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Sonning and Charvil Junior Cricket Club


About

The junior section (aka the Colts) at Sonning and Charvil was established in 2007 by Nick Ray who now serves the club as Junior Cricket Manager.  The Colts offers cricket to boys and girls of all abilities from age 5 up to 15.

Our aim is to promote cricket for all in a friendly and enjoyable environment where all children have an opportunity to take part in the game of cricket and develop new skills irrespective of their starting ability. In the medium term, we plan to produce a constant stream of new talent for the senior sides at the club. Around 15 of our Colts have already made their debuts for the senior sides and this season we have 10 boys and 2 girls playing representative cricket for Berkshire across the age groups.

We run Sunday morning training sessions for the Under 7s at Blue Coats School from May onwards.  The U9s and above take part in both winter and summer coaching sessions as well as playing friendly and league matches in the Berkshire Youth Cricket League.  We currently have teams registered in the U9, U11, U13 and U15 divisions.  In addition, Colts older than 13 are frequently offered the opportunity to play in our adult sides, including out mid-week Twenty20 side.

We have held the ECB Clubmark status since 2012, as testimony to our determination to run a professional operation even though we are entirely volunteer-run with all funds being used to support the cricket.

We are particularly keen to find parents with an active interest in cricket who would like to lead a team because as we increase the number of children we have (130 as of 2017) we need more managers to run the sides! You do not need to be a qualified coach, a current or former club cricketer with some enthusiasm would be perfect. However, if you wish to qualify as a coach we would try to give you financial support.  We are also looking to expand the management committee and the coaching/ parental roster and anyone with an interest in cricket would be welcomed with open arms. Please email scjcricket@ntlworld.com or call Nick Ray on 07989 606102 to discuss further.


Registration and Membership Fees

We currently have teams registered in the U9, U11, U13 and U15 Berkshire Youth Cricket League, as well as running Summer training sessions for U7s. 

Your child will generally participate in the team/squad determined by their age at 1st September prior to the start of the season:
  • U7s - school years 1 & 2
  • U9s - school years 3 & 4
  • U11s - school years 5 & 6
  • U13s - school years 7 & 8
  • U15s - school years 9 & 10

  • You will need to register before attending any of the following sessions:
    • Sunday morning training sessions for U7s
    • Winter indoor training for U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s.
    • Summer outdoor training and Berkshire Youth Cricket League and friendly matches for U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s.

    • Please ensure your child is registered/re-registered before they attend their first session as we must have up-to-date essential contact and medical details available.

      Registration

      NOT REGISTERED FROM LAST YEAR/NEW PLAYER? New junior members are always welcome.  For more information, or details on how to register as a new player,  please email scjcricket@ntlworld.com.  It would be helpful if you could provide your son/daughter's name, school year or date of birth and a brief description of any cricket experience they have.

      RE-REGISTERING? Login to our members' section at https://members.sonningcc.com and confirm that last year’s information is correct, or just update and confirm. 

      PAYMENT will be taken using Paypal which accepts direct bank transfer and/or credit cards.  You can either use Paypal as a guest, use an existing Paypal account or set up a new Paypal account as you wish.

      If you experience any problems registering or paying, please email scjcricket@gmail.com.

      Membership Fees

      Sunday morning training sessions U7s, will either be pay-as-you-play £5 per week or £49 for the entire season.  

      Membership and coaching fees for U9 – U15 are £100 inclusive.  This includes both winter and summer weekly training session as well as match fees. This price is mid-range with other clubs of similar stature, commitment to high quality coaching and facilities, bearing in mind that we do not charge extra for indoor training or match fees.

      Colts now too old for the juniors and just playing adult cricket pay £40.00 plus match fees.


      Winter and Summer Coaching

      We run both indoor winter training for U9’s and above as well as summer coaching for all levels.  During Thursday and Friday night Summer training sessions at King George's Field the Club bar will be open, and when the weather is set fair we will also light up the BBQ, so don't just drop them off but stay and sample the atmosphere of the club house!

