Weybridge Cricket club Juniors section – FAQ’s 2017

Overview –The aim of the Juniorsis to introduce Boys & Girls to Cricket. We use drills and play games that teach key Cricket skills but that also bring smiles to faces. The squad should go home excited about cricket and keen to come again next week. Older age groups play matches progressing to hardball at U10’s and then depending on ability the right level of competition for the squad.

Our Mission –To attract young cricketers to WCC and help them enjoy Cricket, have fun, develop their talentsand graduate into a lifetime of Cricket enjoyment.

Our EthosWe aim to create an environment where the emphasis is on enjoyment and doing our best.

  • We let the players make mistakes to help them learn.
  • We try to give equal time with everyone.
  • We focus on helping the players learn to enjoy playing sport.
  • We never forget we are coaching children – not mini adults.


What age can play? –We run 12Juniors squads, split by age. U9 and younger, train on Sunday morning with the older age groups training and playing matches in the week. Age groups are as follows –

Squad Date Range  School Yr Squad Training Manager Mobile
Big Hitters 01/09/2011 31/08/2012 Recep Big Hitters (Reception) Sun 9.00 start – 10.00 Simon Rider 07739 935422
Girls 1 01/09/2010 31/08/2009 Y1-Y3 Girls squad U6-U8

(School Y1-Y3)

Sun 9.00 start – 10.30 Simon Dunlop /

Antony Van Hoffen

07527 775033
Girls 2 01/09/2007 31/08/2006 Y4-Y6 Girls squad U9-U11

(School Y4-Y6)

Sun 10.45 start – 12.15 Simon Dunlop /

Antony Van Hoffen

07527 775033
Girls 3 01/09/2005 31/08/2005 Y6-Y7 Girls U11-U12 hardball (School Y6-Y7) Sun 10.45 start – 12.15 Simon Dunlop /

Antony Van Hoffen

U6 01/09/2010 31/08/2011 Y1 Under 6 (School Y1) Sun 9.00 start – 10.30 Mike Ferris 07920 298513
U7 01/09/2009 31/08/2010 Y2 Under 7 (School Y2) Sun 9.00 start – 10.30 Phil Mellows-Facer &
Peter Morgan
07515 503320
U8 01/09/2008 31/08/2009 Y3 Under 8 (School Y3) Sun 10.45 start – 12.15 Bill Gasson 07725 201847
U9 01/09/2007 31/08/2008 Y4 Under 9 (School Y4) Sun 10.45 start – 12.15 Adam & Emma Poole 07790 005753
U10 01/09/2006 31/08/2007 Y5 Under 10 (School Y5) Mon 18:30 start – 20.00 Colin Fleury Colin 07769 895200
Mark 07950 104148
U11 01/09/2005 31/08/2006 Y6 Under 11 (School Y6) Mon 18:30 start – 20.00 Jeremy Francis 07770 932614
U12 01/09/2004 31/08/2005 Y7 Under 12 (School Y7) Tue 18.30-20.00
U13 01/09/2003 31/08/2004 Y8 Under 13 (School Y8) Tue 18.30-20.00 Rich Thomas 07753 833693
U14 01/09/2002 31/08/2003 Y9 Under 14 (School Y9) Thur 18.30 – 20.00 Anthony Van Hoffen 07879 433665
U15 01/09/2001 31/08/2002 Y10 Under 15 (School Y10) Thur 18.30 – 20.00 Ryan Mangold 07834 145194


When are the sessions?–The younger groups start at 9.00 right by the clubhouse, please to aim to arrive in good time to allow for parking / registration. The older Juniorssessions are later on a Sunday as they progress to hardball and from U10during the weekday evenings. The Juniors season runs from Sunday 23rd April (first Sunday after school Easter holiday) to Sunday 23rd July (15 weeks). Session last 90minutes to just under 2 hours depending on age, enthusiasm and weather.

Where?–At Weybridge Cricket Green, Hanger Hill, Weybridge KT13 9DA.

Who delivers the coaching? – The coaches we use are paid professional coaches, at least ECB level 2 qualified  from Twenty20 cricket assisted by the team managers and volunteers, usually keen dad’s or ex-players. All coaches are DBS checked and first aid qualified.  If you played any level of cricket, have enthusiasm patience and good humour come and join the team. We are very popular so really do welcome help.

Can we try it a few times and see if he/she likes it? –  Yes, you can try for 2 weeks for £20 but after that you need to commit. Capacity is limited in each squad to ensure a quality experience for everyone.

What is the cost? –  Full2017Juniors season is £160 with an early bird discount to £145 until 31/03 (unless all places are filled by then). We aim to offer a quality cricket experience so limit numbers across all the squads.

How do I join? –  Use our on line registration site, either click  https://membermojo.co.uk/weybridgecc or look at the link top right of the clubs website http://weybridgecc.co.uk/ .

What should players wear?–Trainers, Shorts/ Tracksuit bottoms, top, sweatshirt, windproof layer depending on weather. Please be ready with hats and sunscreen for when the weather hots up.Please – no football tops, this is cricket. We have an on line kit shop so everyone can buy some quality teamwear (great idea for presents) Address is https://shop.kalibazar.co.uk/club/WeybridgeCC or you can find it from the club website (click on the shopping trolley down on the right hand side.

For match playing squads whites are essential. A bat, box, batting gloves and Wicketkeeper gloves are recommended for ‘incrediball games’ (up to U9), for hard ball games(U10 and older), pads and a helmet are required. Current guidance on headgear and an approved list of helmets can be found on the ECB website – here

Anything else I should bring? – A top for afterwards if required, a water bottle, some money, any medication that may be required (inhaler, hay fevertablets, epi pen etc). Many parents spectate from a foldaway chair or rug, munching a bacon roll and drinking coffee with the Sunday papers.

Are there toilets? – Yes in the club house.

How long are the sessions?–Session last 90minutes to 2 hours depending on age group , enthusiasm and weather. We start at 9.00 and aim to finish the first session for around 10:30, Then the older‘harder ball’ groups from 10:45 to 12.15/12:30as we usually have to be off the pitch with all equipment packed away to allow the afternoon seniors games to commence.

Are there matches? – For U8’s and up yes. We play in the west Surrey league with development and league squads. Matches can be home or away. We avoid hardball home matches on a Sunday morning so we have spce to concentrate on buildings skills for all squads on the green and play incredi matches.Most games are at 9:30am on weekends or 18:30 in the week. We do not charge Match fee’s unless we need to cover pitch hire, game coaches.The format is pairs cricket (set overs per pair and per bowler, losing runs for wickets) progressing to hard ball variants from U10 (i.e. when you are out you are out).

Can I get something to eat/ drink while watching? – Yes, you can get tea coffee, bacon rolls, muffins etc. from the Clubhouse, of course the bar will open later in the day.Juniors have a small sweet shop on Sunday’s. Please support the club – every penny spent goes back into cricket.

Can I leave the children? – No. None of our sessions are drop and go. Our Cricket ground is open to the public with roads on three sides. Our coaches cannot take responsibility to deliver quality training and keep eyes on all the children all the time. Parents are welcome to ask a friend to keep an eye but someone present has to have responsibility.

Can I get involved in anyway? – Yes – we always need volunteers whether to help coach, score, run the sweet shop or help with registration. Just ask and you will be warmly welcomed. The club is run solely by volunteers who give their time freely to help local cricket.

Can I bring my dog? – Yes, but please keep away from the cricket and pick up.

Any further questions? – Contact the Juniors Chairman – Simon Rider (simonrider@hotmail.com) 07739 935422 or ask at the club.