Getting young people into cricket

There are over 150 affiliated cricket clubs in Somerset, all offering many different ways for young people to get involved and play cricket. There are numerous opportunities for juniors to start cricket, play with friends or look to improve their game throughout the year. If you want your child play some cricket but don’t know where to start, just get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Youth Leagues

Across Somerset we have five separate youth leagues, each offering formats of cricket that are voted in by their clubs. The formats vary slightly from one league to the next.

Girls Hardball Cricket League

Girls Hardball Cricket

We are still growing girls’ hardball cricket and we have a number of clubs with hardball teams. A girls’ hardball league is running this summer along with other hardball opportunities for girls.


The Somerset Cricket Foundation runs exciting cup competitions for U19s and U16s.

Girls Softball Festivals

Girls softball cricket

A great way for U11 and U13 girls to enjoy cricket in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Softball leagues and festivals run throughout the summer.

ECB National Cup

The national club competition is open to affiliated club U13 & U15 teams, with county finals taking place in June.


National programmes

All Stars (5- to 8-year-olds) and Dynamos (8- to 11-year-olds) centres are now taking bookings across Somerset. Don’t miss out!

Girls Indoor Cricket

Girls Indoor Cricket

Indoor cricket is a popular format of the game that is fully inclusive and quick fire – ideal for young players!

Bradfords Community Festivals

We will host U9s and U11s Bradfords Community Festivals in 8-a-side format for junior teams across Somerset.

Development Coaching

Children’s coaching

We offer coaching courses throughout the year for children aged 4 to 15, pitched at various levels from beginners right up to county age group cricketers.

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