Junior Section

Junior Section

All Stars, under 9s and under 11s train on Friday evenings at 6.00 pm.

Under 13s and under 15s train on Monday evenings at 6.00 pm.

Junior cricket in Surrey was scheduled to change in 2020. Instead of five different leagues within the county all junior cricket has been combined into the Surrey Junior Cricket Championship resulting in over 5000 fixtures which had to be arranged!

The following teams have been entered into the league in 2021:

Under 9s – Softball Tier 3 (Saturday mornings)

Under 11s – Hardball Tier 3 (Monday evenings)

Under 13s – Tier 2 (Sunday mornings)

Under 15s – Tier 2 (home night is Thursday evenings, away matches are Wednesday evenings)

Surrey Trust Development League (Sunday afternoons) – seven players must be under 21 years of age.

For more information go to: https://surreyjuniorchampionship.play-cricket.com/Aboutus

Contacts: All Stars – Monjur Elahi (monjurelahi@msn.com), Under 9s – James Penfold (jpenfold@rjrecruitment.co.uk), Under 11s – Kevin Goldsmith (kevin.goldsmith1@btinternet.com), Under 13s -John Callcut (john.callcut@btinternet.com),  Under 15s – Simon Wells (simon.james.wells@gmail.com).

Go to ‘Awards since 1993 and pictures of prize winners’ below to see details of the curtailed 2020 awards presentation. Also coaches reports can be seen under ‘Review of 2020’.

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. The 2020 renewal has been delayed. 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 Monday and Friday evenings at 6.00 pm for coaching. In 2021 we have entered teams in the Surrey Junior Cricket Championship at under 9, 11, 13 & 15  age levels and the Surrey Trust Development League. We were scheduled to host the Dorking Schools’ Kwik Cricket competitions for boys and girls, but unfortunately they were cancelled due to Covid restrictions. The All Stars scheme has been a great success. In 2019 nationally 2212 clubs took part and 67,000 youngsters participated!

To sign up for 2021 go to: https://ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars/Course/588efb3e-b08f-4299-a96f-5abf7adb49e6

Under ‘Chance to Shine’ 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 four weeks during the summer term for Y1 & 2.

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 which this year will take place in June (see calendar). We have a presentation evening when trophies are presented at each age group, often by a well known cricket celebrity.

During August we run a week long fun-filled Summer Camp for boys and girls.

Day 1 at the Summer Camp in 2019

 

We also take a group to the Kia Oval to see at least one first class match as guests of the County. In 2019 we took a group to see Surrey play Sussex Sharks in the 20/20 Vitality Blast match.

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

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.

USEFUL INFORMATION

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 Safeguarding Officer

If you have any problems or are concerned with any aspect of the club please contact our Club Safeguarding 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, Angus Harper, John Callcut, Lee Brien,  Annette Jordan,  Andrew Major, Charlie Major, Roger Bailey, Monjur Elahi, Phil Mumford, Ray Smith.

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