Junior Cricket

Theale and Tilehurst CC run an active and vibrant Youth Section with teams ranging from Under 9’s up to Under 17’s. Our aim is to provide a safe and fun environment for children to enjoy cricket and develop their skills. All sessions are run by qualified coaches with an emphasis on enjoyment, participation and development with each child improving and progressing each week.

Sessions take place from February to April indoors at Little Heath School in Tilehurst and move outdoors in the summer months to our home ground in Theale. Full details of the age groups and timings can be found below.

During the Summer months from May to July Theale and Tilehurst CC enter all teams into the Berkshire Youth Cricket League playing matches on Sunday mornings and weekday evenings (age group dependant). Matches are against local clubs within the West Berkshire region, current season fixtures can be found here.

For more information about our Youth Section please contact our Youth Co-Ordinator Rita Gupta or Emma Hayter via email at youth@thealeandtilehurst.co.uk or telephone on 07966156887.

Theale & Tilehurst CC is an all inclusive club. Our vision is to welcome all, regardless of ability, colour, gender or anything else.

– Rita Gupta, Youth Manager

Our plan was to introduce and have the Girls XI playing in 2020. However due to the Covid-19 outbreak these plans have been pushed back to 2021. If you have a young girl interested in taking up the sport, please get in touch, we would love to get you involved.

Bob takes care of our U9s, training is held on a Thursday at 6pm. Usually, our Under 9s are introduced to cricket via our All Stars or Dynamos programme, but if you haven;t been a part of this, then don’t worry. Feel free to send us a message!

Rob Why takes care of our U11s, training is held on a Thursday at 7pm. Usually, our Under 11s just like our U9s are introduced to cricket via our All Stars or Dynamos programme, but if you haven;t been a part of this, then don’t worry. Feel free to send us a message!

Our under 13s are coached by Brian Cooper, training is at 7pm on a Thursday evening. Our U13s are part of the Berkshire youth league so fun competitive cricket is guaranteed!

You’ll find U15s training at our ground on a Wednesday 6PM, Stuart Bown is in charge of our U15s. At this age we usually like to see the boys progressing into our senior teams so we invite them to stay behind and train with our senior members as well getting Ex Test Cricketer Aftab Habib ro tun U15 sessions.

James White runs our U19s team, they are also part of the Berkshire Cricket Foundation run U19s T20 Vitality Blast competition. Get in touch with James if you are interested in playing in our U19s team!

Meet the coaches

Bob Williams - Girls

Bob Williams - U9s

Rob Why - U11s

Brian Cooper - U13s

Stuart Brown - U15s

James White - U19s

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