Youth

More than 60 Norfolk clubs provide coaching for youth cricketers, many with a selection of coaches and varied competitive programme.  The NCB focus clubs and those with ClubMark accreditation have a duty to provide a safe, secure and enjoyable environment for youngsters attending their youth section. 

More information on these clubs and youth sections in your area can be found in the article "Junior Coaching / Club Contact Details for Norfolk Clubs" or by clicking HERE.


The ECB provides clubs with the opportunity to enter national competitons, such as NatWest U15 Club Championship, ECB U13 Club Championship and Lord's and Lady Taverners indoor and outdoor competitions at various age groups.  These are faciliated by NCB, with regional stages prior to national finals.  For further information on how to enter, email Samantha Rix, District Competitons Administrator.

The NCB supports all the Norfolk Youth Cricket Leagues:

- Dipple & Conway Norfolk Alliance Youth League (Click HERE)
- West Norfolk Junior Cricket League (Click HERE)
- South Norfolk Community League (Click HERE)

See articles below for more information or view each league on their own website/play-cricket site.

This section will include articles highlighting results and performances from national competitons, as well as club festivals and district league reports.

For futher information go to NCB Contacts page.

Latest News
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Key Information About Setting Up A Youth Section
The Norfolk Cricket Board have put together a package for all clubs to use with lots of Hints and Tips for setting up a youth section at your club. Read it today by opening the page and clicking on the link.

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Junior Coaching / Club Contact Details for Norfolk Clubs
The NCB have created a database with details about some of the clubs in Norfolk regarding Junior Coaching Nights and Junior Club Contact details for this. To see details of the junior cricket offered at all clubs in Norfolk follow this link.

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Follow the NCB on Social Media

With over 3000 Twitter followers, 635 Likes on Facebook and over 110 Instagrame followers - Isn't it time you followed the Norfolk Cricket Board?

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County Youth Trials 2020 - Nominations now OPEN!
Nominations are now being accepted for County Trials for 2020 squad selection.

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New Street Cricket project to start in Kings Lynn
A free and fun offer for young people who might not have been able to access cricket before - Kings Lynn project starting November 2019.

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Norfolk Vitality U19 Club T20 Team Details 2019
The Norfolk Vitality U19 Club T20 Blast is back again for 2019 with 17 teams involved across Norfolk. Find your local club and view the fixtures today!

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NCB Summer Camps Announced for May & August 2019
NCB are running four separate 2-day summer camps during May/August across Norfolk this summer. The All Stars Cricket Themed Camps are open to all 5-12 year olds. Camps will run from 10am until 2pm daily and will focus on fun. BOOK TODAY!

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SNCL Spring Update 2019
Update for teams ahead of the 2019 SNCL season

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ECB seeks feedback on new youth playing formats and pitch lengths
ECB have set up surveys to collect feedback from Club Coaches, Schools and Parents regarding the changes to youth formats and pitch lengths. Click for details of how to take part...

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NCL U9 & U11 Softball Competitions 2019 - GROUPS
Groupings for the NCL Club U9 & U11 Softball competitions 2019

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Norfolk ECB Vitality U19 Club T20 - Registration 2019
Entries for the 2019 Norfolk ECB Vitality U19 Club T20 Competition are now open for clubs in Norfolk. Click on the link for more information and sign-up.

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'Vitality' ECB National Club Championships - U13 & U15 Draws 2019
Draws for the Norfolk rounds of the 2019 'Vitality' ECB National Club Championships (U13 & U15)

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NXT. Proud suppliers of Masuri branded clothing to Norfolk Cricket Board
NXT are working with Norfolk Cricket Board to provide high qualty branded cricket clothing for all teams and NCB staff

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New Associate member category available for ECB Coaches Association
Those who help out around youth cricket, or are thinking of training as a coach can now join the ECB CA as an Associate member!

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Local Cricket Charity receives significant funding boost
The Norfolk based cricket charity 'The Friends of Norfolk Youth Cricket' are pleased to announce the receipt of a significant sum from a bequest to assist their work.

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Norfolk Cricket to play hard ball with new charity partners
NCB are delighted to announce a new partnership with 'It's On the Ball', the Norfolk based Testiular cancer Charity. Click here for more information...

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ECB Recommendations on Junior Formats U9-U17 (Dec 2018)
The ECB have supplied new recommended formats for all youth cricket from U9-U11, plus updated pitch lengths for U12 & U13. Full details here...

