Our junior cricket section caters for young cricketers from under 9’s to under 15’s.
Fun is a major motivator for children to play cricket. Our coaches are urged to not only focus on the winning of matches, but to develop the love of the game through the fun and excitement of competing. Villagers value the holistic development of children, and measure success on whether children choose to continue to play cricket the next season!
This approach is used to develop junior skills and align it with Villagers’ senior structures to prepare them for the different roles within a team environment and the different playing strategies.
Some of the players that excelled through Villagers’ junior structures are Aiden Markram, Hardus Viljoen and Chris Morris.
Our field and net facilities adheres to high standards and have been chosen by the Titans and Northerns Academy and provincial structures as their preferred playing and practice facility. The facilities are comprised of the following:
- 4 Synthetic Nets
- 6 Grass Nets
- 11 Middle pitches
Villagers has 14 teams which comprises of the following:
- 5 Senior Teams
- 8 Junior Teams
- 1 Ladies Team
This, together with our achievements, makes us one of the largest and most successful clubs in the Northern Cricket Union (NCU).
Villagers employ 9 coaches, with KPI’s aligned with the NCU, and an administrator as its executive. The positions are as follows:
- Club Head Coach
- Ladies Head Coach and assistant to the Club Head Coach
- Junior Head Coach
- 6 Junior Coaches
- Cricket Administration
Villagers Cricket have a strong focus on player development, player opportunities and the creation of a “pipeline” to higher provincial, national and international structures.
All partnerships that promote and develop cricket within our community is important to us. The most noticeable partnerships are: