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1. 1. Junior Cricket at Finchley CC (Boys & Girls) - Summer 2024

Junior Cricket at Finchley CC (Boys & Girls) - Summer 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Junior Cricket season at Finchley!

And we are really looking forward to seeing you all after a busy winter.
We get going on the evening of Friday 12th April

We would like to extended a very warm welcome to our new Director of Cricket, Leigh Wooldridge and many of you will have already met Leigh during our Winter training programme.

Our emphasis at Finchley is on inclusion and fun and we offer every level of
Junior cricket for boys and girls of all ages and abilities, from U6s-U19s, and all with a pathway into adult cricket. Throughout this age spectrum, we range from beginners to junior cricketers participating in County and London Schools squads

Please do come and join us – not just for the cricket but to also enjoy our special family atmosphere. We encourage our junior cricketers to see the club as something of a second home, and we look forward to a season of cricket fun, development and friendship, and of course some great games and some wins!!

Please see below key 2024 season information on our

  1. Training and practice arrangements,
  2. Age group Managers, Squads and Fixtures,
  3. 1-2-1 Coaching offering,
  4. Registration/payment arrangements and
  5. 2024 cricket camp plans.

It would be great if would like to sign up as soon as possible!

Training, Practice and Family nights

From Friday 12 April until 2nd August, our training and practice sessions will be:

  • 4:30pm to 5:30pm every Friday for U6s-U8s
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm every Friday for U9s-U19s
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm every Monday (until 5th August) - Squad nights.
A select few players from U14s-19s who have been regularly attending seniors winter training sessions will be invited on Tue/Thursday to train with Seniors to help them transition to seniors cricket. Leigh and the Cricket Committee will be in touch with those select parents/players separately.

Squad Age Group practice nights starts

  • 29th April - Development co-ordinated by age group squad managers. Our excellent coaching group are really looking forward to seeing you all.
  • Friday evenings will be family evenings, supported by good catering and our
    bar offering – please do come along! And the bar will of course be open on
    Monday evenings too.

    Age Group Managers for 2024 season

    • U9s - Graham Leggett
    • U10s - Ranjan Tripathi
    • U11s - Rishab Bhandari
    • U11Bs - Prashant Bundi*
    • U12s - Jeenal Shah
    • U13s - Amit Bavishi
    • U13Bs - Amit Bavishi
    • U14s - Amit Tulsiani
    • U15s - Leigh Wooldridge + Cricket Committee
    • U17s - Jon Mather + George Leggett
    • U19s - Jon Mather + George Leggett

    Age Group Squads, Age Group Fixtures

    This season, the club is putting out 12 Age group teams in Middlesex league
    and Cup competitions. We have many fixtures to play. Details of these age
    group squads to follow.

    Age group managers will communicate relevant fixture
    details – you can also find all age group fixtures on the MJCA website on this
    link - https://mca.play-cricket.com/Matches?tab=Fixture

    1-2-1 Coaching
    Our coaching resource is co-ordinated this year by Leigh Wooldridge, Keerthi Ranasinghe, Sohaib Farooq & Jon Mather. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with them if you would like to organise additional one to one coaching.

    We are now taking membership registrations for the 2024 season. Please visit
    the club shop in the Pitchero app or on the club website to be directed to our sign- up page. It would help us a great deal if you were able to do this by no later
    than Friday 10th April. Thank you!

    You will find the following invitation for 2024 season subscriptions to help us
    cover all associated costs of coaching, training and match material, match
    balls and ground hire and preparation:

    OfferingSubscription Level
    U6s-U8s training, boys and girls, 4:30pm to 5:30 pm, every Friday£80.00
    Junior subscription (U9s-U19s) Boys, training Mondays (Squad members only) and Fridays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and eligibility for age group match play)£150.00
    Mill Hill Finches subscription (U9s-U15s) Girls, training Mondays and Fridays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and eligibility for age group match play)£150.00

    Match shirts will be provided to Junior players (fully paid up subs), thanks to our sponsors. Can I request you all to please submit the sizes using this Google form.

    Please do not hesitate to talk with us if you would like to explore the possibility
    of a bursary.

    2024 Cricket Camp plans
    Please support, promote and if you can enrol in our Easter and Summer vacation camps. More details to follow in a few weeks’ time – we are very excited that cricket camps will be run again by Leigh Wooldridge.

    Graham Leggett