2022 season recap
Last season was definitely a learning curve for the current U9s team, led by Anna Green. They were an U8s team playing in the High Peak U9s league and cup competitions. That said, there were many standout performances and a clear improvement of cricketing skills over the course of the year, which was great to see.
There was tough opposition faced, but the matches got closer as we went along, and there was one (comfortable) win midway through the season (against another development team). The U8s team even gave the Heaton Mersey U9s team a run for their money in an eagerly awaited fixture.
It was all great experience that they took into the indoor league during the winter, again generally facing older opposition. They started the competition brilliantly, winning their first six matches with some amazing performances. The successes slowed as the season went on, as they came up against a number of older teams, but they still managed 11 wins out of 37 games, giving confidence that they can build on this for the 2023 season.
They also provided some players for the U9s, helping to secure some wins for that team.
End of season presentation:
Links to 2022 tables & results
Look ahead to the 2023 season
Finally, the U9s team get to play against their equals, rather than always playing up a level. As last year’s U9s did, this year’s U9s will be playing in two leagues, the High Peak league (where they will be joined by a Heaton Mersey U8s team) and the Cheshire league.