Important coaching changes from ECB and Surrey Cricket

July 30, 2013 by  
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Good Morning


I am writing to let you know that the Coach Education Courses for this winter are now open for application.


There have been some large changes to the programme and details of the changes can be found at ECB’s website –


The main changes to the programme are:


<!–[if !supportLists]–>·         <!–[endif]–>Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course – will now be integrated into the Certificate Courses so candidates will not be required to attend a course separately.


<!–[if !supportLists]–>·         <!–[endif]–>First Aid Course – still required and booking form containing list of courses attached


<!–[if !supportLists]–>·         <!–[endif]–>Young Leader replaced by Cricket Activator (information and course dates to follow later)

UKCC Level 1 no longer exists – replaced by Coach Support Worker (one day attendance based course – information and course dates to follow later)

UKCC Level 2 split into two Certificate Courses:


Certificate in Coaching Children for those working with 6-13 year olds – booking form attached


Certificate in Young People and Adults for those working with 14+ – booking form attached)


The Certificate Courses will have a maximum of 18 candidates per course so we expect places to go quickly. Therefore can I suggest you make every effort to ensure that identified coaches are given the information about the courses as soon as possible.


Please also note that unfortunately our partnership with South Thames College has come to an end which means the reduced rate for U19s is no longer available.


If you have any questions or queries please contact myself or Sarah on [email protected] or [email protected].


Kind regards



Simon Hards
Cricket Development Manager
Direct Tel: 0207 820 5675
Fax: 0207 820 5601
Mobile: 07824 866804

Unders 8s and 9s coaching continuing into August

July 30, 2013 by  
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As we’ve had quite a few people join recently, the summer has been kind for once and everyone is really improving, we’re keeping the coaching for the Under 8s and 9s only going. We’re taking advantage of having the ground to ourselves on a Sunday morning! We’ll probably get Mike, the Surrey coach back for a few final sessions!

Weekend round up 28 and 29 July

July 30, 2013 by  
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The Saturday First XI’s season is stuttering at the moment, with a defeat away at Caterham. Highlight for Long Ditton was Ollie Fegan taking 7 wickets in the match. With many people away, a very different Second XI took to the field at home, finding batting difficult on a damp pitch, making 63 all out.

On Sunday, there senior teams were in close games, with the First XI narrowly losing against Croydon CC at home and the Sunday Second XI continuing their best every season by just beating Claygate. Click on the Play-Cricket tab on the right to see the full scorecards.

Long Ditton vs Toronto U17

July 17, 2013 by  
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Friday 26th July at 2pm

The Long Ditton U15/17 will be playing the Toronto Mayors U17 Touring Team.  The BAR will be open and there will be a BBQ available.  Come down and support the boys and see some STUNNING cricket!


July 11, 2013 by  
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Unfortunately the Race Night planned on SATURDAY 20 JULY has been cancelled.

U11s in yet another nail biter on Sunday

July 10, 2013 by  
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Thanks to Nick for the following match report:

The U11’s were again involved in another incredible game of cricket on Sunday when they tied with Leatherhead having just failed to get the one run they needed for victory off the last ball of the match. Leatherhead batted first and reached 123 for 1 with some very good batting. The boys generally batted and bowled well without really reaching the heights of the last two games. That said the weather was hot and there were clearly a couple of the side suffering from the after effects of ‘sleepovers’.Louis Ackland picked up the only wicket after Ben Mettrick and Guy Parkin had opened the bowling without getting any luck. Once again Tommy Boxall captained the side very well and he then brought Hari Kandiah and himself on and the runs slowed down thanks in part to a couple of batsmen retiring. Tom Sutherland bowled 4 overs of real pace and aggression but somehow did not get the wicket his bowling deserved.


124 to win was a challenge but with the words of veteran coach Brian Boxall ringing in their ears Louis and Cameron Stevens set out to achieve the 10 runs each batsman that Brian had demanded of them. Louis achieved this within 6 balls following a huge 6 over mid wicket. Cameron then hit his first ball for what looked like a certain 4 until the boy in the red cap somehow stopped it and threw it in over the stumps in one movement (more about the boy in the red cap later). Cameron was soon out and Guy came to the wicket and started to tear into the bowlers. It was obvious that Guy had not been one of the ‘sleepover boys’ as he batted brilliantly in reaching 14 including 3 fours. His pre match preparation was watching his brother Joe perform in an orchestra the evening before. Louis then went for one big shot too many and was caught for an excellent 18. Tommy and Ben then put on a fantastic partnership with both boys batting superbly. Just as another victory looked like happening Ben was out for 24 and in the last over Tommy reached 30 and had to retire. During this time the boy in the red cap had managed to save his team at least 20 runs when fielding at deep square leg and his fielding alone saved Leatherhead from certain defeat and was a lesson to Long Ditton as to how important fielding is. Hari and Tom then were left with two runs to get off the last two balls. Hari got the most important leg bye in his life to ensure that Ditton had at least a tie. Tom was left with trying to get the run off the last ball to win the match. He hit the ball well and it looked like it had got past the bowler, but the bowler just managed to half stop the ball. Tom started to run and managed to get within a foot of the crease when the bowler managed to grab hold of the ball and run him out.


