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Junior Cricket

Acton CC has built its success through its thriving juniors section, with more than 120 boys and girls ranging from the Under 9s to the Under 17s. The club’s Juniors’ Section, supervised and supported by qualified coaches and the club’s senior players, caters for all abilities and ages.

The juniors also get a taste for competitive cricket, with the Under 11s, Under 12s, Under 13s, Under 14s and Under 15s all playing in local area leagues (fixtures and dates are available on our Play-Cricket website). The club also has a close association with the West London Cricket Academy who offer additional training, high-quality coaches and school holiday courses all year round. 

During 2019, juniors training for 6-13 year olds will take place at Club Des Sports from 6 - 7.30pm on Monday evenings starting April 1st and running until the end of July (excluding bank holidays). For 11-16 year olds, training will take place on Tuesday evenings between 6 - 7.30pm at Club Des Sports. 11 to 13 year olds are able to train on both evenings. 

Juniors subs are £120 for the season (payment with Child's name as reference to: sort number 40-13-10, account number 82069415) Please also fill in the membership form (downloaded HERE) and bring to your first training session of 2019.


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Junior cricket management & child welfare

The Juniors Management Group is responsible for the day to day management of the Junior section and has overall responsibility for the welfare and safeguarding of the Club’s junior members. It is represented on the Executive Committee by the Colts Manager, Clubmark Manager and Cricket Development Officer.

Juniors Management Group 2018

  • Colts Manager - Anthony Hunt

  • Colts Administration Manager - Josi Murphy

  • Team Managers: Dan Waddell (Under 15s); Dan Waddell (Under 14s); Mark Williams (Under 13s); Mark Williams and George Murphy (Under 12s); Mark Williams and Matt Reeve (Under 11s); Adam Forsdike (Under 10s); Anthony Hunt (Under 9s)

  • Clubmark Manager - Alex Manning

  • Child Welfare Officer - Dan Waddell

  • Director of Cricket - Alex Brennan

Acton Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its junior members to ensure that all young cricketers have a safe and positive experience. As such, the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ is embedded within the Club’s Code of Conduct for all members and guests to adhere to. A copy of ‘Safe Hands’ is available for inspection from the club’s Child Welfare Officer or, alternatively, available here:

‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’

A membership form for each junior member must be completed by the parent, guardian or carer and signed by the junior member himself/herself. The form is available here:


Acton Cricket Club believes that it is imperative that junior and senior members, coaches, administrators and parents, carers and guardians associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.The Club has developed a number of policy and guidance documents to support this and ensure that the risk of harm to its junior members is reduced:

Safeguarding policy statement
Equal opportunities policy statement
Code of conduct for juniors and parents
Transport policy
Club changing policy
E-safety policy
Anti-bullying policy

Guidelines for dealing with an Incident or Accident
Directions to hospital

Junior members and their parents should also beware of the ECB directives in relation to fielding, fast bowling, batting protection and participation in open age cricket, all of which form a part of Acton Cricket Club’s junior welfare policy:

ECB guidance on wearing helmets
ECB fielding regulations
ECB fast bowling directives
ECB guidelines for junior players in open age group cricket

Any concerns or complaints  should be addressed to the the Club’s Child Welfare Officer, Dan Waddell. Details of how to contact Dan can be found in the ‘Child Welfare Officer Contact Details’ document below. Additionally, a number of relevant safeguarding and child protection contacts are available below:

Child Welfare Officer contact
Useful Safeguarding Contacts

Acton CC is proud to be a diverse organisation open and enjoyed by all. Read more on our diversity and inclusion policy here: Acton Inclusion and Diversity Policy.

The ECB has a vision that “There should be no boundaries in cricket” and are committed to reaching, recruiting and retaining people from all communities.

One Game is the strategy the ECB has developed to achieve this, and covers everyone, everywhere in whatever role they want to play in cricket – watching, playing, following, volunteering and working.

To achieve this vision, the ECB has developed a set of principles, a foundation of our beliefs. and actions designed to achieve the vision. The One Game Strategy is available here.

Junior recommendations

The file below provides the ECB’s recommendations for junior players playing cricket in the various age groups, on:

weight or hard ball to use
pitch size
stump height
type of ball, stumps and pitch for the soft ball game

ECB Recommendations for Junior Cricket

Juniors playing in open age cricket

The ECB has issued the guidance below covering the participation of junior cricketers in open age cricket matches, and to help clubs decide when to select young players in open age competitive cricket and how best to help their cricketing development.

ECB Guidelines for Junior Players in Open Age Cricket

Fielding regulations

The following are ECB regulations covering the minimum fielding distances for young players in all matches where a hard ball is used:

ECB Fielding Regulations

Colts Management Toolkit:

ECB Guidance for Coaches working with Children - This guidance from the ECB has been designed to: promote good practice; reduce poor practice; provide practical coaching advice; and outline the ECB Coaches Association Code of Conduct.

ECB Guidleines on Supervising Children - Sufficient adults must be present to adequately supervise all juniors and manage any incident that may arise; this document provides ECB guidance on supervision ratios.

ECB Guidance for Staff and Volunteers Working with Children - Staff and volunteers who work with children at Acton Cricket Club would fall under Regulated Activity for the purposes of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. This document outlines the legal obligations placed on the club as a consequence of this.

ECB Guidelines on Girls playing in Boys Cricket - The ECB has issued these guidelines concerning the participation of girls in ‘boys’ cricket.

ECB Incident Reporting Form - This form is to be used to report concerns or details of an incident at Acton Cricket Club.

ECB Missing Children Guidelines - These guidelines have been devised to clarify the actions to take if a child goes missing.

Volunteer Reference Form - As an organisation committed to safeguarding children Acton Cricket Club may choose to gather references for any individual wishing to work with the junior section of the club using this form.

Guidelines for dealing with an Incident or Accident - This document contains important guidance on dealing with an accident at The Park Club as well details of local hospitals.

Acton Cricket Club Risk Assessment Form - All coaching and games must take place in a safe environment with safe and protective equipment (including the provision and use of helmets). This Risk Assessment Form is used to assess the playing environment and facilities.

Self-declaration Form - All coaches and volunteers are must have a valid DBS check (formerly known as a CRB). This form is used as a proxy for a DBS in the period while the check is being completed.