Junior Section

Junior Section



Junior Membership Form – 2018


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 seventeen 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 their child will be playing cricket at a club that has been inspected and has passed the stringent criteria set by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The junior boys and girls meet on Friday evenings at 6.00 pm, starting on the 13th April, for coaching. In 2018 we have entered teams in the East Surrey Colts League at under 9, 11, 12,13 and 17 age levels. Thursday evenings (from the 26th April) are reserved for girls who are training to represent Mole Valley in the Surrey Youth Games. Our under 11 girls will be playing in the ‘Smash – It’ league. We will again be hosting the Dorking Schools’ Kwik Cricket competitions for boys (4th May) and girls (22nd May).

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 will be visiting a number of primary schools in Dorking as we prepare Y4 and 5 girls 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 started on the 9th February and finish on the 26th March.  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. Last 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.


A NOTE FROM JOHN CALLCUT ….. After 25 seasons of running the junior section at Newdigate I felt that it was time to step back and allow someone with fresh ideas to take over the position of Junior Co-Ordinator. Andrew Mayne is a UKCC2 qualified coach and a former wicket keeper/batsman at Dorking CC and I would like to welcome him to the position and thank him for taking over. It has been very rewarding to see boys and girls turn into adults and I hope that they will take with them a love of our wonderful game. I now see former juniors bringing their own children to the club. I will still continue coaching and assisting Andrew in any way I can.  We have been very fortunate here at Newdigate over the years in having such a dedicated team of coaches and helpers and my hope is that it will continue for another 25 years (at least).


Junior Coaching at Surrey

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

Pride of Lions Courses

Costing just £40 for 5 hours of action packed coaching at the Surrey County Cricket Centre, Surrey’s Easter course covers all aspects of the game with skills, drills and plenty of game based activities for all ability levels for Years 2-9. Their expert coaching team will help each player learn at their own pace with an aim of getting players ready for the season which will soon be upon us.

Perfect for keeping children active and working on their skills over the school break, the programme is currently 50% sold out so we recommend booking soon to avoid disappointment


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, Martin & Jill Earp.

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.