300 Young Cricketers seek to impress at District Festivals


Nearly 300 youngsters from all over the county will descend upon three venues to take part in trials at the forthcoming Warwickshire Cricket Board District Festivals which take place between 31st May and 3rd June 2011.

The Festivals will give youngsters the opportunity to impress representatives from Warwickshire County Cricket Board with a view of moving on to eventually play county cricket like Chris Woakes, who came through this system, to one day play for England.

The Festivals start at 10.30am and will take place at:
• Under 11’s at Warwick School
• Under 13’s at Bishop Vesey Grammar School (Sutton Coldfield)
• Under 15’s King Edwards School Edgbaston Birmingham

The Festivals will see the youngsters play on quality cricket pitches with fully umpired matches, use new cricket balls for each game and each team will have ECB qualified coaches who will support the teams for the duration of the Festival.

Gary Steer, Warwickshire Cricket Board Cricket Performance Manager,
said; “Once again we have had a resounding response from youngsters all over the county who share a dream of one day playing 1st-class cricket. We know from the youngsters who have taken part in previous festivals that there is some real talent out there and, as a county which encourages youth development, we want to see the best of our local talent make its way to Edgbaston.”

Pictured: Youngsters in action during the previous 2010 Warwickshire Cricket Board Festival.

Visit the Player Development section of the WCB to see who are representing their local districts.

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