Welcome to the Backworth CC Junior Section

We at Backworth proudly run a thriving and successful junior section ran by a dedicated team of qualified coaches, with children from aged 8 and above welcome to come along. We have teams in 4 leagues: Under 11, 13, 15 and 18. Although each age group has a head coach for their side, during training sessions, coaches often rotate which group they coach, which exposes the children to a range of coaching styles and specialities, while helping the players become familiar with all of the coaching team, and the coaches get to know each player.

The junior section recently underwent a restructuring and has since seen a massive increase in numbers and quality of coaching in the 3 years since. On field results have been positive as well, with all 4 junior teams being competitive in their leagues. While we do encourage and coach children to improve their cricketing skills, of course the main emphasis is on fun and enjoyment in all training sessions and matches.

Following a successful season on the field in 2014, with 4 of our juniors being selected for county squads (well done to them!), we are hoping to continue to improve throughout 2015!

Training Times

Once again, we have junior teams running from Under 11 - Under 18 and 4 senior teams. Junior training will take place on Monday evenings at Backworth Cricket Club. Under 11 and Under 13 training will take place on Sunday afternoons from 3-4pm at Astley High School, Seaton Deleval. The sessions start on Sunday 11th January.

All senior teams, U15 and U18 players train on Sunday afternoons, immediately after the juniors from 4-6pm, also at Astley High. Those sessions start on Sunday 1st February.

When are the Matches?

Under 11s and Under 13s play their matches on Sunday mornings, alternating week-on-week with regard to who is at home and away. Games start at 10am. Under 11 matches are played in the format of pairs cricket, with the matches generally lasting around an hour and a half. Under 13 matches are played in a 20 over format, with the games lasting around 2 hours.Under 15 matches are played on Monday evenings, starting at 6pm. As with Under 13s, the matches are played in a 20 over format and last around 2 hours.

The league season for Under 11, 13 and 15 lasts from early May through to the end of July, with the opportunity to play in further friendly matches throughout August.

Parents are responsible for organising travel to and from away games. Coaches will suggest a suitable arrival time and provide an address and directions to the ground.

The Under 18 league runs from the end of June through to early August, as to ensure it does not clash with the exam period or matches from other age groups. The matches will be played on Monday evenings in a 20 over format, starting at 6pm and lasting approximately 2 hours. Under 18s will also be given the opportunity, from May through to September, to play senior cricket in the Sunday League team. These games are 45 overs-a-side and take place on Sunday afternoons. This allows them to enhance their skills, play more games and start to get used to senior cricket, as well as becoming familiar with other senior club members – their future teammates when they move out of the Under 18s.


Annual subscriptions are a modest £35 per season. This ensures that the children are eligible to play in all games and training sessions for their age group, as well as giving their parents membership to the Welfare bar. Membership needs to be paid by Monday 12th May and is payable to either the child’s team manager or Ron Bradford.

In addition to annual subscriptions, every player is encouraged to buy a playing shirt. We appreciate that the kit can be expensive, hence why we only ask that a child has a club playing shirt. There is also a full range of training kit available should you wish to purchase it. These are available from the ‘Club Kit’ section of the website. Names and numbers are available on the back of the shirt. Should a junior not know their squad number, don’t hesitate to contact James Morgan.

Contact Us -

For more information, don't hesitate to contact one of our coaches -

Ron Bradford - Club Secretary - 07842980223
Adrian McLean - Under 11 Manager -  07843985973
James Morgan - Under 13 Manager - 07772214416
Tom Race - Under 15 Manager - 07803721782

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