Junior Section

Junior Section

WINTER COACHING

Paul Griffiths will once again be running his Academy for those wishing to hone up their cricketing skills during the winter.

The sessions take place at St. Bede’s School, Redhill on Sunday mornings, 10 am to 12 noon from January 21 – for 10 weeks. Book just 30mins, 60mins or up to two hours for one week or several or all ten. Contact Paul at www.paulgriffiths.info/pgacricket

JUNIOR COACHING AT NEWDIGATE

The junior section was started in 1993 by Don and Annette Jones and has steadily grown over the years. Young people are welcome from the ages of five to sixteen and we have qualified coaches at all levels.

The club achieved the ECB Clubmark accreditation in 2007 and this was duly renewed in 2010, 2013 and 2017. For parents this means that your child will be playing cricket at a club that has been inspected and has passed the stringent criteria set by the England Cricket Board.

By popular demand the juniors met on Friday evenings at 6.00 pm for coaching and in 2017 we played in the East Surrey Colts League at under 9, 10, 11,13 and 16 age levels. Our girls met on Thursday evenings and played friendlies and represented Mole Valley in the Surrey Youth Games. We again hosted the Dorking Schools’ Kwik Cricket competitions for boys and girls.

Under the Chance to Shine scheme we have an agreement with the Newdigate Endowed Church of England Infants School whereby we run an ‘introduction to cricket’ course on the Brocus for five weeks during the summer term for Y1 & 2. We also visited a number of primary schools in Dorking as we helped Y4, 5 & 6 girls prepare for the Surrey Youth Games in June.

We work very closely with Surrey County Cricket Club and recommend promising players to the county some of whom are currently progressing through the Surrey district system. Every year eight juniors are selected for special coaching at the Surrey Cricket Centre under the Russell Haigh Bursary. The sessions start on the 9th February 2018.  We have a presentation evening when trophies are presented at each age group, often by a well known cricket celebrity.

We have two nets, an artificial pitch, a bowling machine, cricket mats and catching cradles and equipment such as bats, pads, helmets etc.

We also take a group to the Kia Oval to see at least one first class match as guests of the County. This year our juniors were invited to be guard of honour on the 9th July at the Surrey vs. Somerset T20 match.

Newdigate Juniors at the Oval – 9th July 2017

Coaching night has also developed into a social evening for parents who can often be seen sitting under the trees and catching the last of the evening sunshine with a cool glass of wine.

The  layout of this page has changed. Fixtures and reviews from past seasons can be seen below. For future fixtures go to the calendar on the home page.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Junior Coaching at Surrey

There are a number of courses available for junior cricketers at a number of venues. Follow this link for more information:

Junior Cricket Coaching Courses

ECB Guidelines for Junior Players in Open Age Cricket

The ECB has issued new guidelines and any player in the under 13 age category has to have written permission before they can play in senior cricket. See ECB guidelines for further information.

Child Welfare Officer

If you have any problems or are concerned with any aspect of the club please contact our Club Welfare Officer, Annette Jordan on 07813 044665. We have adopted the ECB ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and a copy is available in the club house.

Accident/Incident Book

In the event of an accident or incident please report to the Club Welfare Officer or Coach and complete a report in the Accident/Incident book which is kept behind the bar.

The following coaches/helpers have attended a first aid course – Simon Wells, Simon Holt, Andrew Mayne, Tricia Kehl, Angus Harper, John Callcut, Lee Brien, Caroline Clark, Barry & Annette Jordan, Will Letts, Evette Burton, Andy Meads, Andrew Major, Charlie Major & Roger Bailey.

First Aid boxes can be found in the kitchen and separate boxes are available in the girls and in the junior kit bags which the coaches will take to away matches.

John Callcut – Junior Co-Ordinator.