Whickham Cricket Club
Whickham CC has been in existance since 1860. We currently run 3 senior teams and 7 junior teams (including a girls soft ball team. We have always had a good track record of producing young cricketers.
Our junior section has exploded in the last couple of years with over 170 juniors enjoying cricket at Whickham in 2018. Our Allstars programme engaged over 120 children aged 5-8 and the club was recognisised with an Outstanding Services to Cricket Award by Durham Cricket Board. This is a huge improvement from 22 in 2017. The club were proactive and delivered assemblies and meet and greets with parents at all 6 schools in the village. We also delivered some curriculum sessions in some schools.
Next year we hope to have two teams at under 11 and devlop our hardball teams for u9s and girls further. We will be looking to develop our older juniors to provide a pathway into senior cricket.
Ideally we would love assistance with purchasing more quality training equipment to help faciliate quality coaching with our higher numbers. We also would purhcase some match balls for the junior teams. The last two years have been fantastic and we hope to keep the momentum going and continue to provide inclusive opportunities for children to particpate and enjoy team sport.