Tunbridge Wells
Borderers Cricket Club
Colts

Cricket for all - Come and play!

Coronavirus
 A message from the Club

Firstly, from all of us at Tunbridge Wells Borderers, we hope that everyone is safe and well in these most peculiar of times. These are strange and worrying days for us all, be it personally, professionally, or otherwise, and our thoughts are very much with anyone who has been particularly closely affected by Covid-19.

This is an odd and unprecedented time for the cricket club. Whereas we had hoped to be progressing well through the preseason and beginning to ramp up our start of season preparations, the situation has changed dramatically, and the club’s committee are hard at work plotting our way through the next few months, however they may look. We are liaising with all relevant parties, and we will try to keep everyone abreast of all the latest updates. 

Clearly, the country / world at large has greater problems than a game of bat on ball although sport plays a vital role in general wellbeing / fitness / building resilience / confidence / self development.
We are going to need a large dose of the aforementioned if the lockdown becomes protracted. The children that play for Borderers, with our superb parental support, are the best.

We are working hard to ensure that the club are ready for a resumption, whenever that may be, and will try our best to keep everyone as informed as they possibly could be in the next couple of months.

In the meantime please keep the practice going. We have some fun training videos to try at home during lock down. There will also be the first virtual club quiz night on Friday 8th May. Look out for more details soon!

For now, though, all that remains is to say stay safe, healthy, stay at home and follow the advice that we are given. We will get through this, and when we do, the club will be ready and raring to go again.

Take care and best wishes to everyone in the Borderers family,

PROCEDURES FOR USE OF CRICKET NETS DURING
COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS

 ~ Each session must have a designated person to ensure these guidelines are adhered to. The designated person will provide hand sanitiser for use before each session. The designated person will also keep a record of who attends which sessions, as should there be a reported case of COVID 19 within the group this will initiate ‘track and trace’.

~ All training sessions must be pre-booked to avoid gatherings of more than the permitted number of people


~ Anyone who has COVID 19 symptoms or is living with someone who does is not allowed to attend

 ~ Each player should arrive already changed as changing rooms are not available at the moment

~ Sharing of equipment should be avoided wherever possible. If essential equipment needs to be shared then this is sanitised in between each use.

~The current required social distancing guideline should be maintained at all times unless with someone from your own household

~ Each player should use just one ball and not use saliva or sweat to polish it

~ The clubhouse must remain closed except for the signposted toilet facilities and first aid should it be required

~ Please bring your own drinks as the clubhouse is only open for toilets and first aid

~ Each person should bring their own hand sanitiser and sanitise their hands before and after using the available facilities should the need arise

~All ‘touch surfaces’ within the clubhouse are regularly sanitised. The designated person will clean the touch surfaces at the beginning and end of each session


We all hope members will continue to enjoy playing cricket at Borderers in a safe and fun way

ABOUT US

We are a friendly cricket club positioned on the border
between Kent and Sussex on the South side of Tunbridge Wells.
We welcome boys and girls from 5 to 15, whether they are
picking up a bat for the first time or playing at district level.

OUR ETHOS

We believe in cricket for all and aim that all children develop their
skills in a fun, inclusive environment.

Colts Groups

We have four different cricket groupings for 2019. See below.

U13 BOYS

U13s play hardball cricket.
They train on Friday evenings and have matches on Sundays.

U15/13/11 Girls

The  older girls play hard ball cricket. They train on friday nights and saturday mornings.

U11 BOYS

The U11 boys play hard ball cricket for the first time. They train on Friday nights and have matches during the week.

U9 MIXED

The U9s are a mixed group who play soft ball cricket. They train on Saturday mornings and compete at various tournaments throughout the Summer.

When?

See below for our Summer schedule 

Monday

U11 boys matches

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

U11 boys matches

Friday

6.30-8.00pm – U11 boys
                        – U13 girls
                        – U15 girls
                        – U13 boys

Saturday

9.00 – 10.30am – U15 girls
                            – U13 girls
                            – U11 girls
10.30-12.00am – U9 Mixed

Sunday

U13 Boys matches

COACHING

Our team 

We have 5 level 2 and above coaches working at the club.

Trevor Vousden
A familiar face on the Kent cricket scene, Trevor is our head coach. Trevor will coach at all age groups.
Chris Greenall
As the father of two girls and two boys playing cricket at Borderers, Chris has plenty of experience in all the age groups, but will concentrate on the U13 boys groups.

Nigel Youds
Nigel has a boy and a girl at Borderers and uses his skills to help out with both the U9 and U13 age groups.

Patrick Anderson
Paddy is the youngest of our coaches and the children love his fun, enthusiasm and expert wicketkeeping skills.

Peter Carter
With experience coaching at the highest level with the ECB, we are very lucky to have Peter join us again to help us on our Friday evening training sessions.


Club Welfare Officer – Jan Fisher  
CONTACT janetteannfisher@gmail.com

Volunteers



Borderers is run by volunteers on a non-profit basis.


Our trusty mix of club members and parents are dedicated to providing the children with a great start to their cricketing life.


We are always on the look out for more volunteers to help out, whether that be coaching, admin, taking the register or setting up the equipment.

No experience neccessary  – just a willingness to help the club grow and become the best it can be. Please get in contact if you can help in any way!

Borderers in the 
Community 

The club is very active in the community, with Head Coach Trevor Vousden coaching cricket on a volunteer basis at 10 schools in the Tunbridge Wells area. 
The Borderers also organise a festival of cricket with numerous schools competing and over 200 children taking part.

SAVE THE DATES

Upcoming events 2020

16th March

 Colts Committee meeting 

17th JUNE

Borderers Schools competition

22-24th July

Summer Camp

                                                Where

Address:
St.Mark’s Recreation Ground
Frant Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 5LS

Contact us

Sponsors

Many thanks to the 
England and Wales Cricket Board
for the helping to fund Tunbridge Wells Borderers Colts

Borderers
Senior teams 

Borderers also have two senior teams, playing matches – if you fancy dusting off your whites and having a game then they are always looking for players to join them…


If you are interested in playing then please head to the
seniors website

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