LEADING MIDDLESEX COLTS: George Grisdale, Marcus Grisdale and 
Olly Richards.

2021 LEADING WICKET-TAKER Seb Pearson with Prizegiving guest speaker, Mark Ramprakash.
WICKET MAIDEN: Eadie Alexander took two wickets in two balls in her first game for Sheen Colts at Twickenham.

RUNNING MEN: Shori claims another victim

GOTCHA: Luke Magalhaes leads the celebration with Rufus Goodman and a thoughtful Will Weir.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Olly Richards, who has won the Player of the Year four times in five summers.

FAST AND THE FURIOUS: Ted Clark in action at Sunbury.
CUP WINNERS: The team after an U11 Regional final win against Teddington.
STOKED UP: Celebrating a compelling win against Esher in the eight-a-side final.
OLE OLLY: Olly Richards collects the Sheen Colts Victor Ludorum trophy from former Sheen Colt and Middlesex Cricketer Tom Lace.
WEIGHING IN: Sammy Wade in action at the Gubby Allen County play-offs.
SHEEN U10's went unbeaten again in 2020 under the stewardship of Will Inch.
SARAH WADE who is the recently appointed Safeguarding officer at Sheen Park.

SHEEN COLTS BULLETIN

SEASON 2022


WELCOME

We had another tremendous season of growth in 2021, both on and off the field, with significant volunteer support at training and in the running of well over 100 Colts matches.

A review of the summer can be found on the Sheen Park Colts website but in a nutshell, the U12’s were South Region Champions and county semi-finalists; The U11’s won both their Middlesex and Surrey Leagues and the U9’s ended up second in their softball league.

Though sorely pressed by Jeevan Bhandal, Olly Richards emerged the club player of the year for an extraordinary fourth time in five years and moved on to becoming a major asset in the adult 1st XI towards the end of the season.

A concerted effort on the Fundraising front means that the priority project – renewing the bowlers run-ups in the nets at Sheen as well as introducing two more lanes – will take place in early April, in good time for the summer.

There are simply too many people to thank here, but it is heart warming to see so much support for our little club and the friendships that continue to grow, year-on-year.

  

MEMBERSHIP – JOINING THE CLUB

If you are not a current member but are keen on joining the club, please send an email (to tonybraldo@gmail.com) with the following details:

Parents name(s)

Address

Tel(s)

Child’s name(s)

DOB

Place of birth

School

Allergies, etc. (if applicable)

Once these have been received you will be added to the members mailing list and receive regular updates.

 PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ALWAYS VERY KEEN ON WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS TO THE CLUB!

The membership fee for the season will be £120 for U6-9’s and U9-11 girls to cover twelve ninety minute sessions through the summer and all age group matches arranged. 

From U10 to U15, including girls who play in boys teams, the membership fee will be £150.

Sibling’s enjoy a 20% discount on their membership fees. U6-9 - £24.00; U10-15 £30.00.

There is no junior membership payment – simply a match fee – for all players U16 and above.

It is anticipated each child will have the opportunity to play in a minimum of six matches through the season. 

Every member must purchase and wear the new club shirt at an estimated cost of £20. These will be available at Saturday morning training, before the official start to the season.

 

FIXTURE LIST FOR 2022

A fixture list is now on the Sheen Park Colts website. This gives you an opportunity to plan for those games you would like to make your child(ren) available for in the season ahead. We play Middlesex League and Cup matches in the week and Surrey League and Cup on Sunday mornings. We are competing at U19, U17, U15, U14, U13, U12 (two teams), U11, U10 (two teams) and U9. We also have a girls U11 (softball) team..

 

AGE GROUPS 2022

UNDER 9 Born between 1st September 2012 and midnight on 31st August 2013. School Year 4 and younger.

UNDER 10 Born between 1st September 2011 and midnight on 31st August 2012. School Year 5 and younger.

UNDER 11 Born between 1st September 2010 and midnight on 31st August 2011. School Year 6 and younger.

UNDER 12 Born between 1st September 2009 and midnight on 31st August 2010. School Year 7 and younger.

UNDER 13 Born between 1st September 2008 and midnight on 31st August 2009. School Year 8 and younger.

UNDER 14 Born between 1st September 2007 and midnight on 31st August 2008. School Year 9 and younger.

UNDER 15 Born between 1st September 2006 and midnight on 31st August 2007. School year 10 and younger.

UNDER 17 Born between 1st September 2004 and midnight on 31st August 2005. School year 11/12.

 
Girls, up to 17 years of age, may play in Boys’ matches in a team 1 year below their own chronological age group.

This does not apply to the U13 and U15 Boys’ Cups, where Girls can only play in their own age groups.

