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Sunday morning at the Lindum.  The U10s are playing a league match and in the background the U9s are also playing in their league.

The most significant feature at the Lindum in recent years has been the development of youth cricket.  The club has been a member of Lincoln Youth League ever since it was formed in 1974.  The club now runs 11 junior sides.
At our suggestion, the league introduced a Kwik Cricket league for the Under 11s in 1990-the very FIRST one in the country.  Three of the boys in our very first Kwik Cricket team have since represented Lincolnshire at Minor Counties level.  And Charlotte Hornsby, who used to play in the Under 17 side, is now in Cambridge University women's team--and scored a century last year at Lord's!

What the Lindum can do for youngsters

The Lindum introduces young people to the game of cricket.  Through coaching and playing they will improve their skills and confidence.  With average ability there's no reason why they shouldn't become good cricketers, perhaps even  very good.  Quite a few members of our junior teams have been selected to play for Lincolnshire at junior level.

They will also get to know about the game's rules, history and traditions, and about being a good sport.

Lindum's junior sides

All of the Lindum's ELEVEN junior sides play in Lincoln Youth League.  The Under 13s and U15s also enter the County Cup competition, the winners of which go on to play in a National competition. 

The U9s and U10s play "pairs cricket", using Kwik Cricket equipment.  Their matches are usually on Sunday mornings.  The U11s, U13s, U15s and U17s play "normal" cricket.  Their matches are played on weekday evenings and are usually 18 overs a side, although this might be reduced because of weather conditions.

Kwik Cricket equipment is made from high-quality moulded plastic. It is light enough for small hands yet extremely tough and hard wearing. It has been designed to allow the game to be played safely on any flat surface either indoors or outdoors.

"Pairs" cricket.  Each team has eight players and bats for sixteeen overs.  Teams are divided into four pairs, with each pair batting for 4 overs.  You start with 200 runs on the board. The batters score runs as in ordinary cricket, but each time a wicket falls eight runs are knocked off the score.  You can only be out if you're bowled, caught, stumped, run out or hit your own wicket.  If a wide or a no-ball is called the batting side get an extra 2 runs.  Whenever a wicket falls the batters change ends.  Every member of the fielding side has to bowl at least one over. 

Junior committee

Chair:  Matt Pickering
Secretary:  Michelle Moir-Holland
Junior co-ordinator:  Sally Mundy
Child Welfare Officers:  Alison Starbuck and Claire Harrison

Two brand-new artificial strips were installed in the outdoor nets last year.