We are delighted to announce that the club has re-installed Sky in the clubhouse for the remainder of the season. The committee recognised that despite the high costs, it was an important investment to make and took advantage of an ECB deal to set it up. We hope that this will encourage people to use the facilities and stick around after games, especially given that it is an Ashes year.
In order to help out the running costs we will be putting 'Sky Fund' jars on the bar and hope that people will find ways to contribute to them over the coming months, for example the 1st XI have been contributing to it whenever they drop catches this year.
Finally an early warning that Saturday 3 August will be our nominated ECB Ashes Open Day. This is a day specifically designed to showcase our club to potential new members, volunteers and sponsors by opening up our club to the public and inviting them in to watch the cricket on and off the pitch. Matt Lock will be sending out more details about this as it gets closer, but please put this date in your diary now.
We look forward to seeing you all enjoying Sky Sports Champions League Final coverage in the bar on Saturday during the Nationalities party.
By Mark Worgan, Woking and Horsell CC
On Sunday 12 May Woking and Horsell CC hosted the English Cricket Association for the Deaf (ECAD) South East XI. The match included a selection of the South East of England’s best cricketers with hearing impairment and was a tightly contested and highly enjoyable match for both the players and the large crowd in attendance.
The game was aimed to be the first step in an on-going relationship between the club and the ECAD South East side, with more games hoped to take place next year.
Despite the constant threat of inclement weather cutting the game short, the cricket on display was brighter than the conditions, with ECAD South East opting to bat first and clocking up an impressive total of 220 in their allotted 40 overs. Allison, Baker and Lycett racked up the runs at a pace only checked by the fall of a clutch of late wickets.Read more: Inaugural ECAD Match a Success!
Nationalities night is back! On Saturday 25 May you will be asked to represent your nation in one fantastic evening of cultural cuisine, national stereotypes, regional drinks and the weirdest and wackiest music from all four corners of the globe!!
The theme is simple, just come wearing an item representing your country - it could be a JT England shirt, a Sachin cricket shirt, a sheep costume or come wearing your rainbow dress - its up to you!!
We will have the BBQ/Barbie/Braii going, but please bring along some of your own local specialities for everyone to try out.
The bar will also be stocked with some guest drinks at special offers for you all to enjoy.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Should be a great night, so don't miss out!
A massive thanks to all those who came down to help out with the club's work weekend. We made some great progress and now have the clubhouse and surrounds looking much improved for the upcoming season. We can't emphasise enough how important this work is in keeping the club operating and functional for cricket and the club would like to exend their gratitude to those who put in the time and effort to help. Particular thanks go to Matt Allan for running the event and to Steve Jones for his invaluable contribution both days, including the barbecue! Here's to a successful season in a fantastic facility!
Fixtures for 2013 are now up. You can view these by selecting the relevant team from the fixtures section of the menu above. The 1st through to the 4th XI Saturday league team fixtures are set by the Surrey Championship. The 5th XI is set by the Surrey County League and all Sunday matches are friendlies.
All fixtures are also in our club's Google calendar which can be accessed here. If you use Google calendar you can share these with your own calendar by using the + button in the lower right.
If you have any questions regarding the fixtures please contact our fixture secretary Ramesh Parthasarathy.