SMCC indoor training (Development Squad)

2023 autumn term & 2024 spring term training

The autumn term course is underway. 

What is the Development Squad (Trust League XI)?

This is a squad of older teens and young adults who play matches in the summer against other clubs in the Surrey Junior Championship Trust League. Each side must include seven players under the age of 21, five of whom should be under the age of 18. 


Participation in this squad is optional. Players may also opt to play in regular senior league cricket. At SMCC, we have probably the largest senior section in the country, so we are able to ofter senior men's and women's cricket at an exceptionally wide range of standards and most players from around Under 15 and up can enjoyably play in senior games.

Who is eligible?

Development Squad is targeted mainly at U16-U21s. A few younger players who are known to our coaches might be invited to have a taster session / join the squad

Younger players need to be exceptionally strong to enjoy the experience. Coaches and captain reserve the right to ask players to not attend sessions until they are older if they feel that the player is not ready to participate safely.

The development squad consists mainly of boys but is very much open to girls and a small number of our strongest girls trained and played with the squad in 2022 and 2023.

Indoor training

Autumn term 2023

Monday nights 8:00-9.30pm (90 mins).

10 weeks (Oct-Dec 2023) - exact dates to be confirmed once schools let us know if the halls will be unavailable on certain weeks for exams.

Spring term 2024

Monday nights 8:00-9.30pm (90 mins).

10 weeks (Jan-Mar 2024) - exact dates to be confirmed once schools let us know if the halls will be unavailable on certain weeks for exams.


In the sports hall of Forest Hill School (known as Forest Hill Community Sports Centre on Google Maps).  There is free parking on nearby streets.


£170 per term, to be paid though the Teamo app (not via 360 Cricket). 

You will need to contact Development Squad Captain Sean Ryan by phone or Whatsapp (07763 440831) in order to added to the squad. He will issue the payment requests. 


Training is led by Sean Ryan and our Men's 1st XI Captain,  Neneto Davis. Neneto is a full-time, professional cricket coach and former county second team player. Neneto is a very experienced coach who works in many different organisations including Surrey, London Schools and the ACE Programme.

Development Squad captain Sean Ryan is also a fully qualified junior coach in his own right, and works for 360 Cricket and the ACE Programme, helping to deliver nearly all of our junior indoor and outdoor training and camps.

Additional coaches may also support some sessions.