National Programmes

What is All Stars Cricket?

All Stars Cricket provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old where they’re guaranteed 8 weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, teaching them new skills, helping them make new friends and have a great time doing so.

Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies. Your child’s pack will include:

  • Backpack
  • Cricket bat
  • Cricket ball
  • Personalised t-shirt with your child’s name

All children returning to All Stars will receive a kit bag, a set of stumps, a new ball and a personalised t-shirt.

You can find out more and sign up to your local All Stars Centre HERE

What is Dynamos Cricket?

Dynamos Cricket provides a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket and the perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport!

Complementing junior cricket, Dynamos provides children with a more social offer focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket.

We know how important it is to look like the heroes of the game, so every child who registers will receive their very own Dynamos Cricket New Balance t-shirt, personalised with their name and number.

You can find out more and sign up to your local Dynamos Cricket Centre HERE

What do National Programmes look like across Derbyshire?

It was another strong year for National Programmes in Derbyshire with 61 All Stars Cricket Centres and 42 Dynamos Cricket Centres and we were delighted that 2374 children got involved across the programmes this

650 of these children were female which equated to a high 28% of participants, the highest we have ever had. We trained 61 new activators in 2022 and we now have nearly 50 trained female activators. We are extremely
proud of all the effort our activators put in to make our National Programmes a success and provide brilliant role models to all the children who take part!!

In 2022 we received funding to deliver 14 programmes in deprived areas that could offer free places for children to participate in All Stars and Dynamos. 8 of these programmes supported our inner-city clubs
Chellaston CC, Derby Congs CC, Rosehill Methodists CC and Alvaston & Boulton CC.

We also had major success with our Kiwi Park centre that engaged local residents and our new club centres, Grassmoor Works CC and Langwith CC. We hope we can continue the success of these centres in future years
and expand them to further areas of the county that are in need of support.

The National Programmes have proven a valuable way to provide young children with an exciting entry point to cricket whilst teaching them the basic skills of the game and important life skills such as teamwork
and communication. We have also seen clubs thrive due to the added engagement with parents who have become involved with the club as volunteers or players themselves.

It was brilliant to also be able to provide money can’t buy experiences throughout the summer to All Stars and Dynamos participants that included free tickets to England Men and Women’s Games, free tickets to
the Hundred and Guard of Honour opportunities at Derbyshire CCC games. In total we managed to give over 1000 children this experience and we are extremely proud of this achievement.

If your club would like more information about All Stars or Dynamos then please contact Tom Coxhead on

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