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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 several are also playing representative cricket for Berkshire.

Junior training is run by a mix of parent volunteers some of whom are ECB qualified coaches and for the 2017 season we are delighted to announce the appointment of our first professional coach, ex-England and first class county player, Aftab Habib, a Level 3 ECB qualified coach, who will be taking an active role in the development of our Colts as Head Coach.  Aftab will be present at all indoor and Friday night outdoor training so this is a real step up in the quality of coaching that we will provide for all our young players.

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 six adult sides including the new midweek 20/20 style league.

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 2016) 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 (A & B), 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 U7s

Winter indoor training for U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s.

Summer outdoor training and Berkshire Youth Cricket League and friendlies 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? Please contact to obtain login details for our members’ section which will give you access to the registration form and payment details. 

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 £95 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 Friday night’s Summer training sessions at King George's Field the Club bar will be open so don't just drop them off but stay and sample the atmosphere of the club house!

Training sessions for our 2017 season will be as follows:


Summer Outdoor sessions – Blue Coat School – Sunday 7th May to July 30th inclusive, 10.30am to 12.00pm


Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat school - Sunday 5 March to 2 April inclusive, plus 23rd April 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Summer Outdoor training – King Georges Field or Charvil East Park Farm – Thursday 28th April to end July, 6.45pm to 7.45pm


Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School - Sunday 5 March to 2 April inclusive, plus 23rd April, 11.30am to 12.30pm
Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field– Friday 29th April to end July, 6pm


Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat School - Sunday 5 March to 2 April inclusive, plus 23rd April, 10.30am to 11.30am
Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field– Friday 29th April to end July, 7.15pm moving to 7.30pm in June


Winter Indoor training – Blue Coat school - Sunday 5 March to 2 April inclusive, plus 23rd April, 10.30am to 11.30am
Summer Outdoor training – King George’s Field– Friday 29th April to end July, 7.15pm moving to 7.30pm in June


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
  • Charvil East Park Farm, Charvil
  • Reading Blue Coat School, Sonning Lane, Sonning
The Club is also in the process of procuring two full length fully enclosed state of the art nets for King George’s Field. We hope they will be available during the course of the 2017 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 now 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 19th May 2017. 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 £16 instead of the regular price of £23.  Apply the discount code sonningcc2017 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.

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 8th September 2017 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)

7852 - Mark Richards
4349 - Jameel Ahamed
3110 - Duncan Parr
3089 - Ali Driver
3048 - Richard Harris
2966 - Sohail Aslam
2872 - Bubbu Thava
2806 - Naqash Tahir
2799 - Harvey Grout
2793 - Kevan Smith
All Time Wicket Takers
(since 2004)

439 - Abbas Ghulam
245 - Jameel Ahamed
228 - Kevan Smith
203 - Waqas Tahir
201 - Harvey Grout
182 - Mark Anderson
175 - Mark Richards
163 - Duncan Parr
160 - George Troughton
149 - Zubair Khan
All Time Top Fielding Dismissals
(since 2004)

185 - Steve Hill
135 - Nick Ray
112 - Mark Richards
102 - James Reilly
94 - Ali Driver
94 - Gary Phillips
73 - Alex Ray
73 - Richard Harris
69 - Matt Hill
68 - Jameel Ahamed

2017 Season Summary

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Upcoming Fixtures

30-Apr - U11 Vs Henley
2-May - U15 Vs West Ilsley
6-May - Sat 1st Team Vs BURNHAM
6-May - Sat 2nd Team Vs Purley on Thames
6-May - Sat 3rd Team Vs Kew
7-May - U11 Vs Twyford
7-May - U13 Vs Crowthorne
7-May - U15 Vs Littlewick Green
7-May - U9 Vs Wargrave
8-May - U11A Vs Emmbrook & Bearwood

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


Max McNeill

Jamie Travers
Vice Chairman

Richard Anderson

Gary Phillips

Steve Rayfield
Membership Secretary

Gary Phillips
Fixture Secretary

Dan Anderson
Social Secretary

Adam Baker
Pavilion Manager

Ben Zagorski
Bar Stewardess

Christine Wilding
Press Officer

Bill Travers

Strik Pownall
Selection Co-Ordinator

Jameel Ahamed
First Team Manager

Alan Bright
1st Team Captain

Zahid Mohammed
1st Team Vice Captain

Simon Brooks
2nd Team Captain

Nigel Thorpe
2nd Team Vice Captain

Dan Anderson
3rd Team Captain

Waqas Tahir
3rd Team Vice Captain

Nick Ray
4th Team Captain

Waqas Tahir
Sunday 1st Team Captain

Jameel Ahamed
Sunday 1st ViceTeam Captain

Dan Anderson
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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