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Sonning and Charvil Junior Cricket Club


The junior section (aka the Colts) at Sonning and Charvil was established in 2007 by Nick Ray who now serves the club as Junior Cricket Manager.  The Colts offers cricket to boys and girls of all abilities from age 5 up to 15.

Our aim is to promote cricket for all in a friendly and enjoyable environment where all children have an opportunity to take part in the game of cricket and develop new skills irrespective of their starting ability. In the medium term, we plan to produce a constant stream of new talent for the senior sides at the club. Around 15 of our Colts have already made their debuts for the senior sides and this season we have 10 boys and 2 girls playing representative cricket for Berkshire across the age groups.

We run Sunday morning training sessions for the Under 7s at Blue Coats School from May onwards.  The U9s and above take part in both winter and summer coaching sessions as well as playing friendly and league matches in the Berkshire Youth Cricket League.  We currently have teams registered in the U9, U11, U13 and U15 divisions.  In addition, Colts older than 13 are frequently offered the opportunity to play in our adult sides, including out mid-week Twenty20 side.

We have held the ECB Clubmark status since 2012, as testimony to our determination to run a professional operation even though we are entirely volunteer-run with all funds being used to support the cricket.

We are particularly keen to find parents with an active interest in cricket who would like to lead a team because as we increase the number of children we have (130 as of 2017) we need more managers to run the sides! You do not need to be a qualified coach, a current or former club cricketer with some enthusiasm would be perfect. However, if you wish to qualify as a coach we would try to give you financial support.  We are also looking to expand the management committee and the coaching/ parental roster and anyone with an interest in cricket would be welcomed with open arms. Please email or call Nick Ray on 07989 606102 to discuss further.

Registration and Membership Fees

We currently have teams registered in the U9, U11, U13 and U15 Berkshire Youth Cricket League, as well as running Summer training sessions for U7s. 

Your child will generally participate in the team/squad determined by their age at 1st September prior to the start of the season:
  • U7s - school years 1 & 2
  • U9s - school years 3 & 4
  • U11s - school years 5 & 6
  • U13s - school years 7 & 8
  • U15s - school years 9 & 10

  • You will need to register before attending any of the following sessions:
    • Sunday morning training sessions for U7s
    • Winter indoor training for U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s.
    • Summer outdoor training and Berkshire Youth Cricket League and friendly matches for U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s.

    • Please ensure your child is registered/re-registered before they attend their first session as we must have up-to-date essential contact and medical details available.


      NOT REGISTERED FROM LAST YEAR/NEW PLAYER? New junior members are always welcome.  For more information, or details on how to register as a new player,  please email  It would be helpful if you could provide your son/daughter's name, school year or date of birth and a brief description of any cricket experience they have.

      RE-REGISTERING? Login to our members' section at and confirm that last year’s information is correct, or just update and confirm. 

      PAYMENT will be taken using Paypal which accepts direct bank transfer and/or credit cards.  You can either use Paypal as a guest, use an existing Paypal account or set up a new Paypal account as you wish.

      If you experience any problems registering or paying, please email

      Membership Fees

      Sunday morning training sessions U7s, will either be pay-as-you-play £5 per week or £49 for the entire season.  

      Membership and coaching fees for U9 – U15 are £100 inclusive.  This includes both winter and summer weekly training session as well as match fees. This price is mid-range with other clubs of similar stature, commitment to high quality coaching and facilities, bearing in mind that we do not charge extra for indoor training or match fees.

      Colts now too old for the juniors and just playing adult cricket pay £40.00 plus match fees.

      Winter and Summer Coaching

      We run both indoor winter training for U9’s and above as well as summer coaching for all levels.  During Thursday and Friday night Summer training sessions at King George's Field the Club bar will be open, and when the weather is set fair we will also light up the BBQ, so don't just drop them off but stay and sample the atmosphere of the club house!

