The club held another successful Work Weekend on the 14th and 15th April with many jobs being completed. Huge thanks must go to Jamie McMahon for running the event and thanks must also go to his willing band of helpers, Johnny Ayling, Alex Wickes, Dave Lane, Andrew Murphy, Charlie Eve, Nick Tune, Ramesh Parthasarathy, Trevor Woods, Anthea Dickson, Liam Monaghan, Stephanie Edmonds, John Hargan and Paul Fortescue with special mention to the extended Hall family for sorting out the kitchen ready for next weekend. There are still a number of jobs that need doing, however, and we would like to see everyone volunteer at some stage during the year. If you are able to help out then please let Jamie McMahon know.

Read more: Natwest Cricket Force Work Weekend

In time for the upcoming season the W&H website has now been upgraded for mobile viewing. When visiting the site on your mobile device you should now see the site as per the pictures here. All menus and details should still be functional but if you do come across any issues please let our website administrator know

Should you wish to view the full website on your mobile device you can select this at the bottom of any page within the site.

The mowers were out in force today for the first cut of the season for the hallowed turf of the Brewery Road pitch. Groundsman Ken Rapley reports that the strip is in good condition so far this year, having had the advantage of his astute skill in putting it to bed at the end of last season. Added to this was that by this stage last year Ken had not yet touched the ground and the work required to get it up to scratch was significantly greater. So it appears the blame for any poor form with the willow this year may have to be borne solely by the operator and not by any suspicious 'dodgy bounce' or such!

We look forward to another successful year on the wicket and thanks Ken and Lesley for their tireless work.

Read more: First Cut of the Year

This season we will be running a group for U6s (children in year 1 at school) on a Thursday evening, starting from late April. For any inquiries please contact Carolyn Cheetham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It with great sadness that we report the passing of Mrs Daphne Payne, who had a long-standing association with the club. She was 87, and was the widow of Geoff Payne, a Horsell cricketer of many years and whose family helped form the club. His club history is on this website. Mrs Payne's illness was brief and she died on January 14. She was a great supporter of the club during Geoff's playing years and after.

The club wishes to express our collective condolences to the Paynes and also our gratitude for Daphne's kind bequest. For those who would like to attend the funeral please contact our Chairman Peter Smith for more details.

The Surrey Cricket Board organises a number of courses for umpires and scorers. The courses will be held prioir to the 2012 season so anyone taking part will be ready to put their new knowledge into practice.

The level 1 umpiring course provides an thorough background to the game and how to officiate. As well as giving a detailed review on the laws and their application. The course is suitable for all from interested parents who have not umpired before, through to those who often stand in lower level league games.

The scorers courses are also ideal for beginners as well as those who score already, but have not yet obtained a qualification.

Qualified umpirers and scorers can be a big help both to the senior and junior sections of the Club.

Anyone interested in gaining a qualification or wanting more information should contact Billy Hargan, Cricket Chairman. (07525 368920)

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