This period saw the Club move into the area of junior coaching classes, followed later by the fostering of junior teams.
In 1948-49 two experienced cricketers, Athel D’Ombrain and Ernie Kent, started junior coaching classes at Lorn Park on Sunday mornings. These were conducted for three seasons and were open not only to youngsters from the Northern Districts area but to all-comers.The 1950-51 Report stated:”Since the inception of the scheme, they (A. D’Ombrain and E. Kent) have done a grand job for the young cricketer, and last season, in our own Club as well as in others, we noted the results.”
When the Maitland District Junior Association under the auspices of the Police Boys Club introduced in 1953-54 an Under 15 junior competition on Saturday mornings,a junior team from Lorn under the guidance of Bill Connery was entered. In 1955-56 when Bill had to give up looking after the team because of business commitments, the Club stepped in and took over the running of the team.The 1955-56 Report records that in the junior presentations “the honour cap was won by Neville March for the best and fairest player of the year and the cup went to Denis Smith for the most improved player during the season”.
These junior teams were to be the nursery for the development of many young Norths players and provided a stepping stone to the higher grades in the years ahead.