYCL offer at Under 11s

Under 9s Cricket in 2023

In recent weeks, Wiltshire Cricket has consulted with clubs regarding their Under 9s Cricket plans for the coming season, and through this consultation has identified the clubs that will be delivering Under 9s festivals this season. We have also collated a database of lead Under 9s contacts so that clubs can work together to arrange local fixtures in addition to festivals. We are delighted to announce that the following festivals will be taking place this summer:

Sunday 14th May Malmesbury CC
Sunday 4th June Beckington CC
Sunday 11th June Corsham CC
Sunday 18th June Royal Wootton Bassett CC
Sunday 18th June Farley CC
Sunday 25th June Westbury and District CC
Sunday 2nd July Dinton CC
Sunday 9th July Chippenham CC
Sunday 16th July Calne CC
Sunday 16th July Wilcot CC
Sunday 23rd July Winterbourne CC
Sunday 23rd July Avebury CC
Sunday 23rd July Swindon CC
Sunday 30th July Burbage and ER CC
Sunday 20th August Cricklade CC

Lead contacts at clubs have been emailed with the details of who is organising each festival, therefore if your club would like to enter any of the festivals above, please speak to your Under 9 lead who will have the details on how to enter.

Additionally, if your club is not listed above but you do have capacity to enter festivals then please contact Pete Sykes and we will update our list of festivals for the coming season:

Supporting Documentation for Under 9s sections

In all of our recent correspondence with clubs regarding Under 9s Cricket, we have also committed to sending out a series of supporting documents to assist clubs in both preparing for and running Under 9s festivals and matches. With that in mind, please find attached the following documents:

We hope these documents prove helpful when delivering Under 9s activity this summer.

We look forward to an exciting summer ahead with lots of competitive opportunities for our Under 9s sections across the county.