Guildford Cricket Club
Guildford Cricket Club’s objective is to promote, organise and encourage amateur cricket of the highest standard in the Guildford area. The Club exists to foster community participation and membership is open to all. The development of young cricketers and elite players is a central ambition of the Club.
The Club’s origins date back to 1866 and the Club has been continuously based and played its home matches at The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Road since 1922. The Club is a founding member of The Surrey Championship and has played league cricket since 1972.
Today the Club operates a number of teams, including four Men’s Saturday league teams, an Academy (U21) team, a Development (U18) team, two Ladies’ teams, and a vast programme of boys’ and girls’ junior cricket (ages 7-17).
The Club is widely admired for its Junior Section, which has produced a number of first class and international cricketers, including Ashley Giles, Darren and Martin Bicknell, Jade Dernbach and Rikki Clarke.
Guildford is also the only club in Surrey which hosts first class cricket annually. Each summer the Club hosts the Guildford Cricket Festival Week at Woodbridge Road, when Surrey CCC plays a four day County Championship Match and a limited overs match. In preparation for the Festival, the ground is be transformed by the erection of corporate tents and seating for spectators.
Guildford is ECB Clubmark accredited, a Surrey Focus Club and is registered with HMRC as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC).