Four of our junior teams playing in the GMCL – U11s, U13s, U15s and U17s – finished top of their local divisions.
Teams were also run at U14 and U9 level, and huge praise goes out to all our team managers and coaches who played a part in salvaging some sort of season in circumstances and under conditions alien to everyone.
We also managed to run all 7 planned Friday night junior practice sessions, once Covid restrictions were eased.
These combined efforts again resulted in many juniors playing and performing with credit in senior matches.
The club wishes to highlight the work of the GMCL, inparticular Nigel Stock, and the Salford Youth Cricket Association, inparticular Dave Brown, in arranging the junior fixtures once the green light was given.
Club academy director Steve Orrell said: “It was hugely encouraging to see the enthusiasm and level of performances displayed by all our junior sides, resulting in 4 teams topping their divisions, but it was the fact that we and all other cricket clubs had the chance to play competitive games that was ultimately so important.
“This allowed youngsters to continue to develop, and retain their passion and enjoyment of the game.
“We can only hope that we will be back in a safer and more normal environment for the 2021 season.”