In 2020 Kings Heath will be playing in the Super 8s development league. The format here is two games in an afternoon of short format pairs cricket with the emphasis on participation and enjoyment.
We will also be playing in the Warwickshire Cricket Board Hardball Development League. This is also an 8 a side competition but the format is 20 overs of traditional cricket.
If you have previously played hard ball cricket and are interested in joining our team please do get in contact: KingsHeathCC@googlemail.com
The opportunity to play hard ball cricket is also open to women who have developed their skills and confidence through playing in our softball team.
Hardball training sessions run from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Friday evenings between the 10th April and the 17th July.
If you plan to attend training sessions please keep an eye on the weather! If the weather has been persistently wet or rain is forecast call 07531 506893 to check whether the session will go ahead.
"There were a few of us who enjoyed softball training at KH and the matches at festivals but wanted to progress to hardball and have more competitive matches. Of course there's loads of differences between them but the one I notice the most is the size of the pitch - there's far less 4s and 6s and a greater need to field in hardball matches!"
"Playing competitive hard ball meant I had to adapt mentally and focus on what the situation or the game required of me... I like a physical challenge and it has showed me where I need to improve fitness wise."
Following the recent announcement by Government regarding the reopening of grassroots sport, we are now awaiting guidance from the ECB before we set our plans for junior & senior cricket this year. If you have any questions please contact us.