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Junior Cricket at Northchurch 2024

Junior Cricket at Northchurch 2024

Tom Vila11 Mar 2022 - 12:53
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Northchurch Cricket Club welcomes you to our fabulous community club.

Did you know that parents/guardians of juniors automatically receive free social membership to the club? We hope that you and your young player will take full advantage of this and enjoy the coaching, training, matches, social events, free use of the practice nets and the biggest beer garden in the borough! The club is not-for-profit and run by volunteers, so we welcome all offers of help and hope that you will be able to get involved.

The aim of this communication is to provide information that may be helpful to existing and new members.

We are running more teams than ever this year and, through a mixture of training, matches and specialist coaching, we offer cricket to all boys and girls from age 5-16.

Welfare and Safeguarding

Enjoying our sport in a safe environment is our top priority. We adhere to the England Cricket ‘Safe Hands’ Policy for Safeguarding Children in Cricket. All the adults of the club who work with children and meet the necessary criteria are vetted by the ECB.
This includes the enhanced DBS and ‘Barred List’ check (formerly known as CRB checks).

If you have any concern about your child or another child, or about the behavior of an adult at the club please speak to club welfare office Jack Fantham. Details at bottom of letter. Further info on Child/Club Welfare policy is published on our website.

The teams

All Stars: School year 1-3. Led by Jack Doodson. Fridays 5.45 to 6.45 pm from 17 May to 5 July. Registration is done directly through the ECB platform:

U9: Year 3 and 4. introduction to cricket. This is suitable for those who are ready to progress from the ALL Stars program, and on to cricket match play. Soft ball training, with potential for friendly matches. Training Fridays 6pm to 7pm 26 April - 10 May, then 6.30-7.30pm 17 May to 5 July. Register here

U11: Year 5&6. Managed by James Smart. Training Mondays 5.45 to 6.45 pm 22 Apr- 1 Jul. Hard ball, 8-a- side, ‘pairs’ matches. For U11 and all older age groups, registration is done through our own website.

U12: Year 7. Managed by Hayley Hobley. Training Mondays 5.45 to 6.45 pm 22 Apr- 1 Jul. Hard ball, 8-a- side, ‘pairs’ matches. Register

U13: Year 8. Managed by Rachael Bray. Training Mondays 6.45 to 8pm pm 22 Apr-1 Jul. Hard ball, 8-a-side, ‘pairs'. Register

U15: Year 9&10. Managed by Nicola Hueting. Training Mondays 6.45 to 8pm pm 22 Apr-1 Jul. Hard ball, 11-a-side T20 matches. Adult size ball. Register


Our training sessions are designed to be progressive and fun. Our coaching philosophy is simply that we want the players to want to ‘come back next week’. We do this through a mixture of game-based practice and technical coaching for those interested in developing their game to next level.


Our teams play in the Herts Junior League and fixtures will be published on the website on the relevant team page. The format is mostly ‘pairs’ cricket, which means everyone has an opportunity to bat and bowl regardless of ability. Matches are played on weekday evenings (starting at either 5.30 or 6pm) or weekends, and last 1- 2.5 hours depending on age group.

The clubhouse bar will be open for refreshments during home matches and training sessions. Our wonderful volunteer managers will take availability and select teams, trying to spread participation evenly throughout the squad. To run successfully, matches require volunteers to umpire, score and support the players so please offer your help if you can.

Clothing and Equipment

We will provide all equipment necessary, though we recommend those playing hard ball cricket (U11+) buy and bring their own box/abdominal guard (these require brief-style underwear