General Colts information

  • Cricket for Girls & Boys of all abilities ages 6 to 15.
  • Barnes CC is ECB Clubmark club providing a centre of excellence in the coaching of young cricketers.
  • Contact Head of Colts Cricket Laurie Cadle for all junior cricket enquiries at [email protected]
  • Note that the Colts’ sessions do not take any breaks for Bank Holidays or Half Term breaks.



Training is conducted with soft balls, and so no specialist kit is required. A personal cricket bat is useful, but not essential. Otherwise, just comfortable sports gear and some energy is all you need!

FOR HARD BALL PLAYERS (Year 5 and above)

  • Appropriate footwear is required (trainers or cricket boots for grass pitches). Spiked footwear is NOT permitted in Barnes cricket nets.
  • When playing with a hard cricket ball, a box (abdominal protector) should be worn when batting or wicketkeeping.

For hygiene reasons we recommend that each child should use their own box.

Protection is only afforded by the box if the player is also wearing suitable underwear.

Boxer shorts are not suitable in this respect as they do not retain the box appropriately.

Parents / guardians must ensure that suitable underwear is worn otherwise the child will be unable to participate in activities with a hard ball.

Here is what you need… HELMET, GLOVES, THIGH PAD, “BOX” & LEG PADS.


Part of running an active Colts section is the need for PARENTS to assist with coaching, officiating, team management, etc.

Please speak to Laurie if you would like to get involved with helping the Colts.


We are based at Barnes Sports Club, 261 Lonsdale Road, home of Barnes Cricket

Our “Nursery ground” also hosts Colts matches and training.

We also have match and training facilities at Barn Elms, SW13 9SA