The Club runs a highly successful Youth section and organises Cricket for 7-year-olds up to Under-17s. A season rarely passes without significant success in either league or cup competitions.
If you’re interested in getting involved, contact our Youth Cricket Secretary, Alex Harris on 07596 562649.
Another exciting year for the youth section at OBWCC
For the second season, we delivered the ECB’s All Stars Programme for young players aged 5-8. 33 players registered, enjoying a fun introduction to cricket. Thanks to Gareth Griffiths, Richard Miller, Ben Harris, Ollie Harris and Auden Barnes for helping make the programme such a success.
The U9s went from strength to strength as the season progressed. They took part in two festivals, at Lodway and Chipping Sodbury cricket clubs. At the former, the team lost more than they won, however at the latter, the opposite was true!
The U15s had a somewhat frustrating season with many games postponed or cancelled due to unavailability of players from both sides but when they got onto the pitch managed to put together some excellent performances. A 50% win ratio wasn’t reflective of some of the dominant displays they produced and considering the quality of the opposition they faced it was only Bristol CC who we didn’t manage to defeat. A victory against Bedminster was long overdue, welcome and divisive!
Joe Durie and Ollie Meadows topped the run scoring with some solid innings and Ewan Yates, George Houlden, Mark Weale and Kunal Barman added useful contributions through the year. On excellent pitches the bowlers struggled much as the seniors did but some superb performances notably in keeping run rates down were seen. Zach Leonard topped the wicket table with Auden Barnes, James Lemon and George Houlden also knocking over several batters. Most impressive about the side was the way they played the game and that they played with grins on their faces and with plenty of chatter and banter! A thoroughly top set of lads and a joy to coach.