Junior Cricket - U10 to U18
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3. Junior Cricket - U10 to U18

Please email us on info@claygatecricket.co.uk if you have any questions or need further information.

Our Junior Section
Junior players are at the heart of the club and our cricket offerings start from 5 years old and upwards for both boys and girls.

All Stars & Dynamos - Ages 5 to 11 years old
We offer the ECB All Stars (aged 5 to 8) and Dynamos (aged 8 to 11) programmes for children who are new to cricket and it’s a fun and enjoyable introduction to the game.
Further details on these programmes can be found via this link.
We recommend that children with prior cricketing experience rather look to join the age group sides instead of Dynamos.

Age Group Cricket - U10+
Age groups sides run from under 10 upwards and the sides play hard and softball formats in the younger age groups.

Joining the Club
You will need to register yourself and your child/ren on Pitchero, prior to training, by clicking JOIN.
We have a number of Pitchero manuals which will guide you through the steps.

We will check your details and approve your application. We may need to ask for some further information on medical details and emergency contact information if this hasn't been captured upfront during the registration process.

Team managers use Pitchero to request availability and publish team selections.

Kit Requirements
The minimum kit requirements for indoor and outdoor net sessions are an abdominal guard and the correct sports underwear to hold it in place.

For hardball cricket, it is mandatory for players under 18 years of age to wear a helmet when training or playing in matches.
Players should also ideally have a bat, gloves and pads for hardball cricket.
Club kit may be available on prior arrangement with the relevant junior manager.

Coaching & Training

All players must be registered via our website before they will be able to attend training.

We hold indoor and outdoor nets during the season.

Indoor nets will be held at Claremont Fan Court School from Tuesday the 9th of January until Easter. Outdoor nets will run after Easter on the Claygate recreation ground.

2024 Indoor Nets Schedule

6:30pm - 7:30pmBoys U11 - U12Boys U13 - U14
Boys U15 - U16
Boys U9 - U10
Girls U13 – U14
7:30pm - 8:30pmGirls U11 - U12Boys U17 - U18
Adult Men
Girls U15 - U16

Directions to Indoor Nets
Claremont Fan Court school and access via Portsmouth Road only.
Park at the end of the road inside the school. Walk down steps on the left hand side to the buildings.
The sports hall is at the bottom of steps on left hand side.

2024 Outdoor Nets Schedule
The training schedule for juniors will be published closer to Easter 2024.

Junior Subscriptions and New Members
New junior members (U10 to U16 age group sides only) will receive a set of the coloured club kit as part of the first year’s subscription.

Full details on our annual Junior subscriptions can be found here.

The kit is used for friendly and competitive matches and consists of a cap, a shirt and trousers.

Connecting You

Pitchero will be used for match avaailability and selection but you will also be added to WhatsApp Community groups for the club and relevant junior side(s). We use the community groups and Pitchero to keep parents informed regarding training sessions as well as social events and club news.

Key Contacts
You can reach out to the following people if required.

Paddy WillardHead of Junior Cricketjuniors@claygatecricket.co.uk