      Training sessions for our 2018 season will be as follows:

      U7s

      Summer Outdoor sessions – Blue Coat School, Sonning – Sunday 29 April to 29 July inclusive, 10.30am to 12.00pm

      U9s

      Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School, Sonning - Sunday 4 March to 25 March inclusive, plus 15th April, 22nd April and 29th April, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

      Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field, Sonning – Friday 27 April to 20 July, 6.00pm to 7.15pm (6.00pm to 7.30pm from 1 June onwards)

      U11s

      Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School, Sonning - Sunday 4 March to 25 March inclusive, plus 15th April, 22nd April and 29th April, 11.30am to 12.30pm
       
      Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field, Sonning – Friday 27 April to 20 July, 7.15pm to 8.30pm (7.30pm to 9.00pm from 1 June onwards)

      U13s

      Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School, Sonning - Sunday 4 March to 25 March inclusive, plus 15th April, 22nd April and 29th April, 10.30am to 11.30am
       
      Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field, Sonning – Friday 27 April to 20 July, 7.15pm to 8.30pm (7.30pm to 9.00pm from 1 June onwards)

      U15s

      Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School, Sonning - Sunday 4 March to 25 March inclusive, plus 15th April, 22nd April and 29th April, 10.30am to 11.30am
       
      Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field, Sonning – Thursday 26 April to 19 July, 6.30pm to 8.00pm


      Facilities

      We are lucky to have a wealth of cricketing facilities in our local area that the Colts can use:
         
      • King George's Field, Pound Lane, Sonning - the home of Sonning Cricket Club
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      • East Park Farm, Charvil
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      • Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning Lane, Sonning

      • Last season the Club built two full length fully enclosed state-of-the-art nets for King George’s Field. which will be used for training during the course of the 2018 season.

        How to Find Us

        King George’s Field - Sonning

        King George’s field is the club’s main ground and is the location of the Club House.  It is located next to Sonning C of E Primary school.

        The address is King George's Field, Pound Lane, Sonning RG4 6XE.

        Approaching from the A4 turn into Pound Lane at the Woodley/Sonning roundabout towards Sonning village. After approximately 250 yards you will reach a zebra crossing – turn left immediately after this crossing, into Ligugé Way. The car park for King George’s field is immediately on the right.

        East Park Farm - Charvil

        This ground has an astro-turf pitch and we also have use of the East Park Farm Pavilion’s toilets and kitchen.

        The address is East Park Farm, Charvil, RG10 9TY.
           
        Please note that sat navs can take you into the adjacent housing estate, so please follow these directions:

        Approaching from the A4, follow signs to Charvil at the Texaco/Wee Waif roundabout turning into Old Bath Lane.  At the mini-roundabout turn right into Park Lane.   At the next roundabout go straight ahead, continuing along Park Lane for approximately 350 yards before turning left into the East Park Farm car park (just after passing the school).  There is ample parking and you will find the cricket pitch beyond the tennis courts.

        Reading Blue Coat School - Sonning

        Reading Blue Coat School has a number of different facilities that the club has access to.  The main cricket pitch, in front of the Pavilion, is used by our U7’s for their Sunday morning coaching sessions.  The Sports hall is the venue for our winter nets, and we hold some of our junior matches on the astro-turf pitch in the lower grounds.

        The address is Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading RG4 6SU.

        Approaching from the A4 turn into Sonning Lane.  The School is about ½ mile on the left.  As you drive down the main school driveway you will see the cricket Pavilion and Main Cricket pitch on your left.  Carry straight on past the pavilion to reach the car park.  As you approach the car park, the astro-turf pitch is on the right of the driveway in the lower grounds.  The sports hall is behind the car park beyond the wall at the end of the main drive.


        Clothing

        The Club has an online clothing store hosted and operated by Serious Cricket.

        Serious Cricket offer “high quality playing and team wear garments” which are “delivered directly to your preferred address within five days.”  A size guide is available on the Serious Cricket site.

        Serious Cricket will be holding their annual roadshow at the Club on Friday 18th May 2018. Last season was very popular so please arrive early – doors open at 5.30pm.

