Coach appointed as cricket club gets set for new season

February 28 2022

PRESEASON plans are coming along well for Carsons and Mangotsfield Cricket Club.

The adults have switched to Yate for indoor training on a Sunday afternoon. This was a difficult decision, as the club appreciated that club members had other sporting interests during the off season.

Yate were able to offer a larger hall and an additional lane. The decision has paid off, with the numbers attending surpassing what has been achieved over previous winters. Indoor sessions will last until the end of March – hopefully the club will be able to then start using their outdoor nets. 

During a recent survey there was overwhelming support from the members to have a club coach and once the outdoor sessions commence, they will be coached by Damian Forder, from DFCA. Damian is an established coach and in high demand, having run his own business for nearly 20 years.

It is hoped that his experience and coaching abilities will help the club to continue to move forward.

The club are very grateful for his commitment over the course of the season. Damian will also be running his cricket academy at Pomphrey Hill on a Saturday morning during May, June and July.

If you are interested in playing adult cricket for Carsons and Mangotsfield CC please contact or 

The youth section continues to go from strength to strength.  With the resurrection of our mixed under-9s, and our girls teams continuing to build on their brilliant work of last summer, we can now cater for mixed/boys cricket from U9 to U19 and girls teams U9 to U13. 

Carsons and Mangotsfield are especially keen for more girls to come and join us, be they new to cricket or experienced players.  As with all our youth teams they will find a supportive and fun environment where our focus is on development for all, from novice players to girls with aspirations of Gloucestershire representation.  

The club will again be delivering an ECB All Stars programme this summer at Pomphrey Hill.

Aimed at girls and boys who are 5 to 8 years old, it provides a fun format for children to experience cricket outside of school for the first time. 

More experienced or confident players may wish to join one of our teams direct; indoor training is underway and we will move outdoors in April.

If your child is interested in joining us please email either or  


Ian Coles