|Accrington Cricket Club|
ACCRINGTON U9 REVIEW OF THE SEASON
January saw the start of indoor training with Nigel Brown, concentrating on the fundamentals and developing new skills each week.
We hosted Littleborough in a cup game and lost by over 100 runs; this was the theme for the first half of the season. Steadily, we began to improve and gain match awareness. By the end of the season we only lost by 8 runs in a close match against Nelson - an excellent improvement!
Mark Taylor Junior Co-Ordinator added: “After several years without an U9 team it was fantastic to see the clubhouse packed to celebrate our All Stars, U7 and U9’s, who should all be proud of what they have achieved and the progress they have made this season. Prior to the start none of them had ever played in a proper game before and it was great to see them learning as the season went on and just as importantly having fun and enjoying the games and training. Our aim was to make sure everyone got a chance to play in matches and I’m pleased that we were able to give over 20 boys and girls a chance to play in U7 and U9.
“I would like to thank team managers Pietro and Bryan for their encouragement of the kids during the games and at training, coach Nigel for his enthusiasm and support for the managers, Elio for his work behind the scenes and help in organising the presentation night and finally all the other parents who helped out in any small way during the season, your support is very much appreciated.
“We start back indoor training in January and next year we hope to have 2 U9 teams and an U11 team. We are always looking for new players, especially at U11 age group. If anyone would like more details of training, please contact me on 07949 610512.”