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Talent Pathway

SURREY COUNTY CRICKET CLUB’S PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TALENT IDENTIFICATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CRICKETERS WITHIN THE COUNTY.

About the Talent Pathway Programme

The primary focus of the programme is to promote the highest quality of performance on an individual and team basis in order to develop cricketers to play for Surrey and England.

Some of the cricketers to have emerged through the Surrey County Cricket Club Academy and Performance Programme in recent years include Rory Burns, Ollie Pope and Jason Roy.

Our department oversees Performance Courses (formerly known as District Cricket) & County Age Group (CAG) cricket from which the most talented of these cricketers progress into the Emerging Players Programme. 15 graduates of the pathway are currently part of Surrey’s County Cricket Club’s professional staff.

Since 2003, 30 men from the academy have gone on to play First-class, List A or T20 cricket at county level. 9 of these have played full internationals for England with many more representing the country at age group and Lions levels.

Three women have progressed through Surrey’s pathway to reach international honours.

Click here to see the full Performance Department Talent Framework.

OUR PATHWAY OBJECTIVES

  • To maintain a robust and comprehensive identification and development system.
  • To improve the overall standard of cricket played in Surrey by developing all players within the Pathway.
  • To work with all stakeholders to assist players in fulfilling their potential.

To learn more about the Surrey County Cricket Club Academy, click here.

Surrey Pathway Talent ID Assessment Process

Surrey County Cricket Club has launched a new Video Assessment process to improve the identification of young cricketers who want to join our Talent Pathway.

Previously, only local clubs, schools and other cricketing organisations have been able to nominate players for an assessment. The new video application process will allow anyone who believes they are of the ability to be a Surrey CCC Performance Cricketer to nominate themselves.

All applicants will need to fit the eligibility criteria, submit a video, in line with the highlighted protocols and complete the assessment consent form. We strongly advise watching the tutorial video below and reading the ‘Terms of Service’ before submitting your video.

Submitting a video assessment

Boys & Girls U10 to U18 Assessment Application Process

Boys & Girls U10 to U18 assessment applications are now open. You can submit video content and personal details to Surrey County Cricket Club, for review by our coaches, demonstrating skills as a batter, bowler or wicket keeper.

If you have any queries, please take a look at the Video Assessment FAQs here.

Entries can be submitted until Tuesday 1 August 2023.

How to submit a video

Submissions must be made via WhatsApp, the details for both Boys & Girls are as follows,

Boys U10 – U18 (School years 5 to 13) – 07300 330 097
Girls U10 – U18 (School years 5 to 13) – 07300 330 103

(NOTE: Academic year 2023/24 applies)

To enter this scheme, we require:

  • A video recording of the applicant playing cricket, showcasing their skills (please watch instructional video for detail)
  • Contact email address(es) for parents / guardians
  • First name and Last Name of player
  • Date of birth of player
  • Full completion of the Assessment Engagement Form (this will be received upon video submission via WhatsApp)
  • Players must also meet the Eligibility Criteria (see below)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Players must LIVE IN SURREY or GO TO SCHOOL IN SURREY or BE REISTERED AT A CRICKET CLUB IN SURREY
  • Players must also possess a BRITISH PASSPORT or have proof of PERMANENT LEAVE TO REMAIN in the UK.

For any enquiries relating to the Talent Pathway, please contact performance@surreycricket.com