Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy – Summer Training Schedule

Friday April 17th from 5pm

Registration, Kit Sale, Training and Quiz Night

There will be an inaugural training session for all members at John Roan Playing Fields on Friday 17 April. New players can register, there will be some second-hand kit available (please bring along anything you no longer need) and it will be followed by a Quiz Night and Presentations from the 2014 season.

Club coaches and officers will be on hand to answer your questions.

Quiz Night will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

Training Sessions

Sunday 19 April and all following Sundays until 19 July
9.30 to 11.30am at John Roan Playing Fields
Suitable for age groups from 4 to 11
NOTE SUNDAY MORNING VENUE CHANGE

Will operate over half-term holiday. Breakfast is available for spectators, including full English – or just a cup of coffee!

Note – parking at Roan on Sunday mornings may be congested, especially in the first few weeks when football is also being played. Outside the club, there is a single red line on the road, and we are advised that parking on this line is legal on a Sunday.

Pricing Info: £10 per session or season subscription (£50 for U9 and younger, £60 for U10 and U11, £70 for U12 and U13). Season subscriptions also include Friday evening sessions and Wednesday (girls only) sessions (see below). Girls attending theWednesday sessions are charged £50.

Friday 24 April to Friday 10 July, 5.15 to 7.30pm

Training at Blackheath Prep School
(aged 4 to 13)

4 to 11 (up to Year 6) from 5.15pm to 7pm
12 and 13 (Years 7 and 8) from 6.15 to 7.30

Note: this session will not operate over summer half-term holiday

Pricing Info: £10 per session or season subscription (£50 for U9 and younger, £60 for U10 and U11, £70 for U12 and U13). Season subscriptions also include Friday evening sessions and Wednesday (girls only) sessions (see below). Girls attending theWednesday sessions are charged £50. Season subscriptions include a clothing voucher for a club shirt with a badge. 

Girls Club
Wednesday 22 April to 15 July evenings, 5.15 to 7.15pm
at Blackheath Prep School

This is our regular summer training session for the Greenwich Juniors Cricket Club Girls Section. This is one of the most successful girls cricket clubs in Kent and welcomes all ages and abilities from beginners to experienced players.

Will not operate over half-term holiday. Members of the club may be invited to play additional matches, or attend district and county trials and training sessions.

Pricing Info: £50 for the season. The prices also include the right to attend the “open” (ie for boys and girls) sessions on Sunday mornings and Friday evenings.

U15 and U16 training – to be advised

Matches
A full programme of matches is in place throughout the summer term.
U16 – Friday evenings, home pitch John Roan Playing Fields
U15 – Sunday mornings , home pitch John Roan Playing Fields
U13 – midweek evenings (3 sides), home pitches John Roan Playing Fields and Shooters Hil CC
U11 – midweek evenings (3 sides), home pitch at Blackheath Prep School
Girls – midweek evenings or as advised
U9 (softball) – tournaments and festivals on Sunday mornings, as advised

Venue Details:
· John Roan Playing Fields: Kidbrooke Park Road, London SE3 9NF
· Blackheath Prep School, 4 St Germans Place, Blackheath, London SE3 0NJ
· Shooters Hill CC, Mayday Gardens, Kidbrooke, London SE3 8NW

Wet weather arrangements: We make every effort not to cancel in the event of inclement weather, but it is not possible to contact everyone in advance. Please phone if in doubt.

For matches, games are ON until we advise otherwise. Please do not assume a match has been cancelled until we confirm it.

Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy (boys aged 4 to 13, girls aged 4 to 15)

What does “U11” mean?

A number of you have got in touch querying what is meant by U11 (or U8 or U13, etc).

When we refer to an U11, we mean someone whose eleventh birthday was/is on or after 1 September of the current school year.

So anyone whose eleventh birthday is after 31 August 2013 is an U11, even if their actual calendar age is 11.

In cricket, because the cricket season is towards the end of the school year, it means that most U11s are actually already 11 – and that is what causes the confusion.

So an U11 is anyone whose eleventh birthday falls between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

Normally, this means people in School Year 6 (as long as they are not studying above or below their normal school year group)

Similarly an U10 would be a Year 5 (tenth birthday falls between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

and so on

Where can I find the fixtures?

For those who are likely to be playing in the U11A, U11B, U11C, U13A, U13B, and U13C teams, you can go to our Play-Cricket site and find the fixture dates.

(1) Go to http://www.gjca.play-cricket.com
(2) Select Matches->Fixtures
(3) Set Time/Date, and Team (eg 2014 Season, U13A)
(4) Apply Filters

You should get a print-out of the fixtures.

Some players may end up playing in more than one team during the season, so if you are interested in seeing all the fixtures, then I have downloaded my Excel (xlsx format) spreadsheet here. The ones in BLUE haven’t been arranged yet. It also doesn’t include Girls’ Games, which are arranged separately.

This web site is also where you can go to look at Results and Personal Statistics, and we also use this site to manage Player Registrations with the North Kent Junior League. Once matches are underway, you can also see the live tables.

The web site is a bit of a building site at present, because the ECB has launched a new version of Play Cricket over the winter, but the underlying statistical system is very good.

We’ll tidy it up as time permits, but as always, any offers of volunteer help on this would be very welcome.

Contacts

  • U11 – Graeme Moir 07759 357600
  • U13 – Len Sales 07814 004396
  • General Admin – Andy Pye andy@andypye.com
  • Girls – Elvira (07598 128262) and Peter 07835 093250) Bagge
  • Welfare – Graeme Moir (as above) and Jo Pye (020 8856 2986)