Horsham Cricket Club

Junior section

Junior cricket 2020/21

Please note that due to Covid19 we currently have different arrangements in place

Training has restarted and friendly matches/SJCF will still be taking place. If your child is not already a member and would like to get involved please contact the relevant age group manager (details below still apply) to check if there is space available in their age group.

ECB Guidelines on Junior Cricket Player Restrictions and the Covid Cricket Guidance 8 Key Point Summaries documents can be downloaded at the end of this page.

General Covid-19 HSC Updates, including cricket fixtures and bar opening times for the week ahead – Read More


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.

Gift Aid – When paying annual subs for juniors we ask you to consider helping us to reclaim gift aid by selecting “Yes” when completing the membership application on Love Admin. We will then consider that all but the first £5 of your subs is a voluntary donation and will reclaim gift aid as appropriate. You do need to be a tax payer, and have paid the same amount or more in Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year in order for this to be possible, and we really appreciate your help.

Subs/New members

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. Potential players must contact the relevant age group manager before attending to check there are spaces available as we need to comply with strict Covid19 guidelines at training sessions.

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.


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 

Leagues and competitions entered by HCC juniors.

Please note all league fixtures and training arrangements have been affected by Covid19 so the details below are for reference only

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

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

SJCF Weeks 2020

The Festival weeks will hopefully be played as normal with ECB Covid19 adjustments in place for players/spectators.

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. Date TBC

Junior cricket contacts

General enquiries and Club Office – hsc@horshamsportsclub.com

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

Managers (from Sept 2020 -all subject to confirmation)

The age groups are all grouped by school year so U8 = Yr 3 and so on…



U10 : Hannah Brown –  . : 07779579431  hannahcbrown09@googlemail.com

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

U12: TBC

U13: Kristian Sorensen 07947226015 kristian.sorensen5@outlook.com

U14: Adam Gerrard 07753120960 adamgerrard111@hotmail.com

U15/U16:Kevin Bartlett 07795617315 kevinbartlett@hotmail.com

Girls U12 and above: Tessa Walder 01403 256806 or tessawalder@aol.com

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

Coaches (from Sept 2020 – all TBC)

Head Coach Alan Smith c/o Club Office

All Stars: Fred Bridges fb400@btinternet.com

U8/9: tbc

U10: Martin Gilbey martyngilbey@hotmail.com  07788352479

U11: Dave Messenger –dhm@christ-hospital.org.uk. Ben Keane- benkeane1@gmail.com

U12: tbc

U13:  Robin Fenwick robinfenwick32@hotmail.com  07733330468

U14:  tbc Graham Charlton grahamcharlton11@gmail.com 07974 179150

U15/U16: Gerard Weide Gerard.Weide@willistowerswatson.com plus Simon Hughes simon.hughes@markallengroup.com

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

Indoor Winter training Dates/Times



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.

ECB Cricket Covid Guidance - Junior Cricket Playing Restrictions PDF (1.28 MB)

ECB Cricket Covid Guidance - 8 key point summaries PDF (1.2 MB)

Robbo Cricket 1-2-1 coaching PDF (380.54 KB)

Gift Aid Form PDF (57.14 KB)

HCC Fixture Card PDF (2.04 MB)