We hope you have enjoyed the first few weeks of the season, there have some good wins, near misses and it wouldn’t be WHCC without the odd drama of 20 plus players being unavailable on one weekend! However, we still managed to get four sides out, which is a sign that the senior playing section is in a much stronger place than last year.
 
Selection Policy

Now we are a few weeks into the season we wanted to set out how we have been approaching selection this year as a number of you have asked. We agreed pre season that on a Saturday we would always select the strongest possible sides, particularly at 1s and 2s level. In the lower sides we do take into account things like off field commitments to the club too. Anyone who misses out on a Saturday game is automatically offered a Sunday game and it has been great to see people taking up that offer. The exception to this is when the Sunday XI is playing a 20/20 fixture in the Surrey Slam. As it is a competitive game we aim to put out a side that we know will be competitive.  When this happens we make sure that anyone who missed out completely gets a game (ideally on a Saturday) the following weekend.

After many years with few new players we have lots this year, which is great, but it does mean that we are likely to continue to have a surplus of players on many weeks. We will consider putting out a 5XI occasionally if there are enough players but we need to remember it would require someone willing to skipper it, a ground and an opposition all to be arranged in the space of a couple of days. WHCC aims to be a cricket club for everyone and we hope that the selection policy above makes that possible. If you have any questions please get in touch with Tom Bartošák-Harlow
 
Subs

Thank you to everyone who has paid their subs so far, they help keep the club running.

One thing that better availability does mean is that after this weekend (1 June) priority in selection across all teams will be given to those who have paid their subs.  It’s easy to pay via the online system so please get this done ASAP – the reduction in subs end on Friday. Any problems or issues again speak to Tom. 

It’s been a really strong start to the season and with more players coming back over the next few weeks from university we can hopefully get some really strong sides out and push on for wins and be near the top, rather than the bottom, of the league tables.