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.

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

Min Patel and Jon Batty Cricketing Masterclass – Spring 2014

A Cricketing Masterclass will take place on Saturday 29 March at the Eric Liddell Sports Centre, Eltham College, Mottingham Lane.

TWO stars from the cricket world are coming along to go through the arts of Spin Bowling and also the Specifics of Batting against Spin.

MIN PATEL – the former Kent and England spinner is now part of the coaching staff at Kent CC and he together with JON BATTY, the former Surrey wicket keeper batsman and captain, a player described as the best uncapped cricketer of his generation, will be passing on their vast knowledge and coaching tips in a two two-hour sessions.

All participants will be able to take part in the bowling and batting.

  • From 1 until 3pm will be for Year 7s and below
  • From 3 until 5pm will be for Year 8 to adults.

There will be time for autographs and photos.

The cost is £30. Places are limited and will be confirmed on payment by cheque sent directly to:
Len Sales, 16 Abergeldie Road Lee SE12 8BJ.

Further Information:

Greenwich Cricket turns provider for Kent Development Trials

Greenwich District has always been a rich breeding ground for future Kent County talent to flourish, as Warren Lee, Grace Gibbs and Ivan Thomas can attest.

Blackheath’s U11 trialists James Watson-Gandy (left) and Ryan-Luca Antonioli.

This year, however, has seen massive increase in winter trialists from the borough’s clubs with nine boys currently taking part in a six-week selection process.

Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy has put forward three boys to be involved in the trials, including U13s Matt Walker and Zrey Sholarpurker and U15 Jonty Logan.

U15 Nick Smith is the only representative outside Greenwich’s two main junior set ups and plays his club cricket at Old Elthamians.

Blackheath Cricket Club have five representatives at trials with U11s Ryan-Luca Antonioli and James Watson-Gandy, U13 Jamie Angel and U15s Awais Fahan and Owen Dransfield making up the nine Greenwich representatives.

Unfortunately, Owen Dransfield is an injury doubt for the remainder of the trials because of a suspected fractured arm he suffered while playing rugby.

The trials are taking place at Colfe’s school, which is also in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and are currently half way through, with the entire Greenwich contingent impressing.

From left to right: Jamie Angel, Zrey Sholarpurker and Matt Walker

We spoke to Matt’s dad Alastair and Jonty’s dad Steve to find our how the boys were getting on:

Greenwich Cricket: How did you feel when you found out Matt had been selected for the Kent trials?

Alastair Walker: Well, we were delighted, of course. He was disappointed last year and when he was picked after a fairly difficult season, with lots of rain, we were delighted.

GC: How do you think playing for Greenwich Juniors has let Matt reach this level?

AW: I think the key is the encouragement and coaching that they get constantly from the likes of Len, Graham and Raj. I think the coaching set up and the pastoral structure as well, is very good indeed.

I think that’s really helped. The number of games they get, the coaching and they get and the environment generally is an ideal breeding ground for them all.

GC: How have the trials gone so far?

AW: They’ve been very positive. It’s very difficult to play brilliantly every time. He’s been working on his bowling and his batting and seems to be improving each time. I think they’re quite positive, as well, the coaches from Kent who’ve come down, because they encourage them and help them. You’ve just got to do what they say!

GC: What are Matt’s goals for the upcoming season?

To get selected in the summer squad. Apart from that, he just wants to do his best in every game. But getting into the summer squad is his key goal for this year.

GC: Thanks!

AW: No problem.

From left to right: Jonty Logan, Awais Fahan, Owen Dransfield and Nick Smith

Greenwich Cricket: How did you feel when you found out Jonty had been selected for the Kent trials.

Steve Logan: He had been previously playing for Surrey’s development squad for four seasons previously, so it’s more of a changing over exercise.

From Jonty’s opinion, he’s enjoyed the Kent training more than he had at Surrey. There’s a bit more interaction with the coaches and they talk to him a bit more.

GC: How do you think playing for Greenwich Juniors has let Jonty reach this level?

SL: I think he’s enjoyed playing, working with Len and I think that it’s a confidence thing. I think he’s grown in confidence playing with the Greenwich Juniors. It’s been good to get a lot of games under his belt.

GC: How have the trials gone so far?

SL: He’s really enjoyed it and feels like he’s performed well with the bat.

The first week, he hadn’t been bowling very well for a couple of years, but here he just bowled five or six deliveries, one of the coaches pulled him to one side, spoke to him about his action and suddenly he’s gone back into gear.

After four years of five or six different Surrey coaches trying to get him to bowl over the wicket, round the wicket, back of the hand, various different deliveries, it seems to have just fallen back into place.

GC: What are Jonty’s goals for the upcoming season?

SL: He wants to get into the county set up, get some runs and take some wickets!

GC: Thanks for your time.

SL: Thanks.