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South Norfolk Community League - Winter Newsletter 2019
Click here for the latest Newsletter from the South Norfolk Community Cricket League...

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Swardeston Sharks win Norfolk Under 19 Club T20 in final ball thriller
Swardeston Sharks scampered 1 off the final ball to win the ECB Vitality Norfolk U19 Club T20 Competition for the 2nd time at Barton Turf on Sunday against Ashmanhaugh and Barton Wanderers Spartans. Read the full report here!

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Young Great Melton Stars take U13 Lady Taverners Title
Great Melton U13 Girls have landed the Lady Taverners title in 2018 after a thrilling final over finish saw them fend off 2016 and 2017 winners Swardeston. The event was hosted by Great Melton on 28th August with 3 teams involved. Read the full report!

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Bircham Youngsters Victorious at Inaugural NCL Under 9's Finals Day
Bircham under 9's have won the first Norfolk Cricket League Under 9 soft-ball finals day which saw 8 group winners compete at Manor Park, Horsford on 29th August 2018. Read the full report here today!

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6 figure investment in artificial cricket pitches in Norwich to create unprecedented opportunities for casual play
NCB and ECB project delivers superb artificial cricket pitches to the Norwich area. Click for full story...

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Non Turf / Artificial Cricket Pitches for Hire - Norwich Area
The following new artificial cricket pitches are available to hire for clubs, teams, individuals, workplaces and community groups in the Norwich area.

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South Norfolk Community Cricket League - Details 2018
Joe Harris runs the South Norfolk Community Cricket Leagues which are very popular for junior club sides and he has now released details of the 2018 leagues. View the details here today!

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All Stars Cricket Centre Registration Open 2018
ECB are pleased to announce that club registration for the new season of All Stars Cricket is now open! 2017 was a great year for All Stars and we are looking to make it bigger and better this summer with your help. Get involved today and find out more!

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West Norfolk Junior Cricket League (WNJCL) Fixtures/Contacts 2018
The West Norfolk Junior Cricket League fixtures have now been uploaded to the play-cricket website and are readily available for people to view. Please find all the fixtures and contacts attached in the article.

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Player Nominations Sought by West Norfolk MCCF Hub Ahead of Trials
Details on nominations for the West Norfolk Youth Cricket Hub

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Local All Stars Roadshows - Sign Up Today!
We had an incredible first year with over 37,000 kids taking part in 1,539 programmes. We would like to invite you to our Local roadshow in November to tell you all about our exciting plans to make All Stars even bigger in 2018!

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SNCL End of Season Round Up
The 2017 SNCL welcomed over sixty teams for its eleventh summer of youth cricket. Read the full report today including the 2017 champions.

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Swardeston Swifts U13 Softball Lady Taverners Champions 2017
The annual Under 13 Lady Taverners Softball Competition took place on Wednesday 26th July at Great Melton Cricket Club with the Swardeston Swallows coming out on top in 2017. Read the full report today!

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Fakenham Falcons Retain Norfolk Cricket U19 Club T20
Fakenham Falcons have retained their U19 Club T20 title which they first won in 2016 after a convincing 10 wicket win over the Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers Spartans on T20 Finals Day on Sunday at Manor Park. Read the report today!

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All Stars Cricket a real success in Norfolk this summer!
32 Local cricket clubs across Norfolk took part in All Stars Cricket this summer with over 450 children taking part in the brand new initiative set out by the ECB in late 2016. Read the report today!

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West Norfolk Junior Cricket Leagues - 2017 Winners
See the Roll of Honour and pictures for the West Norfolk Junior Cricket League 2017

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ZipLeague - March 2017 News
Click on the link to view the latest ZipLeague Newsletter from March 2017 which includes all the results/updates from the winter indoor competitions.

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New! ECB All Stars Cricket Programme 2017!
ECB All Stars Cricket – the first, fun, active form of the game for 5 to 8-year-old boys and girls. Starting in Norfolk this summer! Find out more today!

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All Stars Cricket Centres - Norfolk 2017
The National Launch of the new All Stars Cricket 5-8 year old programme took place in late March. We have over 40 local Centres/Clubs in Norfolk taking part in the fantastic new initiative. Find your local centre today and sign up!

