Cricket

Cricket Committee

Elected on 11 Nov 2016

Convenor
Hugh Darwell
Captain
Dene Border
Secretary
Arjun Kakar
Treasurer
Will Tipping
Tours, Fixtures & Events Secretary
Joe Windscheffel
Secretary of Social Cricket
Vijay Jeyaratnam
Secretary of Cricket Youth Development
Andy Williams

General Information

The Cricket Section participates in the Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) League and social matches comprising senior and junior teams. The biggest and most anticipated sporting event in the SCC Cricket calendar is the SCC Twenty20, held once in two years, where teams from clubs around the region compete for the coveted T20 trophy.

 

Section League / Social Matches

Date: Saturdays and Sundays

Time and Venue: According to schedule

 

Cricket Nets Training (Seniors)

Date: Tuesdays. Thursdays & Fridays

Time and Venue: According to schedule

 

Cricket Youth Development Training

Date: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Time and Venue: According to schedule

 

Dress Code (all times): Cream or whites (with Division 1 in coloured attire during Division 1 matches). No spikes and singlets allowed.

 

To join the section, please register via eServices.

SCC Cricket Youth Development

The development of junior players has always been a priority for SCC. The Cricket Youth Development (CYD) programme starts from 13 years old, but we are looking to expand this to younger age groups.

 

We have been fortunate to have very qualified individuals running the CYD programme. In recent years, we have had Rex Martens, who played cricket with distinction for Singapore for many years, and Peter Brooks, a Level 3 coach from UK. Riaz Altaff Hussien, another experienced Singapore player, came through the junior system at SCC himself. The current Head of CYD is Andy Williams. He is supported by Head Coach, Ricky Anderson and national player Arun Vijayan. Training sessions take place at least twice per week. For more information, please email to: cyd@scccricket.com

 

Not only do they receive quality coaching and development, juniors who are enrolled in the CYD programme play for SCC in the Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) Under 16 tournament, the main junior competition in Singapore, which SCC have managed to win twice. If they perform well, they have the chance to represent the national Under 16 who play regularly in international competitions.

 

Those who join the CYD programme also have the opportunity to join SCC as a junior sports member (JSM) at a very reasonable cost. This allows them to use the facilities of the club and represent SCC in adult league cricket. SCC fields teams in Divisions 1-5 and juniors are encouraged to play as soon as they are ready – some as young as 13 years old are already playing regularly. Playing with and against experienced cricketers only helps them develop and mature more quickly.

 

JSM’s are also encouraged to tour with SCC and their costs are substantially subsidised. In the past three years alone, tours have included South Africa, Australia and UK, as well as a number in the region.

 

Another highlight of the CYD programme are coaching clinics with some of the legends of the game, wherever the opportunity arises. As recently as June, 15 of our up and coming young cricketers were fortunate to have a coaching session followed by some Q&A with legend, Sachin Tendulkar. This opportunity came about through RBS, for whom Sachin is a brand ambassador. SCC also had the privilege of hosting Sachin in 2009. Also in 2012, the juniors were fortunate to have a clinic with Kumar Sangakkara and Muttiah Muralitharan, followed by a lengthy Q&A session.

 

We look forward to the current group of junior players representing SCC at the highest levels of the game and being stalwarts of the club in future.