Greenwich Secondary Schools Cricket July results

James Reid, a Kent Cricket Community Coach, reviews the Super 8’s soft-ball Tournament U13’s in July 2016 for the Peter Harris Shield.

wpolywinnersRemarkably for the summer of 2016, a beautiful summers day played host to the inaugural Greenwich Secondary Schools Cricket Competition. 4 teams entered, what was a keenly contested tournament, and all played their part in an exciting day. Eventual winners and first recipients of the Peter Harris Shield were Woolwich Polytechnic, who managed to win all 3 of their matches and finished top of the table with 9 points. Second were John Roan, who on another day may have finished top, given that they scored the most runs and took the most wickets of all 4 sides on the day. Stationers’ Crown Woods entered 2 sides, one mixed side (m) and one all boys team (B). Their (B) side managed to beat their counterparts and claimed 3rd while their (M) side couldn’t manage a victory on the day and so came 4th. However what was great to see was the improvement that all the teams made as the tournament went on, and the spirit in which the games was played, which was excellent.

Both Greenwich District Cricket and Kent Cricket were very pleased by the way the teams conducted themselves and how keenly contested the day was, a great advert for the game! This will be an annual event and we hope that more schools will enter next year to take the competition to the next level. I would like to thank, Dan Garvey at John Roan who helped organise the day and provided a great facility for the students to play, all the teachers who helped umpire and score and Harry Sampson (Greenwich District Coach) who helped the day run smoothly.

School NamePlayedWonTieLostRuns ScoredWickets TakenPoints
Woolwich Polytechnic3300211129
The John Roan3201231167
Stationers Crown Woods (B)3102153105
Stationers Crown Woods (M)30039753


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

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

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.

Easter Holiday Cricket and Multi-Sport Courses for Boys and Girls aged 4 to 11

(A) Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April 2015
(B) Tuesday 7 April to Friday 10 April 2015
(C) Monday 13 April to Friday 17 April 2015

Courses (A) and (B) will be held at John Roan Playing Fields

Course (C) will be held at Shooters Hill CC

Venue Details:
· John Roan School Sports Field; Kidbrooke Park Road, London SE3 9NF
· Shooters Hill CC, 123/125 Mayday Gardens, Kidbrooke, London SE3 8NP

These courses are primarily aimed at a primary school audience (Year 6 2013-14 school year and below); however, they are also suitable for beginners in Years 7 and 8. The courses are available to all children – you do not have to be a Greenwich resident.

On Thursday 16 April, we will be joined by a French group for an introduction to cricket. Because of this, we have decided to add a third week, although we recognise that state school students will have returned to school. For those who can attend, please make every effort to come along on the Thursday to welcome our French guests.

Special Note for U10 District Players: those players who have been selected for and invited to the U10 District Practices
These will take place in the 4 days following Easter (Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 April)
at Shooters Hill.
Those who would like to combine the U10 District Training with the Holiday Course can do so for the price of the Holiday Course, and we will provide transport back to Roan CC in the middle of the day.

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Each week also contains a half-day module for children aged 7 and below (Year 2 and below). Some 6 and 7 year-olds may be accepted on the full-day course at the discretion of the coaches.

Course A and B only: Pre- and post-course care is available if (and only if) pre-booked, from 8am until 6pm, according to demand (normally a minimum of 2 on any day).

Course C will not include tennis.

All courses are held OUTDOORS so please bring appropriate clothing

Courses are in three segments:

  1. Half–day (for 4 to 7 year-olds): 9.30am to 12.30am (Price Band A)
  2. Full-day (for 7 years and above): 9.30am to 3.30pm (Price Band B)
  3. Pre- and Post-Care Options: 8am to 9.30am and 3.30pm to 6pm (Price Band C) – PRE-BOOKED ONLY
    Day care is only available in the morning for half-day attendees, who must still be collected at 12.30pm.
    All day care must be booked in advance when pre-booking.
MULTI-SPORTS: Attendees may choose from a cricket-only or multi-sports option. The multi-sports option will comprise cricket, football and tennis modules. NOTE: Multi-sports or cricket-only elements are dependent on numbers and overall preference and may vary from day to day, or week to week. All activities are designed to develop the overall sporting prowess of attendees.

Wet weather arrangements: We make every effort not to cancel a day in the event of inclement weather, coaches may vary the programme. On very wet days, football training or indoor activities may be offered as an alternative to cricket, or occasionally cancelled altogether;  attendees may then attend on an alternative day or course instead. On such daysthose who have booked in advance will be sent as early as possible a text message (SMS) to the mobile number(s) provided on the application form.

Price Bands:

A (4-7 year olds half day):               Full Price: £20 per day if not pre-booked
Pre-booking discounted prices:        £12 per day, £45 for 4 days, £50 for 5 days

B: (7-13 year olds full day):             Full Price: £30 per day if not pre-booked
Pre-booking discounted prices:        £22.50 per day, £75 for 4 days, £90 for 5 days.

C: (Pre- and post-care):                   add £20 per day or £70 per week,
only available if pre-booked
not available for Course C

Pre-booking is appreciated as it helps us plan the number of coaching staff we require on each day. To qualify for pre-booking rates, application forms and payments must reach us by First Post the preceding Friday (Thursday in the event of Good Friday). Otherwise full price will be charged on the day, and no discounts will be allowed.

