Lending a Helping Hand

We are delighted on behalf of the Denis Jacobs Youth Cricket Trust in partnering with Charlie French to offer 10 local cricket clubs a one off experience of having a cricket bat personally handmade and awarded to a youth cricketer who makes a significant achievement during the cricket season.

To understand more about the Charlie French handmade bat experience please click the link at the bottom of the page.

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Our Work In Action

Winner of DJYCT bat is Oliver Heather U12 age group for having the highest all-round average in all of the colts age group averaging 17.5 batting and average 2 wickets a game and retiring not out playing against Sunbury U15’s on 28* 3 age groups above him.


Our Work In Action

Max Umpleby

The aim in 2018 was to get colts into Adult cricket and the award represents that. With an average of 95 in his U15 games Max appeared ready to step up and play Sunday friendlies and 3rd XI cricket. With a top score of 86* and best of 3/23 from 9 overs he demonstrated to himself and his peers that not only was it possible to take that step but also to thrive. 

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Our Work In Action

Aziz Memon

Aziz is an extremely talented batsman and works hard at developing his technique. He's an U10 but played all last season with the U11 "A" Team Squad., he was the leading run scorer with 291 runs at an average of 36.38 with a top score of 46 not out. His team had a great season winning the Mid Surrey Cup and West Surrey Academy League. Aziz is a member of the Surrey U10 Squad and has been selected to play representative cricket for the league.

PS. Last year's winner Alex Chambers scored a century with his new bat against Sussex for Surrey U11's, he also won Esher's U11 Batsmen of the Year award 

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Sonny Rees

A quiet lad with a massive passion for Cricket. He started playing regular adult Cricket as soon as he could last year when he turned 13 and has barely missed a weekend game or mid week junior match for his age group since.

This has been even more impressive as he picked up a bad shoulder injury at the end of last season which caused him to lose his action. He has worked hard all season to regain it, going through many trials and tribulations in the process. This has not dampened his indomitable spirit as it undoubtedly would have to many others. A true testimony to his character and love of the game. I hope Dennis would have approved the award in his name.

We are thrilled that Sonny had been given this award and he is also very proud of his achievement.