Suffolk County Age Group Trials 2020-21

August 17, 2020

Whilst trials have traditionally taken place in October half term, we have recently been informed that the likelihood of large groups being allowed in sports halls at one time will be slim. With this in mind, please note the new SYC Trial dates and process below.

CUB Hub (Under 10 and 11 Boys, Under 11 Girls)

As with this year, there will be no trial process this year for these age groups. The intake will be on a first come first serve basis. You will note that the Under 11 boys age group is now included under the CUB Hub structure. Pupils in School years 4, 5 and 6 can apply to be a part of these programmes.

Suffolk Squads (Under 12, 13, 14 and 15 Boys and Under 13 and 15 Girls)

Players will have the opportunity to either be nominated by the clubs and schools or register themselves*. You will receive an email in the week leading up to the trial with your exact time slot.

  • 6th September: Under 12 Boys and Under 13 Boys
  • 20th September: Under 14 Boys and Under 15 Boys
  • 27th September: Under 13 Girls and Under 15 Girls
  • 1st October: Reserve date

As with last year, trialist will be asked to perform batting, bowling and wicket keeping skills in front of assessors and coaches. Please see SYC Trial Process Document for a full explanation.

*Only register if you are playing in your school or clubs and are making / have the ability to make an impact in games played.

Suffolk Squads (Under 18 Boys and Under 17 Girls)

Whilst this has been an odd summer, it has been a positive one for the introduction of young players in playing roles within their respective clubs. And, long may this continue. With this in mind, Suffolk Cricket believe we can gauge a full picture of the majority of the players for the top tier of our SYC programme. Once the nominations come in, we will cross reference their names with the Performance Coaches within the county, check club and previous county statistics and, if need be schools too.

If there is any doubt, we will call them to trial on the reserve date, 1st October. We have a wide network of coaches across the county and houses all meaningful statistics. We are therefore confident that trialling will be an exception, rather than the rule.

Please complete the trial application form before the 1st September:

Suffolk Young Cricketers – 2020-21 Player Nomination Form

Players who currently part of an Suffolk Young Cricketers programme do not need to be nominated.

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