Concessionary prices are available for hardship cases and larger families, provided booking is in advance. Please contact us for details.

You may book any combination of weeks or individual days, and relevant discounts apply.

Siblings: we offer a 20% discount for siblings, on the pre-booked prices only

Payment Options: we accept advance payments online, or posted by cheque. One-the-day payments (charged at the full daily rate) are accepted by cheque or in cash. We do not accept credit card payments. We do not accept Childcare Vouchers.

Please make cheques payable to DDG (or Greenwich District Development Group).

For those wishing to pay online, the details are as follows:
Account: Greenwich District Development Group
Sort Code: 20-98-57
Account Number: 60100048

Please ensure that your payment is clearly identified

(It will save time, even if paying on the day, to complete the form in advance)

Please note that returning the form guarantees acceptance on the course and we will not routinely send out an acknowledgement. We will contact you if there are any problems.

Please contact me (email preferred!) for any further information, or if you have difficulty downloading the form.

Andy Pye, Treasurer, DDG, PO Box 376, Blackheath, London SE3 8BE
Tel: 07808 137 312        Email:

Clarification of position for all-day courses for 6 and 7 year olds

We have had several enquiries regarding acceptance of children aged 6 and 7 onto our all-day courses.

The position is as follows: we are bound by Ofsted rules. In particular we cannot accept children under 5 for more than four hours per day.

Acceptance of children aged between 5 and 8 on all-day courses is at the discretion of the coaches. The safety of the kids is always our main priority.
We will normally accept 7 year olds on full-day courses, but it is subject to them being sufficiently robust and attentive not to present a hazard to.themselves or to other members of the group. We would take the same view with a 6 year old, but obviously the chance of us having to press the “recall button” would be higher – hence we do not advertise the all-day courses for this age group. This might depend on external factors, such as how many in the age group we had for a particular course, or even the external weather conditions.
So do register 6 and 7 year-olds for all-day courses, but be aware that there is a chance that we may have to cancel the booking, or only accept the child for the morning session.,You should be prepared to make alternative arrangements at short notice should things not work out as you and we hope.

No children aged 5 or under are permitted to attend for more than four hours per day.

Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy – Winter Training Arrangements 2015

Here are the winter training session times and venue for winter training for members of the Greenwich Juniors Cricket Academy. Please read carefully, as there are changes in timings and groups from last year’s arrangements.

NOTE: This notice is for all youngsters in Greenwich DDG – those playing for clubs other than GJCA are also welcome to attend these sessions, without obligation, while continuing to play for their other clubs.

This, for example, may be useful if your club’s regular training session is difficult for you to attend.

All Years up to and including Year 8At Avery Hill, starting Sunday 18 January 2014 to 29 March 2014 inclusive, (11 sessions in total)

We split up the age groups, in order to give more age-specific coaching, as follows:
U7s to U9s (Years 2, 3, 4) – 1.00 to 2.00pm
U10s and U11s (Years 5 and 6) – 2.00pm to 3.30pm
U12s and U13s (Years 7 and 8) – 3.30 to 5.00pm
Price: £6 per session, or £50 season ticket
if paid with Annual Subscription (includes all Summer Training and Matches):
U9 and below (Years 2, 3 and 4): £90 (£100 if paid separately)
U10,  U11, U12, U13 (Years 5, 6, 7 and 8): £110 (£125 if paid separately)
Summer Subscriptions include a voucher for a cricket shirt which can be redeemed at our partner clothing site
Please note: if you have difficulty with delivering and collecting siblings, we will make every effort to accommodate them in multiple sessions.Please contact Len Sales if you have any questions specific to the coaching programme on or 07814 004396.

Years 9 and 10This year, the Old Colfeians U15 and U16 sides will be operated instead by Greenwich Juniors, providing continuity from the U13 teams. Alex Lorimer remains part of the coaching team. The winter indoor coaching sessions will take place from 8.30 to 10pm on Wednesday evenings, starting Wednesday 14 January until Wednesday 1 April (inclusive) – 12 sessions in total.

Fee is £6 per session or £60 season ticket
if paid with Annual Subscription (includes all Summer Training and Matches):

£120 (£135 if paid separately)
Summer Subscriptions include a voucher for a cricket shirt which can be redeemed at our partner clothing site


Avery Hill – The Avery Hill Campus of Greenwich University, Avery Hill Road, London SE9 2UG
The multi-purpose sports hall on the Southwood Site is approached via Avery Hill Road. Enter via the gatehouse and make your way round the back to the last car park – the rear of the sports hall is then ahead of you. The sports hall is a large, curved, blue-grey building and the entrance is round to the left, as you look from the car park.
Directions to site:
Please feel to be contact me if you have any questions regarding the above. Email is best, but if your enquiry is urgent, you are welcome to try the mobile.
Clothing and Equipment

Our clothing partner is Kalibazaar, who supply Surridge clothing through an online portal.

Our equipment partner is Cook and Matthews, High Street, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5AQ
Phone: 020 8467 6633