      Training sessions for our 2018 season will be as follows:


      Summer Outdoor sessions – Blue Coat School, Sonning – Sunday 29 April to 29 July inclusive, 10.30am to 12.00pm


      Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School, Sonning - Sunday 4 March to 25 March inclusive, plus 15th April, 22nd April and 29th April, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

      Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field, Sonning – Friday 27 April to 20 July, 6.00pm to 7.15pm (6.00pm to 7.30pm from 1 June onwards)


      Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School, Sonning - Sunday 4 March to 25 March inclusive, plus 15th April, 22nd April and 29th April, 11.30am to 12.30pm
      Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field, Sonning – Friday 27 April to 20 July, 7.15pm to 8.30pm (7.30pm to 9.00pm from 1 June onwards)


      Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School, Sonning - Sunday 4 March to 25 March inclusive, plus 15th April, 22nd April and 29th April, 10.30am to 11.30am
      Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field, Sonning – Friday 27 April to 20 July, 7.15pm to 8.30pm (7.30pm to 9.00pm from 1 June onwards)


      Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School, Sonning - Sunday 4 March to 25 March inclusive, plus 15th April, 22nd April and 29th April, 10.30am to 11.30am
      Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field, Sonning – Thursday 26 April to 19 July, 6.30pm to 8.00pm


      We are lucky to have a wealth of cricketing facilities in our local area that the Colts can use:
      • King George's Field, Pound Lane, Sonning - the home of Sonning Cricket Club
      • East Park Farm, Charvil
      • Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning Lane, Sonning

      • Last season the Club built two full length fully enclosed state-of-the-art nets for King George’s Field. which will be used for training during the course of the 2018 season.

        How to Find Us

        King George’s Field - Sonning

        King George’s field is the club’s main ground and is the location of the Club House.  It is located next to Sonning C of E Primary school.

        The address is King George's Field, Pound Lane, Sonning RG4 6XE.

        Approaching from the A4 turn into Pound Lane at the Woodley/Sonning roundabout towards Sonning village. After approximately 250 yards you will reach a zebra crossing – turn left immediately after this crossing, into Ligugé Way. The car park for King George’s field is immediately on the right.

        East Park Farm - Charvil

        This ground has an astro-turf pitch and we also have use of the East Park Farm Pavilion’s toilets and kitchen.

        The address is East Park Farm, Charvil, RG10 9TY.
        Please note that sat navs can take you into the adjacent housing estate, so please follow these directions:

        Approaching from the A4, follow signs to Charvil at the Texaco/Wee Waif roundabout turning into Old Bath Lane.  At the mini-roundabout turn right into Park Lane.   At the next roundabout go straight ahead, continuing along Park Lane for approximately 350 yards before turning left into the East Park Farm car park (just after passing the school).  There is ample parking and you will find the cricket pitch beyond the tennis courts.

        Reading Blue Coat School - Sonning

        Reading Blue Coat School has a number of different facilities that the club has access to.  The main cricket pitch, in front of the Pavilion, is used by our U7’s for their Sunday morning coaching sessions.  The Sports hall is the venue for our winter nets, and we hold some of our junior matches on the astro-turf pitch in the lower grounds.

        The address is Sonning Lane, Sonning, Reading RG4 6SU.

        Approaching from the A4 turn into Sonning Lane.  The School is about ½ mile on the left.  As you drive down the main school driveway you will see the cricket Pavilion and Main Cricket pitch on your left.  Carry straight on past the pavilion to reach the car park.  As you approach the car park, the astro-turf pitch is on the right of the driveway in the lower grounds.  The sports hall is behind the car park beyond the wall at the end of the main drive.


        The Club has an online clothing store hosted and operated by Serious Cricket.

        Serious Cricket offer “high quality playing and team wear garments” which are “delivered directly to your preferred address within five days.”  A size guide is available on the Serious Cricket site.

        Serious Cricket will be holding their annual roadshow at the Club on Friday 18th May 2018. Last season was very popular so please arrive early – doors open at 5.30pm.

