Dear Young Cricketer Parents,
We would like to invite you to renew your Young Cricketer’s Esher CC membership for 2018. This year we are delighted to be able to register all young cricketers online via the new Esher CC website. An enormous thank you to Pete Slaney and Duncan Pauline for all their hard work in setting this up. We are not aware of another Surrey cricket club that offer this service.
Esher CC membership comprises access to one of the best cricket grounds in Surrey including four youth cricket squares. In addition, we are very pleased to announce that the Esher cricket net facility has been refurbished with a newly laid surface and extended bays ready for the start of the 2018 season. The nets look fantastic. This additional investment made at New Road ensures we continue to enjoy the best playing facilities available in the area.
For many of our young cricketers, the preparation for this year’s season got underway back in November when winter nets began at Claremont Fan Court School. It is splendid to see such a high level of participation in cricket over the winter months, which bodes well for this coming season.
For many years, Esher CC youth cricket teams have achieved tremendous success across all age groups and leagues. This is in no doubt down to the very best coaching that Esher CC delivers. Whilst we rely on parental support for team management and administration we are proud to be able to exclusively offer professional coaching of the highest calibre rather than relying on volunteers to coach our young children. It is this professional approach to coaching that enables Esher CC to stand out among other clubs in the area. We aim to coach in small groups well within the club mark guidelines to provide the best possible coaching outcomes for our young cricketers. Esher CC prides itself in coaching cricketers for life.
Our young cricketers are extremely fortunate to have Duncan Pauline directing the coaching. Duncan is one of the most experienced coaches of youth cricket in England and has been recognised by Surrey CC for his contribution to the sport. Duncan played over 100 First Class and List A matches over his career for Surrey CCC. Duncan is also the most successful all-rounder in the history of top flight Surrey Club Cricket, he has been involved with the club for 24 years and coaching cricket for more than 35 yrs. As a former Surrey player, he works closely with the Surrey CC performance department to support the development of youth cricket across Surrey. As a club, Esher CC boasts one of the highest number of young cricketers participating in the Surrey CC performance programme; 36 youth cricketers last season.
Duncan is ably supported by a team of coaching staff led by Sohail Ahmed (Pakistan A and Lahore). Sohail has played / coached cricket at Esher CC for the last 13 years, he also has played over 100 First Class and List A matches. While playing at Esher he was the highest scoring batsmen in the Surrey Championship. He has great knowledge of the game and is dedicated to assisting Esher’s young cricketers improve their cricket. Ben Collins is another lead coach, Ben has played for England U19’s, Leicestershire 2’s and for England Amateurs. In all, Esher CC last season appointed a coaching staff that altogether had played over 250 First Class Matches. No other Club or County can come close to the experience we can offer.
Esher CC firmly believe in continuously developing the youth cricket programme and the age group managers (AGMs), coaching team and club volunteers are preparing for a successful 2018 season. The Youth Cricket Committee have carefully considered the best competitions for each age group and the Surrey invitation league, West Surrey, Mid- Surrey and NEC league/cup entries are in. During the season, we will run weekly structured coaching sessions for each age group as detailed below.
The club management team are confident that the continued investment in time and resources ensure the standard of youth development, competitive cricket and facilities at Esher CC are second to none. We are proud of the clubs continued ECB endorsement by way of our “Clubmark” accreditation.