County Age Group Winter Training Squads Announced

Despite some of the challenges faced in 2020, Wiltshire Cricket were delighted to host numerous trial sessions for boys and girls, at each group at the beginning of October. Whilst the trial format differed slightly to previous seasons, over 200 boys and girls were given the opportunity to showcase their skills with the ambition to be selected for the Winter Training Programmes. The U11 girls trials are set to take place soon and will include both club-nominated and school-nominated players.

With a great number of young cricketers keen to impress, the support from coaches, clubs and parents was outstanding. Fortunately, at the time of writing, current COVID-19 restrictions in Wiltshire, allow a relatively normal winter training programme to take place, albeit with appropriate safety, sanitisation and social distancing measures in place. 

The winter training programmes consist of 12 weekly sessions for each age group from the start of January through to the end of March. Each session is delivered by experienced coaches and provides young cricketers with the opportunity to develop skills and gain confidence ahead of the 2021 season.

Boys Training Squads for 2021:
- U10s (x3)
- U11s (x3)
- U12s Development Squad
- U12s
- U13s Development Squad
- U13s
- U14s
- U14/U15s Development Squad
- U15s
- U18s Development Squad
- U18s

Girls Training Squads for 2021:
- U11s (x2)
- U13s (x2)
- U15s
- U17s
- Women's (Later in 2021)

Each trialist will have received an email last week with their trial results.
(The Boys U11s results will follow shortly).

Congratulations to all players nominated for the trials in October. This is a great achievement and players should be proud of their performances. A further congratulations to those selected on the Winter Training Programmes. (Named Training Squads announced soon).
We hope to see everyone enjoying their cricket in 2021!