The nominations window is now open and will remain open until Thursday 6th July 2023. Bucks clubs should have received an email detailing how to nominate players, if your club has not received this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Clubs are to submit nominations and parents to complete the corresponding questionnaire by 6th July as booking links will be sent out on 7th July.
Existing County Pathway Players do NOT need to be re-nominated. To see a list of existing county players please click here
Eligibility for nominees is to play at a Bucks Club (primary affiliated with Bucks Cricket). If the nominee does not play for a Bucks Club but lives in Bucks then they can complete the nomination form and will be contacted to inform them whether it has been accepted. If invited to winter training, the child must not be involved in a pathway with any other County.
The Bucks Pathway starts at U11 (not U10) – this is their age group for 2024. Therefore, nominations start for this current years U10’s (born before September 2013, Year 5 or above in this current school year) to go into 2024’s U11s. Only exceptional U9 Boys to be nominated and these will be double-checked if submitted. For the Girl’s pathway we will be more lenient with Nominations for U9’s, we would like to see more nominations from clubs if the player is suitable, following the player criteria.
Nominees must meet the player criteria below for their age group.
Criteria for Boys & Girls U11-13:
In 2023 we expanded the Boys U11-13 Pathway to four ‘regions’ with 60 places available at each age group. Read more about our Pathway Structurehere
Please nominate players & encourage parents to register their children even if they have missed out on selection in previous years as players develop at very different rates and this development will naturally ebb & flow through the years.
Criteria for Boys & Girls U14-18:
Read more about our Pathway Selection Framework here.
For Boys U14+ nominations, once we have collated all nominations we will be asking parents to submit video for us to review alongside the stats. More information on how to send through the videos will be communicated to them in due course. In the meantime it’s worth being aware that they will need to collate video following the guidance below:
Pathway Player Progression
We know that some players nominated will have future aspirations of being a Professional Cricketer. Please share this page of our website with parents so they can understand how the pathway works seamlessly through to pro cricket and that it is not a disadvantage at all to be from a County where the Men’s 1st XI plays in the National Counties competition rather than First-Class County: Pathway Player Progression