        We are very pleased to confirm that the Colt’s shirt sponsor has renewed for this season, Simple Recruitment Services – a leading independent recruitment company specialising in Sales, Marketing, Industrial, Insurance, Catering and Technical areas: 

        In addition to supporting cricket activities, SRS and the Club have agreed that junior shirts will be subsidised this year and we hope that all players competing in the Berkshire Youth Cricket League (U9 and above) will purchase the shirt. These are available for the subsidised price of £19 instead of the regular price of £26.  Apply the discount code Sonning2018 at the checkout. Please make sure you select the junior shirt, with the "SRS" logo .

        Please note that if you decide to purchase then the commercial relationship is between you and Serious Cricket and we cannot intervene. However, we are interested in your feedback on the quality of product and service that you receive from Serious Cricket as we keep this relationship under regular review.

        We are a traditional cricket club and prefer your children to wear predominantly white clothing for matches and training. We do not require you to purchase Club clothing although, in practice, most of the children that are U9 or older wear club-badged shirts for matches in the Berkshire Youth Cricket League.

        Equipment:

        U7s

           
        • All equipment at training sessions is provided

        • U9s

             
          • Matches are played using an Incrediball
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          • Equipment provided by club: Wicket keeping gloves
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          • Required player equipment: abdominal guard (box), cricket bat
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          • Optional suggested player equipment: batting gloves

          • U11s / U13s

               
            • Matches are played using a 4 3/4oz junior hard ball
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            • Equipment provided by club: Batting pads, batting gloves, batting helmets*, wicket keeping gloves
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            • Required player equipment: abdominal guard (box), cricket bat
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            • Optional suggested player equipment: thigh pads, arm guards

            • U15s

                 
              • Matches are played using a 5 1/2oz hard ball
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              • Equipment provided by club: Batting pads, batting gloves, batting helmets*, wicket keeping gloves
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              • Required player equipment: abdominal guard (box), cricket bat
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              • Optional suggested player equipment: thigh pads, arm guards


              • * Whilst club helmets are made by reputable manufacturers, and were fit for purpose at the time of purchase, we do not guarantee that they confirm to the latest safety standards (BS7928:2013).  If players/parents are concerned, they should look to purchase their own helmets.


                Social Events


                End of Season Awards Night

                Each year in early September we get together to celebrate another great season of junior cricket at Sonning CC.

                This year we will hold our awards night on Friday 7th September 2018 at the Pavilion of our home ground - King Georges Field with our popular BBQ and open bar.

                There will be awards for each age group and every child that attends will also receive a participation medal.

                These will be presented by coaches and culminate in the presentation of the Nick Bentley "Colt of the Year" Trophy.




                All Time Top Run Scorers
                (since 2004)



                8580 - Mark Richards
                5425 - Jameel Ahamed
                3691 - Duncan Parr
                3376 - Ali Driver
                3090 - Naqash Tahir
                3076 - Gary Phillips
                3048 - Richard Harris
                3011 - Kevan Smith
                2966 - Sohail Aslam
                2937 - Bubbu Thava
                All Time Wicket Takers
                (since 2004)



                469 - Abbas Ghulam
                310 - Jameel Ahamed
                250 - Kevan Smith
                217 - Waqas Tahir
                201 - Harvey Grout
                192 - Duncan Parr
                190 - Mark Anderson
                182 - Mark Richards
                160 - George Troughton
                153 - Zahid Mohammed
                All Time Top Fielding Dismissals
                (since 2004)



                195 - Steve Hill
                163 - Nick Ray
                123 - Mark Richards
                104 - Gary Phillips
                102 - James Reilly
                97 - Ali Driver
                91 - Jameel Ahamed
                77 - Matt Hill
                76 - Duncan Parr
                73 - Alex Ray

                2018 Season Summary

                TeamMPWDLAb
                Sat 1st Team11103071
                Sat 2nd Team11102171
                Sat 3rd Team1291082
                Sun 1st Team12103072
                Sun 2nd Team750232
                MidWeek552030
                U13552030
                U13B320021
                U11874031
                U11B100001
                U9555000
                U9B442020
                Overall84722434512

                Events

                No upcoming events!

