Junior Cricket - Boys & Girls

Junior Cricket - Boys & Girls

Welcome to the 2022 junior cricket season at Finchley!

And we are really looking forward to seeing you all after a busy winter.
We get going on the evening of Friday 8 April!

Our emphasis at Finchley is on inclusion and fun and we offer every level of junior cricket for boys and girls of all ages and abilities, from six-year-olds to seventeen-year-olds, with a pathway into adult cricket. Throughout this age spectrum, we range from beginners to junior cricketers participating in county and London Schools squads; and we were proud winners in 2021 of both the under 17 and under 19 Middlesex cups.

Please do come and join us – not just for the cricket but for our special family atmosphere. We love our junior cricketers to see the club as something of a second home, and we look forward to a season of cricket fun, development and friendship.

Please see below key 2022 season information on our training and practice arrangements; our age group squads, age group managers and age group fixtures; our one-to-one coaching offering; our registration/payment arrangements; and our 2022 cricket camp plans. Great if you would like to sign up as soon as possible!

Training, practice and family nights

From Friday 8 April, our training and practice sessions will be:
• 430pm to 530pm every Friday for six-year-olds to eight -year-olds
• 600pm to 800pm every Friday for nine-year-olds to seventeen-year-olds
• 600pm to 800pm every Monday for nine-year-olds to seventeen-year-olds. Additional skills
development co-ordinated by age group squad managers

Our excellent coaching group are really looking forward to seeing you all.

Friday evenings will be family evenings, supported by good catering and our bar offering – please do come along! And the bar will of course be open on Monday evenings too.

Age group squads, age group managers, age group fixtures

This season, the club is putting out 11 age group teams in Middlesex league and cup competitions. We have many fixtures to play. Details of these age group squads follow, showing the club members who will be looking after each of them. As you sign up, they will be in touch with you on Pitchero - and please do not hesitate to get in touch with them on Pitchero.

Age groupAge group managers
Under 9 – Division 1Julian Powe, 07590713333, julian@thejouleseffect.com
Under 10 – Division 2Julian Powe, 07590713333, julian@thejouleseffect.com
Under 11 – A. Division 1. B. Division 2Amit Bavishi, Rishi Tibarewela
Under 13 – A. Division 1. B. Division 3Tony Singh, Amit Tulsiani
Under 13 Girls – East North groupingPete Crowe
Under 15 – A. Division 1. B. Division 2Mick McGowan
Under 17 – Division 1Mick McGowan, Graham Leggett
Under 19 – ECB CupMick McGowan, Graham Leggett

Age group managers will communicate relevant fixture details – you can also find all age group fixtures on the MJCA website on this link - https://mcacricket.org/mca-areas/mca-east/mca-east-league-fixtures-including-u8- and-u9

One-to-one coaching

Our coaching resource is co-ordinated this year by Sam Hamerton (samhamerton@icloud.com; 07379142888). Please do not hesitate to get in touch with him if you would like to organise additional one to one coaching. He will arrange additional sessions with the following club-based coaches:
• Keerthi Ranasinghe
• Simon Stevens
• Sam Hamerton

Registration/payment arrangements
We are now taking membership registrations for the 2022 season. Please visit the shop in the Pitchero app or on the club website to be directed to our sign-
up page. It would help us a great deal if you were able to do this by no later than Friday 15 April. Thank you!

You will find the following invitation for 2022 season subscriptions to help us cover all associated costs of coaching, training and match material, match balls and ground hire and preparation:

OfferingSubscription level
Six- to eight-year-old training, boys and girls, 430pm to 530 pm, every Friday£70
Junior subscription (Nine-year-olds to seventeen- year-old boys and girls, training Mondays and Fridays, 600pm to 800pm, and eligibility for age group match play)£135

Match shirts were provided last season. We will have some additional supplies available in case of need at a price of £20.00 each.
Please do not hesitate to talk with us if you would like to explore the possibility of a bursary.

2022 cricket camp plans
Please look out for our plans for our summer vacation camps. More detail in a few weeks’ time – especially for the cricket camps to be run again by Simon Stevens through Falcon Cricket coaching (info@falconcricket.co.uk).