the step up from junior to open age group cricket is a significant event in any
player’s cricket experience.
step should not be taken lightly and great care must be given before allowing
children to play adult cricket.The ECB
has issued guidance covering the selection and participation of young players
in open age group cricket.
children’s early experiences will remain with them always and will often
determine whether they want to remain playing the game or give up and do
something else – only allow them to play senior cricket if you feel, in
consultation with their Age Group Coach and Club Welfare Officer, that they are
ready to do so.
who are selected in a Welsh U12
squad in spring for a summer squad for that season are eligible to play open
age cricket. That is providing they are
at least 11 years old, are in School Year 7 on 1st September in the year
preceding the season, and have
written parental consent to play.This means boys and girls who are Welsh squad players, are able to play
open age group cricket if they are in an U12 age group and are a minimum of 11
years old on 1st September of the year preceding the season.
and club players who are not in Welsh squads must wait until they reach the U13
age group, be in Year 8 and be 12 years old on 1st September of the preceding
year before being able to play in any open age group cricket. As before written
parental consent is required for these players.
who are in Year 9 and 13 years of age on 1st of September of the
preceding year are eligible to play without written parental consent and this
form need not be completed.
that require written consent must obtain such from Parent/Guardian, Accredited
Coach (ECB L2) and the Club Welfare Officer prior to being authorised to play
in open age/adult cricket.