Welcome to the first newsletter of 2016. It may supposed to be winter outside but it's definitely time for the Indoor nets to get underway!
2016 Winter Nets
Winter Nets at RGS begin on Sunday January 17th and continue to Sunday March 27th with the exception of Feb 21st (Half Term) and March 6th (Mother’s Day) – a total of 8 sessions.
The timings are as follows:
- Girls/Ladies – 12 to 1pm
- U9s & below – 1 to 2pm
- U10s & U11s – 2 to 3pm
- 30 minute break
- U12s & U13s – 3.30pm to 5pm
- U14s & U15s – 5 to 6.30pm
U16 and above will train with the Seniors on Wednesday evenings.
The sessions are taken by Junior Head Coach Matt Teale and are an excellent opportunity to improve technique and skills ahead of the summer, as well as bond with your teammates.
RGS Sports Hall
Entrance to the sports hall is from Eastgate Gardens GU1 4AZ (walk past the all weather pitch and turn right). Note that there is no parking in the school grounds. Suggested parking options are behind McDonalds off the High Street, or in the York Road multi-storey, or on street in Eastgate Gardens.
Free Taster Sessions
These will run from 1-2pm for U9 and 2-3pm for U10 for the 1st 3 weeks of winter training and are open to boys & girls under the age of 11. Those new to the club are welcome to attend these or the training sessions relevant to their age group. Please contact Junior Chairman Neil Garrett email at email@example.com or on 07557 847171 for more information.
The individual junior fee is £120 pa with discounts for siblings. Family and social membership is also available. Renewal information is also available on the website.
Latest Recommendations for safer Cricket Helmets
The ECB has recently issued a list of helmets that meet the updated safety standard BS7928:2013.
Their full recommendations and an approved list of manufacturers can be found here: http://www.ecb.co.uk/information/ecb-and-pca-guidance-head-protectorshelmets
Do recreational cricketers need to buy a new helmet as a result of these changes?
No. It will not be mandatory for recreational players to buy a new helmet, but it’s strongly advised that you check the safety standard before making any new purchases.
Helmets should in any event be replaced after they have received a significant impact.
Please note all u18 players must wear helmets whilst batting and if keeping, whilst standing up. There are no exceptions. No parental consent to the non-wearing of a head protector will be accepted.
2016 Guildford Cricket Festival
Surrey CC return to Guildford for 2 matches this coming season.
- Tues June 14th v Sussex in a one day 50 overs a side match
- July 2-5th for a Division One championship game against Warwickshire
Entrance is free for Guildford cc members!
Full details will be available on the website shortly.
Recruiting new players
Guildford is always looking to recruit new players across all age groups so if you know any young cricketers keen to join us please contact the Chairman Neil Garrett firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07557 847171.
An Audience with Aggers and Tuffers
Fans of Test Match Special – “TMS” may like to know that “An Audience with Aggers and Tuffers” is at G Live on Monday February 29th.