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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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News from Woodbridge Road – lockdown edition 4

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Nets/outdoor practice

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 ...

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News from Woodbridge Road – lockdown edition 1

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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 ...

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Chairman’s update (April 2020)

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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 ...

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COVID 19 – fixtures postponed

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Dear all,

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.
– 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 ...

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End-of-season 2019 newsletter

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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 ...

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GCC Junior Club Awards 2019

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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

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U15s Awards:

U15 Batsman 2019
Bryan Parfitt

U15 Bowler 2019
Callum Wilson

U15 Manager’s Award 2019
Will Ayton

Five Wicket Haul 2019
Toby Finch

Most Enthusiastic Player 2019
Prithvi Ramesh


U14s Awards:

U14 Batsman 2019
George Brew

U14 Bowler 2019
Finn Coffey

U14 Manager’s Award 2019
Pat Hughes


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