Junior Cricket

Colts Cricket at Harrow CC
Harrow CC Junior Cricket

Harrow cricket club has one of the best junior cricket sections in Middlesex. We have 300 colts players and 15 colts teams covering every age group and ability level, all managed by a team of qualified & experienced coaches. Our home ground Payne's Folly provides young players the opportunity to develop by playing on some of the very best colts pitches in the county. We are firmly committed to ensuring that the club provides a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for all. We are a diverse and inclusive club - new members are welcome.

Please note that in order to maintain the quality of our programme, the membership is capped at 300 juniors - we do become full. The registration for the summer takes place in February. If you are interested in joining and wish to receive an invite to our registration day, then kindly complete the online new player enquiry form at the bottom of this page. 

Recent Honours

2017 2016  2015 
  U11 County Champions   U14 County Champions   U12 Div 1 League Champions
  U13 Div 1 League Champions    U14 Div 1 League Champions     U13 Div 2 League Champions 
  U11 Div 1 League Champions   U11 Div 2 League Champions   U13B Div 4 League Champions 

Important Information

For a detailed insight into what we do and how we do it, please have a look at the documents below.

HCC Junior Set Up & Coaching Philosophy.pdf
HCC Clubmark Accreditation.pdf
HCC Safeguarding Policies.pdf
2017 Season Review - All Teams.pdf
Colts Age Qualification 2018.pdf

Summer Training Schedule 2018

Our junior summer training schedule is shown in the table below. These are the days and times each group is being coached at our ground. If you are not sure which age group your child is in please view the age qualification document above.

 Age Group
 School Year
 Ability Day & Time
 U6 - U9  Boys & Girls
 1, 2, 3, 4
 Sundays 09:30 - 10:30 

15th April - 29th July
(16 weeks)

 U8 - U9  Boys & Girls  3, 4
Sundays 10:45 - 12:15
 U8 - U9
 Boys & Girls  3, 4
 Advanced Sundays 09:00 - 10:30
 U6 - U9
 1, 2, 3, 4
Sundays 10:45 - 11:45
 U10 - U12
 5, 6, 7
All Sundays 10:45 - 12:15
22nd April - 8th July
(12 weeks)
 U13 - U17*
 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
All Sundays 10:30 - 12:00
15th April - 29th July
(16 weeks)

 U10  Boys
Mondays 18:00 - 19:30
9th April - 9th July
(14 weeks)
 U11   Boys  6
All Fridays 18:00 - 20:00  13th April - 13th July 
(14 weeks)
 U12   Boys  7
 U13   Boys  8
 U14   Boys  9
All Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00  10th April - 10th July 
(14 weeks)
 U15   Boys  10
 U17  Boys  11, 12

* U13-U17 Girls train with the Women's group.

Summer Match Schedule 2018

Below is the match day schedule, with the days and times each team plays it's league matches. In addition to MCA league matches we also organise friendlies against other local clubs which can take place on different days, including weekends.

Last season, our club participated in 109 junior matches - the most colts matches played by any club in North Area. For the 2018 season we have 126 junior fixtures confirmed in our fixture list.

 U9  School Year 4  Sundays 10:00  April to July
 U10A / U10B  School Year 5   Sundays 10:00   April to July
 U11 Girls
 School Year 4, 5, 6
 Sundays 10:00
 April to July
 U11A / U11B  School Year 6  Mondays 18:00   April to July
 U12  School Year 7   Thursdays 18:00
 U13A / U13B / U13C  School Year 8  Tuesdays 18:00 
 U14  School year 9   Mondays 18:00  April to July
 U15A / U15B  School Year 10  Thursdays 18:00
 U17  School Year 11, 12  Fridays 18:00

Our colts teams play in the North Area of the Middlesex Colts Association (MCA) League. All matches start at 6pm. Players need to arrive at the ground no later than 5.30pm for the warm up. For away matches all players must meet directly at the away venue - we do not arrange lifts from our ground. Cup games can be on any day of the week and are advised once the cup draws are made.

Selection is informed by email or text a few days in advance of the fixture date. By pressing the "I am available" or the "I am not available" button in the email or replying "yes" or "no" to your text, it updates our team-sheet on the website and confirms that player's availability to the team manager. It is important to make yourself available for both home and away matches. If the match is called off due to bad weather, the parents of those players selected will receive a text message. All colts selected for matches must wear our official club shirt.

Winter Training

The colts indoor winter cricket programme runs from October to December and then again from January to March. This programme gets fully booked very quickly. For the full schedule of our winter training please visit the winter training section on this site.

Our Coaching Team

All of our coaches hold up to date coaching credentials. They have a UKCC Level 2 or 3 coaching qualification, DBS check, first aid certificate, and are members of the ECB coaches association. Our coaching team has over 75 years of combined experience in coaching cricket. 

Qualified Coaches  Coach Support Club Welfare Officers
Alan Smith, UKCC Level 3
Shanil Karunaratne Carl Clarke
Anil Karia, UKCC Level 3 Arunan Sunthareeswaran Shaileen Shah
Graeme Calway, CSA Level 3 Akash Multani
Carl Clarke, UKCC Level 2 Alissa Steward
Parm Mangat, UKCC Level 2 Sadam Zabith  
Suk Bhupal, UKCC Level 2    
Kevan David-Joseph, UKCC Level 2  
Zikomo Smith, UKCC Level 2
James Han, UKCC Level 2
Sachin Patel, UKCC Level 2
Hashim Hussain, UKCC Level 2
Manoj Mishra, UKCC Level 2
Dan Steward, UKCC Level 2

Coaching Team Code of Conduct
- Remember that young people participate for pleasure - winning is only part of the fun.
- Never ridicule a player for making a mistake or not coming first. 
- Make sure all activities are planned appropriate to the age, ability & experience of those taking part, whilst ensuring safety. 
- Operate within the rules & spirit of cricket, teaching our players to do the same.
- Display consistently high standards of behaviour, appearance and time keeping, remembering that we are role models.
- Hold the appropriate & valid qualifications. Keep up to date with the latest cricket coaching practices & development principles. 
- Show control and respect to all involved in cricket. This includes opponents, coaches, umpires, administrators, parents & spectators.
- Avoid overplaying the more talented players; all young players need and deserve equal time, attention and opportunities.
- Be reasonable in our demands on players' time, energy and enthusiasm, ensuring that time spent with us is a positive experience. 
- Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player's skill development. 
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion. 

Representative Honours

We currently have 16 colts playing at representative level.

10 colts at Borough & 6 colts at Middlesex County Cricket Club.

New Membership Enquiries

We are experiencing very high demand for junior places at our club. In order to maintain the quality of our junior programme we do have a limit on the number of players we can accept each season. We do become full. The best times to join are February for the summer programme and August/September for the winter programme. If you are interested in joining us kindly complete our online new player enquiry form below and someone from our colts section will contact you.

Submitting the online enquiry form below is the best way to reach us.

Colts New Player Enquiry Form

Girls New Player Enquiry Form

Alternative Contact Method
email: colts@harrowcricketclub.com
call: 07804 496704