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Norfolk Cricket League U9 Club Softball Competition 2017
The Norfolk Cricket League is commencing its inaugural Under-9 Softball competition for 2017 in conjunction with the Norfolk Cricket Board, and are delighted to announce 19 clubs in Norfolk are taking part. Click on the link for more information.

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West Norfolk Junior Cricket League Fixtures 2017 released
Full 2017 fixture listing available here for the West Norfolk Junior Cricket League

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Safeguarding in Cricket - UPDATE
An important update from NCB and ECB for all clubs and Welfare Officers concerning Safeguarding in the light of recent national issues in sport.

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South Norfolk Community League Newsletter 2016
The South Norfolk Community league have produced a winter newsletter. Please click on the link below to read it today!

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Fakenham Falcons Crowned Norfolk NatWest Under 19 T20 Champions 2016
Fakenham Falcons beat the Acle Aces to win the 2016 Norfolk NatWest U19 Club T20 Competition after a thrilling finals day at Manor Park which saw 4 sides from across the county battle it out for the title.

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Swardeston Sharks Crowned Inaugural Natwest U19 Club T20 Champions 2015
Swardeston Sharks U19’s have won the inaugural Natwest Blast U19 Club T20 Competition after an entertaining finals day at Manor Park which saw 4 teams go head to head to compete for the title.

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Norfolk Youth Festival 2016 Sponsored by Gresham's School
Norfolk Youth Festival 2016 Sponsored by Gresham’s School took place between Monday 8th - Friday 12th August 2016 at Manor Park. (Home of Horsford CC & Norfolk CCC) 5 Days Competition, 24 teams. Read the report today!

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iCoachCricket now available to ALL Cricket Coaches
The ECB's iCoachCricket resource for cricket coaches is now available free to anyone. Details of how to access it are here...

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ZipLeague Report 2016 - Topcroft Champions
The 2016 Zip League concluded in early March 2016 with new names added to the trophy for the first time. Topcroft were new champions with Hethersett & Tas Valley runners-up. Read the full report today!

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ECB Announces New guidance for the use of helmets in recreational cricket
Find out how these changes will affect recreational club cricket in Norfolk today! Read the full statement!

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Rocklands Benefit From FONYC Youth Grant During 2015 Season
Rocklands Cricket Club successfully applied for a Friends of Norfolk Youth Cricket grant to host a Primary School competition this summer. Read the full report now and also find out more about the FONYC today.

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Old Buckenham Claim Lady Taverners U13 Trophy 2015
Report and results from the Lady Taverners U13 Club Finals

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ECB / PCA latest guidance on use of Helmets (June 2015)
View the latest updated guidance from ECB & PCA on the use of helmets / head protectors

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ECB U13 & U15 National Club Championships 2015 Results
Click on the link to view this years results from Round 1 & 2 of the ECB National Club Championships at U13's & U15's respectively.

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South Norfolk Community League (SNCL) - April Newsletter
Ahead of the 2015 season the SNCL has released the April Newsletter which reflects on the 2015 indoor season and looks ahead to the up and coming 2015 outdoor season. Read it here...

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ZipLeague Round-Up 2015
Click here to read the Indoor ZipLeague report for 2015. Congratulation to winners Great Ellingham. Read the full report here today ...

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ECB National U13 Regional Results
Here are the Regional results from the ECB National Natwest U13 Competition where Acle CC won locally.

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Broadland Youth Cricket League 2014
Click on the link to view details on the Broadland Youth Cricket League including the official handbook

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ECB National U13 & U15 Club Competition 2014 Results

ECB National Club Competition Results 2014 - U13's & U15's

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Zipleague End of Season Report 2014
The 2014 ZipLeague was a success once again with more teams than ever taking part. Click on the view a report of the season and find out who won!

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Norfolk Cricket Board Chance to Shine report 2013

The Norfolk Cricket Board have once again delivered a highly successful Chance to Shine split across  ‘ 10 projects ‘ involving 89 schools acro

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South Norfolk Community League 2013 Season Roundup
2013 was the seventh season of The South Norfolk Community League and once again delivered more outstanding achievements by our young cricketers. Read more...

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Zip League Winter Competition 2013/2014
The 2013/14 winter zipleague competition has been finalised with new teams added to the ever popular tournament which takes place throughout the winter months at Hethersett Old School Hall where teams compete to win The Derek Barnard Cup.