        We are very pleased to confirm that the Colt’s shirt sponsor has renewed for this season, Simple Recruitment Services – a leading independent recruitment company specialising in Sales, Marketing, Industrial, Insurance, Catering and Technical areas: 

        In addition to supporting cricket activities, SRS and the Club have agreed that junior shirts will be subsidised this year and we hope that all players competing in the Berkshire Youth Cricket League (U9 and above) will purchase the shirt. These are available for the subsidised price of £19 instead of the regular price of £26.  Apply the discount code Sonning2018 at the checkout. Please make sure you select the junior shirt, with the "SRS" logo .

        Please note that if you decide to purchase then the commercial relationship is between you and Serious Cricket and we cannot intervene. However, we are interested in your feedback on the quality of product and service that you receive from Serious Cricket as we keep this relationship under regular review.

        We are a traditional cricket club and prefer your children to wear predominantly white clothing for matches and training. We do not require you to purchase Club clothing although, in practice, most of the children that are U9 or older wear club-badged shirts for matches in the Berkshire Youth Cricket League.



        • All equipment at training sessions is provided

        • U9s

          • Matches are played using an Incrediball
          • Equipment provided by club: Wicket keeping gloves
          • Required player equipment: abdominal guard (box), cricket bat
          • Optional suggested player equipment: batting gloves

          • U11s / U13s

            • Matches are played using a 4 3/4oz junior hard ball
            • Equipment provided by club: Batting pads, batting gloves, batting helmets*, wicket keeping gloves
            • Required player equipment: abdominal guard (box), cricket bat
            • Optional suggested player equipment: thigh pads, arm guards

            • U15s

              • Matches are played using a 5 1/2oz hard ball
              • Equipment provided by club: Batting pads, batting gloves, batting helmets*, wicket keeping gloves
              • Required player equipment: abdominal guard (box), cricket bat
              • Optional suggested player equipment: thigh pads, arm guards

              • * Whilst club helmets are made by reputable manufacturers, and were fit for purpose at the time of purchase, we do not guarantee that they confirm to the latest safety standards (BS7928:2013).  If players/parents are concerned, they should look to purchase their own helmets.

                Social Events

                End of Season Awards Night

                Each year in early September we get together to celebrate another great season of junior cricket at Sonning CC.

                This year we will hold our awards night on Friday 7th September 2018 at the Pavilion of our home ground - King Georges Field with our popular BBQ and open bar.

                There will be awards for each age group and every child that attends will also receive a participation medal.

                These will be presented by coaches and culminate in the presentation of the Nick Bentley "Colt of the Year" Trophy.

                All Time Top Run Scorers
                (since 2004)

                8623 - Mark Richards
                5617 - Jameel Ahamed
                3889 - Duncan Parr
                3448 - Ali Driver
                3207 - Gary Phillips
                3090 - Naqash Tahir
                3048 - Richard Harris
                3028 - Kevan Smith
                2966 - Sohail Aslam
                2937 - Bubbu Thava
                All Time Wicket Takers
                (since 2004)

                479 - Abbas Ghulam
                317 - Jameel Ahamed
                257 - Kevan Smith
                217 - Waqas Tahir
                201 - Harvey Grout
                197 - Duncan Parr
                194 - Mark Anderson
                182 - Mark Richards
                160 - George Troughton
                153 - Zahid Mohammed
                All Time Top Fielding Dismissals
                (since 2004)

                197 - Steve Hill
                163 - Nick Ray
                124 - Mark Richards
                104 - Gary Phillips
                102 - James Reilly
                98 - Ali Driver
                96 - Jameel Ahamed
                77 - Matt Hill
                76 - Duncan Parr
                74 - Alex Ray

                2018 Season Summary

                Sat 1st Team181740131
                Sat 2nd Team181721141
                Sat 3rd Team181410133
                Sun 1st Team23178185
                Sun 2nd Team14101364


