These teams look to provide youngsters
from the local area with an opportunity
to play the game in a safe and enjoyable
environment whilst helping them to reach
their full potential.
It is important for any side to be able to
produce their own talent, particularly in
the current financial climate and this is an
area that they appear to have covered. It
will certainly be exciting to see how their
juniors can progress in the coming years.
In order to help ensure that these
players enjoy a smooth transition into the
senior game Sutton also runs a number of
additional sides. This allows them to gain
experience of adult level cricket even if
they are not yet considered ready for first
team action which can be an important
step in the development process.
Another benefit of having extra teams
is that it allows the first XI to benefit from
far greater strength in depth. If they are
ever left short on numbers through injury
or work commitments they have the
option of calling players up with a limited
amount of disruption.
Sutton’s form this season is a testament
to all the hard work that has gone into
making the club a success in recent times.
Hopefully they will be able to continue in
the same manner for many years to come
and Cricket Club Magazine wishes them
the best of luck.