U8's (Reception, Years 1, 2 & 3)

From Thurs 18th April to Thurs 29th Aug

Thurs or Friday 5pm - 6pm

Please inform Sejal Tailor of you chosen session

U11's on FRIDAYS (Years 4, 5 and 6)

From Friday 19th April to Friday 30th Aug

Times: 6pm – 8pm

U13's, U15's & U17's on THURSDAYS (Years 7-13)

From Thurs 18th April to Thurs 29th August

Times: 6pm – 8pm


From Friday 19th April to Friday 30th Aug

Times: 6pm - 8pm

Years 12 & 13 training (with seniors)

1st & 2nd Teams (Tues & Friday)

Dates: 9th April to 3rd Sept

Times: 6pm – 8.30pm

All other senior players (Weds)

Dates: 10th April - 1st Sept

Times: 6pm - 8.30pm

All enquiries about joining the Juniors section should be made to Cricket Development Officer (CDO) Jim Clark at or on his mobile on 07885995414.

Dress Code & Equipment

For training - whites not required. Suitable training gear and trainers will suffice but spikes will be required if it is wet and training is on the grass.


All other Cricket Equipment for ages Under 9 to Under 11 will be provided by the club. Helmets will be available for all age groups. ALL JUNIORS SHOULD PROVIDE THEIR OWN ABDOMINAL PROTECTOR and support to keep it in place!

For matches - White trousers, white cricket shirt, white sweater, a cap and white trainers/boots (with spikes for damp conditions) are required for all matches. New colts do not need to purchase white kit until they are selected to play in a match.

The club would prefer that in matches our colts wear a white shirt with a WHCC emblem and cap for matches. The supplier is Macron Sports and orders can be made online via our Club Shop

Parents and juniors are reminded that the cricket balls provided in the nets belong to the club and should be returned to their coach after practice.


You may use the nets if:

  • You are a paid-up member of WHCC
  • A member of a visiting team on match days
  • You follow the safety, kit and equipment rules

Kit & Equipment Rules

  • No kit bags on the artificial playing surface, or within the hitting direction of practice.
  • Wear suitable footwear i.e. rubber-soled (non-marking) cricket shoes or trainers. NO Spikes, NO heels, NO smooth soles, NO street shoes.
  • Batters working with a hard ball must wear adequate protection, helmet, box, pads etc.
  • All Under 18’s must bat in a helmet.
  • No footballs, rugby balls etc to be used in the nets

Net Safety Rules

  • No spectators are to be in the nets.
  • Batters should pad up outside the net area.
  • Bowlers should only bowl when the batter is ready and should face the batter at all times. They should not bowl if a loose ball is in the net.
  • A loud cry of “STOP” should stop activity in all nets immediately to address any safety problem.
  • Balls should be returned immediately by the batsman and not left to lie loose in the net.
  • Balls must be retrieved from the side netting by the Safe Method. The Safe Method is:
  • Check no one is bowling in the net next to you.
  • Once safe remove the ball from the net with your foot.
  • When the ball is away from the net pick the ball up.
  • Walk back to the back of the net keeping your eyes on the net at all times.
  • Bowling machines: These should only be used by those qualified and/or authorised to do so during arranged practice session
  • U16s should be accompanied by a coach or parent at all times

Nets used for arranged practice sessions

For the safety of our youth members (those under the age of 18) the following procedures are in place.

  • The sessions MUST be conducted under the supervision of an ECB qualified coach.
  • When batting facing a hard ball the proper protective items, including helmet MUST be worn.
  • ensure a safe environment.
  • Any equipment including kit bags is to be stored away from the nets.
  • After each practice session all equipment other than the net stumps should be put away in the shed

Nets used by members outside normal practice sessions

  • The club will not accept responsibility for unaccompanied children using the nets facility.
  • Members under the age of 18 using the net facility are the responsibility of their parents/guardians/carers.
  • People using the nets without the supervision of a qualified coach do so AT THEIR OWN RISK.
  • The nets must be left in the condition they were found with stumps left in appropriate position and any rubbish removed.

Timetable of arranged sessions

The net facility is open all week to members for general use with priority given to the following on these days:




General use all day


Senior Training 5-8pm


Senior Training 5-8pm


Junior Training 5-8pm


Senior & Junior Training 5-8pm


Match day use


Match day use

Please direct any queries to the Cricket Safeguarding Officer:

Matt Bowen