As a junior section in an amateur cricket club we have 3 main purposes:
1) To be a fair, inclusive and transparent club who gives everyone a go with equal opportunities
2) To help each player reach their full potential
3) To help nurture a love of the game of cricket and its values of sportsmanship and fairness
While this stage in your child’s cricketing experience is a fantastic time, it does have associated challenges.
Generally, by 12-13 years of age children will generally start to focus on a smaller number of sports that they take more seriously. The development of the children remains paramount, but the competitive nature of the games will increase and there are more likely to be competitions, especially at U15, where teams will be selected on ability. However, there will be competitions where all abilities will compete.
The main aim within these age groups will be development. If players are thought to be ready to play above their age level, then this will be reviewed on an individual basis.
Our Outlook on Match Play...
Our main objective in playing games is in development and learning. Children will naturally play with a winning attitude; however, we want to ensure they play to win with an understanding, and within a supportive, encouraging and learning environment. Winning is naturally important to the players but it is not the be all and end all.
We value effort, performance and sportspersonship over winning.
Under 13 Leagues & Training
U13's play 8-a-sided in the Leicestershire & Rutland Junior League (B League, South Division).
Training is on Tuesdays from 6pm-7.15pm.
Matches take place Sunday mornings from 10am.
IMPORTANT: MHCC has an inclusive policy for juniors and we guarantee that everyone who wants to will have the opportunity to play some competitive cricket during the season.
Andy Oxspring 07817 118180