 

AGE GROUP COLTS TRAINING 

Training is scheduled to take place every Saturday, commencing 23rd April for 12 weeks with a one-week break at half-term for all junior members. This is not compulsory, but it is sensible to try to attend as many sessions as possible.

It will be staggered, with training objectives and times listed below, per age group.


U6-9 – 9.30am-11am:

Pod sessions of up to twelve players per group. No hard-ball kit needed. Training will take the form of a variety of fun and challenging drills and even matches on the outfield. 


U11 Girls – 9.30am-11am

Pod sessions of up to twelve players per group. No hard-ball kit needed. Training will take the form of a variety of fun and challenging drills and even matches on the outfield. (These sessions are for those players not already selected for a match. County players will play in boys groups.) 


U10-11 – 9.30am-11.00am

Nets: All players are expected to have hard-ball kit including a box, pads, gloves, helmet and thigh pad. It is anticipated that we will have four lanes in operation which will allow for all players to have a bat and a bowl.


U12-17 – 11am-12.30pm:

Nets: All players are expected to have hard-ball kit including a box, pads, gloves, helmet and thigh pad. It is anticipated that we will have four lanes in operation which will allow for all players to have a bat and a bowl.

It is anticipated that a specific fielding session will take place for all-comers between 11am and 12.30pm.

 MATCH TIMES AND DAYS

It is important to be aware that early season, matches start at 5.30pm and then, as the days get longer, move to 6pm. With so many fixtures to fit in is hasn’t been possible to make one day in the week ‘match day’ for an age group, so they can vary week-to-week.

  

COACHING CAMPS DATES 2022

We will be running the usual number of coaching camps through the spring and summer and  send information out to all members in advance of each course, or courses, taking place. Dates for the diary are listed below: 

 

EASTER: (all 10am-4pm on Sheen Common)

Monday 28thMarch to Friday 1st April. 
Monday 4thApril to Friday 8thApril.
Monday 11thApril to Thursday 14thApril.


WHITSUN HALF-TERM:

Monday 30th May to Thursday 2ndJune.


SUMMER HOLIDAY CAMPS: 

Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July.
Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July.
Monday 18th July to Friday 22nd July.
Monday 25th July to Friday 29th July.
Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August.
Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August.
Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August.
Monday 22nd August to Friday 26th August.

 

AUTUMN HALF-TERM CAMP:

Monday 24thOctober to Friday 28thOctober.

 

NOTE: Camps cost £30 per day per person (£25 for siblings who attend on the same day). Half day is £20 and £15 for siblings.

Registration takes place on Sheen Common, opposite 3 Fife Road, East Sheen.

The pavilion on the far side of the ground is the muster point.

  

SHEEN COLTS COMMUNICATIONS

 

WEBSITE

There is a fair amount of information on this website, including that about fixtures, membership, dates for the diary etc. 

 

FACEBOOK PAGE

We use a ‘Sheen Scorchers’ Facebook page as a back-up to the regular e-mails you receive.

Please check out the page (Google: Sheen Scorchers) and click the ‘like’ icon inset in the main picture it to receive regular updates. 

(Please note – if you click the ‘like’ box, this means you will see the Sheen Scorchers status updates but the site cannot see your personal information or posts if you don’t wish anyone to do so.)

 

E-MAIL

If you are not on Facebook or not much of a Googler – never fear. All the information you need will be sent via e-mail to you through the season, (Camps, membership, matches, etc.) provided you are on the mailing list.

THIS IS SENT CHRONOLOGICALLY THROUGH THE SEASON: SUMMER MEMBERSHIP; EASTER CAMPS; SUMMER HALF-TERM CAMP; SUMMER HOLIDAY CAMPS ETC. 

 

WHATS APP

Whats App will be used as a tool for imparting last-minute information to teams – especially if there is a late drop-out, a player is running late or a match is cancelled en route. 

  

COUNTY COLTS

Those players on the Middlesex pathway – starting with Borough cricket and then progressing on to regional sides and then, finally, the full county side - are listed below for 2022.

All of you have put in a lot of hard work and made significant commitments to get where you have.

Boys and girls are nominated to trial for Borough age group teams in the Spring and the best players go on to represent the Region later in the summer. It is at the Regional phase that players are invited to join the full County age group squads the following winter.

This year, we have a remarkable 25 boys and girls on a Middlesex or Surrey Pathway.


