ECB recommendations for junior cricket

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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 open age cricket

The ECB has issued the guidance below covering the participation of junior cricketers in open age cricket matches, and to help clubs decide when to select young players in open age competitive cricket and how best to help their cricketing development.

ECB Guidelines for Junior Players in Open Age Group Cricket (147 KB)

Fielding regulations

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

ECB Fielding Regulations (119 KB)

Questions and comments

All questions and comments on this guidance should be addressed to:

ECB Cricket Department (Non First Class)
Lord’s Cricket Ground
London NW8 8QZ