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December News 2015

A full winter programme from January to April 2016 is now published with courses starting with our NEW In-Tots Crickets for 4/5 year olds plus 10 week winter courses fot U6/U8, U9/U10 and U12/U13 and performance programmes at U14/U15 and U19. 121 coaching session is also available throughout the period plus the ever popular Friday Night drop in net session for u8 through to u16.


Power hitting specialist Julian Wood ran session for our u19 performance course group in November which was a great experience and enlightning for the lads which  included the measuring of hand speed and ball exit speed. Woody is currently working with a number of counties and has just returned from Dubai coaching the England Lions squad. To view images click here and Woody will also be running two sessions on the 29th December with places available to book if interested.


October News

August 2016 will see In-Touch Cricket host the sixth annual T20 Festivals at Epsom College at two age groups u14/15 and u16/17. The festivals are open to counties, academies and strong club/school teams both locally and overseas. In previous years teams from South Africa, Dubai, India, Australia and Isle of Man have joined local teams in what has become a successful annual event in the calendar. For more details take a look at the on-line brochure.


Summer News 2015

In-Touch Cricket recently reached 7 years of age! Along the way has seen many young players join coaching programmes, 121 coaching sessions, overseas trips and participate in T20 Festivals. A big thank you to the many people involved in supporting the Academy from the young players, parents, Epsom College - the home of In-Touch and brilliant coaches involved who have showed great commitment and passion to help develop the players of whom many have gone onto play district, county age group cricket, EPP / Academy and into 1st XI senior sides. A photo album of some great memories can be seen by clicking the link.


January News 2015

The winter programme running from January to April for u12 to u19 age groups are now available and published on the courses page. Our high quality intensive academy programmes are for young aspiring cricketers teaching the skills of batting, bowling and fielding with an emphasis on developing confidence, skills, fitness (S&C specific coach runs 1 hour sessions), tactical awareness and an enjoyment of the game. The programmes run for 20 weeks over the autumn/winter period from u11/12 to the senior academy for aspiring u19 cricketers who have the desire to make the most of their abilities. Additionally with our relationship with Ashtead Cricket Club we are running a joint u9/11 course weekly on a Thursday evening with booking open to anyone.

Images from the previous year's programmes can be viewed on the Gallery pages.


The Friday night drop in net session starts this week (9th January) open to young cricketers aged u8/9 through to u16 running from 6pm to 7.30pm at Epsom College with all welcome.


If you are interested in specialist 121 coaching with experienced and highly qualified coaches we run sessions throughout the off season period in preparation for the season. For anyone interested please contact matt@intouchcricket.co.uk.


Dates will be announced for the annual T20 Festivals running in July & August 2015 which have now been established for five years. The age ranges will be u13, u15 and u17.


We are currently in the process of organising specialist spin sessions starting in January/February for young players to be led by Keith Medlycott. Medders has vast experience as a left arm spinner with Surrey CCC for many years and also representing England on a tour to the West Indies in 1990. He also led Surrey to 7 titles as the head coach and is the current Cricket Professional at Reeds School.


In-Touch Cricket recently had four lads involved with both 121 sessions and performance based programmes selected for the Surrey u15 winter training squad and additionally two lads part of the Surrey Elite Player Group including one on the Surrey Academy with both selected for the Academy tour to Sri Lanka in March/April so well done to all!


September News 2014

In-Touch led a two week cricket programme at Epsom College incorporating daily coaching sessions, competitive & practice matches and two 3 day Festivals for U14 and U16 age groups. The G Force tour party of 30 plus players and coaches were in therefourth year of visiting the Colege and were joined daily by boys from the UK. Four teams participated in theU14 Festival (G Force, In Touch Cricket, East Berkshire & Old Whitgiftians) playing three games each day although weather unfortunately wiped out the 2nd day however did not stop East Berkshire romping to victory. In the U16 Festival it  was a real international affair with a team from a South African Invitational XI joining the Dubai based G Force Academy plus four teams from the UK - London Warriors, In-Touch Cricket, East Berkshire and Salop Nomads who travelled down from Shrewsbury. Weather again played its part disrupting the schedule however did not impact on the high quality of cricket produced by the lads over the course of the Festival. In the final In-Touch Cricket chased down 116 against the SA Invitational XI (Harry Williams 3/11) in convincing style reaching the total in 14.1 overs with Hayden Storey blasting 49 runs off 27 bals. Plans are already in place for the August 2015 programme.

