Junior Stags

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Around 190 children from age 6 to 15 take part in our Junior Stags programme.    We aim to make cricket enjoyable, ensure it is played in the right spirit and to provide an environment where young people have the opportunity to develop their potential.


At Grange there is a strong focus on developing excellence.  John Blain, our Head Coach/Director of Cricket, is an elite ECB Level 4 coach and will oversee all our coaching.  He provides comprehensive pathways for our players to learn and progress at an appropriate rate from the earliest age - towards either high performance, or simply for the love of playing cricket.  Our sessions are led by a carefully considered combination of qualified cricket coaches plus assistance from many willing parents, thus ensuring the highest standards of coaching and appropriate coach/player ratios.


We have four main age groups, namely, U10 ,U12, U14 and U16.  The U10s all train on Sunday mornings and play in Kwik Cricket softball festivals throughout the season.  The U12, U14 and U16 groups play in league matches on fixed days.  The Scottish Cup competitions are are at U14 and U16 age levels.  However, the ECB Cup competition (the English equivalent which Grange Juniors enter) retains the old age structure (so U13 and U15 age groups will play in this national knock out competition, as in previous years).  The age group for your child for the 2019 season will be determined by their age on the 1st September 2018.


There are currently more than 30 Grange players in National and Area Academies and development squads.  The Junior Stags have an excellent record in National Cup competitions and are looking forward to a strong year ahead.  For the past nine years we have taken a team to the prestigious Shrewsbury Festival where the Club has competed strongly against English county sides.  The Club will return to Shrewsbury in 2019.

Grange Juniors 2019 Season


Dear Parents and Players,


Welcome to the new outdoor season, we will be starting back on Monday 29th April with our first U12 training session.  U10s will start on Sunday 28th April.  The first session for U14s and U16s will be on Friday 26th April.


Our annual Start of Season event is on Friday 26th April in the clubhouse from 6pm. Parents and players are all welcome. We will be handing out the new season training shirts and feeding everyone pizza, please rsvp to juniors@grangecricket.org so we can gauge numbers.


Training and matches


U10s Festival/Kwik (encompassing 5 to 9 year olds) train on a Sunday 9.30-11am, play on a Sunday

- Lead coaches Chris Murphy/Adrian Graves


U11s - Primrose Hill CC & Shrewsbury Tour

- Lead coaches John Blain/Andy Kidd


U12s train on a  Monday 6.00pm-7.30pm, play on a Friday

- Lead coaches Mike Gore/Jamie Grant/Rod Murray


U13s Vitality Cup - Lead coach Andy Kidd


U14s train on a Friday 5.30pm-7.00pm, play on a Monday

- Lead coaches Andy Kidd/Jamie Grant/Jamie Frost


U14s Scottish Cup - Lead coach Vinit Khurana


U15s Vitality Cup - Lead coach Grant Docherty


U16s train on a Friday 6.30pm-8.00pm, play on a Wednesday

- Lead coaches Darren Cornforth/Grant Docherty/Stuart Davidson


U16s Scottish Cup - Lead coaches Neil Jarvis/Chris Cairns


U18s train on a Monday 6.00pm-7.30pm

- Lead coach Raj Routray


Grange CC branded kit: We will be handing out new training shirts at our Start of Season night on Friday 26th April. If you are going to play in matches then Grange CC kit can be bought from Surridge at  https://www.surridgesport.com/.


Helmets: It is very important for the safety of all players playing hard ball cricket that their own helmet is worn, and Grange recommends a helmet that complies with the latest standards is worn by all our players.



Existing members are invited to renew their membership in Feb/March each year.  Where there are spaces in the respective age groups, players on the waiting list are offered membership.  This happens in late March/early April. For anyone on the waiting list who is not offered a space, the Club will provide parents with details of other local clubs.  To join the waiting list please click here to email our Junior Convenor with your son s or daughter s name, date of birth, school, school year, details of any cricket/sport experience and your own contact details.


Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Any concerns or questions on the CP Policy and Procedures to the Child Protection Officer - Ramsay Allan (H) 0131 332 5809 or  (M) 07973 499297.


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Grange Cricket Club, Portgower Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1HQ   Tel: 0131 332 2148

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Images courtesy of Ewan Davidson