Colts

Stoke D’Abernon CC Colts is now recruiting boys and girls for all age groups from Under 8 upwards.  Please get in touch for more information by e-mailing : sdccmembership@hotmail.com

Stoke D’Abernon has one of the most celebrated junior sections in the county; providing cricket for over 150 boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 17, giving them the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game.

Training takes place at the Club and is run by the Parkside Cricket Academy and our current and former overseas players. Parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the cricket, the surroundings and the fully licensed bar. A BBQ will often be found on Friday night for both players and spectators.

Many of our Colts play within the Surrey Performance and County Age Group systems, some have been chosen for Surrey’s Emerging Players’ Programme, and full internationals have also come through the ranks. Recently one of our academy products opened the bowling for Surrey’s 1st XI.

Nat Sciver, a member of the winning 2017 England Women’s World Cup Team is a former SDCC Colt.

The club attained full ECB Clubmark accreditation in 2009 and has received sign-off to the end of the 2021 season.

We are an ECB Focus Club.

We full support the ECB Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children ensuring that all children, (persons under the age of 18), participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience, ECB Cricket Equity Policy and ECB Coaches Code of Conduct.

Stoke offers fixtures for ages U8 upwards. The club fields teams in the West Surrey Youth League and Cup, and the Mid-Surrey League and Cup. Several age groups are also entered into ECB National Cups. Additionally, friendly matches are organised when the league programmes are finished.

The clubs aim is to promote cricket for all standards irrespective of their starting ability. Getting our colts involved in quality training programs enabling our younger members to have the opportunity to improve year after year and are dedicated to developing young cricketing talent. Whilst we take our cricket seriously our emphasis is always to have fun.

2019 Colts Managers and Officials
Colts Cricket League Representative 
Kevin Morgan
kpmorgan01@gmail.com / (07775) 530888

Colts Membership Secretary
Shannon Clinton
sdccmembership@hotmail.com / (07802) 410985

Welfare Officer
Victoria Cheeseman
vcheeseman@hotmail.co.uk / (07703) 347708

Under 9s
Manager : Mark Hendricks

Under 10s
Manager : Mark Christie (mark.christie@natwest.com)

Under 11s
Managers :
James Cheeseman (james.cheeseman@tullowoil.com)
David Cook
, (cookie.reddot@gmail.com)
Geoff Vinall
(Geoff.vinall@btinternet.com)

Under 13s & Under 14s
Manager : Kevin Morgan (kpmorgan01@gmail.com)

Competing to Win and to Have Fun
The club fields teams in the West Surrey Youth League and Cups as well as the Mid-Surrey League and Cup fixtures for ages U9 upwards. Several age groups are also entered into ECB National Cups. Additionally, friendly matches are organized where possible.The club’s aim is to promote cricket for all standards irrespective of their starting ability. Getting our colts involved in quality training programs enables our younger members to have the opportunity to improve year after year and are dedicated to developing young cricketing talent. Whilst we take our cricket seriously our emphasis is always to have fun.
 

Colts Moving into Senior Cricket
The ultimate aim of our colts program is to feed the senior sections who play on a Saturday and Sunday afternoons and mid-week competitive & friendly matches. The transition from the Colts to senior cricket is bridged with our colts playing alongside seniors, initially for the Sunday side and our Academy Squad in the Surrey Trust League and the U17/Senior Division 1 – opportunities are often given in our League 1st and 2nd XIs. In 2015 a 15-year-old was voted the 2nd XI Players’ Player of the Year.

We are very encouraged by the quality of cricket played in our youth section, this is reflected in the large number of boys and girls who are selected to play for the District and County Youth teams, with a handful in the current Emerging Player Programme within Surrey CCC.

How to Join
At Stoke we welcome new young players of all abilities. If you are interested in joining, please contact our Colts Cricket League Representative, Kevin Morgan, (kpmorgan01@gmail.com), or our Membership Secretary, Shannon Clinton (sdccmembership@hotmail.com)

Download our full Colts Handbook here : Colts Handbook 2014

The 2019 Colts Handbook currently being revised and will replace the above soon. Please refer to the list of Colts Managers in the above rather than those in the above 2014 handbook link.

Download our Welcome letter for new colts from the Chairman:

Letter to Colts Parents April 2019

Recent History of our Colts Section
We got to this stage as a result of eight years’ initial hard work between 2001 and 2009 by a passionate team of volunteers. In 2001 we were turning out just three senior teams a week from a squad of 42 just players. The situation was unsustainable and then Chairman Chris Gudgeon assembled a small team of parents and players to build a colts programme which would supply future senior teams.

Stoke’s policy of developing a pool of young players would not have been achieved without the leadership and commitment of many of the senior players, past and present. The juniors are integrated into senior sides and are given a role in the team; and the senior players work with the youngsters to prepare them for their future senior careers.

When Stoke clinched promotion to the Surrey Championship in 2008, eight of the eleven players in the side were under the age of 21, and four of those originally joined our club as under 10s.

At the top of the age group, juniors are integrated into the side that plays in the Surrey Trust League. Since 2007 we have taken on and beaten the best academy sides in Surrey, and have reached the semi-finals in nearly all the years we have taken part.

We also run Development XI matches to satisfy the ever increasing demand we have from parents to see their children play in senior matches, and for the parents themselves to take the field with their children

Cobham, Surrey