The success of the adult cricket at Esher Cricket Club is built on the foundation of its youth cricket section. Several years ago, the club committed to investing heavily in the development of youth cricket and provide a path for young cricketers to play adult cricket as they went through the age groups. The ambition was that in time all of the Esher adult sides would be well represented by ‘home gown’ talent that is committed to the club both on and off the field.

We are proud of what we have achieved and continue to invest. Youth cricket is at the heart of Esher Cricket Club with over 450 Young Cricketers (YC’s) learning and playing the game each year.  Boys and girls from U5 through to U19 are all welcome. They enjoy dedicated age group managers and weekly structured coaching sessions for every age group.

The quality of the coaching provided at Esher Cricket Club has led to young cricketers developing their skills and confidence to play the best cricket they can and most importantly enjoy playing it. Many of the young cricketers in each age group go on to represent their school ‘A’ teams and have the opportunity to get involved with the Surrey County Cricket Club performance squads.

Our professional coaching team includes three former 1st Class cricketers with international playing and coaching experience who are supported by an army of ECB qualified coaches, and other volunteers all of whom are trained and vetted to work in cricket with young people. We are proud to hold ECB Clubmark status which recognises Esher Cricket Club’s Youth Cricket programme.

From U8 upwards the YC’s play in competitive leagues across the county where we have an unrivalled match programme using a number of the best local pitches and New Road to hone match skills.  Because of the investment in coaching and development Esher CC has an excellent record of achievement in Surrey league and cup programmes.

The YC Committee is chaired by Geoff Ellis.  All Esher CC Youth Cricket contact details are detailed below:


Duncan Pauline - Director of Coaching and Junior Cricket

Duncan directs the coaching and manages the Junior Cricket section.

For coaching and membership enquires:

Duncan can be contacted on 07905 915560 or

Pete Slaney - Director of Senior Youth Cricket

Pete joined Esher CC in 2014. He is a full-time cricket coach engaged in coaching youth cricket at Esher as age group manager, St. Paul’s School and Middlesex Richmond Borough. Plus other clubs in the region. Although Pete was with Derbyshire CCC in his younger days, he now prefers to watch his son’s play cricket at Esher.

Pete can be contacted on – 07973 187172 or

David Reed - Welfare Officer and has responsibility for safeguarding / child protection across the club.

David Reed is the Esher CC Welfare Officer and has responsibility for safeguarding / child protection across the club.  His son and daughter both play cricket at Esher CC in their respective age groups.

David can be contacted on 07920 531308 or



Pete Slaney - U14's/U15s (Junior Academy)

Pete can be contacted on 07973 187172 or


Richard Stuart-Reckling U11's Age Group Manager

Please contact Richard on 07717 355035 or


Mark Hopkinson U6's Age Group Manager

Mark can be contacted on 07900 805755 or


All Training and Coaching information can be found on dedicated pages in the Junior Section

Development Cricket

We encourage all our older YC’s to integrate, train and play with the adult teams.  To help this transition for U15’s and above we supplement age specific training and match programmes with development cricket via the Surrey Trust League.  This enables us to put up to nine U19’s of mixed ages into a team with two experienced cricketers to play structured matches against other progressive clubs in Surrey.  This helps the players of all ages learn their match craft skills and play high quality competitive cricket after school or colleges finish the Summer Terms.