Junior Programme 2019

We run a year-round programme of activities for boys and girls starting with All Stars Cricket. Young cricketers can start from 3 years of age through our highly acclaimed ECB All Stars programme. (2018 Middlesex All Stars Centre of the Year overseen by our Middlesex Coach of the Year Award Winner, Johan De-Silva) and then continue into our club membership squads for summer training. This year we have six membership training ages groups from U9 through to U17's. We offer Summer and Easter holiday Camps and follow with Autumn and Indoor Winter training opportunities. As young cricketers progress through the club they are supported to progress to the adult teams when they have gained suitable skills and confidence.

Free Taster Sessions

  • New to cricket or to the area?
  • New members are always welcome

If you or your child (both girls and boys) would like to get involved, we are always keen to hear from potential new players. Please come and visit us, we would love to offer you a free taster session and introduce you to our members and clubhouse. Please contact us to find details of the next available taster session.

All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket is the England and Wales Cricket Board’s entry level participation programme, aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.
Programme features:

  • For all boys and girls aged three to eight
  • Delivered nationwide at over 2,000 centres
  • Eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks
  • Emphasis on fun and being active
  • Focus on developing your child's movement skills
  • Safe and fully accredited
  • Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too
  • Easy online registration
  • Includes a bonus pack of cricket kit

Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door.

Highgate CC is running 3 All Stars courses this summer - please book via the links below

Book now for our 2019 courses:

Friday 10th May to Friday 28th June 2019 - 18.30 to 19.30

  • Book hereSundays 12th May to Sunday 30th June 2019 - 10.00 to 11.00
  • Book hereSundays 2nd June to Sunday 21st July 2019 - 11.30 to 12.30
  • Book hereMore information for parents can be found on the ECB website (opens in new tab)

Junior Membership Sessions

Sunday 28th April 2019 – Sunday 07th July 2019.

U9 - U10, U11's, U12- U13's from 10:00 - 12:00 noon

Book U9 - U10's here

Book U11's here

Book U12 - U13's here

These sessions will focus on developing key skills of batting, bowling and fielding with soft and incrediballs as well at team training and match preparation.
Cricket whites is the preferred outfit, along with your own bat. Recommended footwear: trainers.
For more information about club kit please visit our club shop or contact us

Friday 26th April 2019 – Friday 5th July 2019

U14 to U17's from 18:00pm to 19:30pm

Book U14 - U17's here

These sessions will focus on developing key skills of batting, bowling and fielding with hard balls as well at team training and match preparation.

Please bring full kit. This should include the following:

cricket whites, cricket spikes and trainers, bats and protective gear . Specialist gear also required if developing a specialist skill (eg keeping etc). The club does have a stock of some spare kit which can be used if necessary.

Matches:
As well as receiving coaching, all of our juniors play in matches against other local clubs. We run teams in all the junior age groups.

Middlesex County Cricket Club:
We are a feeder club for Borough and County selection and have provided players to representative age group teams.

Other 'save the dates' for your diary:

Junior Parents Meeting Sunday 7th April 10.00am -11.30am

Junior Presentation Evening Friday 12th July 17.30pm onwards

See also our Woman & Girls Softball Festivals for Girls over the age of 13

For more information: admin@highgate-cricket.co.uk

Holiday Cricket Camps

We will be running our ever popular Holiday Cricket Camps in both the 2019 May Half-term and 4 weeks during the Summer Holidays. Please book now to be sure to gain the places you need. Also don't forget we also do Early Drop offs and Late Pick ups so you can plan to suit your work schedule. Our cricket camps are open to non-Highgate CC members.

Supervised by ECB/Overseas qualified cricket coaches these fun activities include a mixture of games and drills designed to improve all parts of the game (batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping). We focus on individual skills in the mornings and then try out those skills in the afternoon either during matches against other local clubs or by training in the nets.

  • Existing cricketers - come to develop your skills
  • New cricketers - learn how to play the game in a fun, relaxed atmosphere

At Highgate Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club, Shepherd's Cot Off Park Road, London N8 8JJ (Find location details here)

Cost - £35.00 a day. £30.00 per day if you book the whole week - £150.00.

The camp runs for 5 days except for the May half-term)

May Half -Term Camp:

(Tuesday 28th May to Friday 31st May 2019) Book here

Summer Camps:

Week 1 (Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July 2019): Book here

Week 2 (Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August 2019): Book here

Week 3 (Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August 2019): Book here

Week 4 (Monday August to Friday August 2019): Book here

For more information please contact admin@highgate-cricket.co.uk

Junior Coaching Team

  • Director of Junior Cricket and All Stars Lead Coach: Johan De-Silva
  • U17’s Andy Brookes
  • U15’s David Proctor
  • U13’s Sandun Dias
  • U11’s Steve Blyghton
  • U10’s Matt Holly
  • U9’s Steve Blyghton

Lead coaches can be contacted via admin@highgate-cricket.co.uk

  • All our coaches are ECB-qualified and DBS-checked (as are our support staff)
  • All our coaches are first aid qualified and a First Aider is always available at the club and away games
  • All coaches/staff are aware of their Safeguarding roles and responsibilities. We ensure a safe and inclusive place for children to have fun and develop their cricket. See our Policies & Safeguarding pages for more details.

Winter Season

Our 2018 Winter Season is now finished, which we ran in Archer Academy this year. We will be running Indoor sessions in the Autumn and Winter 2019 and will post details as soon as they are available:

Please use our contact form to send us any questions you might have.

Junior Membership Fees

The junior membership fees for 2019 are £70/£120 and include:

  • All summer coaching sessions
  • Matches – both league and friendly
  • Junior Celebration Evening – Friday 12th July

Junior Kit

Highgate CC-branded junior cricket whites are available to buy from our online shop.
Please note that all player's kit should be in good condition for safety reasons, especially helmets. Please see the safety information published by the ECB with regard to helmets and safety in general.

If you have questions about kit or clothing requirements for junior cricket, please contact us