Zonal Cricket

The performance programme will support 144 young players aged from Under 10 to Under 13.


This has provided opportunities for hundreds of young cricketers to receive an annual programme of coaching and match play.  It has also created a large pool of players that compete for county places for age groups from under 10s to 15s.

Our main purpose of running District cricket has been to improve young cricketers so they:

  • Are more likely to stay in the game once they reach the common drop off age of 15 and;
  • Improve as players so themselves and local cricket clubs see the long-term benefit in years to come

District Cricket has always been delivered side by side with the County programme and been administered and managed by us the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation (GCF). As part of the new County Partnership Agreement with the ECB, first class counties now must deliver their own junior county programme. In real terms this means the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) have taken over the management of the junior county programme led by Mark Thorburn (Head of Performance).

There are no expectations from the ECB for us to deliver any junior programmes under County level, however, we feel that there must be opportunities for young cricketers that fall under County level. This is where the new Zonal programme sits. The Zonal programme will consist of two squads per age group from Under 10s to 13s. Each squad will consist of 18 players meaning 144 young cricketers will receive a full performance programme. This involves a 12-week winter coaching programme where each squad receives 2 hours coaching per week.

Once players have completed the winter programme, squads will be created to play matches throughout the summer where the cricketers will have opportunities to play longer format cricket.

We are hugely excited and feel that players and clubs will see the long-term benefit.

