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Details for this Saturday's Training Day have now been finalised and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible at our ground in Brewery Road, Horsell.  New players are particularly welcome.
 
We would like everyone to meet at the club at 11.30 with the aim of starting by 12.00. There will be a variety of cricketing activities throughout the day and more details of these will follow soon.
 
Charlie French, brother of our very own David and purveyor of quality cricket equipment, will be with us from about 4 30 doing a bat making demo. He will have gear available for people to buy so if you are in the market for a new bat etc please bring your wallet with you.
 
There will also be food available before the players meeting which we aim to start at 6ish. The bar will be open and it will be a great chance for anyone who hasn't seen the new bar to try it out as well.  If you aren't able to attend the Training Day then please do come down for the meeting.

 If you are looking to join the club then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or please come down on the day. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

 

PAYING YOUR SENIOR SUBS 2017

We are continuing to use the online subscription system -- paysubsonline - – for payment of membership subs.

All you need is an email address and a bank card and the rest of the system should be self-explanatory. The system is completely secure and is used by other local sports club with great success. Please click on the relevant link below:

Seniors

Those who have not used subs online before & new members

Those who have used subs online before

The system still allows you to pay by instalments (full senior sub only) for those who wish to do so and also includes details of the 200 club, which only costs £20 to join.

If you have any questions please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Those you are unable to make payment online then you should inform Tom who will see if he can organise an alternative for you. However, it is expected that all members with a bank card and an email address will use the system. 

 2017 fees

Senior fees:

£115 by 31 May 2017

£140 from 1 June 2017

There has been an increase from 2016 to help ensure the Club is covering its costs and can continue to provide cricket to everyone who wants it. The system automatically increases the fee from £115 to £140 from 1 June so make sure you pay on time!

Colts parent playing membership fee - £70

Social non-playing membership - £20

Student\Non-working membership - £25

Vice President membership - £35

The season is here and you may have realised that you do not have sufficient kit for the forthcoming season, or more appropriately it may not be in the club colours. This includes match and training kit, whether it is a club cap, trousers or jumper.  Well, worry no more, we have all your requirements here!!!!

New WHCC 2017 kit

Sizing chart

WHCC Cricket Kit Order Form

Items can be ordered individually or if you are after a number of pieces it may be more cost effective to purchase them as part of a package.  Details of the relevant kit and sizing chart are attached along with the club order form. Please simply complete the order form with your requirements and return back via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give a printed copy to Phil West at nets.  

The deadline to get the kit before the season starts is Friday 31 March 2017. Payment should be made direct to Sport of Addlestone (not the club) by cards or electronically, details are highlighted on the order form.Let’s look the part on and off the pitch for the 2017 season!

If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

There are still places available in our Under 12's, and above Colts age groups for those who have a love for or would like an introduction to cricket.

 

We welcome both boys and girls to the club. We are currently running Winter nets. Whereas our Summer Colts training sessions are run on Friday nights from 21st April at the main ground, Brewery Road, Horsell.

 

If you know anyone that would be interested to join our growing colts membership, like a trial or gain further information please contact Helen Thabrew on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

It is always hard to express sorrow through communication when a cherished Woking and Horsell Club member of any era passes away. This is doubtless the case when it is a current playing member known by so many due to his captaincy on Saturdays and Sundays or providing coaching to our junior members. It is unbelievably a year on since we wrote these words and we lost our  valued member and friend David Lane.
 
We all have our own personal memories and gratitude for Dave and it is clear to see how popular he was from the tributes on social media last year. We hope this highlights the positive impact he made both on and off the field. Dave will be remembered at Brewery Road for his passion for the club, his unstinting hard work, his efforts to ensure everyone of all ages and abilities got a game of cricket, as well as his delight in the achievements of others.

Dave re-joined the club in 2010.  He had not played cricket for a number of years, concentrating more on his young family and football, especially Spurs. If you weren't aware, Dave was an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan. He may have mentioned it once or twice! Unfortunately his Spurs shirt was also favourite white shirt of choice!

He began primarily as a bowler and in his early years was often situated at number eleven or in amongst the late order. Playing 125 recorded club games, although this was certainly many, many more due to sketchy playing records, Dave took 137 wickets at a very impressive average of 19.42. His best bowling figures of 6 for 37 were against Worcester Park in a Sunday game in June 2013.Perhaps we need to question the club’s selection committee policy and ask why he did not consistently play at a higher level! Based on his bowling achievements the club awarded Dave the accolade of 5th team bowler of the year in 2012.

