Welcome to the WHCC Colts

 

Page last updated - 5th December 2019

W&HCC is committed to introducing cricket and hopefully creating a love for the sport into the lives of as many youngsters as possible. We encourage this by holding age specific coaching sessions, playing practice & competitive matches, encouraging team-work and developing the “spirit of cricket” across all our Colts age groups.

We also have a growing dedicated Girls section covering U8 – U13 but girls can also be integrated with the boys age groups sides. Above all, we want our Colts to have fun, in a safe and happy atmosphere, whilst developing their sporting skills.

Children can join when they are in year 1 at school but unless an age group is full, we welcome boys and girls of any age who want to play cricket at a friendly, local club. Whilst we are currently full in boys age groups U7-12, we are always happy to take enquiries and add you/your child to our waiting list. In particular our dedicated Girls section is growing fast and we have spaces in our Girls age groups from U8-13. We also have spaces in our older Colts age groups (U14 upwards) for boys and girls where some previous cricketing experience would be helpful.

If you are interested in your child joining the club, please do contact our membership secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Colts cricketing season runs from the end of April to late July. The Colts meet for summer training on one evening each week. Girls training takes place on a Monday evening, U6 and 7’s on a Thursday evening and all other age groups are on Friday evenings. Most training sessions take place at the Club’s attractive Brewery Road ground, where parents can watch their budding young cricketers exercising, while relaxing in the evening sun. On Friday evenings, the bar is also open, so it is a very sociable occasion with refreshments from the clubhouse bar. We also run a Barbecue from late May onwards..

Most matches take place on Sunday mornings with some on weekday evenings. As well as at Brewery Road, we play home matches at various locations round Woking as with 20 teams in the Colts age groups from our club alone, pitches are in very high demand!

From U8 onwards, matches are played in the newly created Surrey Junior Cricket Championship playing small sided cricket matches against other local clubs. Many of our age groups have more than one team entered at different levels so that the games are as evenly matched as possible. From U10, boys start using a hardball and each year the playing conditions become more and more like
adult cricket such that by U15 they are using a full-size cricket ball playing on a full-length pitch. By this time, boys and girls are encouraged where appropriate to play for the senior cricket teams at the club – it is not unknown for dads and sons to play alongside one another! Once the boy or girl is no longer a Colt, it is great if they go on to play for one of our senior sides, who play in the Surrey
Championship leagues on Saturdays and have friendlies on a Sunday afternoon.

We also hold indoor winter nets and training sessions from late January for each Colts year group which is included in the annual subs.

The WHCC Colts section is very much a family affair and we encourage the whole family to be part of the Club.  Every Mum and Dad is invited to play an active role if they wish which may include coaching, assisting a coach, umpiring, scoring, being behind the bar or on the BBQ on a Friday evening or helping out in a host of other areas behind the scenes. Throughout the summer there is usually a Men’s 1XI or 2XI game on a Saturday at the club. Support for the team is always very welcome and the bar is usually open from late afternoon!

Our current Colts Chairman is Paul Manly and he is supported by a team of volunteer Age Group Managers, Coaches (all of whom are DBS checked), and non-cricketing volunteers as well as a number of our own talented older Colts who help out with the coaching of the younger age group children. Where necessary we also bring in external coaches to
supplement our training resources. 

For any information on the WHCC Colts, please contact Paul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to welcoming you to our club.

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