Swifts-Great Western Cricket Club are seeking player numbers to field an under-16 team for the upcoming season.
Last season, both Stawell based teams including Youth Club, were unable to field an under-16 side.
Grampians Cricket Association vice president and Combine secretary Marc Brillant said the lack of numbers was worrying for the sport.
"The under-16s is a stepping stone into senior cricket. In past seasons there have been players stepping up from the under-13 competition into B Grade which is not ideal," he said.
"I believe there are enough kids in that age group around who want to play cricket.
"As a club, we have thrown a lot of resources into our junior programs which we are starting to see positive outcomes from."
Mr Brilliant said both the Woolworths Blast program and under-13 program was successful within the club.
"We need these players to continue playing, not stopping at the age of 13," he said.
"If players want to continue playing and move to another club or stop playing altogether, it's hard to get them back to the club or in the sport.
"We have some players who have come up through the programs from under-13s, we just need to recruit a few more to make us sustainable for the season."
Mr Brilliant said securing juniors was imperative for the future of sporting clubs, and the sport within the region.
"I believe it's the 13-17 age gap where a lot more work needs to be invested - not just in cricket but in all sport," he said.
"Once upon a time all of our cricket clubs had junior teams but now there's none."
Youth Club captain and league secretary Nic Baird said the club wouldn't be fielding junior teams again for the 2019-20 season.
"It's unfortunate but we don't have the kids around right now," he said.
"If a couple of the other teams end up having quite a few numbers we could potentially have a chat and organise a third team under the Youth Club banner.
"We're in a bit of a gap where we don't have the parents with children in the age groups needed."
Swifts-Great Western run its Woolworths Blast program on Friday nights and teams will need to be entered by Wednesday, September 18 when the league hosts a junior delegates meeting.
Both Mr Brilliant and Mr Baird said they would be happy for any interested players in cricket to contact either of them to find out more information.
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