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Junior Section Newsletter – Aug ’16

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Congratulations to the u10 team

Congratulations to the u10 team, winners of the Farnham Festival 8 aside. Called up just the day before, the squad of 6, bolstered by a couple of extras from other teams beat East Molesey, Grayswood and Churt in the pool games. The final against highly rated Valley End was a tense affair but the G boys held their nerve to see them to victory.


Cup Roundup

So close but so far no silverware!

The u13s faced Spencer in the ECB final with their opponents setting off at a cracking pace and reaching 80-1 after 9 overs before an inspirational 4 over bowling spell from Tom Go of 5-3 restricted them to 113-9. Sadly their bowing was able to strangle run scoring and despite skipper Aman retiring on 31 the lower orders faced with needing more than 7 an over in the gloom ended on 88-8.

In the U14 WS cup final Esher were the opponents. Put in G had a nightmare start losing 2 top batters in the first over and with only one player passing ten they were bowled out for just 67. It wasn’t plain sailing for the visitors who lost 4 early wickets but a substantial 5th wicket partnership took them to victory .

In the u15 Bowey cup an emphatic win over Normandy with an unbeaten 50 from Matty and a couple of wickets for U14 keeper Harry (whoever knew he could bowl!) ensured an upcoming Final against Rowledge.

The Under 17s are through to the Semi Final of their county cup competition after dismissing Leatherhead for just 61 and they now face Spencer. Meanwhile the u19 side have quaranteed a quarter final spot in the T20 Blast


In the leagues

The U13s were the first side to win a league title with a 100% record in the Two Counties 8 wins out of 8. Strong batting performances in the last 3 games saw Jared, Henry and Lewis in the runs. Their total of 205 v Valley End was the stand out innings. That was followed by a maiden 50 for Asher against Camberley as they notched up 198 in the 20 overs before George with 4-9 engineered an opposition collapse.
In the West Surrey it was case of catch up – a comfortable victory over Merrow was followed by defeat at the hands of Blackheath – 53 extras being the key component to the defeat which saw them nudged out of contention.

The U12s made sure of the Two Counties crown with victory over nearest contenders Grayshott by 70 runs in the last match. Callum and Codey led the batting with Alex taking 4-12.
The West Surrey title seemed to be in their grasp as they recorded a comprehensive win over Cranleigh. Alfie and Ben the form batters and Bryan leading the way with the ball. However defeat by Farnham and a late surge by Churt had them worried but they survived to claim top spot and reach the play offs.
In the Chantries Prem League G lead the T20 table but it’s a closer contest in the 40 overs version. A good win over East Molesey Pirates with a half century from Alfie and 3 wickets for Shoaib has put them back on track with more matches to come this month.

The U14s, runners up in the West Surrey to Horsley and Send reversed that result in the Two Counties U15 league. Matty top scoring with 41 and Mohsin taking 3 wickets. This was followed by an emphatic home win over Grayshott who were bowled out for just 54 with Freddie taking 4-7 and hitting 41 no. Defeat at the hands of Finchampstead despite 41 from Harry F and 38 from Harvey B meant the title fight went to the last day of the season. Grayshott were again our opposition, Freddie 51 not out and Henry 3-18 steered them to an 82 run win and the title. This match was marked by about 6 lost balls as they nestled firmly in the bramble thickets at Grayshott’s second ground. A special word for Mo who joined us a batter but ended up as the side’s leading wicket taker.

The Under 10s began the month with victory over Normandy with solid batting throughout the side but missed out on a perfect league campaign losing by just 3 runs to Cranleigh in their last WS match. Excellent fielding by the opposition effectively determining the outcome which saw them knocked off the top of the table.. Throughout the season the side fielded many U9s who coped admirably playing a year up.

The U15s were unbeaten in the West Surrey. An emphatic 96 run win over Dorking saw brothers Tom and Will score 86 between them as they notched up 189-5. Henry then took 3-14 to stifle any recovery. A closer match against Cranleigh with thirties from Oscar and Felix helped them post 116 and then Robyn, making a welcome appearance in the side took 3-12. Two wickets a piece for Felix and Mo H completed a 21 run win. These results meant they were on target to top the league however an abandoned game and a postponed match that couldn’t be rescheduled meant they finished second but go into the play offs against Valley End
Their premier League campaign ended with them in the upper half of the table, results largely determined by availability. However good experience to test themselves against unfamiliar opposition.

The U 11s topsy turvy season continued but they finished in the upper reaches of both competitions with encouraging performances along the way. Jacob C with 3-9 against Hambledon and Jacob A 4-14 versus Elstead showing their bowling skills and Ally W finding his form with the bat.

A few cheers for the U9s who having struggled early on finished the season strongly with consecutive wins and a tie … a good omen for next year.


Surrey are running a 1 day coaching course at the Oval on Sunday September 13th for 12-16 year olds. It costs £60 and covers all aspects of the game. Places are limited and booking is available through this link


Junior Awards Evening

This will be staged at Woodbridge Road on Friday Sept 2nd from 6pm so we look forward to seeing you there. Food and drink will be available.


Good to see so many young supporters including these flag bearers at the Surrey Stars Women’s Super league match at Guildford. The Stars shone brightly and beat Lancashire Thunder by 7 wickets.




If you’re looking for something to do this weekend then why not pop down to the Surrey Sports park and Go Fest. Lots of sporting taster sessions will be available plus other activities. GCC are manning the cricket section so you may see many familiar faces. More information and ticket details are on their website


Cricket Open Day, Sunday August 28th

For those who have enjoyed the picturesque surroundings and hospitality of Peper Harow or want to discover our second home they are holding a cricket open day on Sun August 28th.
It will run from 12-6 and aims to encourage all ages who want to play the game expect mixed overs with hard and soft balls and family partnerships. The usual BBQ will be on hand to sustain players and spectators.

Peper Harow


Photo of Neil Garrett, Junior Chairman Guildford Cricket Club

Neil Garrett
Junior Chairman
07557 847171