Boys Youth Cricket
Driving and improving youth cricket in Gloucestershire is central to the aims of the Gloucestershire Cricket Board. Enthusing youngsters through giving them as much exposure and the best cricketing opportunities as possible is the way that we will create a winning England team for the future. Gloucestershire are committed to supporting the ECB in the identification of talented players and involving as many youngsters in the game of cricket as possible.
Gloucestershire Cricket has a lot to offer for Boys of all ages with clubs taking children on from 5 years upwards. The County can boast over 100 clubs with junior sections, all of which play in some form of competition, whether this is festival based for U9 or full structured leagues for 11 up to U17.
Gloucestershire Cricket are in full support of providing opportunities for all to participate whilst also ensuring that there is a structure of competition that is developmental for the player which will allow the talented individuals to progress.
Across the County each of the Youth Associations offer different forms of Cricket which is great and it ensures that all young cricketers have a chance to play in competitions local to them.
New for 2010 was the introduction of the Gray-Nicolls Gloucestershire Youth Cricket League. The purpose of these leagues, at U11, U13, U15 and U17, was to introduce a longer format of the game as all of the local Youth Association Cricket is of either 16 or 20 overs. The reasoning behind the introduction of the longer game was to provide a format that is closer to both the length of the Adult game and also that of all representative cricket.