2023 looks to be a very exciting year for Ossett Cricket Club. Our new star recruit, ex international bowler Junaid Khan joins us and brings with him a wealth of experience. We also welcome Will Wade, our new 1st XI skipper, Archie Houghton, Rohan Mehmi and Jack McGahan as we look to forge a succesful path in 2023.
Following much disruption through two Covid seasons, our cricket committee rebooted and took the opportunity to analyse all aspects of our cricket section from the bottom, right the way to the top. And they set some pretty high objectives!
It proved to be a great strategy as the whole sporting section is thriving, typified by our 1st XI faring well in their first season in the top flight. We have recruited well for 2023 with the flagship signing of ex Test player Junaid Khan alongside some very talented younger guys. We are confident we can continue to grow and achieve throughout 2023.
Just as encouraging is the success our junior teams have enjoyed over recent seasons. Some wonderful people work tirelessly to ensure organic supply of cricketing talent will feed our senior teams for years to come.
Our dedicated Junior Cricket Chairman Steven Eldridge oversees all aspects of junior cricket and works closely with our junior team managers to ensure they have all they need to help our kids grow and enjoy their cricket in a safe and secure environment. We pay particular attention to grassroots cricket initiatives, one example (of many) was the continuation of All Stars Cricket for boys and girls aged 5 – 8 (see image below.) We also run Dynamos cricket at Ossett CC too, linking All Stars to the next level of our kids’ cricketing development from age 8 to 11.
Steve Coulthard heads up the grass roots initiatives as a Level 2 Coach and he has direct access to information on grants too which are imperative in aiding our growth as a major force in local league cricket.
Our Cricket committee has also asked Steve to lay the foundations for a girls/ladies team and a disability team over the coming months/years and he will also arrange lucrative festivals, cricket camps and galas in the Spring and Summer holidays that will attract many more children and families to our club, and with them of course some much needed additional income.
If you would like to join our cricket club please click the Contact Us button below or send an email directly here
Mission Statement and Objectives
Ossett Cricket Club
The club will continue to form an integral part of the local community providing the opportunity and facilities to enable people of all ages and abilities to play cricket in an all-inclusive environment. The club will continue to develop local talent with a particular focus on promoting youth cricket whilst striving to achieve success both on and off the field. The club will create a pathway for junior players to enter senior cricket, all the while instilling recognition & understanding of just what it takes to run a successful cricket club. This pathway will create an organic source that will secure sustainability of our great club for decades to come.
Who are we?
We are proud to be accredited with the ECB Clubmark which recognises a safe and welcoming environment for all and is a prerequisite for participation in the Bradford Cricket League. Ossett Cricket Club has nearly 100 registered players aged 5 to 70+. Our facilities remain the envy of all and we regularly host Cup Finals and representative matches. We have several junior teams with qualified coaches. We run Dynamo and All Star teams in association with ECB for kids as young as 5 years old right through to two senior sides and recently, we created the Ossett CC Academy which provides a pathway that bridges the gap between junior and senior cricket. Young cricketers get to ply their trade alongside older and more experienced players in a friendly environment exposing young cricketers to the senior game, thus ensuring organic sustainability.
We always welcome new players – any age or ability. For more information please contact us.
All Stars Cricket
All Stars Cricket gives all children from the ages of five to eight an opportunity to become a star.
The curriculum of fun cricket activities and games provides our children with the basic movement skills to begin a lifelong love of our sport and general physical activity.
Why is All Stars Cricket good for my child?
All Stars Cricket will provide your child with all of the fundamental skills they need to play. Through lively, fun games, they will learn about cricket and be better prepared to take part in all sports. Over the eight-week programme, the trained activators will teach your child to:
Can parents and guardians be involved?
All Stars Cricket is also fantastic for parents. For an hour a week all parents and guardians are invited to get involved and play cricket with their children. We know this is a great way to spend time with your child and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Parent activators (helpers) will support the fully accredited lead activator in delivering the session, supporting and encouraging children as they learn new skills.
You do not need to be a cricket expert to be involved.
Your child’s safety.
The All Stars Cricket programme is an initiative designed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The ECB requires all of the centres to undergo safeguarding, risk and insurance assessments before they are accredited. Alongside this, all of our All Stars Cricket activators have received training and are fully checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
All Stars Cricket uses soft balls and plastic bats that allow children to play the game while keeping them safe. Activators have a pack of equipment to support the children when they are learning how to catch, bowl and bat.
How do I book?
Simple! Just click the link here and we’ll see you and your little All Star at the first session!