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How to get involved in cricket in late summer

Even though the days are getting shorter, there are still opportunities to have a go at cricket for the first time.

With nearly 100 clubs across Durham, the sport is still welcoming new enthusiasts, with training sessions, friendly games and some ECB entry-level programmes still taking place.

Whether the exciting and explosive Hundred competition is inspiring you to pick up a bat and ball, or playing is something you’ve wanted to do for a while but never got the chance to, you can still join your local club.

Whatever the motivation, the sport will not fail to offer a welcoming community, friendly coaches and a fantastic first experience in the game.

Cricket for Juniors

Junior programmes All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket offer a great introduction to the sport for boys and girls between 5 and 11.

A number of free courses (normally £40) are available to book.

Please note that to be eligible, you have to live in the local area of the cricket club:


All Stars Cricket is an activity-packed children’s cricket programme for boys and girls aged five to eight. The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, teaching them new skills, helping them make new friends and have a great time doing so.

All girls and boys are welcome, and each registered child will receive a participant pack, including backpack, bat, ball and personalised t-shirt with name.

The following programmes are available:

Dynamos Cricket

Dynamos Cricket provides a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport.

Complementing junior cricket, Dynamos provides children with a more social offer focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket.

Club Cricket

There are nearly 100 clubs across Durham that cater for players of all age, genders and abilities and with the sport still in season, your local club will welcome you into a friendly and social sports community.

Women's Cricket

There have never been more opportunities to be involved in women’s cricket.

The female game is growing so quickly across Durham and there are options to play competitive and non-competitive cricket at a network of clubs throughout the county.

Whether you are completely new to the game or used to play some time ago, your local club is welcoming new players on and off-season.

Get in touch with us and we’ll point you in the right direction.