We have a two-lane artificial surface training nets available for WCC Members to book and visiting teams to use.
Mobile batting cages can be moved onto the square to replicate match like surfaces.
We also have a catching cradle, as well as lots of other training equipment available.
Book a cricket net session
Rules for net use
Nets are available to WCC Members and visiting teams on Match Days.
Nets are unavailable to use during Junior Training and County fixtures to anyone other than those involved in the training or fixture.
Nets are available to WCC Members to book via the form below.
Anybody found not adhering to these rules will not be allowed to use them in the future.
How to book a practice session
Check the calendar below for available sessions (please view in landscape mode on a mobile device)
Click the blue arrows to view other weeks and scroll up and down to see all times
Make a note of your preferred session
Carefully read the 'Important information' and 'Covid-19 pandemic special measures' below
Fill in the booking form accurately*
Once you have submitted a section, ensure you scroll to the top of the form to see subsequent sections
After completing the form, check your provisional booking appears on the calendar and check your email for confirmation or rejection email
How to book a coaching session
WCC Members can book a 'one-to-one' or group coaching session with Jaylan Crockett.
Jaylan is a Level 2 coach, with all the necessary coaching, DBS and First Aid certificates.
As well as coaching at Watlington, Jaylan also coaches for Middlesex CCC and is experienced in coaching a wide range of ages and abilities.
One hour sessions with an experienced coach normally cost £40 or more, but Jaylan has kindly agreed to charge WCC Members £15 per 50 minute session, which includes a proportion going back into the club.
He is able to specialise in different aspects of batting or bowling, depending on what areas you wish to focus on.
To find out more or to book a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Covid-19 guidelines
Watlington CC are following strict Government and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Guidance during the Covid 19 Pandemic.
You can exercise outdoors in groups of six, with members of your household or with five other people from outside your household while keeping two metres apart at all times.
All sessions must be pre-booked by a WCC club member
Non-member guests will only be allowed at the sole discretion of WCC and be dependant on availability of the facilities and our volunteers
All users and club reps must be wearing WCC playing or training clothing (shirts as a minimum) and be easily identifiable as WCC members
You must only exercise in groups of no more than six people, unless you are exercising exclusively with members of your household
If not walking or cycling to the ground, you must agree to travel in separate vehicles in both directions (unless all participants are members of the same household)
Social distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times (unless all participants are members of the same household), 1m+ guide does not apply as two metres is easily achievable at all times!
Only one net can be used at any time, unless all participants are from the same household
You must not exceed your bookable slot of 50 minutes, to allow safe checking in/out and sanitising of equipment between bookings
Sessions will rotate between nets to decrease the risk of contamination
The pavilion will not be open, so there is no access to toilets or refreshments, but will have First Aid kits, mobile phones, hand sanitiser and wipes available
Please ensure every participant has their own cricket balls, including spares, they must not be shared
No saliva or sweat should come into contact with the ball at any time
We strongly recommend using your own batting equipment and not sharing. If equipment is being shared, please follow UK Government’s guidance on the sharing of equipment
Wash hands at home before and after using the outdoor facilities and bring your own hand sanitiser
A WCC club representative will be on hand for the duration of your booking who will be Committee Members, Level 2 Coaches and Welfare Officers only, to sign bookings in and out and clean down equipment before sessions, between bookings and after sessions
If on arrival, there is any discrepancy from the information you have provided in your booking or any breach of the above conditions, you will be turned away and may be stopped from booking subsequent sessions
All of these measures are for your safety and the safety of our volunteers. You must take these measures seriously
WCC facilities are only available for authorised use through this booking system, by current WCC members** and their immediate families, no other guests are allowed without prior permission.
Bookable slots are 50 minutes, to allow safe checking in/out and sanitising of equipment between bookings.
Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
With over 100 juniors and over 50 senior members and due to an expected high demand, please only book one session at a time, initially no more than one per week. If there is a free session between 24 - 48 hours still available, then you will be allowed to book that additional session.
Priority will be given to certain groups of players*** at busy times to ensure fairness.
This is a fully automated booking system, ****you will receive an automated email confirming or rejecting your booking****. Please email email@example.com if you do not receive an email or your booking has not appeared after ****2**** hours. WCC reserve the right to review and decline bookings, in which case you will be emailed once the bookings have been reviewed.
All bookings are subject to change/cancellation, due to the current situation and the availability of our volunteers.
If a booking does not turn up without prior cancellation, future bookings may not be allowed.
In the event of wet weather, club representatives will make a call as early as possible on safety and ground damage and inform bookings as soon as possible.
* Any incomplete/incorrect bookings will be refused. If on arrival, there is any discrepancy from the information you have provided in your booking, you may be turned away. This is to ensure WCC have accurate records of attendance and contact details in the event of contact-tracing
** To be a WCC member, you must have paid your WCC Senior, Junior or Social Membership for the last 2019 season. If you are not a member and wish to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Booking groups priority order:
Members who have volunteered their time to get the nets built and ready
Members who have recently volunteered their time in other ways
Members who regularly attended indoor training
U13 Group Players
U11 Group Players
U9 Group Players (older/advanced children ready for hard-ball training)
Women and Girl Players not included above
Male Senior Players not included above