Shenley Village Cricket Club - Welcome message

Dear Parent/Carer,

 I wish you a warm welcome to a very chilly start to the 2018 season! 

Shenley Village Cricket Club welcomes you and your children to the club. We hope that you will enjoy being a club member and take advantage of the coaching, training and scheduled matches. Cricket aside we also hold a number of social events throughout the season, including the very popular Dinner/Dance, Race Night, Mexican fine fare and weekly after match refreshments.

 The aim of this communication is to provide information that may be helpful to existing and new members. Please don’t hesitate to ask myself (Juniors Club Welfare Officer) – or George White (Club Welfare Officer), or any committee member of coach if you have any questions not answered in this email. The club is not for profit and run by volunteers (the groundsman and head coach excluded), so we welcome offers of help from all members, and hope that you will be able to get involved in various fund-raising events.

 Here is a list of key club officers, committee members and coaches:

Club Chairman – Geoff Evans

Club Secretary – Chris Stanley

Club Treasurer – Darren Poynton

Director of Cricket – Kris Nissen

Juniors Coach - Graham Seymour

Club Welfare Officer and Junior Head – George White

Junior Club Welfare Officer – Frank Orchard

 We are a Clubmark club and we adhere to the ‘Safe Hands’ Policy for Safeguarding Children in Cricket. All the adults of the club who work with children and meet the necessary criteria are vetted by the ECB. This includes the enhanced DBS and ‘Barred List’ check (formerly known as CRB checks).

 Whilst we hope your child will be happy and content at the club, we understand that questions, concerns or difficulties may arise. Please feel free to raise these as soon as possible, so we can address things at the earliest opportunity. If you have a question regarding coaching please approach the coach in the first instance. However please do not interrupt coaching sessions, especially nets practice, as this may distract the coach when he/she needs to be supervising children. Our coaches will be happy to speak to you before or after training, or an agreed convenient time.

 If you have questions about kit requirements, training times, pick up arrangements, etc please speak to your team manager, coach or head of juniors George White.

 If you have any concern about your child or another child, or about the behaviour of an adult at the club please speak to me or George White (Club Welfare Officers). If your concern is about us, you may contact the County Welfare Officer, Richard Burling, at email:

Further info on Child/Club Welfare is available here:

Enjoy the season!

Frank Orchard


Tel: 07593 220435

George White


Tel: 07968 349 933