                Upcoming Fixtures

                21-Jul - Sat 1st Team Vs Ruislip Victoria
                21-Jul - Sat 2nd Team Vs Wokingham
                21-Jul - Sat 3rd Team Vs Thatcham Town
                22-Jul - Sun 1st Team Vs Dorchester on Thames
                22-Jul - Sun 2nd Team Vs Wealdstone Corinthians
                24-Jul - MidWeek Vs Farley Beans
                28-Jul - Sat 1st Team Vs Gerrards Cross
                28-Jul - Sat 2nd Team Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT
                28-Jul - Sat 3rd Team Vs Wargrave
                29-Jul - Sun 1st Team Vs Pheonix

                Recent Results

                15-Jul - Sun 1st Team Vs Basingstoke - Lost by wickets
                15-Jul - Sun 2nd Team Vs Stonor - Cancelled
                14-Jul - Sat 1st Team Vs Chiswick & Whitton - Won by 13 runs
                14-Jul - Sat 2nd Team Vs ALDERSHOT - Lost by 136 runs
                14-Jul - Sat 3rd Team Vs Datchet - Forfeited by Sonning 3s
                8-Jul - Sun 2nd Team Vs Greys Green - Lost
                7-Jul - Sat 1st Team Vs BURNHAM - Lost by 151 runs
                7-Jul - Sat 2nd Team Vs Wargrave - Lost by 10 wickets
                7-Jul - Sat 3rd Team Vs Royal Ascot - Forfeited by Sonning 3
                1-Jul - Sun 1st Team Vs Harrow Weald - by 4 wickets

                Top Run Scorers

                423 - Jameel Ahamed
                389 - Mark Richards
                341 - Jagz Beniwal
                302 - Mannu Rawat
                264 - Dan Anderson

                Top Wicket Takers

                25 - Jameel Ahamed
                19 - Mohammed Atif
                16 - Duncan Parr
                12 - Kevan Smith
                10 - Abbas Ghulam

                Top Fielding Dismissals

                12 - Matthew Calhoum
                8 - Pete Dean
                7 - Mannu Rawat
                5 - Bikash Gurung
                5 - Nigel Jackson

                Centurions

                128* - Mannu Rawat 14-Jul Vs Chiswick & Whitton
                118 - Mark Richards 19-May Vs Ruislip Victoria

                Fifties

                64 - Jacob Fitton 15-Jul Vs Basingstoke
                63 - Matt Hill 14-Jul Vs ALDERSHOT
                88 - Stephen Mankee 7-Jul Vs Wargrave
                76 - Mark Richards 30-Jun Vs Tring Park
                55 - Gary Phillips 30-Jun Vs Tring Park
                74 - Jagz Beniwal 24-Jun Vs Penn Street CC
                96 - David McLoughlin 24-Jun Vs Hartley Wintney
                74 - Steve Simmons 23-Jun Vs Bradfield
                51 - Devan Sharma 23-Jun Vs Kew
                98 - Will Ward 16-Jun Vs Purley on Thames
                52 - Devan Sharma 16-Jun Vs Ickenham
                51 - Mohammed Atif 13-Jun Vs Farley Beans
                54* - Jameel Ahamed 10-Jun Vs Henley
                61 - Inderveer Sahota 10-Jun Vs Henley
                51 - Jameel Ahamed 3-Jun Vs Pheonix
                93 - Shamitha Widanapathirana 3-Jun Vs Pheonix
                54 - David Coutts 3-Jun Vs Pheonix
                74 - Jagz Beniwal 2-Jun Vs Hayes
                79* - Jameel Ahamed 27-May Vs Reading Lawyers
                67* - Ali Naeem 23-May Vs Woodley
                91 - Dan Anderson 20-May Vs CYPOS
                73 - Dave Rintoul 19-May Vs Wokingham
                57 - Ali Naeem 19-May Vs Wokingham
                77 - Mohammed Atif 19-May Vs Wokingham
                61* - Gary Phillips 15-May Vs Royal Ascot
                78 - Jameel Ahamed 13-May Vs Twyford

