Clubs whose players have participated in the Forth Valley Area Squads
Cricket Forth Valley is looking for a principle sponsor for both the U12 & U14 squads for 2017; cricket equipment, cricket kit, hydration and nutrition. Please contact us for any additional information required.
TOUR TO IRELAND 2017
proposed dates to be confirmed
31st July - 3rd August or 7th - 10th August 2017
WINTER COACHING 2016-17
Young cricket players are nominated by their clubs and they attend winter coaching at Dollar Academy. The players selected for these squads will also be playing games throughout the spring and summer against other Area Squads (Dundee, Fife, Borders, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Pentlands)
At Cricket Forth Valley we are also very keen for the players to look to their future through a performance lifestyle programme, including nutrition, hydration, growth in mindset, a holistic approach to coaching.
There is an opportunity for players attending the Area Squad training to be invited to trials with the Eastern Knights Academy (Under 15s) and to specialised coaching with the East.
The Squad have also gone on two successful tours the last to years to Yorkshire and Warwickshire
The cut off time and date for the 2016 season is 23H59 on 31st August 2015
WINTER COACHING (2016-17)
TIME 10 am - 1 pm
Venue: Dollar Academy
Lead Coach: Tony Phillips
Contact Number: 07590900101
Barry McGeachy, Fraser Reynolds, UMar Aslam
January 29th 2017
February 5th 2017
CFV U14s played Borders at Clackmannan County Cricket Club on Sunday 29th May 2016 in a 30 over game.
Borders batted first and they made 134 - 4 in their 30 over innings. The bowler who did the most damage was Craig Sharp with another 3 wickets for the CFV team. There were also good performances from Alexander and Fraser bowling spin.
Jack Jarvis 6-2-20-0
Euan Smith 6-0-31-0
Craig Sharp 6-0-31-3
David Drysdale 3-1-12-0
Freddie Bang 2-1-12-0
Alexander Whitmarsh 6-2-12-0
Fraser Laing 3-1-8 0
When CFV came to bat they lost an early wicket through an unnecessary run out and unfortunately we could not put a winning partnership together although there were contributions 6 players who got into double figures.
Well done to Jacques batting at 3 who top scored with 21.
We were eventually all out off the last ball of the innings for 114 losing by 20 runs.
Although we lost there were a few good performances and the lads realise they are getting closer and closer to our next win.
Callum Grant 4
Fraser Laing 11
Jacques Grosvenor 21
Jack Jarvis 1
Craig Sharp 12
Fraser Macnair 15
Euan Smith 10
Alexander Whitmarsh 4
Ewan Moore 12
David Drysdale 1
Freddie Bang 0
CFV U14 s played against Fife today at Livingstone Cricket Club
Fife batted first and were all out in the 36 over for 78 runs with excellent bowling all round.
Jack Jarvis 8 -1 -14 4
Max Williamson 8 - 1 -14 -4
In reply CFV U14s rattled along to score 80-5 in 17 .5 overs with good batting performances from
Gilleasbuig Peterson 22
Angus Laing 22
both players playing their first innings for CFV.
MOM went to Jack Jarvis so that is 2 weeks in a row that the bowlers have got MOM.
Thanks to Alan for managing team, Neil for umpiring and Chris for scoring.
A big thank you to Mark Gray and his team at Livingstone Cricket Club for preparing another great pitch.
Well done lads
CFV U14s put up a great showing against Pentlands losing by 36 runs but having given away 31 runs in wides the lads will be thinking, 'what could have been'
Pentlands 201 - 6 after 40 overs
Craig Sharpe 8-3-20-3
Max Williamson 5-0-27-2
Euan Smith 8-0-39-1
CFV 165-6 after 40 overs
Jack Jarvis 43
Callum Grant 34
Kai Reed 21
Euan Smith 30*
Max Williamson 16*
This is a massive improvement on last year, we getting closer to toppling the top teams.
Great bowling from Sharpie with good all round performances from Smithy and Max plus solid batting from Jack, Callum and a flourish from Kai.
Huge thank you to Neil Jarvis for managing the team plus umpiring and to Chris Cairns for scoring. As always thanks to all the parents who made the effort to get to Edinburgh.
MOM goes to Sharpie for his outstanding bowling figures
Area squad Training Winter 2016
The U14 Area Squad training this winter had fantastic sessions from Grant Bradburn, Gordon Drummond, Ian Sandbrook and Maria Omma Dalziel.
Cricket Forth Valley will be using Teamer to let players and parents know about upcoming events, fixtures and training.
Teamer is an online team management system created and designed to take the hassle out of managing any sports team.
Fixtures all on Teamer
Forth Valley U12s and U14s Cricket Tour to Warwick 2016
We are travelling down by bus from Stirling County Cricket Club. Breakfast and dinner will be at the restaurant on Campus with teas provided by the cricket clubs.Total cost is £200 (all inclusive)
Sunday 24th July
Travel to Warwick University Halls of Residence (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/campus/tour/residences/)
Departure at 11am
Monday 25th July
Bedworth Cricket Club (http://bedworth.play-cricket.com/)
U12s 10am 30 overs per side match
U14s 1pm 30 overs per side match
Tuesday 26th July
Kenilworth Warden Cricket Club
U12s 11am 35 overs per side match
U14s 11am 40 overs per side match
Wednesday 27th July
Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club (http://suttoncoldfield.play-cricket.com/)
U12s 10.30am 30 overs per side match
U14s 10.30am 30 overs per side match
Then return home
U14 Forth Valley v Fife 2015-05-29
The U14s were put into bat and were immediately put under pressure losing wickets at regular intervals with some injudicious shots and the term ‘swinging like a rusty gate’ applied to many of our players.
However the extras kept on increasing and Euan Smith was holding the innings together with a well played 26.
At 60 – 9 things were looking bleak for the U14s but some excellent batting by Ewan Edwards 26* and Alexander Whitmarsh 14* managed to get the score up to 119 – 9.
This was a score the lads managed to defend with some good accurate bowling with Isaac being the main wicket taker. The fielding was good with no silly over throws or mis-fields, good backing up and some great catches.
A good team effort in the end to sneak a win after looking in deep trouble.
The bowling figures were as follows; Isaac 2-0-6-4; Euan 4-0-1-1 ; Angus 2-0-3-1 ; Gethin 2-0-6-1 ; Alexander 2-0-3-1
Fife were bowled out for 60 runs
MOM Ewan Edwards