Player Pathway update – 30/4/21

Over the Easter holidays, Cheshire Cricket Board staff welcomed over 1000 children back to our Player Pathway (Advanced) courses. It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic young cricketers taking part in activities at outdoor venues around the county.

Following the completion of these Advanced courses, a number of children will now be invited to take part in the Cheshire Youth Cricket (CYC) Under 13 and Under 15 District Festivals, which are scheduled to take place week commencing 31st May. Selected players will be invited to represent one of our six district squads across the week of cricket. Selection letters to successful players will be sent from 3rd May onwards.

Despite the ongoing challenges posed by Covid-19, which led to the suspension of CCB pathway courses over the winter, we are very excited to be able to offer the District Festival programme, which has been expanded this year to include a record number of players and teams at U13 and U15 level. At the conclusion of the Festivals, CYC will then be in a strong position to select County Age Group squads for the U13, U14 and U15 age groups for the 2021 season.

During the month of May, selected players aged between 16 and 18 will also participate in a series of internal 30 over games. In addition to providing more competitive cricket for this age group, the games will support the CYC coaches to select County squads for the U18 and U18 Development teams for the summer match programme.

Details of all fixtures and scores from our district and county age group games can be followed via the Board’s playcricket site and via our Pathway Twitter feed @CYC_Scores

We wish all our Pathway players a very enjoyable and successful season.

Gavin Colebourn, Performance and Pathway Manager - 30 April

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