Juniors News

Junior teams success!

Under 12B

Pictured above are the under 12B team won their last match of the season against Trinity Whitgiftians on Sunday morning.

With 9 victories in 10 matches this season, they have won the under 12B team league. Congratulations to all!

Under 11A

On an overcast morning and playing on an awkward Turney pitch the boys had to beat the undefeated Old Whitgiftians to end the season joint top. Losing the toss and being asked to bowl we got rid of one of their key players early but some good batting from the away team saw them at 52 for 2 and settling in for a decent score. In the space of 3 overs we then took 6 wickets – Nikhil ripped through the middle order with 4 for 8. Regular wickets continued to fall and we dismissed Old Whits for 77. Other wicket takers were Finn Finch (1 for 6), Akhil (1 for 16), Jude (2 for 5), Jack (1 for 4) and Henry (1 for 2).

With the previous highest score on this pitch being 87 we knew we would need to bat sensibly. After a couple of early wickets had us 11 for 2 our middle order of Finlay (17), Jude (14) and Dylan (10) looked like steering us to a comfortable victory. However, cricket games can change in an instant and three quick wickets had us at 67 for 7.

That brought Jack Fellowes and Felix Taylor to the crease and although both boys are not regular A team players they evaluated the situation well running every single that was available to them. Entering the last over we were all square and a single of the 2nd ball secured a great victory.

The boys learned a valuable lesson today in that regardless of how many county or district players are in the opposition team if you play as a team you can beat anyone and everyone played their part today – well done boys.

With both teams finishing on equal points at the top of the league, a play-off game will determine the division champions.

The team now move onto the NEC Cup semi-final against the same opponents Old Whitgiftians on Tuesday 14th July.

Junior membership

Our registration process for Juniors Membership is now complete and our under 6 to under 12 groups are now full for 2015. We always welcome new under 14 and 15 players, please email Sam Krafft if you are interested.

To avoid disappointment, please do not bring children along to training sessions if they are not registered as members of the club. Due to constraints of space and minimum coaching ratios, we will not be able to accommodate them. We are happy to provide information about other local cricket clubs who still are still accepting applications from new juniors players – just get in touch.

Training and games times 2015

Juniors training will start on Saturday, 25 April, and finish on Friday July 17.  There will be a one week break during the May half term, so there are no sessions from Monday 25 May to Sunday 31 May (inclusive).

Times and venues are as follows:

Under 6 (Y1) - Saturday 9:00-10:00am (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 7 (Y2) - Saturday 10:15am-11:15am (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 8 (Y3) - Sunday 10:15am-11:45am (Dulwich Sports Ground, Turney Road)
Under 9 (Y4) - Thursday 6:00-7:30pm (Dulwich Sports Ground, Turney Road)
Under 10 (Y5) - Friday 4:30-6:00pm (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 11 (Y6) - Friday 6:00-7:30pm (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 12 (Y7) - Monday 6:15-7:45pm (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 13 (Y8) - Tuesday 6:15-7:45pm* (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 14/15 (Y9) - Tuesday 6:15-7:45pm* (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Junior women** - Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm (Dulwich Sports Ground, Turney Road)

*Under 13 and under 14/15 training runs fortnightly.  Under 13s train on May 5, 19, June 2, 16, 30, July 14, 28 and August 11 and 25.  Under 14s train on April 28, May 12,26,June 9, 23, July 7, 21 and August 4 and 18. Friendly games will be run in most weeks when there is no training.

** Mixed age session for girls in Year 4 and above.

A map of the venues is available here.

A full juniors fixture list and contact details for age group managers are set out here.

Congratulations to our representative cricketers

Congratulations to the following juniors who have been selected to play representative cricket this season:

Surrey CAG: Max Swanson (u13), Finlay Douglas, Robbie Keaton, Jonty Postlewhite, James Ronay (u10); India Charlesworth (u11 girls).

Inner London district: Roohullah Abba, Harry Chathli, Reuben Duncan, Zach Wood (u14); Kit Evans, Max Swanson (u13); Will Gurney-Champion, Ben Hoffmann, Edward Marshall, Ben Mirchandani, Joshua Shattock, Isaac Shaw (u12); Benjy Davis, Finn Finch, Danny Guy, Jude Hunter, Dylan Ross, Archie Shuttleworth (u11); Lucas Campbell, Finlay Douglas, Robbie Keaton, Ted Luker, Jonty Postlewhite, James Ronay, Ayush Singh, Oliver Singh (u10).

Surrey under 9 district squads: Saahil Bansal, Johnny Codrington, Robert McLaughlin, William Rees, Ed Warren.

London Schools Cricket Association: Edward Marshall, Ben Mirchandani, Joshua Shattock, Isaac Shaw, Luke Stylianou (u12); Dan Matthews (u11); Finlay Dennis, Robbie Keaton, Ted Luker, Thomas Milburn, Jonty Postlewhite (u10)

Lewisham district: Archie Shuttleworth (u11).

Holiday cricket

Once again we will be running weekday holiday cricket sessions for boys and girls aged 7-11 during the summer holidays, from 6 July to 21 August. The sessions are suitable for both beginners and more experienced players, and non-members are welcome. This year we will also be running Saturday morning holiday sessions for children who will have just completed Year 1 and Year 2 (our under 6 and under 7 age groups).

Click here for full details and instructions on how to book.

Please note that we expect these sessions to be oversubscribed so book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to minimum coaching ratios we may need to turn children away on the day if they have not been booked in advance.

Juniors coach receives award at the Oval

Those of you attending the England vs India test at the Oval on 16 August may have seen a familiar face – Allen Blackford on the pitch receiving his Outstanding Contribution ECB Coach Award. We are lucky to have such a wealth of talent and experience in the Dulwich CC coaching team!