Actonians Cricket Club

Welcome to Actonians Junior Section

INFORMATION

JUNIOR CRICKET AT ACTONIANS

Our aim is that everyone will feel welcome, always enjoy themselves, and appreciate being a member of a club that prides itself on being ‘One Club’. If your child has played the game before that’s great but if they haven’t please don't worry about your child not having much cricketing experience - we just want the kids to fall in love with the game and see where that takes them on the cricket field.

New boys and girls welcome.
For further information on joining our junior section please contact Clifford Pile - clifford.pile@ntlworld.com 


Winter Indoor Cricket Training

Our Winter Indoor Cricket Training will be starting on Saturday 5th November 2022 through to Saturday 8th April 2023.

SOFTBALL OPTION – ideally suited for Under 9’s and those who will feel more confident training with a soft ball

Each session will last 1 hour and will include some technical work on batting and bowling, elements of fielding and each session will finish with a mini-match - hopefully by attending these sessions you will not only have a great time but also see a benefit come the start of the outdoor season in April. 

Cost = £5.00 per session.

BOOKING FORM

HARDBALL OPTION – ideally suited for Under 10’s and above and feel confident playing hardball cricket

Each session will last 2 hours and include some technical work, elements of fielding and cricket fitness as well as nets. Hopefully by attending these sessions you will not only have a great time but also see a benefit come the start of the outdoor season in April. 

Cost = £10.00 per session.

BOOKING FORM
 

Venue: Reynolds Sports Centre (Acton Ark Academy School), Gunnersbury Lane, Acton W3 8EY

The facility has amble car parking; is on the E3 bus route and only a few minutes’ walk from the Uxbridge Road so hopefully everyone should find it easy to get to.

So that everyone can have an enjoyable experience we will be restricting the number of participants per session. Payment must be made at time of booking.

Please complete and return the appropriate form to me at clifford.pile@ntlworld.com

Clifford Pile

Junior Manager

2022 Season - Messages of thanks

2022 Season – Messages of thanks

Just wanted to say thanks so much to you and all the coaches. He’s absolutely loved All Stars and will definitely be back next time.

Many thanks for the Dynamos lessons. They enjoyed it.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the coaches, for all your excellent coaching throughout the season.

Thanks for everything this season and look forward to next year 

Thank you for making our first summer season so good, it’s much appreciated.

She has absolutely loved her first season at Actonians, and she is already looking forward to working hard over the winter to improve her skills ahead of next Season. 

Thank you so much for everything. My son was so enjoyed his cricket this summer. Thanks a lot.

Junior Festival - Thank you so much for today. It was great fun and nice to be back out on the field with the children.

Junior Festival - Thanks for all your effort organising everything yesterday; it was a wonderful day

Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your work with my son this year.

Junior Festival - Thanks very much for yesterday. We really enjoyed the day. Thank you for being so welcoming to our son, he is really keen to be a member of Actonians and to get involved over the winter. 

Thank you for all your hard work over the summer. He certainly enjoyed the nets at the weekend and hopefully he can play a bit more next season. Thanks again to you and all the coaching staff.

Just wanted to say a big thank you for such a great day on Sunday and also a big thanks to you and all the coaches and volunteers at the club. ******** has really enjoyed playing for Actonians and has come a long way thanks to the coaching and match play. 

Thanks for having ******* over the summer. He really enjoyed it; we appreciate the great introduction you have given him to a sport he may not have previously tried.

THANK YOU for organising us all, all summer. They have both really enjoyed their cricket this summer, feels like it has finally clicked and been very nice to see them grow in confidence. 

 

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Actonians Juniors - History
Actonians Juniors

CLUB ETHOS

We are always keen to attract new players to the club and to the game in general; we have an open membership policy and offer cricket for boys and girls aged 5 to 17 and have built up a reputation of being a welcoming and open club – with safety and fun being at the centre of everything we do.

SAFETY AND WELLBEING

In these difficult times we will always put everyone’s safety and wellbeing first. We are a Clubmark Club and we adhere to the ‘Safe Hands’ Policy for Safeguarding Children in Cricket (available to view online at https://www.ecb.co.uk/safeguarding). All of the adults at the club who work with children and meet the necessary criteria are checked and vetted by the ECB.

TRAINING AND MATCHES

Outdoor training is run from the middle of April through to the end of August every Sunday morning. Registration will be from 9.45am to 9.55am with an immediate start at 10.00am and will finish at 11.30am.

The sessions will be not be just on the technical side of the game i.e. nets but also aspects like “cricket fitness”; match awareness; sessions on aspects of the game like captaincy; field positions; setting fields; match management including basic scoring and the laws of the game with the aim of improving everyone’s general cricket knowledge – but most importantly the main aim of the sessions is that everyone is having fun and rounded cricket experience. We also use our 2nd ground – Boddington Gardens for some training sessions as it has another 3 nets and also enables us to do centre-wicket training on the non-turf pitch.

Matches are mainly played in April, May and June with some summer games in July and August. We run teams in the Middlesex Junior Cricket Association competitions from Under 9’s to Under 17’s. All matches are 20/20 games - mid-week games are start at 6.00pm; Sunday games are in the mornings, starting at 10.00am. All the junior fixtures are on the website – www.oldactonianscricket.com

We are also an accredited club to run 2 national programmes primarily aimed at young players new to the game.

ALL STARS

All Stars Cricket provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years old with an 8 weeks programme of activity and skills development. The programme is designed to introduce children to the sport and teaching them new skills.

We have 2 hourly groups on a Sunday morning: 10am to 10.50am and 11am to 11.50am

May 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27

DYNAMOS CRICKET

Dynamos Cricket provides a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket and 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 over an 8 week programme and is linked to The Hundred.

Our sessions are on Monday evenings from 6.00pm to 7.30pm

June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26

SELECTION FOR GAMES/NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE

The age group lead will notify players through the club website by email if they have been selected for a game – you need to acknowledge that your child can play and is aware of the timings etc. (Please note the club cannot accept responsibility for getting your child to away matches or bringing them back). We will always give opportunity to as many players as possible to play games during the summer with the principle of maximum participation in those matches; however, sometimes selection for and participation in matches will be on the basis of ability. 

All members – juniors and adults - will be issued with an individual club membership card. All cards have the facility to ‘top-up’ to help move away from ‘cash’.

SOCIAL EVENTS

We would normally run a series of social events including a number of BBQ’s during the season; at the moment those activities are subject to government guidance and are therefore on hold; as soon as we have any news on when we can start up again with those we will let everyone know.

HOW’S THE CLUB RUN

The cricket club is run by a number of volunteers and we always welcome offers of help from all members, and hope that as you feel part of the club you will feel able to get involved.

One such area we often need help in is the running of the games (such as scoring) which frees up the coach to manage the games to maximise the enjoyment and hopefully success of the players and ultimately the team. We are grateful to those parents who already help in this respect. Another area of support we need help with is administration – roles include Treasurer, Membership, and Data Protection – if you feel you would like to be involved please let me know.

All of our coaches (except for the Seniors Coach) are volunteers – the more volunteer qualified coaches we have then the better quality of coaching we can offer. Formal training costs will be paid by the club for all coaching courses – all we ask back in return is for some time helping out on a Sunday morning or at matches.