Somerset Cricket Board run Representative Cricket for boys up to the age of 17 and for the whole female Pathway, from under 12s in the Junior Pathway Centre to the Somerset Women.
The Somerset Player Pathway
Somerset Cricket Board, working in partnership with Somerset County Cricket Club, has developed a vision and strategy for the development of players across the region. The intention of the Somerset Player Pathway is to provide individuals with the best possible experience whilst ensuring that players are given the best opportunity to develop and challenge themselves across the winter training and summer match play programmes.
To provide players with the opportunity to develop & challenge their current level of cricket through match-play and training
To encourage players to develop important personal/character skills by adopting the Somerset values
To continually evolve ensuring that the pathway is player centred and allows player development to be maximised
To identify and develop players capable of winning matches for Somerset and England at a senior level
Somerset County Age Groups
The Somerset County Age Group Programme gives players access to targeted and specific training in a suitable environment to develop and implement their cricket skills.
Individuals will receive appropriate opportunities through training sessions, development days and fixtures with the aim of developing and broadening their game and focusing on a player’s role within the side and how their performance can influence the result of a game.
Somerset Pathway Centres
The Somerset Pathway Centre Programme provides talented players, who are currently sitting outside of the County Age Group Programme, with the opportunity to access increased training and playing time throughout the year. This increased training programme, running concurrently with the County Age Group Programme, allows for more fluid and regular player transition across the two groups and provides individuals with the opportunity to develop their skills within an age appropriate environment, enhancing their player experience.