The MCC Youth Section

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'MCC's youth section purpose statements articulate wonderfully what the role of any junior section should be across the country.  The statements align to what we expect from junior sections in Gloucestershire, covering both participation and a focus on performance'.

Steve Silk, Chief Executive, Gloucestershire Cricket Board, 18 April 2017.

Marshfield Cricket Club Youth Section has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. The 2016 season was a great season for us: the highest number of players participating - one hundred and sixty three - and ten boys and girls playing County or District representative cricket.

The coming season, 2017, promises to be another fantastic season. We are anticipating similar numbers of registrations, and have more volunteers than ever before, both on the coaching and management side. The club will also have three additional ECB qualified coaches and somewhere between five and ten ECB qualified Coach Support Workers.  

Growth and sustainable success does not happen by accident. This Winter - as well as keeping our players engaged through Christmas Cricket, Winter Nets and Indoor Tournaments - the newly formed Youth Committee has done a significant amount of work developing the plan for this year, and future years. This planning culminated in some work on our purpose and our priorities as a section, and we are very proud that the Chief Executive of the Gloucestershire Cricket gave that work such a ringing endorsement.

Here are our cricketing priorities for the coming year, we would love to hear what you think of them:

  • 1 To create a safe environment for our players.
  • 2 To maximise the development of each player.
  • 3 To create fun sessions for our players.
  • 4 To ensure that our players play the game in the right way.
  • 5 To ensure the confidence of our players develops.
  • 6 To ensure that anyone who wants to play cricket at Marshfield is able to do so.
  • 7 To create a clear pathway through our youth section.
  • 8 To ensure a regular transition from our youth to senior cricket.
  • 9 To manage our players with high potential.
  • 10 To ensure our players are aware of their achievements.

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‘I am delighted that the work setting out the purpose of, and the priorities for, our thriving youth section has been so positively endorsed by the Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Cricket Board, Steve Silk. Of course, the real challenge lies ahead in bringing that purpose to life! I know that the volunteers who manage the youth section – our coaches, and members of our youth and main committees - will be doing their best to do just that over the coming season. The youth section is always looking for ideas and input from its most important people, its players, so please do pass on any views they, or you, have, to Robin Hand.

Thank you for your enduring support of this fantastic club of ours - here’s looking forward to another great season’! 

Nick Heynen, Chairman, Marshfield Cricket Club, 19 April, 2017

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Lead Coach

U7's  Robin Hand 07747 845 685  


Ian Bassett 07970 003683

Martin Knight


 Julie Hendy

 Graham Tanner, Colin Sinkins


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Wayne Pascall 07501 395944


 Francesca Fryer 07894 838569

Kevin Hendy

U7's  Robin Hand 07747 845 685 Hannah Palmer
U9's  Robin Hand 07747 845 685 Robin Hand 07747 845 685
U11's  Andy Elliot Andy Elliot
U13's Steven Morris 07979 704197 Steven Morris 07979 704197

Steven Morris 07979 704197

Steven Morris 07979 704197



Useful Links:

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The Cricket Club Welfare Officer Jonathan Burnstone is the point of contact for any concerns about Child Protection. Click Here to contact him.



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