The Stamford Bridge Cricket Club junior section is currently thriving with over 100 members, ranging from the ages of 7 to 15, attending training & matches during the week with our experienced Level 2 coaching team on hand to aid their progression and development.
In 2017 the club also signed up for the ECB initiative All Stars Cricket which is designed to get children into cricket at an even earlier age. This is something that the club will once again support in 2021 with the aim of increasing participation feeding into our age group cricket.
One of the major success stories of our junior section has come in the form of Lauren Winfield who played her junior cricket the club before breaking into the professional game. Lauren soon gained recognition from the national selectors and is currently a contracted England Womens cricketer playing Test matches, ODI and T20 cricket for her country. The club are very proud of Lauren’s achievements and we have recently seen her win the 2017 World Cup and compete in the Ashes series in Australia.
Another of our young cricketers to gain First Class and national recognition is Will Rhodes who joined the club at the age of 15. Will has been involved in the Yorkshire set up from an early age and went on to captain Yorkshire Academy, England Under 19s, Yorkshire 2nd XI and played regularly for the full Yorkshire side. Will has now moved on to Warwickshire CCC where he captains their 1st XI county side.
Both Lauren and Will still play for Stamford Bridge and attend junior training when their cricketing commitments allow.
SBCC have also seen many players throughout the years represent our region and league in various representative teams and we currently have members of the Under 12s involved in the East Yorkshire schools cricket set up. This again is fantastic recognition for the effort that the players and coaches are putting into junior cricket in the village.
The annual junior presentation evening at the club is a fantastic event with children and parents celebrating the success and participation of all the children across the various age groups. The trophies are often presented by Lauren, Will and the senior captains, when their timetables allow, and the evening is one of the highlights of the SBCC summer!
Our club run a senior 4th team playing home games on a Sunday and an Academy team on a Wednesday night with the aim of getting our juniors into senior cricket at an early age. The club abides by the adage that ‘if you are good enough, then you are old enough’. Evidence of this is highlighted by the fact that several players have made their 1st XI debut at the ages of 14, 15 and 16.
For further information on our junior set up please contact our Junior Cricket Manager Becky Easton or one of the senior captains who will be able to answer any queries.