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Junior Section Newsletter – June ’16

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At the instigation of our Junior Chairman, the U12s have formed the Chantries Premier League. Comprising Guildford, Horsley and Send, East Molesey, Royal Ascot and Cranleigh, the sides play each other in T20 and 40 overs a side matches.

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Each team has its own coloured clothing with Guildford Thunder in Black and Horsley Hurricanes, seen here in red. Incorporating real T20 rules such as free hits it’s already produced some exciting games.

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Guildford’s home matches are played at Peper Harow and with a BBQ on hand it’s proved a great success even if a few of the local spectators have found other interests during the games!

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Guildford lead the table with 2 wins including a 1 run triumph against Ascot Lightning with Alfie showing his allround qualities in a tense finish. Rhys top scored against H/S, retiring on 33 and Shoaib took 2-4 as the bowlers imposed themselves on the opposition.



A reminder there is Training during half term but not on June 10 as the ground is hosting the beer festival prior to the the Surrey game. Remember your membership card gets you free entry to the county match.


Guildford Beer Festival logoWe still need some more volunteers please to help at the Beer Festival at Woodbridge Rd. It’s front of house from 11am-2pm on Saturday June 11th and then it’s some free beer after that!

If you can spare a few hours then pls contact Neil Garrett


Cup News

The u15 and u13s began their ECB cup quests with 2 wins each. The u13s opened with a 7 wicket victory over Normandy with 3 wickets apiece for George and Chan as the visitors were bowled out for 64. Grayshott, their next opponents were restricted to 81-9 with a typically tight bowling performance from u12 Alfie. Schoolmates Tom and Edward B then saw them home with an unbroken 3rd wicket stand of 58.

Grayshott were also in action against our u15s with Guildford running out winners by 5 wickets in the penultimate over chasing 123 for victory.

Henry M with 3 wickets in an over provided the bowling highlight with Tom P and Matty both reaching 30 with the bat.
Cranleigh were next and once again Matty and Tom P were the backbone of the Guildford innings as we posted 172-6.
Needing more than 6 an over Cranleigh were never able to score freely and Guildford won by 58 runs.

In the West Surrey Cup the u14s defeated Farncombe after amassing 190-5 with 50 no from Harvey B and 43 no from u13 Henry T. Farncombe were never in the hunt, the margin an emphatic 128 runs. A walkover means they now face Chobham in the Quarter finals.

The u15s travelled to Ashtead for their 2nd round tie and notched up 147-6 in their 20 overs with an unbeaten 50 from Matty. However their total was overhauled in the penultimate over. The smallish outground at Headley was bordered by a busy road and passing motorists were constantly under threat from both sides as many a six sailed over the fence.

The u10s couldn’t extend their winning streak as Farnham avenged their league defeat. A fine 21 not out from Max wasnt sufficient as Guildford ended 18 runs short.

Sadly the u11s couldn’t capitalise on home advantage against East Molesey and the u9s fell to Horsley and Send.

In the leagues

The most notable result this month came with defeat for the Under 14s after a 2 year unbeaten run. Having started the season with a comfortable win over Merrow they faced close rivals Horsley and Send. Despite restricting them to 78-6, our top order crumbled against a hostile opening attack, only Will and Alex holding out until their dismissals precipitated a 12 run defeat.

The Under 10s after a rocky season last year have got off to a flyer this, with comprehensive wins over Farnham, Woking and Horsell and Guildford City. Tight bowling, sound batting and keen fielding being the secret of their success! A special moment for Freddie K who notched up a hatrick.

The under 11s opened with a 48 run win over Camberley. Matthew B scoring an unbeaten 25 to add to his 2 wickets complemented by Ollie’s 2 wickets and a run out. A good victory over Horsley and Send with 32 no from Matthew and 21 and 4 wickets for Lucas was followed by a disappointing defeat at the hands of Ripley, despite 30 no from George. Happily normal service was resumed against Woking/Hosell but only just..the margin only 5 runs. Lucas retiring with 33.

The Under 12s soon accounted for Brook by 40 runs. William, Freddie and Charlie all scoring in the teens with 2 wickets for Matthew R. Horsley and Send then found them too hot to handle losing by 72 runs. 31 apiece from Will and Ben who then added 3 stumpings to his account as Shoaib took 4- 7.

The under 13s are unbeaten in both their leagues with wins over Camberley and Valley End in the Two Counties. New boy George proving a hit with bat and ball and all rounders Aman and Henry T in the runs. In the West Surrey their campaign began with a comprehensive win over Horsley and Send with keeper Tom weighing in with 3 stumpings, a catch and 21 with the bat. Albury then followed suit as Edward B, Matthew and Jared knocked off the 106 required with aplomb.

The u15s had a one sided victory over neighbours Guildford City who were struggling to make up a team. Although we lent them some fielders, half centuries from Tom P, Harry R and Felix set a target of 211 and City were undone. Unfortunately their Premier League campaign has been hit by poor availability and they fell to their second successive defeat.

The under 9s after their initial league win have struggled against tougher opposition but it’ll prove to be good experience going forward.


Play Cricket for Results

If you wish to keep up to date with your team’s results and full scorecards for many matches then go their website, select matches and then results – the games can be filtered by individual teams.

GCC Results on Play Cricket

Pitchero for online coaching

Pitchero has launched a new series of coaching videos on their site so why not check them out next time you’re updating your availability.

Pitchero Coaching Academy

Tea Tent helpers Required

This year Surrey will be playing two matches at Woodbridge Road. A one day game v Sussex on Tuesday 14 June and then the 4 day match against Warwickshire from Saturday 2 July to Tuesday 5 July.

Once again the junior section will be running the tea tent to raise funds for the club and it would be great if we could have as many volunteers as possible from the junior families to see if we can beat last year’s wonderful fund-raising total of £5000. This was spent on expanding and upgrading the Junior coaching programme and providing more training equipment.

Please do see if you can spare a bit of time or bring some cakes along as a contribution. It’s great fun working in the tent and a chance to meet many more people involved in the club and at the same time help the juniors benefit from the funds raised. Please let Kate Perceval know if you can help on any of these dates.


Photo of Neil Garrett, Junior Chairman Guildford Cricket Club

Neil Garrett
Junior Chairman
07557 847171