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Cornwall Youth Club Cricket

All Change for 2018

Cornwall Youth Cricket Supported By Imerys in 2018

Cornwall Youth Cricket League have undergone some recent changes. At the 2018 AGM David Moses (Chair) and Mark Mitchell (Secretary) both stood down from the voluntary roles. Cornwall Cricket and I am sure all youth clubs would like to say a huge thank you to both for their efforts over the years.

Unfortunately, there were no replacements found and as such this presented an opportunity to look at how Youth cricket was delivered over the county. For the 2018 season, competitive League cricket for U11, U13, and U15 will no longer exist. Instead Cornwall Cricket have created a menu of cricketing activity that will complement what the ECB want youth cricket to look like nationally starting from U9 to U12 formats. This along with U13 and U15 cricket will form the basis of the youth cricket structure.

There is a key Date: TUESDAY 17th APRIL, 7:00pm at Cornwall Cricket Centre, presentation on the U9 – U12 Youth Formats given by the ECB

The EGM of the Cornwall Youth Cricket League will also take place on this evening.

The Formats?

Cornwall Cricket will be playing the following formats in 2018

  • U9 softball Cricket (ECB Format)
  • U10 Softball Cricket (ECB Format)
  • U10 Hardball Cricket (ECB Format)
  • U12 Softball Cricket (ECB Format)
  • U12 Hardball Cricket (ECB Format)
  • U13 Softball (CCB but following the ECB U12 Format)
  • U13 Hardball, including the National KO competition
  • U15 Hardball, including the National KO competition

ECB Junior Formats Presentation – This presentation from the ECB gives the rational behind the formats and rules, especially the shorten pitch lengths.

Change in Philosophy!

It is vital that all children irrespective of ability have the opportunity to participate in matches, so the philosophy is very much about participation rather then performance and the elite, best players a club has. This has been the focus for previous years, especially when there is a league to win.

Cornwall Cricket have decided to get rid of the area/district league structure and welcome clubs to arrange fixtures against like minded and similar ability clubs to create the best challenge and competition.  Clubs need to understand their players and talk to the opposing clubs to determine strength and ability, then put out the right side. We have a duty to keep players playing and we feel that by being open and allowing flexibility to fixtures and play cricket based on ability we will keep more players playing for longer, which gives clubs a greater chance of seeing players migrating into adult cricket.

Regions or Not?

Cornwall Cricket Board have split the County in to three areas, excitingly named West, Mid and East. You can see the youth Map here. CYCA Youth Map to find out where your club sits.

The areas have been split for a administration and a potential District formats moving forwards, only.  Club are allowed to arrange fixtures across borders where they feel this is right for them. So in essence there are no borders or District Youth Leagues as a consequence.

Fixtures

Cornwall Cricket will be holding three fixture setting meetings annually, around March, to allow clubs to come and discuss with all other clubs what they would like and when. This will follow an annual application process where teams and contacts of managers will be sort.

Clubs are then asked to confirm their set fixtures to an area representative, who will oversee that cricket is being played and results are coming in.

The Volunteer Area Representatives are:

WEST – Neil Symons

MID – TBC

EAST –  TBC

The U13 and U15 National KO Competition will be organised and communicated out to clubs by the CCB professional Staff, by the end of March each year.

 

Find a Club     CYCL Constitution    CYCL Rules and Playing Conditions

Fixtures:     Duchy U11-U13-U15 2017       Penwith U11-U13-U15 2017

Kernow U11-U13 and Kernow & Tamar U15 2017       Tamar YCL Fixtures 2017

Club Support –  Personalise your club’s membership form. Template Junior Membership

CORNWALL YOUTH CRICKET LEAGUE OFFICERS 2018

Chairman: Vacant
From CCL: Stuart Wilder
Vice Chairman David Key (Kernow Rep) on rotation

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Chris Leathley
From CWCA: Sandra Richardson
District Reps: Penwith – Mike Collier

Duchy – Jonathan Wyatt
To CCB Ltd: David Moses
Kernow – David Key

Tamar – Bill Glen
To CACC: Vacant

Meetings Minutes

History

Go to  www.cornwallycl.play-cricket.com for all Fixtures and Results

History:

At the end of the 2001 season the Cornwall Youth Cricket League was formed, in line with ECB national strategies that a countywide organisation be formed. Previously youth cricket in the county had been divided east and west. A Mid Cornwall League was founded by Ed Leverton  in the 1970’s with an eastern section added by 1980. Callington’s Ian Pemberton becoming an official that lasted for 23 years until the disbandment in 2001. The League  was retitled in 1993 as the East Cornwall Youth Cricket League.

In the West the Falmouth & District Under 16 League was formed in 1961 with Constantine’s A Wiliams the secretary and Charlie Hawke the Treasurer. Tom Pascoe, followed by Mark Mitchell. took on the secretarial duties. Hazel Hawke became treasurer following her husband’s death with Beacon’s Michael Weeks taking over the books in 1984. Troon’s Jack Angove became President and Truro’s Peter Grant the Chairman. During the late seventies a Senior Clubs Under 16 League was started and when this disbanded in 1990 the Falmouth & District League was expanded and renamed the West Cornwall Under 16 Cricket League. In 1986 the West Cornwall Under 13 Youth Cricket League was iniated by Donald Hollow and  Hayle umpire David Bond who took on the roles of  Secretary/Treasurer. The Under 16 and Under 13 Leagues amalgamated into one organisation for 1997 to become the West Cornwall Youth Cricket League, with Peter Grant the Chaiman, David Bond the Secretary and Michael Weeks the Treasurer.  Following the untimely death of David Bond in 1999 Bob Moir of Praze took over as secretarial duties until the official disbandment on October 25th 2001.

 

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