Colts Section


Twyford & Ruscombe Cricket Club offer cricket coaching for boys and girls in school years 1 to 10.  All sessions are fun, full of active participation and provide gently progressive drills and technical exercises as well as small sided games that serve to introduce and improve basic cricket skills.  We are always keen to recruit more youngsters to the squads as well as additional coaches and helpers.  All are given a very warm welcome.

We offer both friendly and competitive league fixtures and this year our U9, U11, U13 and U15s are all in the Berkshire Youth Cricket League.

If you have any questions or would like more information then do please contact Spence Nichols (Youth Coordinator) on 07900 823776 or There is a youth membership form attached to this page.


We require a membership form to be completed for all boys and girls that attend our coaching sessions as this form contains important information about contact details and any medical issues e.g. asthma that the coaching team need to be aware of.  A link to our membership form can be found at the bottom of the page.

Our Annual Subscriptions for 2020 are £40 for U7 (school years 1 & 2) and £60 for all ages above U7.  Details for electronic transfer to the club account will be provided in regular junior cricket emails.


We have 6 ECB Qualified Level 2 coaches which are supplemented by 3 professional coaches supplied by Performance Cricket.  We also have several ECB qualified Coach Support Workers who help regularly..

A big plus for the Youth section is the significant number of parent helpers who are happy to get involved and support the coaches at the training and net sessions.

Spence Nichols – Youth Coordinator and U11 Team Lead
Matt Dawson – Club Welfare Officer
Emma Henley – U7 Team Lead
Nic Downes – U9 Team Lead
Chris Fort – U13 Team Lead
Noel Downes   U15  Team Lead

We follow the ECB guidelines for ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’. Please also see the attached document relating to the photography & video camera policy.


Indoor Sessions
Years 1-3, Forest School, 2pm til 2:50pm on Saturday 29th February, 14th, 21st, 28th March and 4th April
Years 4-6, Forest School, 3pm til 4pm on Saturday 29th February, 14th, 21st, 28th March and 4th April
Years 7-8, Forest School, 6:30pm til 7:30pm on Wednesday 26th February, 11th, 18th, 25th, 1st March
Years 9-10, Waingels College, 8:30pm til 10pm on Tuesday 25th Feb, 3rd - 31st March, 21st - 28th April

Outdoor Sessions 
All these session will be held at our home ground, Stanlake Meadow, Twyford
U7 from 6pm til 6:45pm on Thursday evenings, 23rd April to 9th July inclusive.
U9 & U11 from 6pm til 7:30pm on Thursday evenings, 23rd April to 9th July inclusive.
U13 & U15 from 6:30pm til 8pm on Wednesday evenings, 22nd April to 8th July inclusive.


Fixtures for the 2020 season can be found on the following pages -


We ask our U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s to wear whites (tops and trousers) for all coaching sessions and matches.
For the U7 we would like to see a white T-Shirt. 
For the U9, U11, U13 and U15 all boys need to have an ‘abdominal guard’ (box) and an ‘athletic supporter’ (jock strap) that holds the abdo guard in the correct place.  There is currently no ECB requirement for girls to wear any abdominal protection.

All other equipment for all age groups is provided by the club (bats, pads, gloves, helmets). Please also note the "ECB Guidance Note: Safety measures for helmets within recreational cricket" document which is attached to this page (PDF).
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