How we help your child enjoy cricket.
Practice nights will be held right throughout the season running from approximately 6:30pm – 8pm each Tuesday.
Players should register at the clubhouse at 6.15pm and must give their name to the person taking details.
A nominal charge of £3 per child is made with all monies collected going straight back into the junior section.
Please Note: If a child has not registered they will not be able to participate in the session.
Child Protection Officers
Wendy Harvey and Fiona Hadfield
Junior Teams - Managers and Coaches
Under 9s –Steve Brunt, Myles Cunliffe
Under 11s – Steve Brunt, Jamie Carter
Under 13s – Richard Hepke
Under 15s – TBC
Under 17s – TBC
a note from the chairman of the junior section
Burnley CC has a great history of producing top quality players. Michael Brown, Jonathon and Mark Harvey, David Brown, Jonathan Clare and of course England’s James Anderson have all recently come through the Junior ranks here at Burnley. These are exciting times for all players and members of Burnley CC but we need your continued support.
In conjunction with the Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) we operate within the guidance of the “player pathway”, a cricketing journey that can take talented players as far as they want to go. Club cricket at Burnley is followed by District cricket, a town team comprising players from all local clubs.
"What I can promise parents and young players here is that if I or any of my coaches believe a player is capable of nomination for any representative side then this club will nominate them."
Steve Brunt, Junior Chairman
The LCB also run an U16s “Lancashire Festival” where selected players represent regional areas of the county in both 1 and 2 day games. Again Burnley CC has a number of nominees whose names have been put forward for these games.The next step up is then Full County Cricket, to represent Lancashire County Cricket Club, and it is the aim of all at Burnley CC to ensure our better players are given the chance to impress the County officials. What I can promise parents and young players here is that if I or any of my coaches believe a player is capable of nomination for any representative side than this club will nominate them.
Junior Membership this season is priced at £35 per year for all players aged 15yrs and under. The intermediate playing membership fee for players 16yrs and over but in full time education is £40 per year. If membership is not paid by the end of May then we will be unable to consider the youngster for selection.
All our coaches are CRB cleared to enable them to work with young people, and in addition all are qualified to provide First Aid. All coaches are accredited through the ECB (English Cricket Board) Coaches Association. We also, in Wendy Harveyand Fiona Hadfield have child protection / welfare officers here.
Practice nights will be held on Tuesdays and continue right throughout the season running from approximately 6:30pm – 8pm each Tuesday. Players should register at the clubhouse at 6.15pm and must give their name to the person taking details. A nominal charge of £3 per child is made with all monies collected going straight back into the junior section. If a child has not registered they will not be able to participate in the session.
It is imperative that children, parents and all other spectators adhere to the Club's Code of Conduct at all times both in practice sessions and in competitive games.
Burnley Cricket Club Play Cricket. And Coach Juniors.
We have a talented group of fully qualified coaches who will help develop your son or daughter's game.
John Abrahams - Development Coach
John will be working with all the junior teams and is currently coaching our Academy players. John is an ex Lancashire CCC captain who played at the top level for 16 years. He has a wealth of coaching experience and has been ECB elite player development manager and England U19’s Team Manager. He has coached current England players Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. He is also one of the few Level 4 coaches in Lancashire.
Luke Pomfret - Club Coach
Luke is a Cricket Development coach for the Lancashire Cricket Board and is also the Lancashire U10, U11 and U12 performance coach. Luke will assist in developing the successful girls section as well as assisting John in developing our talent across the age groups. Luke is in the process of taking his Level 3 coaching award.
Private 1-1 Coaching sessions
Burnley Cricket Club Professional.
Former Player and Experienced Level 3 Coach.
Burnley Cricket Club First XI Captain.
Burnley Cricket Club First XI Player and Level 2.5 Coach.
We are determined to develop your children into the best cricketers they can be as well as offering, most importantly, plenty of fun along the way.
Burnley Cricket Club has a fantastic reputation in developing talent and not just into our first team but also into first class cricket and beyond including players such as: Michael Brown, David Brown, Jonathon Harvey, Mark Harvey, Vishal Tripathi, Jonathan Clare and of course the all time leading wicket taker for England, James Anderson.
To help assist with this, we always require more helpers in either assisting on practice nights or helping out by becoming a Team Manager. Please get in touch with me if you are willing to help us (regardless of your cricketing experience), as I believe you will really enjoy being part of our team and I am sure that you will find it very rewarding. I will be contacting you again before the start of the season to inform you of training sessions and key pre-season dates for both girls and boys.
All the best for the season.
Chairman, Burnley Cricket Club Junior Section
Junior Section Rules
As a member of Burnley Cricket Club, Juniors members are expected to abide by the following Junior Club rules:
- All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
- All members must respect opponents
- Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager of they are going to be late
- Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager. Full whites are not required for training but members must wear a white shirt for these sessions
- Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly
- Junior members are not allowed to smoke, consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on Club premises or whilst representing the Club
Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians
- Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
- Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
- Never force your child to take part in sport
- Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
- Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
- Publicly accept officials’ judgements
- Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
- Use correct and proper language