Tunbridge Wells
Borderers Cricket Club
Colts

Cricket for all - Come and play!

CRICKET PROGRAMME 2021 – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Dear parents

With some better weather arriving, we have decided to start our cricket season on Friday 23rd April. Our hope is for Government guidance to provide us with a backdrop for a ‘normal’ cricket season but while the situation remains somewhat fluid, we have decided to:


• Run cricket for the U13s (years 7&8) and U15s (years 9&10 but year 11s welcome) on Friday evenings from 6.00pm – 7.30pm


• Run cricket for U11s (years 5&6) and U9s (years 3&4) on Saturday mornings from 10.30am – 12.00pm


We would be grateful if you could maintain the expected social distancing and splitting the age groups up should facilitate this.


GIRLS CRICKET
Due to the challenges we have faced this year, we will not be able to run a dedicated Girls team as planned but the Girls are able to attend sessions with the flexibility to play down a year if that is wished. I have also been in touch with Bells Yew Green CC and they have very kindly offered Tuesday evening training and the opportunity for Girls to play in their sides if that is of interest. Dominic Bowen who runs Kent Cricket Direct in Southborough has suggested parents reach out to him for more information – contact: cricket.bowens@gmail.com


REGISTERING
As we get back into the swing of things, we need to be cognizant of numbers and of the important of sanitizing of shared kit. We would be grateful if you could let us know if you will be attending on the 23/24th April.

Please email our Safeguarding Officer, Jan Fisher: janetteannfisher@gmail.com. with the name of Child / Children, School Year Group and whether you have your own kit .


LEAGUE FIXTURES AND CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
As per my previous email, we have a number of sides entered into the Invicta Leagues and these give the children a great chance to practice the skills we aim to develop on Friday and Saturday coaching sessions. We are however very light on volunteers in some of the age groups so to get the most out of the season we encourage you spend some time with the coaches to find out how you can get involved.


Finally I look forward to seeing you next week.
Kind regards
Chris Greenall
chrisdgreenall@yahoo.com

Colts Groups

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

U15

U15s play hardball cricket.
They train on Friday evenings and have matches on Sundays.

U13

The  U13 play hardball cricket. They  train on friday nights and have matches on Sundays. 

U11 

The U11 play hard ball cricket for the first time. They train on Saturday Mornings and have matches on weekdays

U9 

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  matches

Friday

6.00-7.30pm –  U15 
                        – U13 

Saturday

10.30-12.00am  – U9 
                             – U11 

Sunday

U13/u15s matches

                                                Where

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

Join

We are always looking for enthusiastic young cricketers to join us, whether they have played before or are picking up a bat for the first time. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

COACHING

Our team 

We have 4 level 2 and above coaches working at the club.


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.

Josh Moor
A current member of the 1st XI and a primary school teacher in Sevenoaks; Josh will be leading the U9s on a Saturday morning with a focus on the fundamental skills of cricket whilst having a huge amount of fun! 
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

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.

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.

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

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!

If you have any queries, please drop us a line!

    Sponsors

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

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