Cricket Club Issue 41 - Page 21

Sutton 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. 21