Who ever knew there was a thing such as a “super over”?! Apparently, most of the children at Ropley Cricket Club who were inspired following the twists and turns of the World Cup cricket final at Lords as England beat New Zealand. It was just one of the many high points for another fantastic season at Ropley Cricket Club.
Thursdays at the recreational ground over the summer months were a kaleidoscope of activity from the “All Stars” aimed at introducing the U7 girls and boys to the game of cricket, right through the open age groups from U9 through to U15.
The girls’ teams go from strength to strength with the U11’s and U13’s under the guidance of Andrew Morris and Alex Ehrmann, as well as the Rainbow Central U15’s with the club. The U11 girls’ team are congratulated for winning the Winchester Warriors Spirit of Cricket award. Silverware was also picked up by our U13B open team who won their Winchester league. The juniors also made significant contributions to the senior sides in both the women’s and open leagues which is so important for the future of cricket.
This year we saw a record number from the junior club put forward to the Hampshire regional performance trials, and we wish all the children the best of luck with selection.
Junior winter nets for the open age groups i.e. the U9’s, U11’s and U13’s start in early January 2020 at Perins on Saturdays from 12.00 midday to 1.00 p.m. The girls have already started their winter training at Amery Hill School on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. If you would like to attend either of these sessions please contact the appropriate manager for the age group, found on the club website: http://www.ropleycc.co.uk
Like most junior sports clubs, Ropley is run completely by volunteers. If you would like to get involved, no matter how small, we would love to hear from you. Just drop any of the age group managers an email and they will be more than pleased to have you on board!!
Andy Erskine – Junior Co-ordinator