Festival scores can be located on the homepage and more photos on the Gallery


The autumn programme running from October to December for u12 to u19 age groups are now available and published on the courses page. Our high quality intensive academy programmes are for young aspiring cricketers teaching the skills of batting, bowling and fielding with an emphasis on developing confidence, skills, fitness (S&C specific coach runs 1 hour sessions), tactical awareness and an enjoyment of the game. The programmes run for 20 weeks over the autumn/winter period from u11/12 to the senior academy for aspiring u19 cricketers who have the desire to make the most of their abilities.

Images from the previous year's programmes can be viewed on the Gallery pages.


In-Touch are running a tour programme to Dubai over the October half term 2014 including 7 days of training and matches for cricketers aged u12 to u16 in addition to a Water Park visit & unique Cricket Museum visit. The cost is inclusive of hotel accommodation in the heart of the city (Savoy Apartments), food & coaching at £750. Flights are not included but can be arranged on request if required. Please contact matt@intouchcricket.co.uk or call 07984 830412 for further details.


If you are interested in being part of an intensive coaching and playing programme In-Touch Cricket is organising an Elite Training Camp to Tuks Academy South Africa for a 10 day trip 21st to 31st October to the Assupol Tuks Academy based at the world class facilities of the high performance centre (hpc) is situated within the grounds of the University of Pretoria's de Villiers sports centre and is home to the South African academy, the Test team training arena. Tuks are National club champions , unbeaten in 80 matches and have AB De Villiers, Morne Morkel and half the Titans squad in their set up. When these players are in SA they will practice twice a week with the academy groups that the visiting group will be involved.


Starting on Thursday 18th September S&C specislist fitness trainer Roberto Barcellona will be running weekly Strength & Conditioning sessions for young sportspeople. Roberto is a highly experienced in sport related S&C working with both children and adults, With all sports there is a risk of injury but these training sessions will reduce that risk significantly, at the same time enhancing performance by getting fitter and stronger. the sessions are on a drop in basis at £10 per session with two time slots as per below.

6pm to 6.45pm - 8 yrs to 13 yrs and 6.45pm to 7.45pm- 14ys to 18yrs


April / May News 2014

Six young aspiring cricketers joined the Tuks Academy based at the High Performance Centre in Pretoria for a pre season training camp in April led by Keth Medlycott. The lads joined the academy programmes which includes six professionals and four U19 South African World Cup winning players on a daily basis. Added to great facilities and South African approach the trip was a great learning experience which will become a regular opportunity for high level aspiring cricketers.

For more images from the trip click here


In-Touch Cricket celebrates its sixth year since being formed in May 2008. In that time young cricketers have developed both their cricketing skills and fitness levels through involvment in performance winter programmes, 121 coaching, T20 Cricket Festivals and overseas training trips to La Manga, Dubai and South Africa. It's great to see many of these boys progress through to senior club cricket representing 1st XI teams and also involvment in County EPP/Academy programmes. During this time many alliances have been built with partners such as the G Force Cricket Academy in Dubai, Epsom College where the academy is based and whom have supported greatly throughout this period.


In-Touch Cricket are running a number of Summer Coaching Camps in 2014 from the 21st July to 1st August and programme  from the 4th to 15th August all located at Epsom College.


121 coaching is available throughout the summer with both weekend and midweek sessions available. For further details please click here.


