All Stars Cricket fun for youngest players

May 08 2017

CRICKET training for children aged five to eight gets under way in Downend this month.

 

CRICKET training for children aged five to eight gets under way in Downend this month.

Downend Cricket Club is taking part in a new national programme called All Stars Cricket. The club will host eight one-hour sessions over nine weeks from Friday May 19 at 5.30pm at the Grace Memorial Ground in the centre of Downend.

Influenced by the success of the T20 format, All Stars Cricket for girls and boys  combines cricket activities and games to develop the basic movement skills for a lifelong love of sport and physical activity.

Fully trained and vetted activators, assisted by parents and the club’s youth players, will teach basic cricket skills including catching, throwing and hitting moving balls and social skills such as teamwork and communication. 

All participants will receive an All Stars Cricket branded pack including a cricket bat, ball, T-shirt with the child's name printed on it, a cap, backpack and water bottle.

Parents can register their children at www.allstarscricket.co.uk, enter their postcode and select Downend CC. All details are online or parents can contact the lead activator, Thom Manning on 07758 153 863.

A number of other cricket clubs are also running All Stars Cricket programmes from mid May. These include Friday sessions at Pucklechurch (5-5.45pm), Coalpit Heath (6-7pm), and Winterbourne (6.30-7.30pm); Saturdays at Stapleton (10-11am); and Sundays at Carsons & Mangotsfield (10-11am) and Frenchay (11am-noon).