Junior training cancelled due to rain - Wednesday 2nd September

Summer Cricket Camps return to Welwyn Garden City CC -
more details here

Junior training cancelled due to rain - Wednesday 2nd September

The DPSA bar has re-opened for outdoor service only from 12 April - More details here

Welwyn Garden City Cricket Club - Junior Cricket


Welcome to the Juniors section of Welwyn Garden City Cricket Club!

We are the local cricket club for kids in WGC, Welwyn, Hatfield, and their surrounding villages.

We are a family-friendly club that offers cricket for all girls and boys, whatever their age, ability or previous experience.  We run matches from U9s upwards, but our players can start cricket at age 5.  Every player that wants to play matches will be able to.  We also have a strong performance pathway for our more talented players.

Starting the 2024 Season


Indoor nets have now finished

Groups train on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.  See elsewhere on this page for more info.

Every Weekend from 7th April to the end of August

Fridays 5.30pm-7.30pm (starting Fri 12th Apr)
U13, U14, U15, Girls Hardball (U11+)

Sundays (starting Sun 7th Apr)
9.45am-11am: U5-8 and U9
11am-12.30pm: U10, U11, U12
All Stars & Dynamo Cricket
We provide All Stars and Dynamo Cricket as part of our Sunday morning training.  Unlike the official All Stars and Dynamo programmes, which only run during term time, our cricket fun lasts all through the summer holidays and right to the end of August.

Starts: Sunday 7th April
Then every Sunday to the end of August

Contact Russell Haggar (juniorbees@wgccc.co.uk) for more information

Cricket fun for younger children - no kit required
£40/day (discounts for siblings and for full-week bookings)
Early drop-off / Late pick-up available on request

Non-members are very welcome

To book: Contact Sam Rizvi (WGCCC Youth Cricket Head Coach) on 07955 137195 or samad_rizvi427@hotmail.com
Registration Form
Junior Registration for 2024 Season

We are now registering all players for the 2024 Season (April 2024 onwards).

2024 registration can be done online by clicking on this link: 2024 Juniors Registration Form

The registration form lets us gather important information for child welfare, and we then follow up separately regarding membership categories and subscriptions.

Codes of Conduct
We have separate codes of conduct for our junior players (link) and for parents (link).  Please review them and abide by them.


Summer Training 2024

Outdoor Junior Training - Summer 2024

Junior training starts on Sunday 7th April and runs through to the end of August.

Junior league matches start at the end of April and finish in early July.  We then aim to run fun days, summer leagues and additional fixtures over the summer months.

Training takes place at Digswell Park. Session times are:

Girls Hardball: Fridays 5.30pm-7.00pm
Squad manager: tbd
(Girls also train with their age groups)

U5-8: Sundays 9.45am-11.00am
Age group manager: Russell Haggar

U9: Sundays 9.45am-11.00am
Age group manager: Russell Haggar

U10: Sundays 11.00am-12.30pm
Age group manager: Russell Haggar

U11: Sundays 11.00am-12.30pm
Age group manager: Cheryl Worman

U12: Sundays 11.00am-12.30pm
Age group manager: Steve Fry

U13: Fridays 5.30pm-7.00pm
Age group manager: Rob Nicholls

U14: Fridays 5.30pm-7.00pm
Age group manager: Simon Fennell

U15: Fridays 5.30pm-7.00pm
Age group manager: Mark Bailey

U16: Fridays 5.30pm-7.00pm
Age group manager: Nishit Shah

Our U5-8 and U9 squads play with a softball.  U10 use an Incrediball.  U11 to U13 play with a junior-size hard ball.  U14 and up play with a senior hard ball.

Protective equipment (helmet, gloves, pads and box) are essential for all hard-ball players.

Juniors are welcome to attend training in general sports kit.  Matches are ideally played in whites, with either a plain or a club playing shirt.  The manager for each age group will provide more information.

The age refers to the school year during which that birthday occurs.  For example, U9 means the school year during which they have their 9th birthday - in most cases, they would be in Year 4.  U11 would similarly be Year 6.


