Guildford Cricket Club has a rich history. Since initially forming in 1866, and then re-forming in 1922 post war, the club has won many titles and produced many great cricketers
GCC is a founding member of the Surrey Championship, with the first XI currently competing in the Premier division. The club exists to foster community participation and membership is open to all. The development of young cricketers and elite players is a central ambition of the Club – with past players including Darren & Martin Bicknell, Ashley Giles, Rikki Clarke, Phil Salt, Ollie Pope and Will Jacks.
We have over 300 playing members across the junior and senior section.
Our men’s first XI currently play in the Premier Division of the Surrey Championship and our first XI women in the Championship of the Surrey women’s league.
More widely, we have a further three Saturday league teams, a casual fifth XI, a women’s 2nd team, an Academy (U21) team, a Development (U19s) team and a vast programme of boys’ and girls’ junior cricket (ages 7-17).
More can be found out about all of these teams by visiting the relevant pages.
Annual Cricket Festival
Guildford is fortunate enough to host first class cricket annually. Each summer the Club hosts the Guildford Cricket Festival Week, when Surrey CCC play a couple of matches at Woodbridge Road. We also host the South Eastern Stars in a couple of their womens cup games.
In preparation for the Festival, the ground is transformed by the erection of corporate tents and seating for spectators.
Guildford Cricket Club supports and endorses a policy of respect for opposition players, officials and team-mates.
We encourage competitive cricket played in the right spirit and encourage all our members, of whatever age, to enjoy the game and the Club’s facilities.
To be the best cricket club in Surrey.
To promote, organise and foster amateur cricket of the highest standard in the Guildford area. Guildford CC encourages community participation and membership is open to all. Central to our ethos is enjoyment of the game and the development of young cricketers and elite players.
All Guildford CC members are expected to agree and adhere to the following values:
- Respect the laws, traditions and spirit of cricket.
- Respect all involved in the game – teammates, opposition, officials, spectators etc.
- Inclusivity – not discriminating on any basis.
- Committed – disciplined, having a strong work ethic and giving 100% at all times.
- Responsible – taking responsibility for one’s preparation and performance.
- Preparation – attending training whenever possible and coming to matches ready to perform:
- Come to matches with the right mental approach and the right kit.
- Appearance – look smart when training, warming-up and playing:
- Wear the club badge with pride.
- Look the part, play the part.
- Create a supportive environment where everyone is valued.
- Support teammates at all times.
- Support and mentor younger players, helping them to achieve their potential.
- Ensure all on-field comments are supportive of teammates and build each other up:
- Be energisers, not energy sappers.
- “Sledging” in any form will not be tolerated.
Everything is done as a team and for the team:
- There are no individuals, just one team.
- Winning and losing is done together, as a team.
- Cricket should be played for enjoyment and both collective and personal successes should be celebrated.
- Socialise together after matches and/or training and enjoy each other’s company (and that of the opposition).