Think you're smarter than your average Woking and Horsell member? Test yourself against the club's resident quiz master and your clubmates at our first social event of 2015, our traditional quiz night on Friday 27 February.
Quiz master Peter Allan is in the process of devising a set of questions that should test all our members’ grey matter, plus there’ll be an additional bonus round where you can win your table a round of drinks at the bar.
There’ll be plenty of prizes, so you’ve a great of chance of winning something – and of course a delicious fish and chip supper. Entry will be £10 per person, with meal included - payable on the night or beforehand.
Quiz night as always is a great chance to catch up with members after the winter break and look ahead to a new season – plus fundraising is vital to the success of the club so it will be great to see members old, new and returning, from all sections and teams.
So if like us, you’re starting to pine for the long summer nights – come down and kick off W&HCC’s social season with a celebration of all things cerebral this February.
Global Travel Management, for the third year running, donated the top prize in our Cricket Ball raffle back in November. In a recent presentation at GTM’s offices in Woking winner Elize Rushton, whose husband, David, is a coach for our U11s, was presented with two British Airways airline tickets to any Europe destination of her choice by GTM Finance Director Natalie Pawley. Our very own Peter Smith, who also attended the presentation said, "This is a big thing for us because we don’t make any money. We really appreciate the support GTM gives us both with this generous raffle prize and as a major sponsor for our cubs. We have 340 youngsters - probably the biggest junior section maintained by any of Woking’s cricket clubs.”
It maybe dark and dingy outside but it won't be long before the days get longer, the sun shines and the cricket season is upon us again.
The month of January often sees the start of winter nets, however, following discussions after last winter's sessions it has been decided that this year's nets will begin on Sunday 15th February. We currently have six sessions booked on Sunday afternoons at various times (see below). They will all take place at Woking Leisure Centre which should make it easier for more people to make it. We hope to see you there. New players are particularly welcome.
W&HCC Net Sessions 2015 - Woking Leisure Centre
Sunday 15th February 4.00 - 5.00 pm
Sunday 22nd February 4.00 - 5.00 pm
Sunday 1st March 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Sunday 22nd March 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Sunday 29th March 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Sunday 5th April 4.00 - 6.00 pm
All the recent surveys done by the ECB and Surrey show that a key determinant of player enjoyment of the game is having competent umpires.
In order to encourage this the Surrey Championship is prepared to reimburse clubs with the cost of attendance at a ECB ACO Level 1 Training Course held in Surrey (£50) of any member of their club who in the following season umpires in at least 3 League matches for that club. The fee includes sitting the ECB ACO Level 1 exam (which is optional and held shortly after the course), which if passed gives the official ECB ACO Umpiring Level 1 qualification.
These courses are held in the New Year and there are 4 available in Surrey, which are detailed below:
Old Woking CC – 8 Wednesdays starting January 14 – 19.30-22.00. Apply online at http://www.wsacus.co.uk/tr_