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The next generation of Kent Cricket talent starts the season

Monday 1st June 2015

The next generation of Kent Cricket talent began their season as the boys' and girls' Performance Squads for boys and girls started their summer programme.

Kent has age grade sides for boys at Under 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17, and girls at Under 11, 13, 15 and 17.

They play in ECB competitions, friendlies and festivals in Taunton and Malvern; together comprising more than 130 fixtures, including four three-day games for the oldest boys.

The matches follow an extensive search to find the best players and intensive winter preparation – all part of the effort Kent makes to help talented young cricketers flourish.

More than 200 players attended an extensive coaching programme and the majority of them found themselves in a performance squad so they could develop further throughout the summer.

This service to youngsters included coaching from James Tredwell, Daniel Bell Drummond and Adam Ball of the current Kent squad and past players Neil Taylor, Min Patel and Mark Ealham.

Representative cricket at all age levels is extremely important for the development of talented cricketers. It provides the opportunity for players to be challenged and have their skills tested to a greater extent than in normal competition.

Many players (men and women) who progress along the pathway to first class and international standard have participated in representative cricket at various age grade levels.

For full details of all the summer squads and fixtures for the 2015 season click on the links below:

Boy's squads

Girls' squads