Spring News 2014

Keith Medlycott (ex Surrey & Northerns Coach) is leading a 10 day cricket training camp to the High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria in South Africa from the 6th to 16th April. The programme will be hosted by the renowned Tuks Academy who host a number of 1st class Titans cricketers in their ranks including AB De Villiers and Morne Morkel.For further details click here


Two In-Touch Academy students recently had some intensive 121 sessions fast bowling sessions with Stuart Barnes who is currently a 1st class County bowling coach of vast experience. Thanks to Barnesy giving the lads exposure to coaching at a higher level and both came away with some specific areas to focus on.


Congratulations to u14 cricketer Jamie Smith on his selection to the Surrey Academy Tour to South Africa in March / April. Jamie has been part of the In-Touch Academy programmes since the age of eight and is showing great potential. Additionally fast bowler Dhruv Haridas recently returned from the KCS Wimbledon tour of South Africa where he registered a half century showing his allround potential.

 


An opportunity for good standard cricketers to prepare for the 2014 season with a pre season training camp at Epsom College 7th to 11th April for U9 to U16 cricketers - please click here to access more details and booking form.


All the lads involved in the current In-Touch coaching programmes from u12 through to U19 are looking in good shape for the forthcoming summer. They have completed almost 20 intensive sessions including S&C and skill sets. Recently Keith Medlycott ran a bowling skill set looking at bowling from a tactical viewpoint which gave the lads some great ideas to add to their toolbox.

January News 2014

The February Half Term U12/13 & U14/15 course will run from Monday 17th - 19th February 2014 with further details on the booking form . A pre-season training camp for u9s to u16s will take place from Mon 7th to Friday 11th April at Epsom College.


Nets are available to hire during In-Touch sessions at Epsom College by individuals or groups on a Tuesday and Thursday Evening on a weekly basis. Ideal for cricketing Dads and lads!


With the demand high for 121 coaching there is opportunity for experienced Level 2 coaches or ideally Level 3 coaches who are looking for part time coaching work. Coaches must have strong background of working in a 121 coaching enviroment 


The October / December 10 week programmes finished in December with 45 young players from u12/13, u14/15 & u16/19 age groups. All programme schedules had one hour of strength & conditioning including gym sessions from out team of specialist S&C coaches - Kieron Vorster, Ben Scott, Gareth Davies & Roberto Barcellona. This was followed by one & half hours worth of cricket skill training with the older age groupd led by Keith Medlycott. The programmes re-start in January with details on the courses page.

We are offering FREE (2 & half hour) introductory sessions replicating the above sessions at the three age groups on Sunday 5th January at Epsom College. To apply for a place please go to the booking form.


Congratulations to two long standing and loyal coaches from the In-Touch coaching team for recent coaching appointments. Sam Schofield will be starting his new job at Trinity School as a Cricket Coach and assistant Sports Centre Manager and Mark Cody has recently started as the Head Coach of the Colts section at Banstead CC and multi sports coach at John Fisher School.


Ashtead Cricket Club has formed a partnership with In-Touch offering scholarships to there best young players to join the In-Touch programmes over winter period. January will see young Jake Martin participating in the u14/15 and will hopefully be extended to more players moving forward. This scheme is open to any clubs that maybe interested in helping their homegrown talent develop.


In-Touch continue to work with players who are involved within County Age Group squads at Surrey, Kent and Middlesex from u10 through to u17. Tom Homes and Jamie Smith are also currently involved within the Elite Player Programmes at Surrey CCC.


Summer / Autumn News 2013

The In-Touch Autumn coaching programme is now announced with programmes from ages u10/11 through to U16/18. The U14/15 and U16/18 programme start on the 6th October with Keith Medlycott (ex Surrey player & coach) returning to the coaching team in addition to Ben Scott (ex Middx/Worcs & current Middx fielding coach). This is truly a unique coaching programme aimed at promising young cricketers looking to take their game to the next level.

Medders at work                                Scotty on throwing technique

Additionally throughout the autumn and winter 121 coaching with highly qualified is available and the ever popular Friday night drop in sessions start on the 4th October 6pm to 7.30pm at Epsom College.