New Players
We welcome new players of all ages and abilities, girls and boys, whether or not they've played cricket before.

New players can try us out for their initial training session for free before deciding to commit.

Please contact our Organiser of Youth Cricket to find out more.

We train indoors from January to March, and outdoors at our ground from April to August.  Our winter nets (Jan-Mar) are an ideal time to get involved.
Club Playing Kit
WGCCC junior playing kit is now supplied by Tylers. The WGCCC Juniors webshop is at https://www.tylers-sportswear.co.uk/Catalogue/Sports-Webshops/Cricket-Clubs/Welwyn-Garden-City-CC.

Juniors can wear plain cricket whites or club kit when playing matches.  For training, any sports kit is fine.
Organiser of Youth Cricket
Our Juniors Cricket Co-ordinator is Russell Haggar (juniorbees@wgccc.co.uk).

Feel free to get in touch if you have any queries about the Juniors section.

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Payment of Subs
Payment of membership subscriptions

Junior membership covers outdoor training from April to August, and indoor training for the following January to March.

The membership subscription amounts are shown in the box below.  If you are unsure which level to pay for, please ask Russell Haggar (Juniors Co-ordinator) or email juniorbees@wgccc.co.uk.

Payment should be made by bank transfer to:
Account: 73064335
Account name: Welwyn Garden City CC Colts
Sort code: 60-23-07
Reference: [Surname] Subs

Payment can be made either in full, or in four equal monthly instalments at the start of May, June, July and August.

Please send an email to juniortreasurer@wgccc.co.uk to confirm that payment has been made.
Junior Memberships up to U15

Junior Subscriptions 2024

Full-year Junior membership gives you:

  • Weekly outdoor group coaching from
    April to August 2024
  • Indoor coaching from January-March 2025
  • Family membership of the Digswell Park Sports Association (DPSA) – ie discounts at the bar

All players should register using the form in the Registration box above.  Payment of membership subs is per the instructions in the Payment box above.

We have two categories of Junior membership.  Membership fees are shown below for both the whole season (April 2024 - March 2025), and also for new players who join us after the May half term.

Playing Membership: As above, with participation in club matches

Playing Membership


1st child in family

£145 full season (Apr-Mar)
£110 from May half term
£80 from July

Each sibling

£85 full season (Apr-Mar)
£65 from May half term
£50 from July

Development Membership:
 Junior membership, but designed for players who are too young or not yet at the level where they can play in matches (this is often reviewed during the season)

Development Membership


1st child in family

              £60 from July               
(£35 for Summer only)

Each sibling

£30 from July
(£20 for Summer only)

For occasional players, we also have a "Pay to Train" option, where the children can turn up for occasional training sessions. This is paid for on the day (£5 per session).  Pay to Train players are usually at the younger end, before they are old enough to play matches in our teams.

Junior Memberships U16-U18
The 2023 membership subscription for U16-U18 Juniors is £90.  This entitles them to play in senior matches as well as the more limited July/August junior fixtures.
2024 Winter Nets
It's January, so the new season kicks off with our superb programme of indoor training.

We are running indoor training every Sunday from 7th January to 25th March at Chancellor's School in Brookmans Park.  Coaching will be led by Sam Rizvi and Will Haggar, along with our age group coaches.

2pm-3pm: U5s to U8s
3pm-4pm: U9s (soft ball) and U10s (incrediball)
4pm-5pm: U11s and U12s (hard ball)
5pm-6pm: U13s, U14s and U15s

This is included in the 2023 full season membership.

New players are very welcome.  They can register with us by following this link: https://forms.gle/dCnjVda8qXp7Rmqv6

We are always keen for new players to give us a go, so we offer free taster sessions and a separate winter-only membership of £40 for all 11 sessions, or £20 for just the second half of the sessions, or £5 per session.  Contact Russell at juniorbees@wgccc.co.uk for more information.

Players who join us for the Winter Nets will need to register with us.