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                Upcoming Fixtures

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                Recent Results

                16-Sep - Sun 1st Team Vs Byfleet - lost by 2 wickets
                9-Sep - Sun 1st Team Vs Chobham - Won by 8 runs
                9-Sep - Sun 2nd Team Vs Marlow Park - Lost by 137 runs
                2-Sep - Sun 1st Team Vs Odney - Won by 5 Wickets
                2-Sep - Sun 2nd Team Vs Hurley - Cancelled
                1-Sep - Sat 1st Team Vs Tring Park - Lost by 9 wickets
                1-Sep - Sat 2nd Team Vs Eversley - Lost by 63 runs
                1-Sep - Sat 3rd Team Vs BRACKNELL & DISTRICT - Could Not raise team
                26-Aug - Sun 1st Team Vs Chairman’s X1 - Cancelled due to Rain
                25-Aug - Sat 1st Team Vs Kew - Lost by 1 wicket

                Top Run Scorers

                655 - Jagz Beniwal
                615 - Jameel Ahamed
                443 - Surinder singh
                432 - Mark Richards
                416 - Syed Naqi

                Top Wicket Takers

                32 - Jameel Ahamed
                21 - Duncan Parr
                20 - Abbas Ghulam
                19 - Kevan Smith
                19 - Mohammed Atif

                Top Fielding Dismissals

                25 - Matthew Calhoum
                9 - Jameel Ahamed
                8 - Mannu Rawat
                8 - Pete Dean
                7 - Jacob Fitton


                100* - Jagz Beniwal 2-Sep Vs Odney
                110* - Jacob Fitton 19-Aug Vs Binfield
                128 - Devan Sharma 21-Jul Vs Ruislip Victoria
                128* - Mannu Rawat 14-Jul Vs Chiswick & Whitton
                118 - Mark Richards 19-May Vs Ruislip Victoria


                54 - Syed Naqi 9-Sep Vs Chobham
                54 - Shamitha Widanapathirana 1-Sep Vs Eversley
                73 - Duncan Parr 25-Aug Vs Kew
                66 - Surinder singh 19-Aug Vs Binfield
                54 - Gopi Perumal 19-Aug Vs Binfield
                53 - Ali Driver 19-Aug Vs BAGSHOT
                68 - Jagz Beniwal 18-Aug Vs Purley on Thames
                77* - Abbas Ghulam 18-Aug Vs Ickenham
                50* - Jamie Travers 12-Aug Vs Binfield
                69 - Jameel Ahamed 12-Aug Vs Little Marlow
                72 - Surinder singh 12-Aug Vs Little Marlow
                54* - Dan Anderson 11-Aug Vs NPL Teddington
                56 - Shabin Rana 11-Aug Vs BOYNE HILL
                58 - Andy Fitton 5-Aug Vs North Harrow
                94 - Jacob Fitton 5-Aug Vs North Harrow
                74 - David Coutts 4-Aug Vs BOYNE HILL
                63 - Duncan Parr 4-Aug Vs Datchet
                78 - Matthew Calhoum 22-Jul Vs Wealdstone Corinthians
                69 - Gary Phillips 21-Jul Vs Ruislip Victoria
                55 - Jason Pennisi 21-Jul Vs Ruislip Victoria
                89 - Steve Simmons 21-Jul Vs Thatcham Town
                56 - Surinder singh 21-Jul Vs Thatcham Town
                64 - Jacob Fitton 15-Jul Vs Basingstoke
                63 - Matt Hill 14-Jul Vs ALDERSHOT
                88 - Stephen Mankee 7-Jul Vs Wargrave
                76 - Mark Richards 30-Jun Vs Tring Park
                55 - Gary Phillips 30-Jun Vs Tring Park
                74 - Jagz Beniwal 24-Jun Vs Penn Street CC
                96 - David McLoughlin 24-Jun Vs Hartley Wintney
                51 - Devan Sharma 23-Jun Vs Kew
                74 - Steve Simmons 23-Jun Vs Bradfield
                98 - Will Ward 16-Jun Vs Purley on Thames
                52 - Devan Sharma 16-Jun Vs Ickenham
                51 - Mohammed Atif 13-Jun Vs Farley Beans
                54* - Jameel Ahamed 10-Jun Vs Henley
                61 - Inderveer Sahota 10-Jun Vs Henley
                51 - Jameel Ahamed 3-Jun Vs Pheonix
                93 - Shamitha Widanapathirana 3-Jun Vs Pheonix
                54 - David Coutts 3-Jun Vs Pheonix
                74 - Jagz Beniwal 2-Jun Vs Hayes
                79* - Jameel Ahamed 27-May Vs Reading Lawyers
                67* - Ali Naeem 23-May Vs Woodley
                91 - Dan Anderson 20-May Vs CYPOS
                57 - Ali Naeem 19-May Vs Wokingham
                77 - Mohammed Atif 19-May Vs Wokingham
                73 - Dave Rintoul 19-May Vs Wokingham
                61* - Gary Phillips 15-May Vs Royal Ascot
                78 - Jameel Ahamed 13-May Vs Twyford

