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

Greenwich Girls Winter Training

Winter cricket training is starting on Tuesday 5th November at Thomas Tallis.  It starts at 6.15pm until 7.15pm.  Please do not turn up before 6pm as the gates will not be open until 6pm.
The cost for 6 sessions is £25, or £5 per session.
We would have liked to have it on a Wednesday (like the summer session), but the Tuesday evening slot was the only time available.
For more information, or to book your place, contact Elvira Bagge at:

Greenwich Cricket Christmas Holiday Course 2012


Venue: University of Greenwich Sports Hall*; Southwood Site,

Avery Hill Road, London SE9 2UG

4 to 7 year-olds: 9.30am to 12.30pm (Price Band A)

7 to 11 year-olds: 9.30am to 3.30pm (Price Band B)

This course will be held INDOORS so is not weather dependent.

Pre-Booking: application forms and payment MUST reach us by first post on Friday 28TH  December, otherwise full price will be charged on the day, and no discounts will be allowed. Pre-booking is strongly encouraged to help us plan the number of cricket coaches we require on each day.

Price Bands:

A: Full Price: £20 per day if not pre-booked

Pre-booking discounted price: £15 per day, £40 season ticket for 3 days,

B: Full Price: £30 per day if not pre-booked

Pre-booking discounted price: £22.50 per day, £60 season ticket for 3 days


Andy Pye, Treasurer, DDG, PO Box 376, Blackheath, London SE3 8BE

*Directions to University of Greenwich Sports Hall: From Eltham High Street take Bexley Road towards Blackfen. After the traffic lights junction with Riefield Road take next right into Avery Hill Road, with Avery Hill Park on your right. After 200 metres or so turn right into the University complex. Carry straight on past the gate house – don’t turn left to visitor’s car park! Follow the road right round until you come to the furthest car park at the back of the site and park there. The Sports hall is the large building now in front of you, just walk through to the main entrance of the Hall.

Courses are run by the Greenwich Cricket Development Group – a partnership between local cricket clubs, Schools, LBG, Kent Cricket Board – and are staffed by ECB Qualified coaches.

To view detailed Housekeeping Information on the Winter Course click here.

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.