Juniors Season Report – 2015

2015 was a successful season for Farnham CC in the junior ranks. The numbers of very young boys and girls playing is on the increase and in the future if we continue to attract 35 new children into the club at U7 and U8 age then the club will continue to flourish. The long-term aim is to have two teams at every age group from U8 to U15 age groups – one team playing in the top leagues and a development team to provide competitive cricket to boys and girls who start their cricket later and for all ability.

The U8 Black Caps and U10 Black Caps both did the West Surrey and Two Counties League doubles. The U10 Sixers won the West Surrey Gladys Chitty League and the U15 Black Caps got to the final of the Two Counties Cup, which unfortunately could not be played due to weather. The U9s and U11s teams were both respectable mid table and the U12s were unlucky in the season entering the top league and narrowly missing a couple of wins.

On a representative level the U10’s had two players selected for the Surrey County Age Group and a total of nine players representing the West Surrey team throughout the season. We hope that next year we will see more of the U8, U9 and U10 boys be selected for the district and county teams.

Three festivals were held at Farnham to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Two Counties youth cricket league and a total of thirty-six teams played in the festivals. All of the best teams in Surrey were invited and the U8 tournament was won by Esher narrowly beating the Farnham Black Caps in the final. Esher also won the U9 tournament and in the U10 tournament East Moseley CC beat the Farnham Black Caps in the final.

We look forward to 2016 with optimism and look forward to welcome many new players as well as the established core of players to the club.

Many thanks to all of the Managers, coaches, scorers, umpires and helpers that ensure the smooth running of the club.

Tim Watson
Farnham CC Performance Manager