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 →
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 →
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 →
Good to see the weather is at last turning a little warmer as the proper season gets underway.
The Under 15s were first into action winning their ECB cup match against Blackheath at a canter – Blackheath 96-5 in 20 overs, G 99-0 in 11 with an unbeaten half century from Will.
The U12s opened with a tense last over victory in their Two Counties match against Farnham but the U9s fell short against Frensham.
Hobbs Trophy match at the Oval
Congratulations to ... Continue Reading →
The good weather has meant that all the early season friendly matches have been completed. The 1st XI won at Basingstoke and Dorking, but lost narrowly at Beckenham. The Surrey Championship league fixtures start next Saturday, 6th May with local derbies. The 1st XI travel to newly promoted Cranleigh, with the 2nd XI at home against Cranleigh. Teams playing at Woodbridge Road are using temporary facilities, comprising a large marquee at the Railway End. Spectators are welcome ... Continue Reading →
I am very pleased to announce that Nick French has agreed to take on the Senior Head Coach role for the 2017 season.
Nick French joined Guildford CC in 2012 and is a top order batsman and occasional medium pace bowler. He qualified as an ECB Level 3 coach in 2011 and spent four years working for Surrey CCC coaching county-age-group teams. He spent two summers as a cricket coach at Cranleigh School whilst studying Sport and Exercise Science at ... Continue Reading →
Last of the Winter Nets at RGS
Hopefully you’ve been able to get down to the winter nets – the last session is this Sunday March 19th at the RGS Indoor sports centre.
The Friday evening outdoor nets resume at Woodbridge Road on Friday April 21st for the u9-u15 squads as follows:
On Sundays it’s 10-11.30 for U8s
Girls’ training recommences on Wed 19th from 6.30-8.30. Girls are invited to both Friday & Wednesday sessions.
Don’t forget you need to ... Continue Reading →
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Ice and rain greeted the first two outdoor training sessions but despite near freezing temperatures the U14 team, including many new faces, started their season by winning a cup! Postponed from September they were crowned the U13 Divisional champs when they overpowered Teddington by 45 runs. Powerful hitting by the middle order and tidy bowling completing the job!
More cup news
The U12s were the next team into action but fell agonisingly 2 runs short of victory in their WS Cup match ... Continue Reading →