Essex Boys & Girls Clubs

Home > What We Do > Our Projects > Representative Cricket Programme

The Essex Boys and Girls Clubs Representative Cricket Programme offers young people from our affiliated club network high level cricket experiences that they would likely not experience otherwise. Those involved will develop their skills and knowledge of the game, playing fixtures against the top public schools in the South East of England such as Eton College, Harrow School, Tonbridge School and Winchester College, to name a few.

The programme comprises three age-groups; Under-12’s, Under-14’s and Under 18’s. Around March time, young people from all of our youth organisations (not only cricket specific clubs) are invited to attend open trial days from which the squad for that year will be selected.

 

in 2023 and 2024, our trials have been held by Ex-Cricketer Robert Rollins at Frenford Clubs. His help in guiding young people’s minds and developing young cricketers. Find out more here

In addition to playing high level cricket matches at very prestigious venues the programme has also given opportunities for our young players to meet some high-profile cricket personnel. In our 2017 season we were lucky enough to engage with former England players Nasser Hussain, Alex Tudor and Jason Gallian.

Will Chuter, of Upminster CC, said: “I really appreciated the EBGC side. The issue with cricket at our age, and sport in general, is that many stop playing and it is hard to stay committed when they do. It was helpful to know that there were still players who wanted to play, and who wanted to be committed, and EBGC really facilitated that.”

In 2016, a group of twelve representative players traveled to Barbados to tour the island as the final part of their 2-year development project with EBGC. Read more about their amazing trip..

Girls Representative Cricket Team

For the first time in our history, 2024 will feature a Girls Representative Cricket team, with Trials already held and fixtures scheduled, they have an exciting Summer ahead of them.

More News Coming Soon!

To find out more about both our Boys and Girls Rep Team, contact our Sports Officer on georges@essexboysandgirlsclubs.org or call 01245 264783