Last November, a meeting was held with a number of clubs from our Division N to discuss the possibility of the League formulating a Development Division.
The concept to provide a game to suit younger players that was enjoyable, regulations that would ensure full participation, a quicker game, flexibility over the timing of fixtures and a number of overs that would bridge the gap between age group and main Saturday league cricket.
The idea being, this would inspire young people to play the game competitively and in the Spirit of Cricket, primarily engaging 13-18 year olds with a designated number of older players. It would integrate young players into open age cricket within a supportive learning environment. This would hopefully allow the younger players to express their ability in a longer format and lead to an increase in player retention within clubs, thus adding to their long sustainability.
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The information you provide will be collated and if there is sufficient interest, a meeting will be arranged for late September.
Email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make further comments.
With kind regards,
David J Richards