Outdoor Training Starts
We're almost there with another season starting on Saturday 21st April. Training times and days have now been updated on Coaching page so check out when your child should be at the home of cricket.
For quick reference:
U6 - U12 Saturdays from 10.00am - 12.15pm Startining on 21st April
U13 & U14 - Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm Starting on Thursday 26th April
U15s - Tuesdays 6pm - 8.00pm Starting on 24th April
U9- U12 Girls Tuesdays 5.00pm - 6.30pm Starting on 24th April
U13 - U16 Girls Tuesdays 6.30pm - 8.00pm Starting on 24th April
U16 - U18 Boys plus Adults on Fridays 6.00pm - 8.00pm Startining on 20th April
Details of Coaches and Managers for each group or Team will be on the site shortly.
All Stars Is Here
You can now book a place for your child on Ballingers new All Stars programme. Go to this link All Stars Booking and get your child involved in this exciting, new initiative. Aimed at children in Years 1-3 who will love the kit supplied.
If you want more information about what's involved you can contact Nigel Kerry
Can Ballinger Girls Repeat Successful 2017 Bucks County Season
Below is a precis of the success of the Ballinger girls in the Bucks system in 2017. We're just hoping they can repeat it in 2018
At U11s Ballinger had Maddi Connor, Hattie Foden-Ellis and Lucy Warren all in the County squad, scoring runs and making really telling contributions with the ball.
The U13s recorded a hugely impressive 106 runs victory over Warwickshire, in which Isobel O'Kelly made 65* before Maisie Taylor took 3 wickets. Maisie went on to take 14 wickets for the season, backed up by 10 each from Flora Mason and Tilly Crampsie. They were joined in the County squad by Gracie Brown, Ella Hutchinson and Eva Barrett. Annie Townsend was one of the stand out bowlers for the Development squad with good pace and accuracy.
The highlights of the U15s season were undoubtedly recording victories against a strong Warwickshire team in both 40 over and 20 over ECB fixtures. Hannah Bates 51 and 2/12 were instrumental in the 40 over win, which began a fine individual season in which she ended up with the most runs and most wickets across all the Buckinghamshire Women & Girls squads. She scored over 650 runs and took 45 wickets across U15s, U17s and Women’s teams winning the Bucks Female Player of the Year.***
Gina Kellock, Charlotte Adams and Hannah Bates all took over 10 wickets at U15s with Charlotte Adams, Nicky Levy, Hattie Moore, Elise Farquhar, Merryn Sutaria and Rachel Beneke all making major contributions.
The U15 Development Squad included no less than 7 Ballinger Girls: Lucy Adams, Mimi Burroughs, Kirsty McKenzie, Francesca Stephens, Lucy Bannister, Sophie Kellock and Charlotte Rigby.
Ballinger had 2 U17 players with Tilly Mason building on her winter training with Southern Vipers Academy scoring 229 runs just behind Hannah Bates who scored 259.
Although there were no out of age group women players in Bucks 1st XI, 7 players from Ballinger U17s and younger played for this team, Hannah Bates, Tilly Mason, Isobel O’Kelly, Merryn Sutaria, Charlotte Adams, Elise Farquhar and Hattie Moore.
*** Worth noting that Hannah is now training with the Surrey squad.