Last of the Winter Nets at RGS
As the days get lighter, a reminder we have just 3 indoor training sessions left before we move outside. There is no training on 6th March as it’s Mother’s Day but the final 3 days are on 13th, 20th and 27th March.
Outdoor nets begin on April 15th.
This year we are concentrating our junior training, U9 upwards on Friday nights as most of the younger age group teams will play the majority of their matches on a Sunday. With more coaches on hand and a Bar and BBQ available, we hope we can achieve the best possible balance between training, playing and social interaction!
(The Under 8s will still train on a Sunday morning)
Planning the Fixtures
The fixture jigsaw is almost complete and a couple of teams start their campaign on Sunday April 17th!
We start the season with around 120 matches between our 8 junior teams and more than 30 opposing clubs.
Once the games have been confirmed they are put on a large spreadsheet and colour coded according to leagues, cups etc. However because of cup runs and re-arranged weather affected matches there were around 160 games to sort by the end of last summer. The record went to our U13 National champions who played and won 30 games en route to the title.
Subs are now due. These entitle you to coaching, team participation, and entrance to the Surrey matches staged at Woodbridge Rd
The newsletter Editor was recently allowed inside the Gray Nicholls factory in Kent and crammed into their warehouse saw the thousands of bats ready for the new season. Amongst the most recent visitors was Alastair Cook who signed a lifetime contract with the company when he was just 14!. Other former England players picking out bats for their next generation were former captain Mike Atherton with son Josh, a junior Middlesex captain and all rounder Mark Ealham, whose sons George and Tommy play age group cricket for Cranleigh and Kent.
If you want guidance on how to choose a bat this is a useful link
Cycle Marathon – Tom Maynard Trust & GCC
Don’t forget the Cycle Marathon on the 19th and 20th March. Funds raised go towards new nets at the club with a contribution to the Tom Maynard Trust.
Guildford Cricket Festival 2016
SURREY v SUSSEX
Royal London One-Day Cup Tues 14 Jthune
SURREY v WARWICKSHIRE
Specsavers County Championship from Sat 2nd – Tues 5th July
Guildford cc 150th Anniversary Week
- July 18th – 22nd
Club playing kit
If you haven’t already, you can purchase all Guildford CC kit including personalised playing and training gear from our online shop