The Norfolk Cricket Board take great pride in our County-Age-Group prThe NCB take great pride in the success of our Centre of Excellence (COE) and Emerging Players Programme (EPP) which has grown in strength and depth year on year.

Emerging Players Programme (EPP)

The Norfolk Emerging Players Programme has had considerable success since its inception with 15 players progressing to 1st Class Academies as a direct involvement with the programme. Three players have also been involved in ECB National Performance Squads.
The EPP focuses on skill enhancement in the main but also the Technical, Tactical, Physical and Mental aspects of the game, protocols which must be utilised to reach elite levels in sport. The EPP is a fore-runner to the NCB & ECB’s Player Pathway and involves players aged 14 – 18.

Centre of Excellence Programme (COE)

The Centre of Excellence is a programme that fits in to the player pathway in between the County Age Groups and the Emerging Players Programme.

The programme runs each year and involves players from both boys and girls age-groups at U13 to U15.