We run one of the most comprehensive junior cricket winter training programmes in Middlesex, with 150 children training during the winter in ten separate ability based groups. Additionally, we also run sessions exclusively for girls and women. All coaching is carried out by qualified ECB Level 2 or Level 3 coaches.
U6-U10 Softball Programme
U6, U7, U8 at Orley Farm School, South Hill Ave, Harrow, HA1 3NU
U9, U10 at William Perkin High School, Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, UB6 8PR
This is for colts between 6 years old and 10 years old. It is suitable for beginners and for those that have been playing for a year or more and have demonstrated an ability to progress to the next level.
U10-U17 Hardball Programme
William Perkin High School, Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, UB6 8PR
During the winter we do a lot of our detailed technical work with these colts players. The key to a successful summer season is to do this more personalised type preparatory work in the winter. In particular we focus on the fundamentals of bowlers "completing" their bowling actions properly, and working on awareness of how to spot a batsman's weakness. For batsman we focus on developing a 360 degree range of shots off both the front and back foot. We have a group size limit for each session so that we can spend quality time improving each and every player. Fielding is also a fundamental part of these sessions where we focus on agility and scenarios that have practical game based applications. The 20 week programme allows us to build each players skill set by working meticulously on each players strengths and weaknesses.
U6-U9 Girls Programme
Harrow School Sports Centre, Garlands Lane, Harrow, HA1 3GF
This is a girls only group for those new to cricket and aged between 5-8 years olds. The female lead coach for this group is the former Indian international Chander Kaul.
U10-U12 Girls Programme
John Lyon Indoor Nets, Middle Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, HA1 0HN
This is a women only group and is ideal for those new to cricket. The female lead coach for this group is the former Indian international Chander Kaul.
If you are unsure of your child's age group please view the age qualification document here: Colts Age Qualification 2018.pdf
Winter Training Schedule 2017-18
|Venue & Day
||Oct - Dec 2017
||Jan - Mar 2018
||3rd Oct to 5th Dec
||16th Jan to 20th Mar
||4th Oct to 6th Dec
||17th Jan to 21st Mar
William Perkin High
1st Oct to 17th Dec
(excludes 3rd & 10th Dec)
14th Jan to 25th Mar
(excludes 11th Mar)
|William Perkin High
||5th Oct to 23rd Nov
|11th Jan to 12th Apr
(excludes 15th Mar)
| Harrow School
||Jan 13th, 20th, Feb 3rd, 10th,
Feb 17th, Mar 3rd, 17th
| John Lyon
||Jan 13th, 20th, 27th
Feb 3rd, 10th
||Jan 13th, 20th, 27th
Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
Mar 3rd, 10th, 17th
| William Perkin High
Mar 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st
OFS1 & OFS2 (U6, U7, U8)
Beginner softball programme where children are introduced to cricket, for most it will be their first experience of being coached.
For players who are new to cricket and/or just want to enjoy learning the game in a non-competitive environment. Softballs only.
For players with a more advanced experience of playing cricket and are ready to transition to using a hardball. Soft, composite and hardballs used.
For players who have shown progression to playing with a hardball over the last 12 months and will be playing U10 or U11 hardball cricket in 2018. Composite and hardballs used.
WPH4 (U10, U11, U12)
For players who are still transitioning to playing comfortably with a hardball but who we'd like to see playing some form of hardball cricket in 2018. Soft, composite and hardballs used.
WPH5 (U11, U12, U13)
For players who have at least two seasons of experience playing hardball cricket, including playing matches.
WPH6 (U14, U15, U17)
For players who have at least three seasons of experience playing hardball cricket including playing matches.
WPH7 (U14, U15, U17)
For players who have played exclusively at ‘A’ team level for at least the three previous seasons.
WPH8 (U11, U12, U13)
For players who have played exclusively at ‘A’ team level for at least the two previous seasons.
For girls aged between 5-8 years old. All abilities welcome.
For girls aged between 9-12 years old. All abilities welcome.
Please note, girls aged 13+ train with our women's group. Please see women & girls cricket for more details.
Winter Programme Enquiries
If you are interested in our winter programme, please complete the online new player enquiry form at the appropriate link below, then someone from our team will contact you:
Colts New Player Enquiry Form
Girls New Player Enquiry Form
Women New Player Enquiry Form