Watching the U11’s is not for the faint heartedbut is great fun. The boys are now joint third in the table and had they won on Sunday would have gone second. So all to play for as they go into the last two games of the season.


Under 8s and 9s info – July 2013

July 9, 2013 by  
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1. You may have heard that I was trying to arrange a home game against Worcester Park this Friday. Unfortunately due to a great senior cup run, we are having to rearrange some matches. I did speak to Worcester Park and see if their ground was free, but unfortunately it isn’t. We therefore don’t have a match on Friday. Fixture congestion is not something we have had in recent years, but with the success of the senior team comes even more headaches! Please accept my sincere apologies with the match not going ahead.
2. Mike Cole, the professional coach from Surrey Cricket who has been doing a great job over the last few weeks, only has 2 more weeks left at Long Ditton, before he goes away on holiday. His last session will be on Sunday, 21st July. Like most clubs, the last formal coaching session will be on Sunday, 28th July at 10.30am. It is likely Surrey Under 9s will be playing a match at the ground as well against another county on that day.
3. Normally, the presentation evening takes place at the end of July. However, this season the club would like to bring juniors and seniors all together on the same evening, therefore it is likely the presentation evening will take place towards the end of the season. Information about this will be sent out nearer the time and also placed on the junior news section on the club’s web-site,
Mark – Long Ditton CC

Weekend results 6th & 7th July

July 8, 2013 by  
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Only one game was played on Saturday, as the Second XI’s opponents dropped out of the Fullers League. The First XI travelled to Frimley and despite Ian Antonio scoring 95 not out and Matt Baker taking 5 wickets, lost to Frimly by just 1 wicket.

On Sunday, normal service resumed, with two games being played. The first XI played the Quarter Final of the Fullers League Cup at home, and brushed aside Putney. Dave Downey scored a century, with Jason Matthews making 49. The semi-final will be held on 4th August, with the final being held at Long Ditton on Sunday, 8th September.

The Sunday Second XI travelled to the beautiful ground of Merstham and captain Ben Cheema won the toss on a baking hot day, much to the relief of the Long Ditton players, who had feared toiling in the field. Openers John Parkins and Paul Sweeney must have put on a record stand for Long Ditton Sunday 2,s with John retiring when he made his century and Paul Sweeney unbeaten on 70. A highlight was John and Paul running a four. In reply, the Merstham batsmen were up against it from the start, with some tight bowling from Adam Barlow (4 wickets), Ollie Neely and Tom Leaning.

Surrey Cricket Update – July 2013

July 8, 2013 by  
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The National Cricket Playing Survey – NEW
Not only is England retaining the Ashes hugely important, so is ensuring the growth of cricket in cities, towns and villages in every County.

In the inaugural National Cricket Playing Survey, in partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Surrey Cricket Board and Surrey County Cricket Club want to understand the nation’s cricket-playing habits.

Have your say on how you want your cricket to be played and influence the future of your cricket. Complete the survey and have the chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets to the Investec Test Series against India in 2014.

Asset Transfer Seminar for Clubs – NEW
This seminar will provide you with the information and guidance you need to help you decide if Community Asset Transfer is the right choice for your Club.
Looking at both the legal and practical information, the seminar will help you assess your club’s capacity to take on community assets and the implications of doing so.

The seminar shall be held on Mon, 22 July at Leatherhead. Click here to book your place.

Summer Courses – 8-12 year olds
The aim of these courses is to attract children into playing regular cricket and to develop fundamental movement skills. They also aim to expand specific skills, develop technique and tactical awareness through skill drills and games-play.

The group will be split internally into age groups (8-12 year olds) and ability by the coaches running the course.

Coach Education
Surrey Cricket Board will be running Coach Education Courses across the County. Details are being finalised at the moment and information shall be posted online & in the “Cricket in Surrey Update” emails when known.
The courses will commence from around September onwards.
County Assessments U10-U16s
Clubs and Schools can now submit nominations of players they wish to be considered for selection into a 2014 winter-training squad.

This year’s U-10s to U-16s can be nominated (i.e. U-11s to U-17s in the 2014 season). Players currently involved in CAG or District Cricket need not be nominated, as District and CAG coaches will put them forward in either Phase 1 or Phase 2 Assessments.

Deadline for submission of nominations is Friday, 9th August.

SCB Golf Day
It is with great pleasure we cordially invite you and/or your Company/Club/Society to take part in our annual golf day on Fri, 20th September to help raise funds for the Development of Cricket in Surrey.

The day will take place at The Drift Golf Club in East Horsley and offers an ideal opportunity to network with business clients, key staff, sporting celebrities & members from Surrey Cricket Board (SCB).

The teams will consist of four players in a Stableford Team competition with an individual prize

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JP shines for Surrey Over 60s

July 2, 2013 by  
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John Parkins has had a good run of form last week, starting off against Kent Over 60s at Sittingbourne. John made the magnificent score of 125 not out, but still managed to be on the losing side. He then followed this with a solid knock against Kew Green, just missing out on a 50 – some were muttering it was perfect jug avoidance! John’s next game for Surrey Over 60s is against Essex at Brentwood this Thursday.


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