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 email@example.com 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.
January / February News
The Summer 2013 20/20 festival programme is now confirmed with 3 day tournaments at u13 & u15 plus a 1 day u18 tournament. The programme is arranged by both In-Touch Cricket and G Force Dubai and will see the G Force Academy teams compete against teams from the UK and a visiting team from South Africa. If you are interested in entering a team click here for further details. In addition the 2014 tournament dates have also been confirmed at an early stage to allow for touring teams to have plenty of lead time. Combined with the tournaments are coaching programmes which will run during July and August 2013 for u10 age groups up to u18 with coaching sessions and various formats of matches (T10, T20 etc). To book your place early please go to the booking form.
In-Touch Cricket are pleased to announce dates for their February half term courses which will provide an opportunity for children of various ages to participate in some cricket skills coaching covering all aspects of the game in a fun and enjoyable environment.
As In-Touch Cricket has developed into an established cricket academy in the Surrey area over the last 5 years offering high quality coaching we are always on the look out for new coaching talent especially coaches who specialise in 121s. If you are passionate and dedicated with all the relevant qualifications (very experienced Level 2 or Level) email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV.
Sitting at the desk all day? Extended lunches with clients? Long hours and feeling the strain? Getting your body into peak performance will improve your energy levels, keep you mentally switched on and not only help you cope with life but get the best from it! If this is the case why not embark on a personal training programme with Ben Scott fitness solutions (S&C coach with In-Touch Cricket). Contact Ben directly on tel 07760 227517 or email email@example.com
The Colts Cricket Comany who is a locally based cricket manufacturer in Kingston and long term partner of In-Touch Cricket will be offering joint sponsorships to a small number of talented young cricketers within the academy. Colts Cricket currently supply a large number of junior and senior cricketers offering high quality English willow bats, pads, gloves, helmets, balls etc and sponsors some Irish international players and many county age group players. For any cricketers involved with In-Touch Cricket a 10% discount applies on all items and any further details required can be made by contacting Tariq Nazir on 07970 014670.
Our Academy partner in Dubai G Force Cricket Academy ran a 10 day coaching programme over the Christmas period which saw Ben Scott attend as a specialist coach over the programme along with two young cricketers from the In-Touch Cricket Academy. The programme consisted of coaching, internal matches and fixtures against local sides with great success.
November / December News
With Strength & Conditioning becoming a big part of Cricket particularly in the pro game Ben Scott who plans and leads all the S&C for the In-Touch Cricket programmes gives a brief insight into his thoughts on this area of the game specifically for young cricketers click here to view. Scotty recently retired after a successful professional career with Surrey, Middlesex and Worcestershire CCC is know pursuing a career as a personal trainer, Middlesex fielding coach and strength & conditioning coach with In-Touch.
Well done to a number of boys who recently participated in assessments into the Surrey district and County age group programme which includes 20 boys from u11 to u15 who are involved with In-Touch sessions from 121s to the elite programmes, who have been selected for their respective County group squads.
The autumn / winter courses aged from u11 to u17 are coming to the end of the 10 week programmes and have seen the boys improve vastly with great dedication and desire to improve. To view some pics and videos click here. All the new dates for the January to March programmes are now available which includes a new pricing structure for the u11/12 and u13 courses and new keeping course with Ben Scott after the success of the current course.
Further details on the Dubai trip planned for next Easter 2013 are that we are now offering the opportunity for boys to travel out to Dubai for any amount of days between the 31st March - 9th April 2013 and join the G Force Academy coaching programme. The programme will include accommodation, food and coaching programme however flights will have to be arranged separately with an accompanying adult for the duration of the trip. For more details and contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 07984 830412 for more information.
Christmas coaching is available from the 15th Dec to 27th Dec for 121 or small group coaching so please contact Matt on 07984-830412 to book a session. As a festive special if a minimum of 2 sessions are booked the cost will be £40 per one hour session.
New - Ben Scott be leading a specialist wicketkeeping programme which offers a unique opportunity for cricketers to be coached by undoubtedly one of the best glovemen on the 1st class circuit over the last 10 years. Having coached cricketers of all ages and abilities alongside his cricketing career including some of the students he\'s coached, now playing alongside him at professional level. Having played over 100 first class gamesand well over 200 one dayers & T20 including representing England A, Scotty utilises this experience into his coachingnot just telling them how to do it, but showing them.
This programme is targetted at glovemen who are serious about improving & developing their keeping to another level in what is probably a neglected area of the game from a specialist coaching perspective. The content of the programme will focus on all areas of keeping and be progressive throughout with a personal written report from Scotty for each keeper on areas of continued development. The sessions will take place at Epsom College satrting Sunday 7th October fo 10 week sessions through to December 16th (no session 4/11) 2pm to 3.30pm with a maximum of 10 allocated places. The cost for the programme is £275 and to book your place by contact email@example.com or call 07984 830412.
Ben Scott who has been plying his trade successfully with Worcestershire CCC over the last two seasons and additionally involved with In-Touch coaching programmes a couple of winters ago is back again to specifically put the boys through their paces running the S&C sessions and specialist keeping work. Ben is also focussing on his career outside of professional cricket as a specialist personal trainer with full details on his website. Sam Schofield who has been a big part of the In-Touch coaching team is currently working at a school on the Gold Coast in Australia where he is coaching alongside ex England legend Graeme Hick. Sam will be missed over the winter but new coaching recruits Brian Berthoud (Level 3) and Stew Cameron (Level 2) who is currently playing for Ashtead CC in the Surrey Championship and brother of Worcestershire county cricketer James Cameron,who is also involved.
With the cricket season almost at an end plans are already under way organising coaching / match programmes for the summer of 2013 at Epsom College. The three programmes which will include age group tournaments will be jointly organised by In-Touch Cricket and our partners in Dubai G Force Cricket with dates pencilled in for U18- 2nd July to 11th July / U11/12 & U113/14 - 23rd July to 31st July / U15 6th August to 18th August. Dates and full schedule to follow soon.