Juniors

Our aim is to be an inclusive and friendly Club that helps young cricketers, both girls and boys of all abilities, achieve their potential in a safe and supportive environment while creating an excellent social Club for parents to enjoy their children’s cricket.

For details of Fixtures and League Tables please view the Junior Fixtures page.

Please contact Fen Palmer-Mole to book your place or place an enquiry through the New Membership Enquiry page.

In 2018 we will run three groups for the junior members: U5  U6,  U7

U5/U6: Saturday mornings 08:45 – 09:45.

  • 2018 membership is £125,
  • Our Minis cricket section welcomes boys and girls aged under 5 and under 6 as on 1 September 2017,
  • Training sessions will run for 14 weeks on Saturday mornings from 28 April 2018.
  • Sessions are led by professional coaches who will run a mixture of softball and Kwik Cricket.  Drills, challenges and games will develop basic skills of eye:ball coordination, bowling and batting.
  • We provide softball and kwik cricket equipment.
  • Coach – Brian Berthoud.

U7:  Friday early evening 16:45 – 18:00

  • 2018 membership is £125,
  • U7 cricketers have their own dedicated Training Session on Fridays run by professional coaches, volunteer Colts and volunteer parents,
  • Sessions start on 27 April 2018 and run for 14 weeks,
  • U7 do not play formal league matches however friendly matches may be arranged,
  • Most players wear whites and many have their own bat but the club can supply bats,
  • Coach – Brian Berthoud.

The aim of the Saturday morning sessions is to introduce the principle cricket techniques of catching, overarm and underarm throwing, overarm bowling, and batting. Qualified coaches are assisted by parents.  The sessions are structured to give time a) to children playing independently of parents (usually when revisiting techniques already learnt) and b) to family members joining their children on the field.  The parent helpers act as 1:1 assistants to the players and help feed or collect the ball whilst new skills are learnt.  Coaching points are made to both children and family helpers so that they know what has table been taught and able to assist with reinforcing these techniques when playing in the garden at home.  As the players become more comfortable with the techniques, the parental role decreases so that by the time the players reach the end of the U7 year they are playing independently in preparation for the U8 season in which league cricket is the norm.
Parents should be prepared to be involved in the field with their children for anything up to 40 minutes of each training session.

U8:  Friday  early Evenings 16:45 – 18:00

  • 2018 membership is £175.
  • Friday evening sessions for U8 run from  16:45 – 18:00  starting 20 April 2018 for 19 weeks.
  • Professional coaches, qualified coaches, volunteer older colts and volunteer parents run sessions normally devoted to skill development as League cricket is played from U8.
  • There are formal league matches for the U8 Age Group against players from like-minded clubs.
  • HSCC organises a day-long tournament for U8 in May against visiting clubs,
  • Coach – Brian Berthoud.

U9:   Thursday early evenings 16:45 – 18:15

U11:  Thursday evening 18:15 – 20:15

U10 to U13:  Friday Evenings 18:15 – 20:15

U14 to U15:  Wednesday evenings 18:00 – 20:00

U16 +:           Thursday evenings 18:15 – 20:15

  • 2018 membership is £175 for U9 – U15, £80 for U16 – U23
  • Friday sessions start 21 April for 19 weeks.
  • Thursday sessions for U11 are from 18:00 – 20:00 starting 18 April 2017 for 19 weeks and for U14-U16 18:30 – 20:30.
  • The are no league matches for U16+.  U16 – U18 play in adult matches.
  • Professional coaches, and qualified volunteer parents run sessions normally devoted to skill development,
  • A and B League matches (West Surrey, Berkley Two Counties and Gladys Chitty leagues) are played from April to early July.  If teams are successful a Semi Final and Final is played to determine the overall League winner.
  • Friendly matches will be arranged through out the season,
  • Coaches – U9: Chris Smith, U10: Sam Holmes, U11: Brian Berthoud, U14: Steve Isaac

HSCC organises a day-long tournament for each age group U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 over Bank Holiday weekends.  Typically between 4 and 8 visiting teams take part (depending on age group) as well as our own HSCC teams.

The Club House is open throughout these evenings for parents to enjoy the “social scene” with a barbeque and full bar facilities available.  On Saturday mornings the kitchen is open for hot drinks and squash.