This year's WHCC Annual Ball was another raging success, with over 70 attendees. The food and drink was, as always, excellent, and a large number of members and friends danced late into the night with the DJ. A special thank you must got to Carol Ming who organised and ran proceedings for the night in her usual efficient and effective manner. A further thank you must also be extended to those who donated raffle prizes on the night including The Red Lion Pub, Horsell, The Cricketers Pub, HorsellWaitroseThe Hockey Centre/Ceelect Sports, Horsell Fish and Chips, Parker’s Dry Cleaning Services and Beijing Restaurant in Horsell.

A very special thanks to our colts sponsors, Global Travel Management, who generously provided our top prize of two return flights for two people anywhere in Europe. The prize was won by an extremely excited and grateful Karen, who says her and slow-medium pace bowling partner Jonny will be heading off to Rome in the new year.

We hope to see you all next year for another enjoyable evening.

At the recent Surrey Championship Dinner, the W&HCC 1st XI were presented with the Fair Play award for Division 3. The award is determined by the panel umpires (all independent in Division 3) who score sides on sportsmanship through the season.

Well done to the lads - this is a very good example to set our young players.

Congratulations to captain James Williams and all of the 2nd XI squad in bringing home the silverware for W&H. The team has gone from strength to strength this year and completed a near flawless season of leading from start to finish. They won the league crown in a convincing 71 run victory of Stoke D'Abernon on Saturday 3rd September. We look forward to another strong season next year as the team moves up into Division 3 of the Surrey Championship.

The 2011 League season ended on Saturday 3rd September. Pride of place goes to the 2nd XI who won the Division 4 title - many congratulations to skipper Jamie Williams and his side. W&H has led the table from start to finish and will now go into Division 3 as champions. The match was a tense affair, with John Hargan top scoring for W&H with 49 and Tim Keene taking 4-14 as Stoke D'Abernon's challenge finally fell short. Fittingly, the final wicket to win the match was taken by Roger White to round off an excellent all round season where he has contributed with both bat and ball regularly.

The 1st XI visited the Bank of England and took the oportunity to include 3 of our successful U15 side to give them experience of first team cricket. All 3 of the lads contributed in a 43 run win. Young Will Pyle continued his excellent run of form with 28 not out, Angus Hargan took his first 1st XI wicket and Tom Sharpless took a great catch and had a very solid display. Top scorer in the W&H total of 231-3 was Tom Dunbar with an excellent 81. Henri Peters put in another good display with the ball, taking 4 wickets.

The 4th XI played out a losing draw with Sinjun Grammarians. The result meant the Sinjuns were relegated. Both Jon Ayling and Jack Allen took 5 wicket hauls and the loss of early wickets meant W&H had to settle for a draw. Andrew Murphy continued his run of form with an excellent 62. Mike Walsh batted 30 overs for 11 runs - Mike said that even he was bored he was so slow! The 4s have had a good season in the 4th XI Premier League. Whilst W&H were fighting to stay in the League, most of the matches were highly competitive and close. The players enjoyed the season much more than last season where the majority of matches were very one-sided.

Although not a league fixture the 5th XI played at Old Ruts. W&H racked up 189, including a first adult 50 for Ben Zakaria, who scored 54. He had a 85 run partnership with another 15 year old, Omar Khan, who scored 46. Ben then took 4 wickets in the Old Ruts reply.

Woking and Horsell's official kit supplier, A-Z Sports, is currently offering a free W&H tracksuit with each new bat sold for a limited time. The offer is only while stocks last and is on a first come first serve basis, so hurry down and pick up a new bat soon!

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The champagne flowed at W&H on Saturday evening as the 2nd XI won a nail biter by 2 runs, guaranteeing at least promotion for next season. The cause was greatly assisted by Roger White with a valiant 62 just when it was needed and batting at number 6. The game will most certainly be 'on' next week as the team plays for the league crown on the last game of the season. The club wishes them the best of luck in bringing home the silverware!

The 4th XI were also victors on Saturday, guaranteeing that they avoid relegation for this year. Congratulations to all of the side for their mammoth effort, particularly Andrew Murphy for his heroic and game-saving 54 not out and Johnny Ayling taking 4-35 with the ball. This will mark the first occasion where the team has been able to to remain in the extremely tough 4th XI Premier League two years in a row - an achievement to be proud of given the team was fielding only 10 players most weeks just two years ago.

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