Horsham Cricket Club

Junior section

Please note all the details below about the 2020 season do not currently apply due to the Covid19 pandemic. The clubhouse and all facilities/activities* remain closed UFN.

Junior members – you will have received an email from the club office regarding junior training. If you have not received the information, or are interested in joining the junior cricket this season please contact us by email.

*tennis facilities are now available – if you are interested in joining the tennis section please email us for more details or click on the ‘read more’ link below – we have a half price membership offer available until 31st July

Covid-19 Updates – Read More


Junior cricket 2020

For any queries not covered on this page please email the club office on hsc@horshamsportsclub.com

All information on fixtures and results for Horsham CC can be found on our play cricket site here


Age Groups

Horsham Cricket Club runs age group teams from U8 – U16 for Boys and Girls, as well as organised sessions for younger children. You can read more about ‘All Stars’ cricket for 5-7 yr olds here

Players from U8 upwards are required to become members of the junior section of the cricket club and to pay an annual subscription which covers training sessions and is payable at the beginning of the season. Players cannot play in matches unless they have paid their subs



U8 -£40 (HDC LAC Card holders – £20)

U9- U16 – £65 (HDC LAC – £32.50)

New members are welcome in all age groups and you can attend two training sessions before deciding whether to join – please email the relevant age group manager before attending for the first time.

Players who were in our Under 16 age group last year and are now over 16 yrs of age, are very welcome to join the senior section this year.

Match fees for U10-U16s are £4 per game and for U9s matches are £2.50. From 2020 we will be using a prepaid ticket system so that no cash has to be collected on match days.  Details to follow



Kit can be ordered directly from our supplier here

Players from U10 upwards must wear the official HCC match shirt when playing in matches


Outdoor Training 6-7.30pm weather permitting

U8 – U13s – Fridays starting 24th April

Girls- all ages- Thursday starting 23rd April

U14 & U15’s – Wednesdays starting 22nd April


Leagues and competitions entered by HCC juniors.

In 2020 the Club will be entering sides into the North Area IDentilam Youth Cricket League in U9/U10/U11/U12/U13 & U15 age groups- matches are played on Saturdays and midweek – see below.

The U9/10s, U13s and U15s are entered into the ECB National Knockout Cup – fixtures tbc

The girls are entered into U11 softball & U13 hardball leagues

Teams at U12/U13/U14 & U18 will also be entered into the Sussex Junior Festival competition which takes place in the late summer. (Dates for the 2020 festival can be found below)


League Match Days  

U09:    Monday

U10:    Saturday

U11:   Tuesdays

U12:   Saturdays

U13:   Wednesdays

U15:   Tuesdays

Girls   U11 w/c – vary

Girls   U13- Tuesdays


SJCF Weeks

U12 w/c 27th July

U13 w/c 16th August

U14 w/c 9th August

U18 w/c 27th July


Dr Dew Tournament

We also host an U10 annual softball tournament open to all clubs in Sussex. This year it will be on Sun 14th June 2020


Junior cricket contacts

General enquiries and Club Office – hsc@horshamsportsclub.com or 01403 254628 (Mon – Fri 9-5pm)

Head Coach – Alan Smith – c/o the club office

Junior Chairman – Graham Charlton – grahamcharlton11@gmail.com 07974 179150

Club Welfare Officer – Polly Clark 01403 254628 or accounts@horshamsportsclub.com



Girls: Tessa Walder 01403 256806 or tessawalder@aol.com

Girls U11: Katharine Lee – 07801 967074 katharinelee@hotmail.com

U9 : Hannah Brown –  . : 07779579431  hannahcbrown09@googlemail.com

U10: Katharine Lee – 07801 967074 katharinelee@hotmail.com


U12: Kristian Sorensen 07947226015 sorro5@sky.com

U13: Adam Gerrard 07753120960 adamgerrard111@hotmail.com

U14/U15:Kevin Bartlett 07795617315 kevinbartlett@hotmail.com



Head Coach Alan Smith c/o Club Office

All Stars: Fred Bridges fb400@btinternet.com

U09: Martin Gilbey martyngilbey@hotmail.com  07788352479

U10: Dave Messenger –dhm@christ-hospital.org.uk. Ben Keane- benkeane1@gmail.com


U12:  Robin Fenwick robinfenwick32@hotmail.com  07733330468

U13: Graham Charlton grahamcharlton11@gmail.com 07974 179150

U14/U15: Gerard Weide Gerard.Weide@willistowerswatson.com

Simon Hughes simon.hughes@markallengroup.com


Indoor Winter training Dates/Times

U8/U9s  (school years 2/3/4)

Mondays at Collyers College Sports Hall 5.45pm -6.45pm: Cost is £44 for 11 weeks starting on 6th Jan

Contact Katharine Lee – 07801 967074 katharinelee@hotmail.com 

U10s boys and girls and U11 girls (girls in yr 5 to yr 8 welcome)

Wednesdays at Christ’s Hospital 6.30pm -7.30pm: Cost is £48 for 12 weeks starting 8th Jan

Contact Katharine Lee – 07801 967074 katharinelee@hotmail.com 


Sundays at Christ’s Hospital from 5pm -6pm: Cost is £24 for all 8 sessions – 26/1, 2/2, 9/2, 1/3, 8/3, 15/3, 29/3, 5/4

Contact Graham Charlton – 07974 179150 grahamcharlton11@gmail.com  or  Kristian Sorensen – 07947226015 kristian.sorensen5@outlook.com

U14s and over

Wednesdays at Christ’s Hospital from 8.30pm – 9.30pm at CH: Cost is £27 for all 9 sessions – 22/1, 29/1, 5/2, 12/2, 26/2, 4/3, 11/3, 25/3, 1/4

Contact  Adam Gerrard – 07753120960 adamgerrard111@hotmail.com or Kevin Bartlett – 07795617315 kevinbartlett@hotmail.com


The juniors are coached and managed by a team of volunteers who have attended ECB training courses, adhere to the ECB safe hands policy and are DBS checked. We also rely on the help of parents to help on match days with scoring and umpiring. If you can help please let us or your manager know.

ECB Clubmark documents are available on the club noticeboard or on The Clubmark Policies and Documents page – Read More

Please note that for young players under 18 years of age, Horsham Cricket Club will adhere to the ECB’s instructions on helmets.

Volunteering – parents

All our coaches and managers are volunteers so extra help is always welcome. Please volunteer to help with:

  • Coaching: the more help we have, the more time we can spend individually or in smaller groups.
  • Umpiring
  • Scoring
  • Helping with teas.
  • Collecting match fees

Please talk to your age group coach or manager about how you can get involved. For coaching and umpiring, we will pay for relevant courses such as ECB Coach Support Worker and Level 1 umpiring. The more help we get the better it is for the boys and girls!

Parents helping on a regular basis with scoring, umpiring or coaching must complete a DBS application. Contact Polly in the club office to get more information.

Volunteering – older juniors

If older juniors would like to help coach the All Stars (u5 – u7) on a Friday afternoon, or the u8 – u14 on a Friday evening, then please talk to your age group coach. This volunteering can count towards the D of E Award, as part of the practical element of PE GCSE, or as part of BTEC community sports leadership. We will produce a certificate as proof of volunteering if needed.

Older juniors can take the Coach Support Worker course when they are 16 – for more information look at https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/coaching/coaching-courses/cricket-coach-support-worker. This is the start point on the coaching pathway so if you’re interested talk to your age group coach or manager. We will pay for the course.

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