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General Information on Junior Teams


Junior Cricket

A team of people comprising a Junior Co-ordinator, a Club Welfare Officer, and a number of Team Managers,

Coaches and Assistants run junior cricket at Heaton CC.


Junior Cricket Coordinator

Mark Greenhalgh Mobile: 07976 159981


Club Welfare Officer

Sheila Larkin – Mobile: 07975 643284


Team Managers

Under 9's

Lawson Bates Mobile: 07443 606923

Under 11's

Simon Lightbown Mobile: 07966 234131

Under 13's

Simon Lightbown Mobile: 07966 234131

Under 15's

Mark Greenhalgh Mobile: 07976 159981

Under 18's

Mark Greenhalgh Mobile: 07976 159981

ECB Coaches

Tony Sleigh, Mark Greenhalgh and Simon Lightbown



Heaton run 5 teams in the junior section of the Bolton League.


Under 11’s matches played 6.00pm to 8.00pm Wednesday evenings.

Under 13’s matches played 10.00am to 12.00pm Sunday mornings.

Under 15’s matches played 6.00pm to 8.00pm Monday evenings.

Under 18’s matches played 6.00pm to 8.00pm Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Under 9’s team play friendly matches on a Monday evening.


Bolton League Representative (Juniors)

Mark Greenhalgh Mobile: 07976 159981


Coaching and Practice

Training for all junior members except U18’s takes place every Friday evening from mid April 5.30pm to 6.45pm for U9's & U11's and from 6.45pm to 8.00pm for U13's & U15's. The U18’s train with the senior teams on Tuesday evening’s 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Please Note: The times will be extended by 15 minutes per session as the nights get lighter.



        £50 for Under-9’s

        £80 for Under-11’s and Under-13’s

        £100 for Under-15’s and Under-18’s 

        Any juniors playing in Senior cricket pay a £5 match fee per game.

Equipment and Clothing

Matches are played in whites and cricket boots, whites are optional for practice, but cricket shoes/boots are necessary. The range of equipment can be extensive and expensive covering bats, balls, pads, gloves etc. and as youngsters develop they usually purchase their own kit. However H.C.C. does provide kit for use of juniors and we recommend restraint from high capital outlay until youngsters have decided they really like the game. We would recommend whites, shoes/boots and an abdominal guard as personal essentials before progressing to other items of kit. One further mandatory item for both practice and matches is a helmet, all young players must wear one, but again initially they could use one belonging to the club. Second hand equipment and clothing is often available to buy on registration evenings.



The club uses a variety of means to communicate with members, a notice board is sited inside the front entrance to the club, we write out or use e-mail on specific issues such as enrolment night, presentation evening etc. Our web site is gradually being extended, and most importantly we are keen to meet and discuss any issues face to face.



We provide adequate levels of supervision by using qualified and caring personnel during matches and training sessions, but we cannot ensure your child’s safety when using the club at other times. We therefore ask parents to exercise their parental responsibility in ensuring their child is adequately supervised when using the club outside of match and training sessions. We carry limited personal accident cover for all juniors in match and training situations, details of which can be obtained from the Club Secretary, however individuals may wish to provide more extensive cover privately.


Safe Hands Policy

The ECB's Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children is available for you to download on the ECB Website



Our aim is to enable youngsters to develop basic and (where relevant) advanced cricket skills so that they can progress to higher levels of cricket, but the primary objective is for them to enjoy their cricket in a happy and pleasant environment. In addition to skills and techniques they will be taught teamwork, fair play and experience a culture of good behaviour. To these ends we have developed codes of conduct for our coaches, and for parents/carers, and also for our junior players to which we seek parental commitment.



Parents should make arrangements for their child to travel to and from training sessions and matches. We appreciate it if children can arrive promptly and are collected promptly at the end of the session, if they are not making their own way home. If you are going to be late picking your child up, please contact the appropriate Team Manager or Coach and let them know.


Team Selection

Teams are selected on ability, but a pre requirement for consideration is that we expect juniors to attend junior practice sessions on a regular basis. If they are unable to attend because of holidays or other reasons, then they should inform their coach or team manager in advance, otherwise they will not be considered for selection. Junior Teams General Information Junior Club Policy Under 9's Under 11's Under 13's Under 15's Under 18's Sponsors Heaton CC would like to thank all their Sponsors for the 2016 season. If you would like to support the club, please contact the Secretary here... Useful Links Bolton Cricket League Lancashire Cricket Board Lancashire Cricket Club Umpires Association Greater Sport ECB Sport England Safe Hands Policy


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