Highgate Cricket Club aspires to always create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for Junior members and their families.

We aim to:

·        provide a safe, secure and friendly environment so young people can have fun, gain skills and develop a lifelong love of the cricket.

·        place the development and enjoyment of young cricketers before the achievement of club, team or personal success

·        encourage families, parents and carers to become  actively involved in the progress and day to day running of the club

·        celebrate diversity in all its forms and promote fair play, respect for all and observance of the Laws and the Spirit of Cricket

·        continually strive to look forward, grow within our Clubmark accreditation and become a beacon club for Middlesex & the ECB 

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 or 

Speak to Johan on 07481 622191

Book now for our 2019 courses:

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

Sundays 12th May to Sunday 30th June 2019 - 10.00 to 11.00  Book here

Sundays 2nd June to Sunday 21st July 2019   - 11.30 to 12.30  Book here     

More information for parents can be found on the ECB website  here

Junior Membership Sessions

2019 Summer Season:

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 contact Johan de Silva johan.de-silva@marsh.com

 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. Ideally Juniors should arrive with the following:

cricket whites, cricket spikes and trainers, bats and protective gear needed.  Specialist gear also required if developing a specialist skill (eg keeping etc) However, 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 Junior '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 2019

We will be running our ever popular Holiday Cricket Camps in both the 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.  Open to non-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

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 Shelley on admin@highgate-cricket.co.uk

Junior Coaching Team for 2019:

Director of Junior Cricket and All Stars Lead Coach:

Johan De-Silva  T: 07481 622191 E: Johan.De-Silva@highgate-cricket.co.uk

·        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.

Location:

Highgate Cricket Club is based at Shepherd’s Cot, Off Park Road, N8 8JJ (vehicle entrance opposite Park Road South). We are situated between Crouch End and the foot of Muswell Hill (see map). We have an excellent clubhouse and bar which serves Thai food, snacks and a range of drinks.

History:

Cricket has been at the Shepherds Cot Trust grounds, since as early as 1842.  The beautiful, almost rural idyllic, ground is situated at the heart of Crouch End; the club’s long history embedding it at the heart of the local and the wider Haringey Community.

The club was originally constituted in 1879 with the addition of Tennis in 1884, it formed the basis of the currently constituted Highgate Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club.   A vibrant and social club, it is run predominating by volunteers with the support of 2 part-time staff and a part time groundsman.  It is a (CASC) Community Amateur Sports Club and members of The English Cricket Board.  The cricket club is very successful, playing in the 5 teams in the county league divisions 1,2, & 5  We actively encourage and support our older youth players to take part in adult sessions as appropriate.

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.

Membership:

The junior membership fees for 2019 is £70/£120 and includes:

  • All summer coaching
  • Matches – both league and friendly
  • Junior Celebration Evening – Friday 12th July
  • Winter coaching and nets (for an additional charge tba).

Kit

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.

For information about club kit please contact  Johan de Silva on Johan on 07481 622191