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We have arranged a friendly 20/20 match v our very near neighbours, The Squash Club at Brewery Road on Friday 2nd August starting at 6pm.

If anyone would like to play then can you please let Keith Goodwin know 07572 548063 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a social event for all at the club so please come along and support and bring friends and family too. The BBQ will be fired up so the more the merrier and hopefully the weather will be good to us.

The bar will be open from 5pm.

 

We will need some volunteers to help run the bar and BBQ for an hour at a time. Again please contact Keith if you are able to help out.

 

The first 250 Club draw has take place.  Congratulations to the following winners:

£50 - Colin Honey

£25 - Martin Raybould

£20 - Matt Wilson

£15 - Nick Tune

We have been fortunate to receive a grant from the ECB towards new high quality, lightweight and long lasting covers. Our club still has to contribute towards the cost of them.
 
Modern covers enable clubs to have sponsors logos and names on them which will help us to partly cover our contribution towards them.
 
If anyone within the club would like their company name or employer's name and logo to appear on these covers for the entire length of time that the canvas cover tops last (which will be for quite a few years) then we would be delighted to hear from you.
 
A picture is attached showing an example of how they will look. 
 
 
We are proposing a one off cost of £100 per company name including their logo. Please bear in mind this will be for the entire life span of the canvas cover tops.
 
Please also pass on this message to anyone you know who may be interested in being a sponsor.
 
We need to know quickly who and how many companies would like to sponsor these covers, and support the club, as we need to place the order soon.
 
For further details please contact Keith Goodwin on 07572 548063 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

At Woking & Horsell, one area where we are really successful is our colts section of the club with boys age groups from under 6s all the way up to under 17s. We also have an ever growing all girls squad that spans over 5 school years, with over 300 children involved in playing cricket every week.

Such success was recently rewarded by none other than Chris Rowley, the Regional Youth Participation Executive at the ECB.

He gifted W&HCC tickets for a group of parents and colts to attend the CWC19 game between India v Australia at SCCC Headquarters, the Kia Oval, in London.

Neil McPherson, our Colts Chairman, was delighted to invite current and previous Bedser Scholarship Winners, Jude Silverton, Alex McPherson, Frederick Carter & Sami Salim, plus several players in their final year at the club as Colts, most of whom have played since the age of 8 and are now 17. A number of parent helpers and coaches also attended for an extremely enjoyable day.

A lot of people put a lot of work in behind the scenes to ensure that we can all have an enjoyable game of cricket at the weekend. From the committee, to those tending the ground, to everyone making teas, to those running the bar. 

We all have a responsibility to assist that hard work by helping to keep the club clean and tidy after every single match by putting away chairs and taking glasses and rubbish back to the bar. There have been several instances already this season of the club having been left in a mess after a game. 

It is OUR club and our job to keep it tidy no matter which team we are playing for that day. Please encourage others to do the same. Thank you.

BAR HELP

In addition to this, we also require some bar help for various parties that we hold over the summer. They are a key source of income to the club and help keep the price of cricket lower than it may otherwise be. 

If you can assist the running of the bar on any of these dates please can you let Trevor Woods know...


Thursday 4th July from 5pm

Thursday 25th July from 5pm

Friday 26th July from 4pm

Monday 29th July from 4pm

Friday 2nd August from 5pm

Friday 9th August from 1pm

Sat 14th September from 7pm

 

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.

 

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