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Junior teams

We run junior teams at all age levels from Under 11 to Under 17, and participate in kwik cricket and softball tournaments for our youngest Under 9 players, so that every junior member has the opportunity to experience competitive match cricket at an appropriate and safe level during the season. Selection for teams is dependant on attendance at winter and summer training sessions, and the input and advice of the coaching team, Academy Chairman and team managers. There is a considerable fixture list, with games taking place between May and July.

The key elements of team performance, which form the basis of the Academy philosophy and approach are;

  • good aggressive running between the wickets
  • every player being able to bowl consistently straight – giving away few wides and no-balls
  • bowling straight to enable an off side field to be set
  • good tight pressure in the field
  • bowling our overs quickly

These are small pieces of the overall ‘jigsaw’ which is how we want our junior teams to play the game as they grow up. We embed these traits early on so that we will see them become the hallmarks of the Dartford teams of the future.

Junior team managers

John Cullingham

        

Graham Stone

 

Michael Wood

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Mark Ford

 

Guy Wilson

Gavin Jessup

     
   
  Jim Lowrie  

Bexley U11 Festival 2013