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 →
The Fixtures are now on Pitchero but can I remind you to make sure you are linked up to that site so that you can update availability and confirm match selections.
This year’s Subs
Please don’t forget if you haven’t paid the subs you can’t train or play for the club. Here’s how to Register & Pay:
We’ve created a gallery of Juniors Managers to match the latest contact details.
Guides for Officials, Parent Helpers and Parents in ... Continue Reading →
To members, guests and past players
It is a very exciting prospect to celebrate 150 years since the original Guildford Cricket Club began playing in the town. This will be a unique celebration over five days where everyone is welcome, so please come down to Woodbridge Road, watch some cricket, meet old friends, make some new ones and enjoy some food and a drink with us. We look forward to seeing you.
Chairman, Robert Charles
This is the programme –
Monday July 18: ... Continue Reading →