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Junior AGM & Team Registration announced

Junior AGM & Team Registration announced

21 Jan 2020

The GMCL Junior AGM has been announced as:

Sunday 8th March from 10.00 am at Elton Vale Sports Club

GMCL Junior Entries 2020

Here is the Entry Form for junior teams into the GMCL league for 2020 - This needs to be returned by 28th February 2020. Just as in 2019, there will be a chance to edit these up to 15th March, but we need entries now to do a first draft of the league structure for the GMCL Junior AGM (8th March, Elton Vale CC, 10am). It is important that all your junior contacts are on the form and you get their consent to publish them in the GMCL handbook. Please note, these cannot be amended after the 28th February.


We are also looking for Under 9 League Co-ordinators. The role, will involve being a point of contact for your local U9s league, helping ensure results are on and dealing with issues regarding no shows. If you are interested in getting involved please email


Junior Balls

I have been asked to include a short note from our ball supplier, if you have any questions about junior balls please contact David Lees on 07940 587963

Junior coaches, there is a red waxed leather 4.75oz ball called the Buckingham which is available, this performs really well in damp conditions and will offer young bowlers the ability to swing the ball in a traditional manner. You should expect to get 3 games of 20 overs length from a Buckingham so it is more cost effective than the cheaper priced Colt ball. The Buckingham is a good option for those damp Sunday mornings and copes well with the dew, I would recommend it for those damp days and if finances are tight use a colt ball for dry days. I also have coaching balls red/white halves in all 3 sizes, 4.75oz for under 13s, 5oz for u14s and women cricket and 5.5 oz for seniors these are great for checking seam positions. Orange and Pink in all three sizes and 3oz orange low impact bowling machine balls which help young batters get their confidence up.

David Lees


Junior Rules

The junior Committee are working on an overhaul of the junior rules, please watch out for the release coming shortly and the update (version 9) on the website. New rules including

Eligibility rules, optional 12th player, timings of evening games, pairs wicket keepers, Champion of Champions game and pitch length guidelines.




Nigel Stock

GMCL Juniors Director

21 Jan 2020