Junior Cricket at Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club
Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club has been established for more than 150 years. Based in the beautiful settings of Bushy Park, we're a family-oriented club that helps junior cricketers of all ages and abilities develop within a safe and fun environment.
We have several options for children’s cricket at Hampton Wick. For our youngest members we have ECB All Stars, for those graduating All Stars or new to cricket we have ECB Dynamos which is new for 2021 and we run junior cricket alongside these programmes for children aged 7 to 17. The ECB programmes are managed centrally by the ECB with session plans determined nationally. The Junior Cricket programme is run by HWRCC head coach, and former Danish national coach, Simon Talbot.
Parents play a key role in the cricket experience of our juniors. With oversight from qualified and professional coaches we encourage parents to be involved in running All Stars, Dynamos and Junior Cricket sessions. Many parents go on to become qualified coaches and develop their own coaching skills as their children improve their cricketing skills. This approach provides strong continuity from year to year, and from the training ground to the cricket pitch, and helps our junior players develop their cricket ability. The location for all summer cricket is at the club in Bushy Park (the corner nearest Kingston Bridge). We are fortunate to have three cricket pitches giving us capacity to have all our cricket onsite. Winter training is on Sunday afternoons from January to March at Tiffin Boys’ School Sports Centre.
The cricket pavilion is open and serving hot and cold drinks and snacks during all summer training sessions. This provides parents with an opportunity to socialise during and after cricket sessions and increases the team spirit of our spectators across the age groups. We also run regular social events during ‘normal’ years.
We look to create an environment where all our junior cricketers can reach their potential. Many players go into the Middlesex and Surrey county programmes in addition to playing at The Wick. We also nurture our more developing players at all age groups to help them maximise their enjoyment of the game. We place particular importance on helping our juniors transition into the adult game from U13 onwards. Junior players contribute significantly to the success of the adult teams and our aim is for our junior players to continue to play as adults and enjoy playing cricket as a lifelong sport.
For those age 5 - 8 we run the ECB All Stars programme. The programme is designed to introduce children to cricket, teach them new skills, help them make new friends and most importantly have fun.
Dates: Sundays for 8 weeks starting 9th May
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
**ALL STARS IS NOW FULL FOR 2021**
Fees of £55 are payable direct to the ECB and includes a t-shirt, rucksack and bat.
For children age 8 - 11 we will be running ECB Dynamos cricket which is launching in 2021. This
programme is targeted at those graduating from All Stars or for those new to cricket.
Dates: Sundays for 8 weeks starting 9th May
Time: 10.30am - 11.45am
More information and registration is available at https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/dynamoscricket
Fees of £55 are payable direct to the ECB and includes a personalised t-shirt.
We run Junior Cricket for children from 7 - 17. At all age groups we focus on enjoyment but also on
developing their individual and team skills.
U7 - U11
Dates: Sundays for 12 weeks starting in April (date tbc)
Time: 10am - 11.30am/12pm
Matches take place on Sunday mornings for U9s, midweek or weekends for U10s and U11s. Juniors begin
to use a hard ball from the U10 age group. These age groups are entered into the Middlesex Junior Cricket
U12 - U15
Dates: Fridays for ~14 weeks starting in April (date tbc)
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Matches take place on midweek and on weekends. These age groups are entered into the Middlesex
Junior Cricket Association and the Surrey Junior Cricket Foundation leagues.
Training is either on Friday evenings or with adult training. Matches are midweek. This age group is
entered into the Middlesex Junior Cricket Association league.
£110 for U10 and above
£95 for U9 and below
Sibling rate is £70
20% discount for Harlequins Amateurs Rugby members
Those playing matches are required to wear a club shirt, trousers and cap. Cost is £57 in 2021.
Registration for Junior Cricket is direct with the club. All Stars and Dynamos are registered through the ECB https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/junior
If you would like to register a child for junior cricket please click here and send the requested information. Registration then opens in late March each year.
We look forward to welcoming your son/daughter and yourself to the Wick