One of the most exciting cricket initiatives for young boys and girls in sport is about to begin at Ammanford Cricket Club.

All Stars Cricket is a programme being rolled out by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience of cricket.

Ammanford Cricket club junior coordinator, Clare Hope, said: “Ammanford are busy getting ready for All Stars Cricket which begins officially on Saturday, May 20.

“This is an exciting new venture for cricket and we have already got more than 30 young children signed up.”

Mark Frost, Community and Development Manager for Glamorgan Cricket and Cricket Wales, added: “We hope that’s going to rise to around 100.

"This is a fun and active way to develop your child's skills, and through an eight-week programme they will learn lots of new cricket skills as well as make new friends in a safe and inclusive environment.

"It will be ideal for mums and dads to bring their children along during the summer when other sports like football and rugby take a break.

"Clubs across Wales are embracing All Stars Cricket which will provide young children with all of the fundamental skills they need to play."

All Stars Cricket is not just for the little ones as parents are also welcome to take part in the activity.

For an hour a week all mums and dads will be invited to get involved and play cricket with their children.

Children will get an hour's week coaching per week over an eight to 12-week period from fully trained and vetted organisers delivering game-based basic cricket skills - catching, throwing and hitting moving balls and promoting team work and communication.

On registering for All Stars Cricket each child will receive a branded kit including a cricket bat, ball, shirt, cap, backpack and water bottle.

Parents can register their child by going to