Junior Cricket

All Stars Cricket is a nationwide programme developed by the ECB and the Elite Coach Development team that aims to inspire 5 to 8 year olds to take up cricket and join your club! The programme will enable children to acquire the skills to play the game and connect them to the heroes of English cricket.

The ECB will provide your club with everything you need to deliver a unique experience for kids and their parents. Clubs that run the programme will receive: free equipment bag, free training for activators, online booking management system and national marketing to help recruit youngsters to their local clubs.

What do you need as a club to run All Stars Cricket?

  • Club Safeguarding Officer (with valid Safe Hands Certificate, Safeguarding in Specialist Roles Training & ECB Enhanced DBS)
  • All Stars Cricket Activator (attended 3 hour training course, completed online learning & ECB Enhanced DBS)
  • First Aid Provision (Emergency First Aid Trained person on site for all sessions)
  • Insurance (£5 million public liability & £10 million employers liability)

For more information on running All Stars Cricket, visit the ECB website or contact Adam Hodder.

Dynamos Cricket provides a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport!

Complementing junior cricket, Dynamos provides children with a more social offer focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket.

We know how important it is to look like the heroes of the game, so every child who registers will receive their very own Dynamos Cricket New Balance t-shirt, personalised with their name and number.

For more information on running Dynamos Cricket, visit the ECB website or contact Adam Hodder.

Junior Softball Cricket Competitions for 2023

Kent Cricket is delighted to introduce clubs to exciting formats of softball cricket, ideal for their members new to the game aged 5-11 years old and sitting perfectly aligned with National Programme Centres (All Stars & Dynamos).

Rapid Fire Club Festivals- Under 8’s

This summer we are taking the popular school’s Rapid Fire format to our clubs with standalone festivals running across the county. The Competition is perfect for beginners to the game and All-Stars cricketers.

Enter up to 4 teams at any or all of the festivals. Teams of 8 will have a fantastic day enjoying some competitive matches, teamwork, comradery, and hopefully some sunshine!

Booking are open, please book here. We will confirm East and West venues in May. Not familiar with Rapid Fire Cricket? You can download our rules below, or enjoy our instructional video!

Club Rapid Fire Competion Rules
Rapid Fire Score Card

Countdown Cricket Competition – Under 9’s & U11’s

A cross between Kwik Cricket and the Hundred, ideal for Clubs and Dynamos Centres!!

Countdown Cricket is a junior format, similar to the Hundred. Teams of 8 play as pairs with an Incrediball, as the runs count up and down again in the second innings.

Teams that enter will be split into local cluster groups and play in festivals hosted by clubs, with the winners of each group going through to the County Finals in September.

Countdown Cricket Rules

Scoring is now simpler and easier via the Countdown Cricket app available on your device.

IOS app download
Android app download

The ECB National Club Championship operates at the following age groups:

Each age group begins at a local level within the County, with the overall winners from each County competition progressing to the national stages of the competition*.

*Winners of the Under 12s and Under 14s County Competitions represent Kent in the National Stages  in the following season for the Under 13 and Under 15 age groups.

Kent Cricket, U19 Club T20

The other age group that is run in a County Cup format is the Kent Cricket, U19 Club T20.

Kent Cricket, U19 Club T20 gives clubs an opportunity to compete for a place to play at ‘Finals Day’, which takes place at the end of August or start of September.

The competition starts with localised group stages, from which the group winners progress into play-off matches to try and secure their place at Finals Day.

Please find the Competition Rules HERE, and Entry HERE.

There are currently eight constituted junior cricket leagues that operate across Kent, you can find each of their websites below along with the approximate regions that they cover.

Please note that clubs do play in different leagues at different age groups and across borders where the travel or scheduling is more appropriate. Each league will have their own decision making process on new teams joining, please discuss this with them directly.

1) Canterbury Youth Cricket League 
Region: Canterbury & East Kent

2) Saxon Shore Cricket League 
Region: Dover, Folkestone & Hythe, Ashford

3) Ashford & District Junior League

4) The Weald of Kent Junior League
Maidstone, Tonbridge

5) Swale Cricket Association 
Faversham, Sittingbourne

6) Medway Youth Cricket League
Medway Towns, Gravesend, Sittingbourne

7) Invicta Junior Cricket League
Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling

8) North Kent Junior League
London Boroughs, Dartford