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 ... Continue reading →
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, ... Continue reading →
Following the government easing some of the lockdown restrictions, we have received confirmation from the ECB that we can now start to open up the nets at Woodbridge Road. We do, however, need to put in some very strict rules & safety procedures before they can be used. We are just sorting out how it can all work and will hopefully have everything in place by the weekend. In the meantime, please don’t turn up at the ground to ... Continue reading →
Surrey Championship 2020 Interim Update
The Surrey Championship published the following update on 9th May:
As we have now reached the milestone of what should have been the first day of the 2020 league campaign, we are sending a very different pre-season check-in. We truly hope that first and foremost this update finds you and yours all safe & well.
We continue ... Continue reading →
An evening with the Bicknells
Monday 11 May, 8pm
This Monday the club is delighted to be hosting a Q & A evening with Darren & Martin Bicknell from 8pm on Zoom. You will be able to log on from 7.50pm and the event will last approximately one hour.
The Zoom meeting ID is 845-5862-0127
You will be able to ask questions on the ... Continue reading →
Ongoing suspension of recreational cricket
Following the ECB’s recent announcement that no professional cricket will be played in England & Wales until at least 1st July, it was also confirmed that recreational cricket remains suspended until further notice.
You can read the full statement from the ECB here.
You may also have seen an interview with Dominic Raab on the Andrew Marr show, who said the following when asked if there was any chance of smaller sporting clubs being ... Continue reading →
Given this advice to postpone the AGM, it seems a good opportunity to provide you with a general Club update.
Currently, we have no idea when the 2020 season will start which is clearly a great disappointment to us all – recreational cricket is suspended indefinitely. However, it is far more important that all our members and families are keeping as well as they can and getting all the help and assistance they need. You will be pleased to know that ... Continue reading →
Further to the various messages you have already received, I thought it worth summarising the current situation. Overall, we are following Government, ECB and Surrey Cricket Foundation guidance and instructions. The position is;
– County cricket will not start, at the earliest, before May 28th. Continue reading →
– The Surrey cricket festival (Surrey v Northants) at WR has been cancelled.
– The Guildford Beer Festival at WR has been cancelled
– The ECB has decided that all forms of recreational cricket is ...
Above: Guildford U21s maintained their excellent record in the Surrey Trust League by claiming the tier one title at Holloway Hill.
Welcome to our latest newsletter, which looks back on the summer just gone and highlights many of the activities going on in and around Woodbridge Road.
Director of Cricket
Guildford are seeking the club’s first director of cricket.
This successful applicant’s task will be to develop and harness the talent within the club, develop a coaching programme for ... Continue reading →
The Junior Club celebrated their achievements of 2019 with an Awards Evening earlier in September.
The awards were presented by two Surrey stars, Will Jacks (a former Guildford junior) and Jamie Smith.
GCC Junior Club Awards 2019
U15 Batsman 2019
U15 Bowler 2019
U15 Manager’s Award 2019
Five Wicket Haul 2019
Most Enthusiastic Player 2019
U14 Batsman 2019
U14 Bowler 2019
U14 Manager’s Award 2019
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