Woking and Horsell CC are very pleased to announce that after meetings with the Bedser Foundation and Woking Borough Council, we will be hosting the Woking and Horsell Bedser Festival of Cricket running from 16th-21st June this summer.
Sir Alec Bedser became the first England bowler to be knighted for services to cricket and still holds a place in the top 20 highest ever ICC bowler rankings in Test Cricket for any country. He had extensive links with the club and the Bedser Foundation has been set up as a legacy to him and his brother Eric foremost to drive the ability of cricket to be available to all schools in Woking and the surrounding area.
The festival will start on Tuesday 16th June with one of the Bedser Programme Assessments taking place at the club and then conclude on Sunday 21st June as the Surrey Masters XI take on a Woking & Horsell XI. The Surrey Masters team consists of former Surrey county cricketers, many of whom have gained international honours with England.
The full program of events for the Festival will be developed over the coming weeks and communicated as such, but please make sure that you have the dates reserved in your diary now for a very exciting week at the club.
The season is about to begin. This Sunday (15 February) will see our first net session of the season which will take place from 4.00 – 5.00 pm. Get your kit out of the loft, dust it off and get yourself down to Woking Leisure Centre. We currently have six sessions booked on Sunday afternoons at various times (see below). They will all take place at the Leisure Centre which should make it easier for more people to make it. We hope to see you there.
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
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. The evening will start at 7.30 with the Quiz beginning at 8.00 sharp.
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.”