In July / August In-Touch & G Force Cricket (Dubai) ran a full coaching programme with boys from the UK joining the G Force boys to enjoy some coaching and a number of fixtures.

 

G Force Tour                             Capping ceremony


The In-Touch T20 Cricket Festivals for u13 & u15 were hosted at Epsom College for the 3rd year running in August. The four teams competing in the u13 festival over 3 days was G Force (Dubai), East Berkshire, In-Touch and Isle of Man with In-Touch Cricket winning a closely fought contest. The u15 festival was a five team based tournament with London Warriors, In-Touch, G Force Singapore, East Berkshire & G Force Dubai. All five teams played some extremely competitive and highly skilled cricket over 3 days culminating in a close final with In-Touch defeating a strong London Warriors to the trophy. 

U13 winners - In-Touch              U15 players of the festival             U15 Presentation 

To view all images from the festival visit our gallery pages


In-Touch Cricket new on-line brochure 2013/14 is also available in hard copies. To receive copies please e-mail matt@intouchcricket.co.uk.


Congratulations to Surrey u15's who were crowned as the National Champions at Kibworth CC on the 23rd August. Special mention to Shazaib Rana and Tom Homes who are both part of the In-Touch Academy.  Additionally In-Touch student Jamie Smith (u13) had an outstanding season accumulating nearly 2000 runs including 5 centuries two of which were representing Surrey u13.

Surrey u15 - National Champions 2013


April News 2013

In-Touch u13s entertained a Hampshire CAG team at Epsom College on Sunday 21st April. On a typically low and slow early season surface Hants won the toss and elected to bowl with In-Touch grafting their way to a competitive 140, taking into account the slow outfield with notible performers Xani Lawrence 40 and Jamie Smith 35*. At the 20 over mark Hants were cruising at 82 for 1 with an early finish looking inevitable however a tight spell of controlled left arm spin from Abdullah Nazir saw his 8 overs only go for 8 runs with the scalp of the destructive Kerr for 44. Hants finally reached the total in the 38th over.


Two In-Touch regulars attended the the G Force Coaching programme in Dubai over the Easter break which involved both fixtures and coaching from Level 3 coach Ian Trott (Father of Jonathan) who was involved in the programme on his return to the UK from New Zealand. G Force run programmes throughout the year which young cricketers can join from the UK.

Ian Trott presents trophies with Gopal Jasapara / G Force plus teamgroup


The Autumn / winter training has now come to an end with training squads at u11/12, U13 and U18 completing a 20 week coaching programme with all the boys looking in good shape for the forthcoming season. In-Touch has an early season game on the 21st April against Hampshire u13 at Epsom College.

u13's training session


In-Touch coach Sam Schofield has spent the last year in warmer conditions working as a cricket / sports coach at a school on the Gold Coast in Australia alongside ex England cricketer Graeme Hick who is the cricket pro at the school. Sam managed a hop over to Auckland where he managed to meet England captain Alistair Cook during the final Test match. As a talented coacoach it's no surprise that Sam has been offered to stay on at the school.


During the summer In-Touch cricket has lots of coaching / playing opportunties available to young cricketers. The Friday night drop in net session moves outside in the next few weeks and 121 coaching sessions are available throughout the summer months. There is also a 2 day course running in the May half term on the 30th & 31st May in addition to the In-Touch / G Force programme in July and August. The T20 festivals running over this period include the Isle of Man, G Force Dubai, In-Touch and East Berkshire for the u13 competition (one place is still avaliable so contact matt@intouchcricket.co.uk if interested) with London Warrioirs, East Berkshire, G Force Dubai, CCM Academy and In-Touch. At u18 we have two new teams with the Barmy Army Colts and excitingly Elite Academy from Australia who are on tour in the UK in addition to G Force Dubai, In-Touch and London Warriors. An academy from India are possibly joining the early July programme and participate in the u18 festival.

 
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