Unlike some of his number 11 club contemporaries, Dave’s batting significantly improved. This was through personal dedication and desire. Also, unlike a majority of his playing peers, he went to most practice nets both summer and winter and it was unusual not to see him there let alone one of the first to arrive or last to leave. Through his determination he became a difficult player to dismiss either through gritty or instant 20s or 30s. It became evident he had the ability to bat most numbers from early to late order depending on the make-up of the team. This highlighted his unselfish attitude. Based on the strength or the make-up of the team he would either play as a batsman or bowler. Equally, it also became quite common that he had to don the wicket keeping gloves because there was no one else capable of doing so. In view of this Dave became a very reliable keeper for the 5ths, so much so he gained the call up to the 4ths on occasions, and for the 3rds in the last ever league game he played for W&H at the end of last season.

Dave played the majority of his cricket in the Saturday 5th and Sunday 2nd teams. To most people Dave was the 5th team, captaining them from their formative years in 2010 and 2011, when games were based on club availability, and then from 2012 when the 5th team entered league cricket for the first time. In their first season they came a credible 9th out of 16 in division two of the Surrey League. Lately, Dave captained the 5th team in the 4XI Surrey Championship West, achieving a competitive 7th out of 10th in the league last summer against other clubs 4th teams.

Although Dave was Mr Woking & Horsell 5th team he did play a number of 4th team games. In fact, if he was not the 5th team captain he would no doubt have played significantly more at a higher level. He also had the opportunity to play briefly in the Saturday 2nd and 3rd teams. Unfortunately, when making his one and only appearance for the second team, he drove to Oxted when we were actually playing Oxshott, over 20 miles in the wrong direction!! After almost nearly missing his 2nd team debut he eventually arrived an hour after the game had started and promptly let the first ball he received in the field through his legs for four!

This was only a small part of the Woking and Horsell Dave Lane that most saw. The effort and dedication that captains make during the week to get a full team on the field is often immeasurable. Dave did this both days! He did this for the lowest team on the rung on both days. If someone pulled out on Friday night in the first team it was Dave who ultimately had to find a player, sometimes from nowhere. Dave did this for five years. Also, notably, the 5th team have no fixed home club ground, which the top four teams on Saturday now have the pleasure of enjoying. Because of this, Dave often had to visit Brewery Road before a match to pick up stumps, chairs, tables etc to take them to an appropriate destination. Dave’s wife Shelly was often fundamental in providing his teams with teas. Due to his overriding dedication and selflessness the club awarded Dave a resounding and well deserved accolade of clubman of the year in 2011, an award which he was often in the running for in subsequent years.

Also, unnoticed by many, but not by the junior members of the club, was his coaching. Dave gained his Level 1 coaching qualification in Spring 2011 and along with our Chairman Peter Smith he took on the management of the U7s that year. He moved on to coach the U8s in 2012 and 2013 coaching his son William. He coached the U9s in 2014 and the U10s in 2015.

Dave had his own unequivocal style and whatever he did was in his view the best for the club. The fact he constantly organised games during his week, drove kit or players from one venue to another over a number of years highlights his selflessness.

There are so many more words the club can supply in respect of Dave Lane’s contribution; unfortunately there are none strong enough to describe how he is still missed by his family or friends. Our thoughts go out to his wife Michelle, and his children Chloe and William a year on.

The biggest tribute that the club can state is that there is still a huge gap at W&H which is having to be filled by many people. Rest in peace our friend. Your life was far too short but we thoroughly enjoyed the time you spent at W&HCC and we will always be grateful for just how much you did for so many people.
 

Travelbag offer for Surrey Championship members

 

Booking a long-haul holiday?

With Travelbag all club members & friends can get unbeatable prices when booking their next holiday - and by simply entering or quoting SURREY when making a booking, Travelbag will pay a revenue based commission to the Surrey Championship, which will be invested back into cricket in the county.

Don't forget therefore to maximise the benefit of our new relationship with Travelbag when booking your next holiday.

When asking for a quote, please state SURREY. There is a dedicated phone line for the sponsorship this year, which is 0871 4021503.

If you are booking online, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your booking reference and quote SURREY. You can also do this retrospectively.

All commissions will be based on bookings on which SURREY is quoted.

Please note that commissions on bookings are not just open to Travelbag Surrey Championship members or friends, so please do tell everyone!

 

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