Since 2000, the club has expanded its junior section from one Under 11s and one Under 13s team to currently having over 80 junior players of ages ranging from 5 – 17 years. The junior teams have had a fruitful time over the last few years, winning numerous trophies. In 2013, our Under 11s won the Doncaster Junior League and the Bassetlaw Junior Cup, whilst our Under 15s won the Doncaster Junior League and being runnears-up in both the Doncaster Junior Cup and Bassetlaw Junior Cup.
Bawtry junior players are regularly being nominated to play for the various Doncaster and District representative cricket teams, and a high number of our players are representing Doncaster in the District cricket festivals and some are training regularly with the South Yorkshire squad. Also, the Memorial Sports Ground is regularly used to host these matches, which usually have many spectators in attendance adding to the competitive atmosphere.
There have also been other exciting new developments at the club, in 2012 our 1st XI gained promotion as Champions to Division 3 of the Bassetlaw League and our 2nd XI maintained a healthy position in Division 6, just narrowly missing out on promotion with a very youthful side. The 1st XI equalled the Bassetlaw and District League record when they dismissed Marshalls Sport CC – 2nd for just six runs! We have also achieved Club Mark accreditation from the England and Wales Cricket Board, and with the help of donations and the proceeds of our weekly raffle, we were able to build our new electronic score board which has been a great hit with players and spectators alike.
The club is hoping in 2014 to push on, with the 1st XI and 2nd XI challenging for promotion and the juniors continuing to improve on their season last year. Off the field, the club is continuing it’s efforts on improving facilities for players and spectators.