Girls Pathway

Development Programme (U11-U13)

Our Development Programme focuses on our younger Age Groups (Boys and Girls). Further info below;

  • Deliver programmes that allow for more players, more opportunity and more fluidity (we have District & Development groups as part of the programme with fluidity and opportunity to move between groups if appropriate- delaying definitive selection)
  • An accessible entry point to the programme which includes delivery of an initial coaching and assessment phase (Autumn)
  • Delivery of a winter coaching and summer match play programme to include varied development opportunities and a mix of ‘intra-squad’ and ‘inter County’ fixtures
  • Be localised, aiming to minimise travel
  • To build foundational skillsets and competences which allow players to perform to their maximal capability over time
  • To inspire players to commit to a lifelong engagement in cricket

Our Development Programme Lead is Darrell Corfield and he can be contacted via the details below;


Phone: 07841 475679

Performance Programme (U14-18)

Our Performance Programme focuses on our older Age Groups (Boys and Girls). Further info below;

  • Coaching Programmes to challenge and enhance skills- building on fundamentals/basics
  • Continued fluidity and flexibility with players outside the programme who are showing potential able to access additional coaching and match play opportunities if appropriate
  • ECB Age Group competitions begin at these age groups
  • Creating competitive teams
  • Creating an identity as to how we want to play our cricket and players understanding their roles in matches
  • Focus on pathway opportunities- progression into EPP Programmes/ First Class Academies/National Counties 1st XI

Our Performance Programme Lead is Ed Ashlin, who can be contacted via:


Further progression and support for Girls within our Performance Programme is available via our professional regional partner Central Sparks.

Central Sparks run three regional EPP Programmes within the West Midlands (North/Central/South) to provide crucial further support to players from the West Midlands Counties. Central Sparks also run a full academy programme that sits above the EPP Programmes and looks to feed players into Women’s professional cricket.

As part of the selection process, players are monitored via the Development and Performance Programmes and a short list of players (U13-18) is provided to Central Sparks for further observation. Central Sparks manage the scouting and selection process to confirm annual cohorts for both their EPP and Academy Programmes.

We currently have one Shropshire player accessing the Central Sparks EPP Programme and three Shropshire players on the full Central Sparks Academy Programme.

Our Pathway Programme is overseen by Pathway & Coaching Manager Ed Ashlin. Operationally, Ed’s primary role is to manage the Performance and EPP Programmes. His contact details can be found below;


Phone: 07447 629537