ECB recommendations for Junior Cricket

Guidelines from the ECB

Junior recommendations

The file below provides the ECB’s recommendations for junior players playing cricket in the various age groups, on:

  • weight or hard ball to use
  • pitch size
  • stump height
  • type of ball, stumps and pitch for the soft ball game

ECB recommendations for junior cricket (55 KB)

Juniors playing in adult cricket

The ECB has issued the guidance below covering the participation of junior cricketers in adult matches – covering fielding positions, and to help clubs decide when to select young players in open age competitive cricket and how best to help their cricketing development when they play within open age groups:

Non First Class Rules and Regulations 2010 – ECB Guidelines for Junior Players in Open Age Cricket (22 KB)

Fielding regultions

The following are ECB regulations covering the minimum fielding distances for young players in all matches where a hard ball is used:

Non First Class Rules and Regulations 2010 – Fielding Regulations (16 KB)

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