West Surrey Youth Cricket League Newsletter
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Edition 159

Just a few quick bits this week.

Please can all managers check through their age group rules carefully before each game and ideally have a copy with you in case you need to refer to them.  Don't forget to check the result reporting at the bottom too as we will be strict on that this year.

I was at a number of games over the long weekend and saw a few examples of rules not being followed. I don't want to be overly officious about the rules, but they are there for a reason. 8 a side means 8 a side not 10 because you have a big squad.  30 metre boundaries means 30 metre boundaries.

With all cancelled games, please can managers/organisers be helpful and considerate with getting it replayed. When offering 3 additional dates please offer a spread of days of the week, months, etc. Don't forget dates not updated inside 7 days will result in the game being marked as Cancelled and points deducted so please re-arrange these games quickly.  We are only planning to offer concession wins for extreme situations this year in an attempt to improve on the 75% matches played rate from 2017. We should be playing 90%+ of games in a good dry summer and I would appreciate all clubs making extra efforts to be flexible to get matches on for the sake of the kids.

Under 12s managers please remember to add the umpire's report for every game too. Our Play-Cricket administrator Graham Beck may be in touch about this.

For those age groups with multiple league entries, please have a think about your team selection. I would like to move to fewer restrictions on who can play where for 2019, but this will require manager co-operation. For the Academy leagues, feel free to pick whoever you want but for the WSYCL and Development leagues we expect to see players appropriate to that standard. If you're not sure on a player then they are probably too strong.

On the positive, I have seen some good close games this year and more coloured clothing than we have seen before too which is great. The kids clearly enjoy the coloureds and I think this is something we can expand on more fully for 2019.

I am lso very pleased to see more teams scoring electronically.  Every game I saw over the weekend had at least one team on the app. Great news all round.

Finally we have negotiated a £25 discount for clubs on the fantastic cricket coaching mat, a "must have" for any clubs with a junior section. To take advantage of the offer please email Dave at his address below

Darren Talbot

2018 Rules
2018 Team Managers
2018 Fixtures, Tables & Results


Capel CC are running U9 & U11 6 a side tournaments on 17th June. Please see attached for details. Entries to Simon Markham

Chobham U8s are looking for friendlies. Please contact Giles Henderson 

Weybridge CC U10s
are looking for friendlies. Please contact Adam & Emma Poole -

Windsor CC U13s are looking for friendles.  Contact

G-Force Academy from Dubai are touring the UK once again. They are looking for under 11, 13 and 15 matches from 5th-22nd July either at their base at Epsom College or at your ground. They are usually very strong at all ages! Please contact Darren Talbot to arrange a game.

Valley End CC U9s are looking for friendlies.  Please contact and

Thames Ditton CC U11s Development team looking for friendlies

Hampton Wick Royal CC U9s, U11s and U12s are looking for friendlies (pairs cricket)... soft ball for U9s and hard ball for U11s and U12s. Contact Sandep / 07737 043449.

Horsley & Send C.C. Cricket Festivals
Under 12's - Monday May 28th
Under 11's - Sunday August 26th
Under 8 & 9 - Monday 27th August
Please contact Richard Jones for entry form.

Pyrford Under 13s are looking for friendly fixtures.  Please contact Simon Clifton

Woking & Horsell Under 15s are looking for friendly fixtures. Please contact Kevin Silverton

Claygate are interested in playing a few 30 over friendlies (14 – 18 year olds & and not at a district/county level). They have pitches available on Sunday afternoons on 6th & 27th May, 10th June; 19th & 26th August and also maybe a couple of Sunday morning pitches.  Contact Pam Jarvis

Pudsey St Lawrence CC in Leeds are looking to bring a team of lad ages 16 to 13 "down south" and want to play 3 games on the following dates 23rd, 24th and 26th July 2018.  Interested clubs should contact Iain Priestley


  • What are my games in the next 7 days?
  • If none, could I arrange a friendly (see list below)?
  • Have I emailed the opposition managers to confirm the fixture, venue and start time?
  • If there are home games, have I confirmed the pitch is available and booked?
  • If there are away game, do I have the address and postcode of the grounds as it may not be their "main" grounds?
  • Do I have a team?
  • Do I have a reserve in case of last minute drop outs?
  • Have I told them the correct venue and meet time?
  • Who is going to umpire?
  • Who is going to score?  Do we have a scorebook/electronic scoring device all set up ready to go?
  • Do I have all the rules to hand just in case I need to refer to them?
  • Do I have my equipment bag?
  • Do I have a first aid kit?
  • If I'm at home do I have my scoreboard, stumps & bails?
  • Have I organised food & drinks for players?
  • Have I correctly uploaded the results of games in the last 7 days to Play-Cricket remembering to add the number of overs bowled for both teams?
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