Isle of Man Cricket and Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR)
HSBC Manx Youth Games 2021
The HSBC Manx Youth Games took place on Saturday 15th May 2021. The day began with an opening ceremony at the National Sports Centre with all the participants from 15 sports marching onto the track in their brightly coloured t-shirts representing the team they are competing for: Red – North, Orange – South, Blue – West, Green - Douglas South, Yellow - Douglas North. The highlight of the opening ceremony is the group warm up which takes place to music in front of the packed grandstand.
Cricket participants then move to Cronkbourne Cricket Club for a series of matches. There were 12 teams, 96 children playing cricket during the festival. It was a really fun day where the weather certainly didn't dampen the players enthusiasm and energy. After a disrupted winter of training where only 6 out of the 12 training sessions were completed there were some excellent batting, bowling and fielding skills on display. The festival is completed with a presentation of medals and water bottles by Matthew Ansell National Team captain and Nagachandra Ps from HSBC to all of the participants. A huge thanks to the coaches and volunteers who helped prepare the players and ran the teams over the day and to Cronkbourne Cricket Club for their excellent hospitality.
Manx Youth Games 2021 Update
Due to the current Covid lockdown young people have not had the opportunity to attend weekly training sessions. However, we are very hopeful lockdown and restrictions will be lifted in time and everyone can enjoy a great MYGs event on Saturday 15th May 2021. In order that we can plan the sports, sort T-shirts and ensure we all have a great day registration will be slightly different this year. Information regarding the Manx Youth Games and registration can be found on this link: msr.gov.im/sports-development-unit/manx-youth-games/
After the three-week "circuit breaker" the 2021 Manx Youth Games training sessions will begin on Monday 8th February with the finals day still scheduled for the 15th May. From the 1st February the 2021 Manx Youth Games training booklets will be dropped off at all schools along with assemblies to promote the Games.
Cricket sessions will be delivered by Castletown CC at Castle Rushen High School, Crosby CC at Marown School, Cronkbourne CC at the NSC, Finch Hill CC at Bemahague School, Peel and St Johns CC at St Johns Primary School and Ramsey CC at Ramsey Grammar School. The IOMCA will be delivering sessions in schools to promote local Manx Youth Games cricket training sessions. Training sessions can be found on the below 2021 training programme.
The 2020 Manx Youth Games started for cricket with a coaches gathering at King William's College to share ideas and try games and drills to allow their Manx Youth games participants to have fun and develop their cricketing skills. Training venues were available around the island with Crosby CC and Peel and St Johns holding there own training sessions for the first time in the west. The following sessions were available - Peel & St Johns CC West @ St John's Primary School on Monday 6-7 Crosby CC West @ Marown Primary School on Tuesday 6-7 Castletown CC South @ The Buchan on Wednesday 6-7 Cronkboune CC East @ Scoill Vallajeelt on Thursday 6-7 Ramsey CC North @ Ramsey Grammar School on Friday 6-7 Finch Hill CC East @ St Ninian's Lower School on Friday 6-7
Week one of the Manx Youth Games training started incredibly with 138 children choosing to do cricket across the six centres. Unfortunately after seven weeks the Manx Youth Games was cancelled with much sadness by Manx Sport and Recreation due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you to all those people who chose to do cricket in 2020 in the Manx Youth Games and a huge thank you to all the Manx Youth Games coaches and volunteers. The 2021 Manx Youth Games is going to be big!
Community Games 2019
The Community Games took place on Wednesday 19th June where secondary school pupils from across the Isle of Man who aren't involved in a school, club or island team are invited to the NSC to experience a variety of different sports and physical activities. The IOMCA had arranged for the Cricket Factory rig, banner zone and core skills equipment to be at this years Community Games. The Cricket Factory allows participants of all ages and abilities to perform a variety of cricket activities in different ways. With the IOMCA's focus on developing women and girl's cricket in 2019 over 100 girls experienced cricket in a fun and unique way (some for the first time). Each participant then received a free Cric Start bat and ball set. Hopefully these girls will go on to join the regionalised girl's training and women and girl's soft ball festivals.
The IOMCA will be using the newly purchased banner zone and core skills equipment across the Isle of Man to promote the game.
Manx Youth Games 2019
The 2019 Manx Youth Games was held at Cronkbourne Cricket Club on Saturday 18th May.
After the opening ceremony at the National Sports Centre all the cricketers were bused to Cronkbourne Cricket Club. In the first round of games there was a first (as far as I am aware) in Manx Youth Game's cricketing history with the North girls playing Douglas North Girls (and two boys). Each team played two games before everyone had tea. After burgers, cakes and juice each team played their third game.
Once all three games were played Andy Coulson (IOMCA Secretary) did a speech to players, coaches and parents and then Jaime Amoedo (HSBC representative) presented the water bottles and medals and Matthew Ansell (National team captain) presented the Cric start bat and ball sets provided by the IOMCA to each of the participants. The 2019 Manx Youth Games was a record breaking year with 10 teams including two girl's teams. A huge thanks to all the coaches and their helpers, Cronkbourne CC for hosting so well, Manx Sport and Recreation and HSBC for their continued support
2019 HSBC Manx Youth Games
This years Manx Youth Games sessions will take part at the following centres - North (Ramsey CC) 6-7 @ Ramsey Grammar School starting Friday 25th January to May 17th excluding February 22nd, April 12th & 19th. South (Castletown CC) 6-7 @ Buchan School starting Wednesday 23rd January to May 15th excluding February 20th, April 1oth & 17th. East (Cronkbourne CC) 6-7 @ Scoill Vallajeelt starting Thursday 24th January to May 16th excluding February 21st, April 11th & 18th. East (Finch Hill CC) 6-7 @ St Ninian's Upper School starting Monday 28th January to May 13th excluding February 18th, April 8th, 15th, 22nd & May 6th. West (Crosby CC & Peel & St Johns CC) 6-7 @ QEII starting Tuesday 22nd January to May 14th excluding February 19th, April 9th & 16th. These sessions are for school years 2-4 and cost £1.
The Isle of Man Cricket Association is committed to developing girls cricket and girls have the option to train and play as a girls only team or as part of their region in this years Manx Youth Games. Girls Only 6-7 @ St Ninian's Upper School starting Monday 21st January to May 13th excluding February 18th, April 8th, 15th, 22nd & May 6th, These sessions are for school years 2-6 and cost £1.
The Manx Youth Games will be held at Cronkbourne Cricket Club on May 18th.
HSBC Manx Youth Games
The IOMCA is happily part of the Manx Youth Games. The Manx Youth Games supported by HSBC is the biggest multi-sport event for children on the Isle of Man which attracts over 1000 participants and cricket is one of 13 different sports. The Manx Youth Games event itself is held in May each year but weekly training sessions also take place around the island in preparation for the event from January. The day begins with an opening ceremony at the NSC with all participants marching onto the track in their brightly coloured t-shirts representing the region they are competing for: Red-North, Orange-South, Blue-West, Green-Douglas South and Yellow-Douglas North. Cricketers then move off to their venue Cronkbourne CC on the bus to compete in a round robin style festival. The day finishes with a presentation of medals to all the participants.
Microgaming Community Games
The community games is aimed at 11 to 18-year olds who don’t belong to a school, club, or island team, the games are attended by students from the Department of Education and Children’s five secondary schools. Young people get to play a variety of sports including glow cricket in a relaxed, fun and non-competitive environment. The aim is for students to stay involved in a sport of their choice and hopefully join a community club.
Contact Details: Cricket Development Officer: Greig Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org