This year, Yorkshire’s Performance Pathway team have extended the Emerging Players Programme down to the U13 Age Group for the first time – a move which sees us increase our commitment to improved player development across the County Age Group system.

The Emerging Player Programme provides a host of benefits for player development as well as other benefits for the young players, including:

• Player skill development sessions with dedicated High-Performance Coaches
• Individual Development Plans
• Mental health programme
• More specialised development training and match-play opportunities, including strength and conditioning
• Free coaching throughout the year
• A full set of playing clothing free of charge
• A junior YCCC membership

Players are selected for the Emerging Players Programme based on the observation of outstanding abilities on the YCCC Performance Pathway Framework (available here – https://yorkshireccc.com/performancepathway) as well as previous performances on the Performance Pathway.

We are now delighted to announce our 2022 intake of players onto our Emerging Players Programme:

U15

• Ibrahim Ahmed – Cleckheaton CC
• Zaki Anjam – Sheffield United CC
• William Bennison – Ouseburn CC
• Edward Burch – Hallam CC
• William Cross – Fairburn CC
• Matthew Firbank – Pannal CC
• Tom Fraine – Sedbergh CC
• Joseph Hall – Clifton Alliance CC
• Charlie Mallik – Burley-in-Wharfedale CC
• Archie Phillipson – Settle CC
• Jay Singh – Hallam CC
• Owen Smith – Barnsley Wooley Miners CC
• Bradley Sylvester – Slaithwaite CC
• Charlie Taylor – Honley CC
• Joe Thompson – South Milford CC
• Alexander Wade – Olicanians CC

U14

• Peter Greenfield – New Rover CC
• Mack Hall – New Rover CC
• Monty Jackson – Saxton CC
• Aaron Ratnalingam – New Rover CC
• Aarush Shinde – New Rover CC
• Max Chaplin – New Farnley CC
• Daniel Longley – Sheffield Collegiate CC

U13

• Alex Strain – York CC
• Henry Wareham – Blackley CC
• Louie Wilson – Studley Royal CC
• Umayr Hewitt – Calverley St Wilfrid’s CC
• Ben Squires – Ossett CC

All of our 2022 intake travelled to Headingley Stadium on Sunday 22nd May for their first ever EPP Player Day, where they received their cap and took part in an Introduction to Coaching course as part of their commitment to give back to the cricketing community as young role models for Yorkshire Cricket.

We’d like to wish our warmest congratulations to those on our Emerging Players Programme. We look forward to working with you all into the future.

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