Having recently announced the opening of the junior membership for 2021 and the return of junior training (see details here), the club would now like to offer some details concerning the beginning of senior cricket in 2021. Although many details are still up in the air (and largely dependent on further Scottish Government announcements and guidance from Scottish cricket’s governing bodies, especially when it comes to the arranging of games), we feel confident that we can offer a rough timeline for the road back to senior cricket.
The main announcement at this time is that outdoor training will be starting on Saturday April 17th, from 11am to 1pm. We are planning on running two Saturday sessions (17th and 24th) before senior training returns to its traditional Tuesday and Thursday slots (starting at 6.15pm) from Tuesday April 27th. All senior training sessions are open to all members regardless of their usual team and we will, of course, be structuring training to ensure that the current government guidelines are adhered to.
Giving firm details on the resumption of matches (be they intra-club or against other teams) is, as things currently stand, much harder. At present, we are still waiting for clear guidance from the government and, thus, from Cricket Scotland and other cricket bodies about when matches can begin. Our (optimistic) hope is that we may be able to arrange friendlies from early(ish) May, but a perhaps more realistic target would be to see the start of the cricket season occurring after the planned May 17th announcement from the Scottish Government.
One thing we can confirm, however, is that we will be running the same range of teams as we did in 2019 (1st and 2nd XIs, Sunday team and Wednesday XI), in all their respective leagues. We hope to see everyone down at New Williamfield soon!
The Junior Section of Stirling County Cricket Club is NOW OPEN for membership for the 2021 season! Membership is available to all players, of all experiences (including those with no experience), from the ages of 4/5 years upwards. Training will begin on Friday 23rd April and will take place every Friday from 6pm onwards. Training sessions will see players split into teams to suit all abilities, with the expectation that there will be the opportunity for those wishing to play competitive matches throughout the summer.
To sign-up, please click on the below link for this year's junior membership form.
Further information contact Brian and Vicki Hambly, our Junior Convenors at email@example.com