Cricket has become increased in popularity over the past few years, and the rise in youth interest proves that the sport has a bright future.
Many counties across the country are currently encouraging children to take part in the sport, with many places forming junior cricket clubs.
One team that won’t let the end of the cricket season spoil their fun is the Memory Lane Cakes Indoor Cricket League. Now in their fifth successive year at the Swalec Stadium, this fantastic tournament has the sole aim to present children in South Wales with the chance to learn a little more about the sport.
The league is open to children under nine or aged 11 to 13 and runs over two weeknights – so it’s the perfect activity for those spare evenings after school. Volunteers can also join up to help and educate themselves a bit more about this popular sport.
2011 witnessed Lisvane CC triumphing the under-9 and age 11 groups, and Cardiff CC won the under 13 section. The 2012 will feature 240 children on a weekly basis, and they have recently introduced a girls’ tournament.
Peter Edwards, Glamorgan’s Cricket Development Officer, commented: “Although winning is important to the club and the youngsters, the key point is to give children the opportunity to continue to play on a regular basis.”
Anyone considering entering their child into a cricket league should ensure they provide them with the appropriate cricket supplies, such as a cricket bat, cricket bag, clothing, gloves and more.