Now that the colts training program is nearing its conclusion and the Summer holidays are drawing nearer. I wanted to inform you of Purley Cricket Club’s Summer Holiday courses, that the club and myself will be running, starting Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August and Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August, 10am-3pm (kids can be dropped off from 9.30am ready for a 10am start). We may be offering an early start option, please look out for details.
This courses will be a fun filled weeks with lots of cricket being played and great learning opportunities for all participants to enjoy, leading up to a mini Test Match being played on the Friday, awards and trophies for the week will be given out on Friday afternoon.
The course will be £125 for the week, or £30 per day. We believe this to be excellent value, with children having great fun, plus receiving high quality coaching from qualified ECB coaches.
In addition to this summer course, the club will be offering private 1 to 1 or group classes. These classes will give players a chance to have high quality, focused, attention and technical help on an individual basis, alternatively private group sessions can be booked which will allow for more team or group orientated training. 1 to 1 sessions will cost £30 per hour, which includes net hire fee, private group sessions will also cost £30 (up to a maximum of 4 players).
Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment!
For more information on any of the above, or to book your place, please contact me.
Telephone 07748 946461 (please feel free to text if you get no reply)
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Batty as Senior cricket coach at Purley.
Jonathan (JB) is a former player for Surrey CCC and latterly Gloucestershire CCC. He played as wicket-keeper batsman often opening the batting.
JB was a regular fixture in the all-conquering Surrey side around the turn of the century when they won 3 County Championship titles. He captained Surrey in 2004 and was awarded a “benefit year” in 2009.
JB equalled the world record for the most catches in an innings, with 8 against Kent in 2004 and then shortly afterwards broke the world record for the most catches in a match with 11 against Lancashire.
Ian Botham is quoted as having described JB as “the best wicket-keeper batsman never to have played for England”.
JB is a very experienced cricket coach having been a member of the coaching team for the England Development Programme (U17), coach at Gloucestershire and the England Women’s Squad. He is now a teacher of Geology and the Head of Cricket at Caterham School.
FIRST CLASS CAREER BATTING AND FIELDING (1994 – 2013)
Matches – 221
Innings – 346
Not Out – 38
RUNS – 9685
Highest Score – 168*
Average – 31.44
100s – 20
50s – 41
Catches – 605
Stumpings – 68
Sunday 13th September is our Colts Presentation which kicks off at 4pm with a fun coaching sessions with Ian followed by a BBQ.
Purley Sports Club is eager to announce that cricket legend Gordon Greenidge has confirmed he will be in attendance.
Gordon played in 108 Test Matches and 128 One Day Internationals, scoring over 12,000 runs and 30 centuries. He was part of the all conquering West Indies team of the 70s and 80s which included such greats as Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd and Michael Holding. He was half of the West Indies prolific opening partnership with Desmond Haynes. The pair made 6,482 runs while batting together in partnerships, the highest total for a batting partnership in Test cricket history
We are expecting Gordon to arrive at 4pm and he will be around to chat with everyone and will be happy to sign autographs and will be available for photo opportunities.