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Crowhurst Park

Cricket Club

Junior Section 2016 Season


Dears Parents /Guardians/Friends & Families

We would like to welcome all Junior Members and prospective new members to Crowhurst Park Cricket Club and the 2016 season.

Since its formation in 1836 the club has been founded on Fundamental Family Values and Strong Friendships. We will forever promote and develop these virtues for all its members. Our Junior Section cherishes sportsmanship, respect, opportunity, and enjoyment for all. The club is fully Club Mark accredited and all of our coaches are ECB qualified with full Safeguarding certification.


Junior Training is open to all boys & girls from the age of 9 to 18 years of age

We have had considerable discussion about how we can get greater use out of our wonderful ground and reduce the problems of travel during week day rush hour periods, and how best to utilize the valued time of our coaches. We concluded that we should move our training sessions to Friday evenings and try to organize some fixtures (home and away) on Sunday mornings. Therefore, Summer Training will be at our Walcott Ground on Friday evenings starting at 6.15 through to 7.45. We would encourage juniors to arrive at the ground at 6.00 to give plenty of time to prepare themselves, report to the registration desk and pay training fees, before going on to the playing area.

            We have a full quota of ECB qualified coaches plus the help of other members and three Australian qualified player coaches, delivering a structured coaching programme designed to improve our Juniors skills in all aspects of cricket. Emphasis will also be placed on the values of being a member of the club to develop their social skills and responsibilities. We encourage parents to stay at the ground and watch our talented youngsters display their skills. Our Club House will be open for bar & light refreshments, in high summer we may even have a BBQ. Why not relax and enjoy a great social evening with all the parents & supporters.

            The first training evening will be Friday 29th April 6.15pm to 7.45 through to July 22nd (13 weeks). Training fees are the same as previous years just £3.00 per session but we must insist that the payment is made at registration prior to the session. Alternatively, if paid in advance with your Annual Membership Subscription we can offer a training fee of £30 for the full 13 week programme.

Special concessions may be granted for circumstances of social need.

 Age Group Cricket

This season we will again be running 5 junior teams



Contact number

First Match

U11 Soft Ball

Martin Barry / Jon Peters

07812108941 / 07747351148

9th May

U12 Hard Ball

Colin Ayres / Mark Durtnall

07804823811 / 07740599759

10th May

U13 Hard Ball

Colin Ayres / Martin Barry

07804823811 / 07812108941

5th May

U14 Hard Ball

Colin Ayres / Mark Durtnall

07804823811 / 07740599759

9th May

U15 Hard Ball

Martin Barry / Gordon Pells

07812108941 / 07802449440

12th May


Fixture lists will be displayed at the club and on our website.

Play & Pay Match fees for all junior games are £3 per player and must be paid before the match starts The Coaches / Team managers will announce meeting place and times for each match, if your child is selected to play please make sure they at the prescribed meeting point in good time. Parents/Guardians/Families should be aware that Child Safeguarding criteria do not encourage Coaches or Team Managers to provide a transport service so we will need the assistance of Parents & Families to help with this duty!

 Membership Subscriptions.

The Club places great emphasis on the value of being a member, the development of social awareness and the responsibility this brings. All players attending training or representing the club must be a fully paid member. This ensures they are covered by our Public Liability Insurance. Social Membership is also open to Parents and Friends & Families. Membership Fees are now due

            Junior Membership Subscription £10

            Family Membership offers 10% discount where there are two or more playing

            members plus one social member


Club Shop


Wear The Badge


Team kit for Training Travelling and Matches is vital in creating a unified Club identity and team spirit, It gives a meaningful sense of “belonging”




            Those selected to represent the club at Age Group level must have an official Club match shirt plus cricket trousers and suitable cricket footware. The club can provide protective equipment but it is of course better if the juniors have their own, especially abdominal protectors and helmets.

            Parents; please remember it can get quite cold in the early summer evenings so it would be a good idea to have a club sweater or some other warm clothing. We also have a full range of stunning training kit and we encourage junior members to have a training top shorts and track suit. This can also be used to travel to & from matches.

            Visit our Website Club Shop to see the full range of Match Wear & Training Kit.

            Club Caps £10 Available at the Club House

We do have a few items of new Club Kit from previous suppliers at terminal bargain basement prices.

Contact Gordon Pells 07802449440 for details


Code of Conduct

The ECB have registered concern about the increasing incidents of unsuitable behaviour by players creeping into first class cricket, to the extent that they are considering introducing sanctions that can be enforced during the match. They may well be introducing the Red & Yellow card system well known in football.

“The Spirit of Cricket” is a sacrosanct part of our DNA and happily the behaviour of our Juniors and Visiting Teams is exceptional. However, we have experienced occasions that have threatened to disrupt and spoil the enjoyment of members. We already have our Constitution, Codes of Conduct and Club Charter which fully explain what is expected of members and visiting teams. These are on display in our Club House and Website and apply to every club member. As far as our Juniors are concerned our Coaches and Team Managers are empowered to takes action where inappropriate behaviour threatens to disrupt and spoil the enjoyment of others. Parents & guardians will be advised via our

Welfare Officers: - Mick Flanagan & Angela Riley.


Parents & Family

Our junior section is thriving with over 100 talented members. 2015 saw our most successful season and we want that to continue. It costs the club approximately £2000 every year to run without external funding. Our Coaches & Team Managers volunteer their time unconditionally and completely unpaid. Parents and families will no doubt understand the importance of paying Subscriptions and Fees promptly.

            It’s wonderful to have so many youngsters wanting to practice and play at Crowhurst Park, but we desperately need the help of Parents & Families in so many ways. Collecting Match and Training fees for example, looking after the refreshments, helping with transport. We are even considering having a couple of Junior Socials after training, perhaps a BBQ or something else. Your involvement is crucial if we are to have an enjoyable season, so please volunteer your help via the coaches and support us when we request help.

            We look forward to seeing everyone on April 29th, should you have any questions, comments or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact Martin Barry :- 07812 108941