                5 Wicket Hauls

                5 For 45 - Ross Bonnell 21-Jul Vs Ruislip Victoria
                5 For 69 - Abbas Ghulam 7-Jul Vs BURNHAM
                7 For 56 - Mohammed Atif 23-Jun Vs Thatcham Town
                5 For 53 - Inderveer Sahota 17-Jun Vs Sandhurst
                6 For 93 - Mohammed Atif 16-Jun Vs Purley on Thames
                5 For 23 - Jameel Ahamed 3-Jun Vs Pheonix

                3 or more Fielding Dismissals in a Game

                4 (4c,0st,0ro) - Matthew Calhoum 18-Aug Vs Ickenham
                3 (3c,0st,0ro) - Matthew Calhoum 5-Aug Vs Woking & Horsell
                3 (3c,0st,0ro) - Surinder singh 24-Jun Vs Hartley Wintney
                3 (2c,1st,0ro) - Matthew Calhoum 17-Jun Vs Sandhurst

                Top 10 Quackers

                5 - Isaac blakey
                4 - Alexander Fleming
                4 - Ben Butler
                4 - Dan Anderson
                4 - Jagz Beniwal
                4 - James Kennealy
                4 - Mark Lilley
                4 - Syed Naqi
                3 - Dave Rintoul
                3 - Mark Anderson

                Further information about Sonning CC can be found by clicking the links below


                Max McNeill

                Gary Phillips
                Vice Chairman

                Richard Anderson

                Dan Anderson

                Steve Rayfield
                Membership Secretary

                Gary Phillips
                Fixture Secretary

                Bill Travers
                Social Secretary

                Keith Denyer
                Pavilion Manager

                Phil Wilding
                Bar Stewardess

                Christine Wilding
                Press Officer

                Bill Travers

                Strik Pownall
                Selection Co-Ordinator

                Jameel Ahamed

                Jameel Ahamed
                First Team Manager

                Alan Bright
                1st Team Captain

                Pete Dean
                1st Team Vice Captain

                Duncan Parr
                2nd Team Captain

                Dan Anderson
                2nd Team Vice Captain

                Steve Hill
                3rd Team Captain

                Nick Ray
                3rd Team Vice Captain

                Waqas Tahir
                Sunday 1st Team Captain

                Mark Lilley
                Sunday 1st ViceTeam Captain

                Jameel Ahamed
                Sunday 2nd Team Captain

                Bill Travers
                Sunday 2nd Team Vice Captain

                Nick Ray
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                How to find us


                From Reading take A4 towards Maidenhead, turn left at the Woodley/Sonning roundabout in to Pound Lane, ground 200 yards on left.

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