ECB Dynamos Cricket

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.

The programme

  • Children will use soft balls and light wooden bats
  • Minimum of six 60-90 minute sessions
  • Introduction to game play through a countdown cricket match
  • New Balance personalised t-shirt with name and number
  • Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too
  • Complementary digital app experience
  • Exclusive access to Topps Cricket Attax cards
  • Safe and fully accredited

Dynamos Cricket App

The Dynamos Cricket app, designed both for those who have never played cricket before, and those looking to build on what they already know, is packed full of amazing features for all children aged 8+ to enjoy. 

The skills videos and interactive quizzes provide lots of ways for children to get active – even with minimal space and equipment.

Download for free now!

What will my child be doing?

Sessions begin with a 5-10 minute warm-up to get the children moving and recapping on gross motor skills and basic ball handling.

The sessions continue with skill builders for 15 minutes, providing everything children need to play, particularly focusing on bowling, which can be the make-or-break element of any game of cricket!

The session finishes with a game of countdown cricket that will take 30-45 minutes and give everyone a chance to participate in all elements of the game – batting, bowling and fielding.

Dynamos at Charlbury

We will be running the Dynamos at Charlbury CC specifically for GIRLS ONLY

The sessions will run on a Friday evenings from 6.30pm and last approximately 75 minutes.  The eight week programme will start on Friday 7th May 2021.

To make a booking and become one of our first Dynamos register HERE!


ECB All Stars Cricket

What is All Stars Cricket?

All Stars Cricket is the England and Wales Cricket Board’s entry level participation programme, aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.

Programme features:

  • For all boys and girls aged five to eight
  • Delivered nationwide at over 2,000 centres
  • Eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks
  • Emphasis on fun and being active
  • Focus on developing your child’s movement skills
  • Safe and fully accredited
  • Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too
  • Easy online registration
  • includes a bonus pack of cricket kit


Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door.

By registering for All Stars Cricket, your child will be guaranteed eight weeks of jam-packed fun, activity and skills development. The programme is suitable for all children new to cricket and sport as the sessions are designed to teach the basic skills of the game. Every child will earn stars as the weeks progress that match the skills learned during the programme:

  • Batting – hitting a moving ball
  • Throwing – underarm and overarm
  • Catching – small and large balls
  • Bowling – overarm
  • Running – lots of movement
  • Teamwork – fun games with friends
  • Communication – the basics of cricket
  • Spirit of Cricket – how to respect others

All Stars Cricket at Charlbury in 2021

We are very excited to be running All Stars Cricket again this year, on Friday evenings from 5.30pm to 6.15pm.  We are looking forward to welcoming new children and parents to Charlbury Cricket Club and introducing Cricket to a new generation.  There will be an eight week programme starting on Friday 7th May 2021.

Our All Stars programme is aimed at children who are in Reception, Year 1, 2 & 3 at Primary School.  We offer sessions that follow on from All Stars at the Club, the Dynamos programme is a specific Girls group or there are Junior Softball & Hardball groups.  Please have a look at the details in the Youth section.   If you have any queries about youth cricket or doubt about whether All Stars is right for your child please drop us an email at

How do I sign up for All Stars Cricket?

You need to register directly with the ECB via The ECB All Stars Website – registration is now restricted – please contact for information

About Youth Cricket

Youth cricket at Charlbury CC has been running for a considerable time and has become and integral part of the club.  Whether your child is just starting out on their cricket journey or they have aspirations of playing for their country they will be able to learn and grow in the nurturing environment at Charlbury.
We are focused on the development of all players, regardless of gender, age or ability.  We cater from children at young as 5 years old, through our All Stars programme and have representative teams at Under 9, 11, 13 & 15 that compete in a number of matches throughout the playing season.  Many of our junior players have progressed to play in both the Men’s and Women’s senior sides. 
The club will also nominate players for the Oxfordshire Cricket assessment process if they have displayed the required standard to progress to the next level.  We have had quite a few players that have represented Oxfordshire either currently or in the past.  If you would like more information about this process, please speak to our Club Safeguarding Officer. 
In addition to the organised coaching sessions and matches we have a number of social events throughout the year, including the end of season presentation event and an annual firework display.  
Our coaches are predominately ECB qualified and hold an up to date Enhanced DBS check.  Charlbury is proud to have achieved ECB Clubmark accreditation.
ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means your club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.
Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in the club, either helping with teams, events and fundraising, please let us know if you would like to help out.  
Some of our parents go on to become coaches themselves!  If this is something you are interested in, please do have a chat and we can give you more information and point you in the right direction for courses and qualifications.


During the summer months training will take place at the club ground, we are lucky to be able to offer some indoor Winter training at the Charlbury Community Centre for selected age groups.  More information can be found on the relevant training page.


Our very youngest players will need very little equipment, in fact the All Stars is a great way to start, as the initial signing up fee includes a bat and ball, you will even get a set of stumps in your second year of All Stars.    As your child gets older, buying kit can become quite expensive but it is a great option for birthday and Christmas presents!  There is some equipment at the club to borrow and we aim to have a kit trade-in event at the start of each playing season.