Welcome to our May newsletter after what has been a washout April, which has severely disrupted the early weeks of the season but is now warming up nicely as we head into the opening round of the Travelbag Surrey Championship campaign – and with some exciting news about the Guildford Festival emerging too.
Guildford’s first team host Leatherhead on Saturday, when the Mayor of Guildford will be officially opening the new pavilion at 3pm. Tom Collins and his side are intent ... Continue Reading →
Welcome to our spring newsletter, as we prepare for the start of the new season. We’re hoping that the grim cold and wet weather which hung on throughout March will give way to a much more friendly April suitable for outdoor practice and matches.
It’s been an exciting week for the club, with the long-awaited project coming to fruition. The final touches were being applied inside and outside – which included landscaping the front of the building – and the handover ... Continue Reading →
Welcome to our February newsletter as the pace quickens in preparations for the new season, which is now only six weeks away.
Women & Girls’ Day
Guildford will be the venue for this year’s Surrey Women & Girls Day on Tuesday 22 May. It is being staged to promote the game for youngsters, with primary school pupils going through their paces at Woodbridge Road from 10am to 12.30pm and secondary age girls from 1.30-4pm.
That is followed by a T20 match between ... Continue Reading →
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2018, a year we hope will bring success and enjoyment for everyone at Guildford.
Cricket week 2018
After the success of the last two years, the Cricket Week will be staged from Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August, with matches involving all sections of the club.
Although final details still have to be confirmed, it will be launched with a T20 double-header, the U19s playing in the afternoon followed by a Ladies match in the ... Continue Reading →
Merry Christmas everybody and welcome to our December newsletter.
Guildford Festival 2018
Surrey will host Somerset in the 80th anniversary of the Guildford Cricket Festival next June.
The first-class fixtures from the ECB, released late last month, have brought Woodbridge Road a four-day Specsavers County Championship Division One match starting on Wednesday June 20, although there will be no one-day game.
When the sides last met at Guildford, in 2006, records were smashed. Somerset achieved a new highest Championship total of 688-8dec at ... Continue Reading →
What might be expected to be the quietest time of year for the club has been buzzing with activity in readiness for next season.
New club captain Tom Collins, who took over from Joe Pipkin in September has enlisted the support of Jeremy Greaves in a new role as first team manager.
Jeremy is a familiar face at the club – he was captain from 2012-2014 before moving to the role of coach, standing down last winter.
They will work closely with ... Continue Reading →
New 1st XI team captain
Tom Collins has taken over as the new first team captain as Guildford prepare to win back a place in the Travelbag Surrey Championship Premier Division in 2018.
A desperately disappointing season saw the club finish ninth out of 10, winning just three games and losing 12 to finish 53 points short of safety, although relegation was not confirmed until the penultimate game of the season at Sunbury.
Next year will see Guildford in Division One for only ... Continue Reading →
U11 West Surrey Champions
Congratulations to the u11s who were crowned overall West Surrey Champions having beaten the winners of the other 2 divisions.
They completed their campaign with an emphatic 65 run victory over Chobham. Guildford scored 111-4 in their 20 overs, Lucas and Jacob both retiring on 30. They then skittled out Chobham for 46 with Adam ... Continue Reading →
ECB CUP Champions Once More
The victorious u15 squad who won the ECB National title and Harry Seacombe Trophy at Rugby School with Yorkshire and England All Rounder David Willey.
The full squad was Matty Stephenson (cpt) Aman Ashfaque, Mohsin Bashir, Rob Butler, Toby Jones, Arya Khedekar, Freddie Geffen, Tom Geffen, Henry McMillan, Will Perceval, Harry Relph, Chan Thilakawardana and Henry Turrell. ... Continue Reading →
New Pavilion still not complete
Disapprovingly, construction delays mean that the new Pavilion will not be handed over until early October.
The building contractor and Guildford Borough (which owns the freehold of The Sports Ground under a charitable trust) remain committed to ensuring that the building will be completed to a very high standard and will be a superb facility for Guildford CC Members and the local community.
The delay has of course caused considerable disruption to the Club’s operations and ... Continue Reading →