News: BHCC – Indoor Practice & Winter Nets 2020

Posted on 30th January 2020

The Club has already started coaching in some of our local primary schools and this programme extends until the end of March with indoor practice for all Adult and Youth members commencing in just a couple of weeks.

These are the details for the Adult and Youth 2020 winter nets timetable along with all relevant information which will hopefully answer any questions.

U10s and Younger (this seasons age groups), U11 girls

For boys who are U10 and younger this coming season, and girls who are U11, we have again booked the Burgess Hill Academy Sports Hall for our boys and the School Gymnasium for our girls on Tuesday evenings from 6.00 – 7.30 pm, for softball practice and coaching. These sessions will be run by a Sussex CCC coach and are guaranteed to be great fun. Our ‘All Stars’ from last year are invited to come along to these sessions. The sessions commence on Tuesday 4th February and continue up to and including Tuesday 7th April.  We are again coaching in Burgess Hill primary schools in January, February and March and will be inviting the children attending their school sessions to come along to our evening events. Youngsters are welcome to bring a friend along too. All sessions are free and are part of your club membership.

U11s – U15s (this coming seasons age groups)

Winter nets are again held in the Hurst College Sports Hall every Sunday afternoon for the Youth and Sunday evenings for Adults. Sessions commence on Sunday 9th February, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm for Youth and 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm for Adults. Nets will continue up until Sunday 5th April.

The Sunday PM timetable is as follows:

We are proposing the following times and lane net allocations for the boys and girls, based on their age groups for this coming season. These, we believe, use the optimum allocation of time and coaching resources whilst balancing out the numbers of youngsters in each age group.

The timetable for youth sessions by age group is below.

2.00pm – 3.00pm                   3.00pm – 4.00pm                    4.00pm – 5.00pm

Lane1/2  Lane3/4                   Lane1/2  Lane3/4                    Lane 1/2 Lane 3/4

U11 Boys U12 Boys             U13 Boys  U15 Boys            U14 Boys  U13/16 Girls

Any U10 boys who are considered by their manager and their parents to be competent and safe to play hard ball cricket can attend the U11 sessions from 2.00 – 3.00 pm. Those older girls who already play Ladies cricket can attend the evening Ladies net sessions instead of, or as well as, the afternoon ones. Those U15 boys who have played adult cricket are invited to attend both the junior and senior sessions.

Adult, Ladies, U16s & U15s (this seasons age groups)

Adult nets commence on Sunday evenings between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm at Hurst College from the 9th February, continuing up until Sunday 5th April. We have again booked four lanes this year. We anticipate that these will be allocated as lanes 1, 2 & 3 for Adult and Youth players and lane 4 for our Ladies as before. New members are always welcome to come along.

Full details of the winter practices are also posted on our website –

If anybody has any questions please call Geoff on 07860 909237 or send an email to:

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