As you maybe aware this summer Surrey County Cricket Club ran the yearly Bedser Scholarship campaign to find and support local talent within the state schools. Woking & Horsell were honoured that Surrey County Cricket Club nominated three out of the six scholars from our club. Well done to Alexander McPherson, Jude Silverton and Ramish Malik. As part of their Scholarship all six winners receive funding towards kit and membership fees as well as winning 13 hours of coaching at the Surrey Indoor Cricket Centre in Guildford.
To celebrate and promote the award they undertook recently a photo opportunity on the Bedser Bridge in Woking with Surrey and England legend Mickey Stewart.
A Work Day will be held at the club on Saturday 17 September to take down the nets and sightscreens and tidy up the ground before the winter break. Please make every effort to attend. We aim to start at 10.00 but if you're not there until a bit later that is fine. Many hands make light work!
Upon completion of the final Saturday league matches this weekend will be the 2016 Awards evening at the clubhouse.
The club looks to start the awards evening sometime from 7.30pm. However, the presentations will not commence until the return of our three away teams and their captains. The teams are playing at Addiscombe, Cheam and Staines. We do not have any control over match timings or return journeys.
If you have not had the opportunity to attend one of these evenings before, (please follow the link below as a taster- highlights of the 2015 event) it is when the club has the opportunity to celebrate club and individual successes and well those moments of undignified despair.
All are welcome, please do come along it promises to be a great evening as the presenters Calum Chisholm & Seb Egan have a few interesting things in store.
On Saturday 13 August, W&HCC and the Surrey Championship will be supporting the charity Cricket United which was created in 2013 by three cricket charities, the Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine and PCA Benevolent Fund and has already raised over £250,000 in the opening three years of the partnership. Their aim is to improve lives through the great game of cricket.
Cricket United will aim to turn the Kia Oval & the Ryman Surrey Championship blue during the third day of the Test Match against Pakistan. The idea follows similar lines to the Pink Day which the Glenn McGrath Foundation hold during the Sydney Test each year. More details can be found here - http://www.cricketunited.co.uk.
Teams across the Surrey Championship will be using blue bails on Saturday 13 August to support and fundraise for the charity. Many of you will remember last year when £2,500 was raised for the charity by the Surrey Championship. You can learn more about Blue Bails Day 2016 and see some familiar faces on the Cricket United website
We would like everyone attending the club this Saturday, whether playing or watching, to wear blue to mark the occasion. Fortunately they have chosen a simple colour for W&H! If you have one, why not wear the Cricket United t-shirt from last year.
On Saturday evening we will be running our popular Drink the Fridge evening at the club. Those of you who have attended in the past know that the premise is quite simple. We simply stock the fridge up and attempt to drink all of it. We are yet to be defeated. We are aiming to run some drinks promotions on the night and don’t be surprised to see some blue drinks in there to fit in with the colour of the day and some fines to raise some money for the Cricket United charity. We will be aiming to start about 6.30, or earlier if the 1stXI game finishes before then, so come on down to Brewery Road and have an enjoyable evening.
Travelbag, the sponsor of the Surrey Championship for 2016, has announced three fabulous prize competitions for all of the players in the league. One lucky batsman, bowler and fielder will be walking away with a holiday for two at the end of the season, courtesy of Travelbag. Anyone reaching the qualifying criteria will be entered into an end-of-season draw, making this a competition anyone could win!
Prizes: Three five-night all-expenses-paid holidays for two people to Dubai (1x batting prize, 1x bowling prize, 1x catching prize (only one prize per winner).
Eligibility Criteria: All bona fide Travelbag Surrey Championship Club members (excluding contracted professionals and overseas registered players) playing in 2016 Travelbag Surrey Championship League matches (excluding T20).
Premier & Division1 1st XI: Runs 400+; Wickets = 20+; Catches = 16+
Divisions 2-4 1st XI Runs 360+; Wickets 16+; Catches 13+
Division 5 1st XI and all 2nd, 3rd and 4th XIs: Runs 320+; Wickets 14+; Catches 12+
Statistics: As recorded on the play-cricket Travelbag Surrey Championship website.
Criteria: Everyone reaching the qualifying criteria will enter either the batting draw, bowling draw or catching draw. One winner from each draw will be selected randomly by Travelbag at our awards dinner on 7 October at the Kia Oval. If a prize is won by an under 18 year then a parent/guardian will need to accompany them on the holiday. If the same person wins two prizes, a redraw will be made to ensure there are three different winners.
Terms and conditions: See Travelbag website for T&Cs. The decision of Travelbag is final, no correspondence will be entered into and there is no cash alternative to the prize.