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A Day to Remember for Melton Youngsters
Sunday 21st July was a day to remember for 10 Great Melton youngsters as they watched England clinch a memorable victory over Australia in the 2nd Ashes Test and got to play for 30 minutes on the hallowed turf at Lords during the lunch interva

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Garboldisham Thriving Through Help of Thetford Grammar School

Junior cricket is going strong at Garboldisham Cricket Club, helped along by a big contribution of players from Thetford Grammar School. Read more...

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Hethersett and Tas Valleys Kwik Cricket Festival a Tremendous Success

Hethersett and Tas Valley’s first ever schools cricket festival proved a tremendous success with eight schools and over 60 budding stars of the future taking part.

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ECB National U13 & U15 County Finals Results
The county stages of the ECB National U13 & U15 have come to a conclusion with Great Witchingham and Swardeston taking the honours. Swardeston sadly lost in the first regional round. Read the scores and reports now...

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ECB guidelines on Junior players playing in open age cricket
The ECB have issued guidelines on junior players playing in open age (ie adult) cricket. Click here for the full document.

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Norwich Primary Schools Cricket Association
Details of the new tournaments taking place in 2012, including entry forms.

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Charlotte Edwards coaches girls and opens new net facility at Garboldisham CC
"if I’ve inspired one girl here today to want to play for England, I’ve done my job in my eyes,"  Charlotte Edwards, read more . . .

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South Norfolk Community League - New Indoor Zipleague Competition
New Indoor Zipleague report, read more . . .

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Callum Tayor
Selected for Norfolk's Emerging Players Programme and receiving coaching at Northamptonshire CC.

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ECB Fast Bowling Directives
The ECB have released details of the updated Fast Bowling Directives for young cricketers. Click here for full details.

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Enjoyed by young cricketers across the county!

 

Norfolk Cricket Board coaches delivered two-day camps at 5 venues this summer.

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ECB U13 & U15 National Club Championship 2013 Results
Here are some results from the National ECB U13/U15 tournament 2013

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Old Buckenham CC win The Club Project of the Year
Old Buckenham CC have been recognised with one of the best rewards a club can win by being selected ahead of hundreds of clubs accross the county to pick up 'The Club Project of The Year' at the Chance to Shine annual acahievement awards. Find out more...

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Club Youth Sections - details and contacts
Featured here are the details of Youth Sections and contacts at a selection of clubs in Norfolk.

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ZipLeague 2014/15
The ever successful ZipLeague is back once again for the winter with 10 teams fighting it out over two leagues to become the 2014-15 champions. Click on the link for more details including the teams that have entered.

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Great Melton Junior Festival & 2014 Season Report
Great Melton's annual Junior Festival capped off the clubs most successful junior season on the pitch. Read more now...

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NCB Summer Camps and Youth Festival 2014
Click on the link to read the NCB Summer Camp & Youth Festival Report for 2014.

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Norfolk Youth Festival Report 2015
The 2015 Norfolk Youth Festival took place on Tuesday 11th August, Wednesday 12th August & Thursday 13th August at Manor Park. (Horsford CC) Click on the link to view the full report including the winners from each day.

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NCB Summer Camp Report 2015
The NCB only hosted 1 summer camp during the 2015 season. This was held at Hethersett & Tas Valley after the Dersingham camp was cancelled due to low numbers. Read the report today!

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South Norfolk Community League (SNCL) End of Season and Carnival Cup Roundup 2016
Please click on the link to view the end of season reports from the 2016 season.

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South Norfolk Community League Newsletter - JULY 2016
The latest news and photos from the South Norfolk Community Youth Cricket League...

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West Norfolk Junior Cricket League (WNJCL) Tables 2016
Please click on the link to view the final West Norfolk Junior Cricket League (WNJCL) Tables for the 2016 season. Congratulations to all the winners on behalf of the NCB.

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Norfolk Youth Festival Report 2017
The 2nd edition of the Norfolk Youth Festival sponsored by Gresham's School took place in early August 2017 with 4 days of competition at Manor Park, Horsford CC. Read the full report here today!

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Friends of Norfolk Youth Cricket receives significant funding boost
The Norfolk Cricket Board (NCB) is delighted to announce the receipt of a substantial bequest from Mr Maurice Sills, to be used for the development of youth cricket in the county. For more information click on the link.

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