Four Elms cricket Club re-introduced a youth section ten years ago. We currently have two ECB level 1 coaching assistants. Training is held every Friday night throughout the season starting at 6pm. If you would like to play cricket then come along to the training sessions. Everyone is welcome and it's free. All kit can be provided and dont worry if you have never played before.
For more information on our youth team please contact Bob Richards on 07989 562864 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details can also be found on the contacts page of this site. Youth Team Membership forms can be downloaded from the membership page of this website or clicking the link and will need to be completed and given to Bob Richards or Kadine Pearce. Subscriptions for the 2014 are £20 and match fees are £1.
Junior's can add their availabiltiy to play on this site by clicking the 'Availability' button in the menu on the left hand side. You will need to register. Once registered you can add the dates you are available to play from the dates listed. Below you will find match results.
The Four Elms junior team has been running on and off for forty years, dependent on numbers and willing helpers! Many current 1st and 2nd team players started playing Cricket in the Four Elms juniors under the guidance of Keith and Roy Dawes. Back then, there was no bigger disappointment on a Tuesday than it raining at lunchtime, then getting off the school bus, walking home and getting the call that the game had been rained off!
Tuesday evenings were a race to get home from school, have tea and get to the club for the match. Or, if you were playing away, to get to the garage by 5.45 to be picked up by Roy or Keith! The memories of Roy, five kids and a massive kit bag spilling out of his old Skoda at Stonewall Park are hard to forget!
As memory serves the 'kit bag' consisted of a ramshackle mismatch of odd gloves, pads and oversized abdo guards which invariably slipped down your leg as you walked out to bat, Worse still the indignity of being run out stumbling down the wicket for a quick single encumbered by one mans pad and one boys! Then there were the old green spiked batting gloves, which, if you had the misfortune of being struck on the hand, did little to stop the impending bruising!
In Keith and Roys day the pre-match pep-talk consisted of, "have we got eleven?," "Who's opening the batting?," "Yes, i know there bigger than you, but you lot are better Cricketers!". Then the post match pep-talk if we won, occasionally turned to, "What time have you got to be home? have we got time for half a shandy?"
Over the years the reins where taken up by Fred Naden who ran the side for ten years in a similar vein to Keith and Roy. Freds unstinting work bought on five or six of todays current stock of senior players and his experience and tutorage has seen them perform well on and off the field over the years.
Now, in modern times we have to comply with guidelines and directives from on high. The juniors are currently organised and run by Alan and Ben Crowhurst who have completed the ECB Level 1 Coaching Assistants course and are able to give valuable help to a new era of up and coming players of all abilities. Pauline Crowhurst is the clubs Child Welfare Officer and is always available should you have any issues to discuss.
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