Early Bird T20 Blast Tickets & Online Umpiring and Scoring Courses

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You will have seen the government announcement last night (22 Feb) regarding the roadmap out of lockdown. While early days, this looks promising for the cricket season. Over the coming weeks we will be looking at what this means for the club and await further guidance from the ECB – as soon as we can, we will update you on what we might expect the season to look like.

In the meantime, I have a couple of updates for you:

Early Bird ...

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New Club Pro – Ollie Soames

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I’m delighted to share some exciting news from Woodbridge Road.

Ollie Soames, a top order batsman who has spent his recent years contracted with Hampshire CCC, has joined the club for the coming season. Ollie will be coming on board in a new role as our Club Professional, which we anticipate will benefit and have a big impact on all our players across the club.

Not only will Ollie bolster the first XI’s batting line up, he will bring invaluable experience for ...

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Guildford – the real cradle of cricket

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Lord’s? The Oval? Hambledon? Cricket didn’t start at any of those legendary grounds, says David Frith

It’s extremely difficult to correct a claim so deeply entrenched. MCC say Lord’s is the “Home of Cricket” while The Oval boasts the first English Test match and much else. Equally, most cricket aficionados accept without question the fruity tales concerning the Hampshire village of Hambledon almost in Biblical terms: the beginning, the establishment of the beloved game, its historical epicentre, ...

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Happy New Year

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Dear all,

As we approach the new year, I wanted to thank again all our wonderful volunteers and players for helping us to retrieve so much during 2020. A difficult season for many but we rescued it well and played 132 matches across the club between July and September.

For your final holiday reading, I would recommend you to this month’s (January) Cricketer magazine. David Frith writes an excellent article entitled ‘Guildford – the real cradle of cricket’. For those of you ...

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Guildford Cricket Festival 2021

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Surrey v Gloucestershire

Thursday 27 May  –   Sunday 30 May 2021

Gloucestershire return to Woodbridge for the first time since 1993 with previous championship visits standing at Surrey 2 wins, Gloucestershire 1 and the other ending in a wet draw.

In 1978 Gloucestershire won a tight match by 2 wickets despite a century from the veteran John Edrich (114) and 90 from skipper Roger Knight as Surrey reached 268-6 in their 100 overs. However their efforts were bettered by former South African All ...

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Winter Junior Coaching programme

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Dear Junior Parents,

I am really excited to announce that we are in a position to advertise our winter junior coaching programme for 2021 starting on Sunday 24th January at RGS Guildford and running for 8 weeks.

Planning has taken a little bit longer than usual to ensure that the programme is compliant with ECB and government COVID guidelines.

As a result of the guidelines, there are a few things that we need to do a little differently. The main one is the ...

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Movember Thank You from Oakleaf & Call for Volunteers to Deliver Xmas Care Packages

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Dear all,

As Movember draws to a close I am delighted to say that we smashed our original target by well over £1,000! The final figure we raised was £2,068.75 which is an incredible amount for such a great cause in our local community. Thank you all for helping us reach our target (and beyond!) and supporting the guys who grew (or attempted to grow) some hair on their top lip.

Jen, from Oakleaf Enterprise sent us this message:

“The £2,068.75 you’ve raised ...

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New First Team Captain

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Good Morning GCC

Many of you will be aware that at the end of the 2020 season Tom Collins decided to step down from his role as first team captain after 3 years at the helm. A huge thank you goes out to Tom for all his hard work and commitment over the last few years with that side, both on and off the field. He made a huge difference and left that side in a much stronger place than when ...

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Guidance for cricket indoors

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The English Cricket Board Guidelines

ECB COVID-19 Guidance for Cricket Indoors

The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practical guidance to venues, coaching providers and clubs on the steps they should take while undertaking cricket indoors.

In order to keep cricket going as it moves indoors, there will need to be adaptations in place for all, including venues, coaching providers, players, parents/carers, spectators and officials. Those adaptations relate to activity prior to, during and after cricket ...

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Cricket Chairman’s Introduction and update

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GCC members,

It has been little over two months since I took over from Bob as the club’s Cricket Chairman and so, having spent a little time finding my feet, it is about time I took the opportunity to properly introduce myself and update you on a couple bits.

For those who don’t know me, I joined the club back in 2012 having moved to the area. Prior to that I played at a number of clubs in Norfolk, where I grew ...

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