SquadDatesVenue / TimeNotes
Under 10s North8th Jan to 26th MarchUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus - 10am to 12pm
Under 10s South8th Jan to 26th MarchSir Bernard Lovell School - 13:30pm to 15:30pmFirst session - 8th Jan - 12pm to 14:00pm
Zonal Under 10s Squad (Winter Colts)Club
Francis AmbridgeDumbleton
Wilfred AndrewsCirencester
Sam BrainBourton Vale
Seán BreenCirencester
Archie BucklandApperley
Archie GidmanHatherley & Reddings
Joseph GlynnDown Hatherley
Noah HartleyFairford
George HindleyCheltenham
Sammy HughesStroud
Ben JonesKingsholm
George KearLydney
Joshua NockCharlton Kings
Oliver NockCharlton Kings
Samuel SpeakmanLydney
Lando StoryCirencester
Luciano VaughanFrocester
Frankie WardHatherley & Reddings
Zonal Under 10s Squad (Winter Jets)Club
William BermangeGolden Hill
Jacob CooksonGolden Hill
Jai GuptaCarsons & Mangotsfield
Oliver HattsStapleton
Chanupa HulugalleFrenchay
Zayyan IrfanStapleton
Krish JadejaCarsons & Mangotsfield
Joseph LeadbeaterThornbury
Jude LongCoalpit Heath
Aavish MachweBishopston
Avighna MalhanBradley Stoke
Anay MisraStoke Bishop
Hari PalStoke Bishop
Kieran QuickBradley Stoke
Dylan RandallTetbury
Dhilan SawhneyStapleton
Reuben SodenTetbury
SquadDatesVenue / TimeNotes
Under 11s North8th Jan to 26th MarchUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus - 12pm to 2pm
Under 11s South8th Jan to 26th MarchSir Bernard Lovell School - 15.30pm to 17.30pmFirst session - 8th Jan - 14:00pm to 16:00pm
Zonal Under 11s Squad (Winter Colts)Club
Osian AcklandFrampton on Severn
Toby AshenhurstHatherley & Reddings
Tom BaileyCharlton Kings
Jeremy BellStroud
Will BunnerCharlton Kings
Oliver ButtApperley
Thomas DayNewent
Max GallagherAndoversford
Jesse HallDumbleton
Charlie JohnsonHawkesbury Upton
Rhys KnightDown Hatherley
Aditya MenonFairford
George PowlesGreat Rissington
Daniel PricePoulton
Kayaan RaoCricklade
Alistair SpurrFrampton On Severn
Arty StevensCirencester
Olly TaylorThornbury
Jack ThreadinghamCharlton Kings
Zonal Under 11s Squad (Winter Jets)Club
Parish BaileyGolden Hill
Jack BellKeynsham
Xavier BentonHambrook
Greg BillingtonCoal[it Heath
Remi BirksinshawStapleton
Arran ButlerGolden Hill
Yuvan DeepakBradley Stoke
Noah GenoveseGolden Hill
Samuel HooperMarshfield
Josh Johnson Marshfield
Arjhith MohanrajBradley Stoke
Oliver ParlourBishopston
Aaron PeelBristol
Jake PelleyBishopston
Tavish ShanthakumarHambrook
Benjamin SkeatesWinterbourne
Zavier Taylor-MrabetLansdown
Joseph ThomasGolden Hill
Hugo WattsBishopston
Sam WottonBristol
SquadDatesVenue / Time
Under 12s North8th Jan to 26th MarchUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus - 14:00pm to 16:00pm
Under 12s South8th Jan to 26th MarchBristol Grammar School - 12pm to 14:00pm
Zonal Under 12s Squad (Winter Colts)Club
Musa AhmedDumbleton
Monty AlderMinchinhampton
Charlie AldredCheltenham
Henry BallQuedgeley & Hardwicke
Patrick BreenCirencester
Christopher ByrneCheltenham
Ben Carey-ToppingUpton St Leonards
Robin EastwoodApperley
Jimmy GlynnDown Hatherley
Ben JenkinsCheltenham
George JohnsonCam
Hector KojimaCirencester
Benjamin La Valette-CooperCheltenham
Joshua PereiraLangford
Josh PeytonMoreton-in-Marsh
Seb PhillipsCirencester
Otto SandersonCheltenham
Austin SealFrocester
Sachin ShriramFroceseter
Noah ThackrayHatherley & Reddings
Theo UthupCheltenham
Zonal Under 12s Squad (Winter Jets)Club
Tommy BradbrookBishopston
Ellis CamwellGolden Hill
Ellis CarrelFrenchay
Arthur DinhamStapleton
Benjamin HattsStapleton
Oliver HobsonBishopston
Omar KhawajaFrenchay
Joseph LangBradley Stoke
Lennie LloydBedminster
Hanchairat PontingCarsons & Mangotsfield
Hamza RahmanStapleton
Jack RichardsTwyford House
Wilf RigbyThornbury
Arihan SahaHanham
Haider SheikhWinterbourne
Evan YoungerGolden Hill
SquadDatesVenue / Time
Under 13s North8th Jan to 26th MarchUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus - 16:00pm to 18:00pm
Under 13s South8th Jan to 26th MarchBristol Grammar School - 14:00pm to 16:00pm
Zonal Under 13s Squad (Winter Colts)Club
Sam BarkerCharlton Kings
Joel BartonCricklade
Thomas BrooksHatherley & Reddings
Thomas Clelland Dumbleton
Morgan Dawson Cheltenham
Samarjeet Singh GillCheltenham
Darius Grant,Charlton Kings
Ollie HookeTewkesbury
Ayush IyengarCheltenham
Jared JanesCinderford St John
Jonathan Keown-BoydAston Ingham
Fraser LloydCirencester
Charlie O'Neill Aston Ingham
Ethan SandersCharlton Kings
Nischay Singh SembiFrocester
Aahaan SharmaHatherley & Reddings
Wilfred SmithChipping Campden
Arjan Sundavadra Poulton
Harry WestonGreat Rissington
Artie WhitelockCheltenham
Elliot WrightCricklade
Zonal Under 13s Squad (Winter Jets)Club
Dominic BrittonHanham
Harris DolaRockhampton
Zane DonaghyHambrook
Joseph DyerGolden Hill
Nathan FunnellGolden Hill
William GaskellWinterbourne
Ollie GwilliamStoke Bishop
Hughes, Josiah HughesBristol
Arjan JoharBradley Stoke
Oscar JohnsonGolden Hill
Rayyan KhanWinterbourne
Ruhan Khanna Bristol
Tom LewisGolden Hill
Advay MisraStoke Bishop
Daniel RobertsonStoke Bishop
Barnaby SheppardWinterbourne
Sreyas SunilkumarBradley Stoke
Harri YoungRockhampton
Chris Munden / Cricket Operations Manager

Chris Munden / Cricket Operations Manager

Chris is the longest standing member of the team, having joined the GCB in 2008 as a Community Coach. Since then, Chris has developed greatly moving on to become a Development Officer, a National Programmes and Project lead and now the manager of the entire delivery team across educational and national programmes.

His role covers a wide range of areas including overseeing all schools cricket, the incredible National Programmes of All Stars and Dynamos, Chance To Shine Schools and Street programmes along with being the key lead for Adult league Cricket. Chris also manages the Workforce Development Officer, as a highly competent coaching workforce is so integral to the work areas that he leads on. In his time the GCB have won awards that he had led on, including Chance to Shine County of the Year and Street Chance Project of the Year.

As a local Bristolian, Chris is a Bristol City fan, who enjoys all sports. Chris is married, has two beautiful daughters, plays local cricket and enjoys a good hack at golf.