North Stainley Juniors cater for boys and girls, aged 3 to 17. Coaching/practice sessions for 3-11 year olds are held on Sunday evenings from 5.30 till 7.00pm, at the cricket ground, where the emphasis is firmly on having fun, while building skills and confidence. Coaching sessions are held on Friday evenings 6:30-8pm for children of secondary school age. In addition we employ the use of external coaches (for a small fee) to conduct additional skills coaching not only for the players but for the coaches' professional development.
There are also regular matches for under 9s, 11s, 13s, 15s and 17s together with two girls teams. The Club play in Nidderdale Junior leagues, Hambleton Junior leagues and North Yorkshire Girls friendly league.
The juniors are organised by ECB-qualified coaches: John Skinner, Roger Spear, Neil Bourne Arton and Stuart Wicks, ably supported by an army of parental helpers. Parents manage teams, stand on the committee and volunteer in a variety of ways to maintain this 200 year old club.
All newcomers are most welcome. In the first instance come to the ground on a Sunday evening during the season, or contact John Skinner through the contact section of the website.
Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards 2010
The Yorkshire Cricket Board honoured the volunteers in cricket at a ceremony held at the B & B Yorkshire Cricket Centre on Thursday 5th August 2010 celebrating outstanding achievements. Board Chairman Philip Radcliffe, Vice Chairman Albert Pattison, Director of Development Andrew Watson and ECB Regional V Manager Phil Nedley presented the following Awards:
Services to Coaching Young People
A coach who has inspired young people and made a difference over many years
Winner John Skinner North Stainley C C
John started the coaching back in 2002in this small village club with 6 children [ not all his own ! ].This has now grown to 70+. He has given up his own time every Sunday evening from Easter to the end of August every year and now has a few parents helping, but he is the only qualified coach. One boy aged 11 has now been picked for North Yorkshire. He arranges 5 indoor teams in the winter and 4 teams in the summer. His enthusiasm never stops and the children all have a fantastic time.
Coad Cup 2010
The under-9s went to Studley at the weekend (13/6/10) to compete in the Coad Cup and excelled themselves by reaching the semi-finals. The A-team unfortunately suffered an early exit at the hands of an excellent Cundall side but the B-team made it all the way to the semi's.
The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the victory over a very confident Studley side in the quarter-final. Batting first Stainley only made 50 which didn't look like being enough but some tight bowling and excellent fielding meant Studley were short of their target.
In the semi Birstwith, the eventual winners, bowled very well to keep Stainley tied down.
All in all it was a very good day out and a great experience for the kids. They all played with great spirit and enthusiasm, backed by equally enthusiastic parents.