Youth Training

Denton St. Lawrence Cricket Club believes that children are the future of the club and the game in general, so we take the coaching of our younger members very seriously. Throughout the season we have regular youth training sessions on Monday evenings, run by a group of dedicated and highly respected ECB qualified coaches and assisted by some of our senior members. In these sessions we work hard to develop the skills and attitudes of the club’s next generation of senior team players.

We are also proud to be part of the All Stars and Dynamos junior training program, managed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)



“I want to keep kids playing and enjoying cricket, and that’s the main thing. They are the future of the sport.”

Dave Bardsley, DSLCC Head Youth Coach
& LCCC Volunteer of the Month Sept. 2019


Boys and girls as young as 5 are welcome to come along and join in the fun, where they can start their cricketing career developing technical skills and teamwork through games and coaching.

The standard of our youth coaching is best exemplified by the fact that Denton St. Lawrence players are frequently selected to play at district level for Tameside, and a number of our young players have also progressed to play at county level for Lancashire and Cheshire.

During the off-season we also run regular indoor training and nets sessions to keep the kids in form and improving throughout the winter.

To find out more about our youth training and development activities phone us on 0161 336 3840 or email – or just come along to one of the training sessions on Monday evenings 6:30pm – 8pm (April – September).



Youth Cricket Teams and Match Types

At Denton St. Lawrence there are plenty of opportunities for young players to play competitively against other clubs, with U9s, U11s, U13s, U15s and U17s teams playing regularly throughout the season.

At the younger end of the scale, the U9s play 8-a-side pairs cricket with a windball, to allow them to get used to the rules and pace of the game without having to worry about the scary hard ball.

The U11s continue to play 8-a-side pairs cricket, but now progress to using a real cricket ball. DSLCC and the GMCL take the safety of your child very seriously, and full protective kit is mandatory for batting and wicket-keeping.

From U13s upwards the game style changes to “proper” 11-a-side cricket, encouraging players to play more strategically and to defend their wicket.

At all levels DSLCC coaches encourage young players to develop teamwork, discipline and leadership skills, but most of all to have fun playing a game that we’re sure they will come to love.

Safeguarding at DSLCC

Denton St. Lawrence Cricket Club takes the safety and wellbeing of your children very seriously, which is why all of our junior coaches are fully trained to the latest coaching standards, and DBS checked.

In the unlikely event that a safeguarding issue does arise, we also have two trained Welfare Officers who can be contacted to deal with the situation.