                5 Wicket Hauls

                5 For 69 - Abbas Ghulam 7-Jul Vs BURNHAM
                7 For 56 - Mohammed Atif 23-Jun Vs Thatcham Town
                5 For 53 - Inderveer Sahota 17-Jun Vs Sandhurst
                6 For 93 - Mohammed Atif 16-Jun Vs Purley on Thames
                5 For 23 - Jameel Ahamed 3-Jun Vs Pheonix

                3 or more Fielding Dismissals in a Game

                3 (3c,0st,0ro) - Surinder singh 24-Jun Vs Hartley Wintney
                3 (2c,1st,0ro) - Matthew Calhoum 17-Jun Vs Sandhurst

                Top 10 Quackers

                4 - Isaac blakey
                3 - Alexander Fleming
                3 - James Kennealy
                3 - Waqas Ahmed
                2 - Alexander Richardson
                2 - Bill Travers
                2 - Ben Butler
                2 - Dan Anderson
                2 - Ella Phillips
                2 - John Longridge


                Further information about Sonning CC can be found by clicking the links below



                President

                Max McNeill
                Max@ultimabusiness.com
                07802548320
                Chairman

                Gary Phillips
                gary.phillips@simplers.co.uk
                07500336879
                Vice Chairman

                Richard Anderson
                r.anderson@andersonorr.com
                07917756020
                Secretary

                Dan Anderson
                bcfcdan@hotmail.com
                07909442814
                Treasurer

                Steve Rayfield
                Stephen.Rayfield@herbertsmith.com
                07809200548
                Membership Secretary

                Gary Phillips
                gary.phillips@simplers.co.uk
                07500336879
                Fixture Secretary

                Bill Travers
                wbtravers@yahoo.co.uk
                02073501745
                Social Secretary

                Keith Denyer
                denyerk1@gmail.com
                07738478969
                Pavilion Manager

                Phil Wilding
                cwilding25@hotmail.com
                07784535661
                Bar Stewardess

                Christine Wilding
                cwilding25@hotmail.com
                07712576003
                Press Officer

                Bill Travers
                wbtravers@yahoo.co.uk
                02073501745
                Groundsman

                Strik Pownall
                menapownall@hotmail.co.uk
                07780913713
                Selection Co-Ordinator

                Jameel Ahamed
                asjameel@ymail.com
                07875576401
                Webmaster

                Jameel Ahamed
                asjameel@ymail.com
                07875576401
                First Team Manager

                Alan Bright
                awbright@msn.com
                07815744756
                1st Team Captain

                Pete Dean
                peterdean023@gmail.com
                07521052024
                1st Team Vice Captain

                Duncan Parr
                parrs4390@gmail.com
                07976047210
                2nd Team Captain

                Dan Anderson
                bcfcdan@hotmail.com
                07909442814
                2nd Team Vice Captain

                Steve Hill
                steve.hill@interserve.com
                07747758482
                3rd Team Captain

                Nick Ray
                nick.ray@ntlworld.com
                07989606102
                3rd Team Vice Captain

                Waqas Tahir
                tahir.waqas@yahoo.co.uk
                07545034500
                Sunday 1st Team Captain

                Mark Lilley
                lilleymark63@gmail.com
                07801297672
                Sunday 1st ViceTeam Captain

                Jameel Ahamed
                asjameel@ymail.com
                07875576401
                Sunday 2nd Team Captain

                Bill Travers
                wbtravers@yahoo.co.uk
                02073501745
                Sunday 2nd Team Vice Captain

                Nick Ray
                nick.ray@ntlworld.com
                07989606102
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                How to find us

                Directions

                From Reading take A4 towards Maidenhead, turn left at the Woodley/Sonning roundabout in to Pound Lane, ground 200 yards on left.

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