Following the success of its 11U and 15U competitions, the Maryland Youth Cricket Association announces the introduction of a new state hardball cricket program.
This program will consist of an initial coaching phase of a few weeks to:
▪ enhance and reinforce existing batting, bowling and wicket-keeping abilities, and;
▪ introduce new skills such as spin, seam and swing bowling, and;
▪ develop game experience in single or double wicket games.
This program is intended to develop the skills and abilities of existing players so that they might go on to represent Maryland in regional and national competitions, and then the USA at the international level.
Following an initial coaching period, there will be a competition which, depending on the numbers of players and/or clubs participating, will comprise a round robin tournament and series final. We are also contemplating an invitational event next year involving teams from neighboring states.
Interested players should contact Nick Joel, who will be directing the program: Nick.Joel@me.com
Nick Joel played club cricket in England for 14 years for the Old Westcliffians Cricket Club as an all-rounder. In addition to playing, Nick completed an MCC Youth Coaching course at the Essex County Cricket Indoor School and spent many years developing the talents of a number of young players.