U9

Jack Bailey

Gilby Richards

Kit Stewart

Harry Thornton

 

U10

Seb Pearson (County Winter Squad)

Rohan Bhandal

Franklin King

 

U11

Sammy Wade (County Winter Squad)

Joe Inch 

Max Jackson

Nico Watts

 

U12

Rory Jacomb (County)

Ned Ballantyne 

Hugh Stradling

Ranveer Dangi

Jeevan Bhandal 

George Lacy

 

U12 (Girls)

Ellie Phillips (County)

  

U13

Marcus Grisdale (County)

Ishrat Oberoi (County)

Dhruv Ganesan (County)

Harry Klein

Freddie Danos 

Alf Beresford-Pierse 

U14

Danny Barlow 

 

U15

Olly Richards (County)


NOTE: Trials will be taking place a lot later than normal this year. It is as yet unconfirmed, but our understanding is that they will take place at the end of March and early in April.

 ONE-TO-ONE COACHING PROGRAMME

We run an outdoor 1-1 programme year round at Sheen. If you are interested in joining us at any time, please contact tonybraldo@gmail.com and we will add you to the mailing list.

 

FUNDRAISING

As most of us know, Jane Bhandal and her team of Pru Richards, Kate Stradling, Caroline Jacomb and Naomi Grisdale have done a wonderful job in the last year, raising over £13,500 for reparations at Sheen.

The first big project is the renewal of the bowlers run-ups and the addition of two Flicx Pitch nets which will assist with the increasing demands we are seeing for youngsters to train.

 

EVENTS

Though we have a significant fixture programme and are close to capacity in running 12 teams, we are hoping to be able to host a number of events again this summer. They include:


SECOND HAND CRICKET GEAR SALE

Ahead of the cricket season starting, we would be immensely grateful if you could dig out the cricket gear your kids have inevitably grown out of and donate it to our second hand sale. The sale itself will be held during Easter camp (dates/times TBC) and, if there’s anything left, at the first Saturday training session. 
Emily King (Franklin’s Mum) will be collecting any donations at 12 Sheen Common Drive, TW10 5BN. Please feel free to drop round anytime and, if no-one is in, just leave in the porch. 
All items, bats, clothes, pads etc. gratefully received and all proceeds, of course, will go to the club. 

THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS TAPED BALL TOURNAMENT.

Historically, we invite four local Primary Schools – Sheen Mount, East Sheen Primary, St Mary Magdelen’s and Holy Trinity to take part in this tournament – normally played early in July. St Mary Magdelen won the first three tournaments.

A FESTIVE SUMMER PARTY ON THE COMMON

U10’s v MOTHERS MATCH


COLTS PRIZEGIVING DINNER

This is scheduled to take place at Richmond CC in late November,


In the meantime, the fundraising committee will be looking at further events that we may be able to host.


WELFARE

Our ClubMark status deadline is 29th April. If you have any concerns or queries, please raise them with Sarah Wade - sporter79@hotmail.com - who is the Club Welfare Officer.

NOTE: It is important we all remember we share the common with other sports as well as the general public and that our behaviours and actions should mirror all safeguarding practice. A dedicated safeguarding page has been added to the website.

 

MERCHANDISE

Please be aware every member needs a Sheen Scorchers shirt, which we will have in stock for the start of the season @ £20. It is essential these are worn to matches. Most members already have a Scorchers cap, but new members should purchase one @ £15.

 

COLTS CRICKET COMPANY

Tariq Nazir, renowned for his championing of Colts equipment at excellent prices, has a shop – next to AJ-Fordhams in Robin Hood Way, Kingston (just off the A3 near the Robin Hood roundabout). tnazir@talk21.com. He offers an excellent deal on a set of junior hard-ball kit including helmet, bat, gloves, pads, box and kitbag for around £140 all in. We also have a strong relationship with Sheen Sports, who offer a 10% discount to all Sheen Park members – adults and colts.

 

OLD BATS  PLEASE!

We've had old bats donated over the years, but can always do with more! If you have an old bat lying around that is no longer of any use to you, could you please bring it to Sheen at the start of the season.

They are valuable to us & after a clean-up are ideal for youngsters venturing into the game for the first time.

We have found less use for old pads, gloves, etc. IT’S BAT’S – HOWEVER BATTERED – WE ARE LOOKING FOR!!!!

CREDIT SYSTEM

Just a reminder that unless it is in exceptional circumstances, we offer credits rather than refunds should your child be unable to attend a camp or winter training session.

LOST PROPERTY

Every summer, many items of clothing are left at the ground after camps and training. They are kept in storage at the ground (main changing room) so feel free to rummage through the pile when you come down if your child has misplaced a fleece, wind-cheater or sweater! 

These are periodically taken down to the charity shop, so please don’t leave it too long if you have mislaid something!


We look forward very much to seeing many of you again this season and a very warm welcome to all newcomers.