Introduction - Junior Cricket at Twickenham CC
Twickenham CC junior section provides coaching for young cricketers of all abilities from the ages of five to seventeen. We provide a safe and supportive environment for all our juniors to learn and develop their cricketing skills. Our main aim is for our Junior players to have fun playing cricket and to play to the best of their ability, but we also wish to nurture an understanding and a love for the game of cricket where our Junior players play cricket fairly and with respect for their team mates, the opposition and officials.
From April to July we run All Stars Cricket sessions for our youngest members, those children in School Years 1, 2 & 3. Held on Sunday mornings on Twickenham Green, these sessions are aimed at introducing the basics of the game. Using equipment specifically designed to be easy and safe to use, the sessions include cricket related games that keeps everyone active and involved. More information on All Stars Cricket can be found here - All Stars Cricket at Twickenham CC
For juniors who progress into our Colts age groups, that's age groups from Under 9s (School Year 4) through to Under 17s (School Year 12), outdoor summer training sessions take place from April to the end of July on Saturday and Sunday mornings. As well as the use of Twickenham Green, our outdoor training facilities include three lanes of nets situated at St James RC School, Twickenham and the cricket pitch and nets at Orleans Park School.
Indoor winter training sessions take place from January to March and for the last few years have been held at St Mary's University on Saturday evenings. At our Indoor training sessions we can only accommodate the U9s to Under 15 age groups.
Colts Training sessions are organised and supervised by coaches who are DBS checked and ECB qualified, a number of our coaches have Coach Support Worker and UKCC Level 2 qualifications. In 2015, one of our coaches, Stephen Cowley, was awarded the prestigious Middlesex Coaches Association (MCA) Young Coach of Year Award.
Twickenham CC compete in the Middlesex Colts Association (M.C.A) League and Cup competitions. The M.C.A. organise fixtures for all age groups from U9s to U17s. All children, within these age groups, will be eligible to compete for spaces in our age group squads/teams and we aim to give as many Colts as possible the experience of playing competitive cricket. More Information on competitive matches please see our Colts Competitive Matches - More Information page.
All our coaches and Team managers are volunteers who are usually parents of junior cricketers. We are always keen to involve any parents who are interested in helping and improving our junior section. An advanced level of cricketing knowledge is not required to make a difference and there are many supporting roles available, from assisting coaches at training sessions to helping at matches. We regularly look to secure places on training courses run by Middlesex Cricket for those volunteers committed to helping Twickenham CC and who wish to learn more about coaching, umpiring or scoring.
Colts' families are an essential part in making Twickenham CC the friendly and open club it is. As part of a Colt’s membership their family are considered non-playing members of Twickenham CC and, whenever a cricket match is taking place on Twickenham Green, they’re very welcome to enjoy the bar facilities at the pavilion.
Junior Cricket Coordinator / Junior Membership Secretary