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.

We are thrilled to announce the 2024 winter squads below. 

SquadDatesVenue / Time
Under 10s North7th Jan to 24th MarchUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus - 10am to 12pm
Under 10s South7th Jan to 24th MarchSir Bernard Lovell School - 10am to 12pm
Zonal Under 10s Squad (Winter Colts)Club
Wilfred AndrewsCirencester
Dylan AtwalHatherley & Reddings
Arlo BaconCharlton Kings
Oliver BiddlecombeApperley
Wilfred BiddulphCirencester
Archie CampbellGreat Rissington
Charlie ClackerCharlton Kings
Jack DavisAston Ingham
Toby GallagherCheltenham
Taran HowardCirencester
William KingAston Ingham
Jack MarslandCheltenham
Dexter MeachamTetbury
Alexander NicholasCricklade
Croyde OwenCharlton Kings
Sachin SamuelCirencester
Leonidas Vassilouthis- DaviesHatherley & Reddings
Sam ZuritaCheltenham
Zonal Under 10s Squad (Winter Jets)Club
Henry Beeley-FrancisHawkesbury Upton
Isaac BossOld Bristolians, Westbury
Teddy BowdenFrenchay
George ConnellTwyford House
Archer DollingMarshfield
Johnny Rex EvansStoke Bishop
Archie GoodwinBradley Stoke
Noah HellikerCoalpit Heath
Benjie LawrenceStapleton
Luke MortimoreThornbury
Soren Kacey Nikinj PatelBishopston
Jack RobeyBradley Stoke
Angad SinghStapleton
Aarav SoniBradley Stoke
Toby SpaightStapleton
Eddie VanstoneKeynsham
Arthur WebberBristol United Banks
Edward WescottStoke Bishop
SquadDatesVenue / Time
Under 11s North7th Jan to 24th MarchUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus - 12pm to 2pm
Under 11s South7th Jan to 24th MarchSir Bernard Lovell School - 12pm to 2pm
Zonal Under 11s Squad (Winter Colts)Club
Aditya AcharyaCheltenham
Toby AyersDumbleton
Sean BreenCirencester
Jack BridgensHatherley & Reddings
Fletcher CookTetbury
Albie ForbesCirencester
Lucian FriedmannFrocester
Archie GidmanHatherley & Reddings
Joseph GlynnDown Hatherley
Noah HartleyFairford
George HindleyCheltenham
Ollo HowardCirencester
Fergus Lloyd-JonesCheltenham
Arthur Manton- HaskellGreat Rissington
Alfie MeachemTetbury
Reuben SodenTetbury
Dylan SkinnerTetbury
Reuben SodenTetbury
Samuel SpeakmanLydney
Joseph WebbCheltenham
Zonal Under 11s Squad (Winter Jets)Club
George AllenOld Bristolians, Westbury
Joshua CharlesworthBishopston
Jacob CooksonGolden Hill
Jamie DefriesStoke Bishop
Daniel GarnseyBishopston
Oliver HattsStapleton
Max HuntChepstow
Isaac IsomBristol Lions
Henry KotasOld Bristolians, Wesbury
Jude LongCoalpit Heath
Aavish MachweBishopston
Anay MisraStoke Bishop
Jacob MurphyTwyford House
M Yahya NizaBradley Stoke
George RylandBristol
Dhilan SawhneyStapleton
Joe Walker Carsons & Mangotsfield
Jack WilliamsBishopston
SquadDatesVenue / Time
Under 12s North7th Jan to 24th MarchUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus - 14:00pm to 16:00pm
Under 12s South7th Jan to 24th MarchSir Bernard Lovell School - 14:00pm to 16:00pm
Zonal Under 12s Squad (Winter Colts)Club
Osian AcklandGloucester
Bertie AndrewsGloucester
Toby AshenhurstHatherley & Reddingss
Rollo AwberryCirencester
Will BunnerCharlton Kings
Oliver ButtOmbersley
Sebastian CawleyCheltenham
Toby ClennellCheltenham
Gabriel GregoryDymock
Alex HaggstromGloucester
Jesse HallHatherley & Reddings
William HawleyCharlton Kings
George IrelandPoulton
Tazim MustakGloucester
George PowlesGreat Rissington
Alex RavenHatherley & Reddings
Orlando RossiGreat Rissington
Harry ScottDown Hatherley
Vir SrivastavaCheltenham
Arty StevensCirencester
Joshua ThornApperley
Jack ThreadinghamCharlton Kings
Zonal Under 12s Squad (Winter Jets)Club
Parish BaileyGolden Hill
Gregory BillingtonCoalpit Heath
Arran ButlerGolden Hill
Anvit ChandraBradley Stoke
Yuvan DeepakBradley Stoke
Jack DollingMarshfield
Sam HooperMarshfield
Felix KimberGolden Hill
Will MortimoreThornbury
Oliver ParlourBishopston
Jake PelleyBishopston
Prithvi PulavarthiBedminster
Eddie RendellChipping Sodbury
Felix SharmanWinterbourne
William SharmanMarshfield
Thomas WainwrightStapleton
Hector WalderNew to county (no club)
Thomas WalkerLansdown
SquadDatesVenue / Time
Under 13s North7th Jan to 24th MarchUniversity of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus - 16:00pm to 18:00pm
Under 13s South7th Jan to 24th MarchSir Bernard Lovell School - 16:00pm to 18:00pm
Zonal Under 13s Squad (Winter Colts)Club
George BillingsDumbleton
Patrick BreenCirencester
Christopher ByrneCheltenham
Robin EastwoodApperley
Jimmy GlynnDown Hatherley
Charlie HuckerCheltenham
Noah HutchingsHatherley & Reddings
Ben JenkinsCheltenham
Hector KojimaCirencester
Sylvian MaherStroud
Hector MeakinCirencester
Jake MorganTetbury
Elliot Olive- CarpenterDumbleton
Sebastian PhillipsCirencester
Sachin ShriramFrocester
Rory SimpsonCheltenham
Caleb SodenTetbury
Zonal Under 13s Squad (Winter Jets)Club
Billy BannStoke Bishop
Oscar BarnesBedminster
Zain BignallWinterbourne
Tommy BradbrookBishopston
Hadi Hassan ButtPak Bristolians
Ellis CamwellGolden Hill
Dominic HardingesBishopston
Thomas HargreavesBristol
Benjamin HattsStapleton
George JohnsonCam
Omar KhawajaFrenchay
Daniel LovellBedminster
Hanchairat 'Mani' PontingCarsons & Mangotsfield
Toby PriceBradley Stoke
Jack RichardsTwyford House
Wilfred RigbyThornbury
Arihan SahaHanham
Mason SalvageRockhampton
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.