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Everything you need to know about being part of Rotherham Town Cricket Club...

Can my son or daughter play cricket for Rotherham Town?

Yes! Both boys and girls play for our junior teams from under 9 level right through to under 18s.
Girls cricket is booming across the country and if we had enough girls at the same age group we’d create a team to play in girls only games as well. As it is everyone mixes together with girls who are under 11 able to play at that age and also under 9 and so on.

When can they get involved?

Winter nets begin on Wednesday 31st January at Rotherham Indoor Football Centre. All Stars (which are our 5 to 8 year olds) to under 13s are first up from 6-7pm and then u15s through to seniors from 7-8pm. Everyone welcome, new players and old. Cost is £2 per player per session.

So that’s indoors, how about outdoors?

We usually take over ownership of Clifton Lane from our rugby union neighbours during the first couple of weeks of April. Our junior training is on Friday nights so it’s likely the first outdoor session will be Friday, April 20.
For under 7s and our under 9s team it is 5pm-6.30pm. Under 11s through to under 15 teams will be 6pm-7.30pm.
We’ll be announcing details of when our All Stars sessions for 5 to 8-year olds will begin shortly. This is an England Cricket Board initiative which we run as a club. More details here:
Fridays are our family nights so encourage parents to have a drink in the bar or assist with coaching or volunteering if that suits you!

How much are the outdoor sessions?

We do things a little bit differently during the season, although there is still the option to pay by the session we’d prefer to make you part of Rotherham Town by joining as a member. There are several benefits in doing this.
All Stars (FS2-Y2) £40 - This is payable online through the All Stars Programme, which we’ll have online shortly. The club receives £5 of this money and the England Cricket Board take the rest to cover costs of equipment etc.
The children all get a great pack of stuff, though which includes a personalised shirt, backpack, bat, ball and hat.
U9s (Y3/Y4) £50 - This covers all games, all training and membership. The children also receive a Rotherham Town club shirt for games.
U11s, 13s, 15s, 18s (Y5-Y13) £60 - This covers all games, all training and membership. The children also receive a Rotherham Town club shirt for games.
If you'd prefer to pay in installments then please speak to our junior coordinator Luke Staveley.

Will I need to buy expensive new kit?

Most certainly not. As part of the All Stars scheme our youngest players receive equipment and our older juniors also are given a club shirt with their membership.
We can supply bats, pads, gloves, helmets and balls for training and games although most young players prefer to build up their stock of kit over time. All we ask is that everyone arrives with a full water bottle, dressed in appropriate sportswear, has a positive attitude and gives their all!

Will they be able to play matches?

Games start from the under 9 age group and continue right through our junior section. Cricket is fun to practice but actually playing matches is what it is all about. We’d never force anyone to play a game but we’ll support them every step of the way once they pull a Rotherham Town shirt on!
Under 9s play softball pairs cricket at Sunday afternoon festivals. There usually take place from around 2pm in the months of June and July at clubs local to Rotherham Town (Anston, Whiston Parish, Killamarsh for instance).
We have a team of eight players who each bat for two overs as a pair and bowl at least one over per game. If you lose a wicket you switch ends rather than being ‘out’. During a festival we may play three or four games. There’s usually a BBQ and bar open so it’s a lovely way to spend a Sunday.
The under 11s play with a hardball in the Ben Jessop Sheffield & District Junior League. Again it is teams of eight but this time each pair will bat for four overs – 16 overs per side. Everyone is encouraged to bowl at least one over. Teams start with 200 runs and lose five per wicket with batsman swapping ends if they’re out.
The under 13s, 15s and 18s play 20 over a side games, also in the Ben Jessop Sheffield & District Junior League. Batsman have to retire once they reach 30 or 40 runs depending on their age range and the maximum overs bowled per player is four.

This all sounds good, so what do I do next?

We’d love to welcome you to our winter nets at Rotherham Football Centre so that’s the first thing. If you have any questions then please message us on Facebook or email

Final question… If I fancy a game as an adult then can I play too?

Yes of course you can! We have two Saturday senior teams playing in the South Yorkshire League and also a midweek team which plays in the Rotherham League on a Wednesday evening. Whether you’ve played before or just want to join the club to get active then get in touch.
We’re also looking to form a team to play as Rotherham Town in the Women's Softball Cricket Festivals which will take place across our area next summer. Visit our Facebook page to join our group if you’re interested in that!

Useful details:
Twitter: @RotherhamTownCC
Clubhouse: 01709 361739.
Junior coordinator Luke Staveley: 07846 258806
Senior cricket first team captain Irfan Mirza: 07963 561448




Junior matches take place during the summer on the following days:

U9s – Sunday afternoons

U11s – Monday evenings 6pm

U13s – Tuesday evenings 6pm

U15s – Sunday mornings 10am

U17s – Tuesday evenings 6pm.

U17s – Cup Thursday evenings 6pm.



RTCC on Social Media!/RotherhamTownCC

Twitter: @rotherhamtowncc

Need any kit? Contact our first team captain Irfan!




Junior Cricket 2017 PRICE FREEZE!

Annual Subs: £20

Social members (mums, dads, grandparents etc £3)

Full members £20 (ask for details)


What does this pay for?


The annual subscription for junior members buys a Slazenger playing shirt, helps the coaching team to pay for equipment throughout the season and pays for each player to receive a trophy at the end of the season.



Thanks to the Rotherham Round Table we will be helping 5 of our talented juniors this season by offering them a sponsorship.

Huge congratulations go to Dawood Rafiq, Owen Smith, Sam Myers, Joe Hucknall and Ben Richardson who were the first ever recipients in 2014

The bursaries are awarded for a number of reasons, the main one being that the young player has shown or is showing a commitment to Rotherham Town Cricket Club and has the right attitude in practice and in matches.