Junior Info

Junior Membership Details - Important - Please Read Carefully

Welcome to the 2021 cricket season at Walton.

Walton-on-Thames Cricket Club offer a safe and friendly environment for your children to have fun learning to play the wonderful game of cricket. In 2010 we were awarded ClubMark status, recognising our 'Safeguarding Children Policy' and high standards of cricket coaching. This year we are looking to further develop our junior section with continued investment designed to offer more opportunity, better coaching, and more enjoyment for all of our boys and girls.

Existing members - to re-register for the 2021 season please follow the following process.

New members - Our membership registration and payment is online, please follow the two steps below.

Step 1: Click here and choose the appropriate membership package. Please note: if you have two boys at the club, or one boy and one girl, the ‘Two Siblings’ membership includes a discount.

Step 2: Enter your child’s name and age group in the boxes provided, and click ‘Add to basket’

Step 3: Payment
Go through the checkout and pay using your preferred method. You should receive a confirmation email.

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION & PAYMENT BEFORE Sunday 18 April 2021 which will allow us sufficient time to create registers for the first Sunday of the season.

Junior subscription fees for the 2021 season:
Boys U8–U17 @ £90.00.
Girls U8-U15 @ £70.00
Boys and Girls U8-U17 @ £160.00 (two siblings)
Boys & Girls U5-U7 @ £50.00

If your son or daughter is joining a cricket club for the first time and you are not sure if they will like it you can pay £5.00 per session for the first three sessions before deciding whether to join.

Coaching dates for the 2020 Season

Age Groups

First Session

No Session

Last Session

Boys & Girls under 5,6,7 (Sunday 09.30–10.30)

25th April

Not applicable

18th July

Boys under 8 & 9 (Sunday 09.15–10.45)

25th April

Not applicable

18th July

Girls Under 8-15 (Sunday 09.30–10.30)

25th April

Not applicable

18th July

Boys Under 10 and 11 (Sunday 11.00–12.30)

25th April

Not applicable

18th July

Boys Under 12 and 13 (Friday 18.00–20.00)

23th April

31st May for half term

16th July

Under 15 and 16/17 (Monday 18.00–20.00)

19th April

Bank Holiday Mondays

12th July

Under 14 (Wednesday 18.00-20.00

21st April

Not applicable

14th July

Age groups
Junior player’s age group is determined by their age on 1st September 2020. Under 6,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 means under that age on 1st September 2020.

Don’t forget to pick up your coffee and bacon roll from our Sunday morning cafe and check out our cricket clothing kit store where you can now purchase official Walton on Thames cricket clothing for matches or training. Items include shirts, caps, sweaters and trousers etc. Click here to go to the kit store.

We would also like to hear from any Mums and Dads interested in playing Saturday or Sunday cricket.

Students taking the Duke of Edinburgh Award can fulfil their community volunteer service section by helping with U8s cricket coaching on a Sunday morning.

We have entered teams in nine age groups in the West Surrey League or Gladys Chitty League and cup competitions at all age groups where possible. Fixture Cards will be distributed at a coaching session as soon as they become available. Fixtures are also posted on this website.

Match Fees
Match Fees are £2 for all junior matches. These go towards paying for pitch preparation, match balls and infrastructure costs. Please make sure Match Fees are paid; team managers have plenty to do without chasing after them. Failure to pay may result in your child being dropped from a team.

Wet weather
We don’t have the resources to warn parents if a coaching session has to be called off because of the weather. If you are doubtful about a session being held and want to avoid an unnecessary journey to the club, please look on our website.

Hot weather
Juniors should come with a cap or other headgear, cream for protection against the sun and water/soft drinks in a suitable container.

Cricket helmets
The England and Wales Cricket Board has issued guidance on the wearing of helmets. As a consequence of this, the Club policy is that all Junior must wear helmets when batting against a hard ball or ‘standing up’ when keeping wicket against a hard ball. The Club may be able to provide helmets, but these are limited in number. Therefore, it is suggested that Junior may wish to purchase their own helmets for the same reason they purchase other protective equipment e.g. pads, gloves.
Please also note that batsmen must also wear an abdominal protector (box).

Video/Still photography
We may wish to video any Colt or Cygnet for coaching purposes. In addition, we may wish to take still photographs, e.g. team photographs. In the current climate, it is recognised that some parents may object to this. If so, please let the Junior Manager or Coaching Secretary know in writing.

Only those details which you personally authorise are available to other members. Any other information which you input is available only to approved administrators within the Club. Registration gives you access to the members' section of the website, which will news on club, junior section, training, age group teams and matches.

Things for you to consider
For the Junior section to be a success we need help from parents, so please:
• Encourage your Junior in all endeavours to improve his/her game and in the adoption of a sporting attitude
• Support the Coaches and Team Managers. If you are unhappy with any of their actions they will be happy to discuss matters with you
• Provide appropriate kit for your junior
• Bring and collect your junior on time – not five minutes late
• Support juniors during matches. If your junior is playing in a match come and watch; this is most needed at away matches. Otherwise, juniors will still appreciate your support during home matches

We always need help with scoring, umpiring, and coaching. If you are willing to help with any of these, please come forward.

Contact: Head of Juniors, George Cates

Mobile: 07432228148

Email: georgecates@btinternet.com