Junior Cricket

We are a fun filled, dynamic, inclusive club running a national award-winning programme for boys and girls from U8 through to U21.
  • Middlesex OSCA 2019 Winner, Young Volunteer (National Runner-Up)
  • Middlesex CCC 2019. Most Inspiring & Diverse Cricket Offer.
  • All Stars Centre of the Year OSCA, 2018
  • Coach of the Year OSCA, 2018
All sessions are run by our talented and enthusiastic ECB qualified coaches who all hold First Aid and DBS accreditation.  Our activities and junior coaches are overseen by our Director of Junior Cricket, Johan de Silva.  Johan has been at the club since a junior himself.  One of our Club Welfare Officers, Johan is now working towards his Level 3 Coach qualification, he has been instrumental to the current thriving junior section and is a favourite of all our young All Stars… Young cricketers can start from three years of age, in our award winning All Stars activities and then continue into our club membership squads for summer training.  We run a year-round programme of activities for boys and girls including:
  • Indoor Autumn & Spring training
  • All Stars Cricket, Dynamos Cricket,
  • Summer Junior training and matches,
  • Women & Girls’ only cricket.
  • An open access Easter, May H/T and Summer Camps programme.


Junior Progression

We participate in the Middlesex Association East Area Leagues.  Our mentoring and support programme helps young cricketers to progress through the club.  We aim to give them skills and confidence to  bridge the gap between being a Junior and Senior member and an opportunity to participate in the Middlesex Development League (MDL) We are committed to identifying and developing homegrown cricketers to play in our senior’s teams and hopefully one day for Middlesex and then England.

Free Taster Sessions

All Stars Cricket

Junior Membership Sessions (Under-9s to Under-17s)

Holiday Cricket Camps

Junior Coaching team

Junior Membership Fees

Junior Kit

 


Families Too

Our junior section is not just for the children… it’s about our families too. We know parents have busy schedules and getting children to sports activities take time and energy so we actively encourage you to stay and enjoy the convivial club atmosphere,  particularly on training evenings and weekends.  Weather permitting, we regularly host BBqs through the summer and we encourage the whole family to come out to relax together, at the weekend and support our senior teams.  Our bar/café is open all weekdays evening and weekends for snacks and our delicious freshly-cooked Thai cuisine.

We host a full range of activities and charity events as well as fundraising events.  We are always looking for new volunteers and invite you to get involved - it is a lot of fun and hugely rewarding.  contact us here

We also publish lots of advice sheets like ‘guidance notes on the wearing of helmets’ and supervision information as well as a whole range of policy documents to help parents. Follow this link for our advice sheets and policy documents



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, personalized shirt and cap all sent straight to your door.


Highgate CC All Stars Course Programme - please book via the links below

Due to Covid 19 we cannot take booking at present, we will activate the links as soon as possible.  
  • Book here Friday to Friday 2020 - 18.30 to 19.30
  • Book here Sunday to Sunday 2020 - 10.00 to 11.00
  • Book here Sunday to Sunday 2020 - 11.30 to 12.30
  • Book here More information for parents can be found on the ECB website (opens in new tab)

Dynamos Cricket

The perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport!  Complementing junior cricket, Dynamos provides children with a more social offer focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket. Every child who registers will receive their very own Dynamos Cricket New Balance t-shirt, personalised with their name and number.
  • Children use soft balls and light wooden bats
  • Minimum of six 60-90 minute sessions
  • Introduction to game play through a countdown cricket match
  • Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too
  • Safe and fully accredited

Dynamos Cricket App

Launching in 2020 the ECB also have an amazing digital app experience to complement the Dynamos Cricket programme. Packed with exclusive cricket content, quizzes and activities to practise at home and with friends, the app will allow your child to track their Dynamos Cricket journey as they progress, unlocking new content and skills challenges as they go.

Highgate CC Dynamo Course  - please book via the links below

Due to Covid 19 we cannot take booking at present, we will activate the links as soon as possible.



Junior Membership Sessions

U9 - U10, U11 and U11B's, U13's are running on Sundays 10am to 12noon this season.


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

Due to Covid 19 we cannot take booking at present, we will activate the links as soon as possible.



U14 to U17's  are running on Fridays this season from 18:00pm to 19:30pm

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.

Due to Covid 19 we cannot take booking at present, we will activate the links as soon as possible.
 



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 2020 10.00am -11.30am
Junior Presentation Evening Friday 12th July 2020 17.30pm onwards
See also our Woman & Girls Softball Festivals for Girls over the age of 13
For more information: [email protected]  



Holiday Cricket Camps

Our ever popular Holiday Cricket Camps run during Easter, May Half-term and the Summer Holidays.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  We also offer Early Drop Offs and Late Pick Ups to help you can plan around 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)
The camps usually run for 5 days.  However, they do not run on Bank holidays – please check each course link to check the number of days.

Due to Covid 19 we cannot take booking at present, but these are the links you will need as soon as we can start up activities
For more information please contact [email protected]  



Junior Coaching Team

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 for away games
  • All Stars:                        Johan De-Silva,  our Director of Junior Cricket
  • U9’s, U10’s, U11b's:      Steve Blyghton
  • U11’s :                            Johan De Silva
  • U13’s:                             Sandun Dias
  • U15’s:                             Andy Brookes
  • U17’s:                             Chris Riches
Lead coaches can be contacted via [email protected]
All coaches/staff are trained in and 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.  In addition Our Club Welfare Officers can be contacted at anytime  Their contact details can be found here  


Winter Season

Our Winter Season is now finished, which we run in local schools. We will be running Indoor sessions in the Autumn and Winter 2020/21 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 2020 can be found here and include:
  • All summer coaching sessions
  • Matches – both league and friendly
  • Junior Celebration Evening


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