Junior cricket was reintroduced to Boxmoor in 2008 and we achieved Club Mark accreditation three years later. Our ambition is to foster a life long love of the game. In 2017 we introduced the "Boxmoor Blackbirds", a social Sunday side intended to provide a stepping stone between junior and senior cricket.
All boys and girls are welcome, regardless of experience and ability. If you are interested in joining please get in touch with Head of Junior Cricket Nick Harper via the contact form to the right. Outdoor practice sessions are Saturday mornings on Blackbirds Moor. Winter practice sessions are run on Monday evenings at Longdean School from January to April. (Note all cricket is currently suspended until further notice due to National Lockdown. We await ECB guidance on the return to cricket, as happened in 2020)
We have around 70 boys and girls learning the game and playing competitive games in the Hertfordshire Junior League where we are running squads from Under 9 to Under 14 for the 2021 season. In 2014 we introduced our first Girl's team and many of the girls also play in mixed teams up to two years below their age. In 2017 we joined the ECB's All Stars Cricket initiative, offering an introduction to children aged 5-8 and these sessions take place on Saturday mornings.
Age groups, by school year, are as follows:
Year 3 & 4 – Under 9
Years 5 – Under 10
Years 6 – Under 11
Year 7 – Under 12
Year 8 – Under 13
Year 9 - Under 14
Years 10 - Under 15
Year 11 - Under 16
Girls' cricket is run jointly with our neighbours Hemel Hempstead Town CC, under the banner "Grand Union" with three squads in 2020 at u11, u13 and u15.
We have four ECB Level Two Coaches (Nick Cottrell, Sam Pimm, William Allen and Nick Harper) and they are assisted by an ECB Level One coach (Aidan Pimm) and three Coach Support Workers (Phil Owen, Chris Bryon and John Cheeseman).
Junior membership is £75 for the whole year. That covers all training,
any matches & tournaments throughout the spring/summer and also winter
indoor practice. A second child in the family is discounted to £65, and
further discounts are available for more children and also for Dacorum Card holders. Please contact the Head of Junior Cricket or Club Treasurer for further details.
Boxmoor CC endorses the ECB's Safe Hands Policy, and has an elected Club Safeguarding Officer on the main committee. The club's Youth Safety Policy and others relating to Club Mark are published in this section of the website. All coaching staff and senior captains are DBS checked.