Update: Awards night photos now available here. 2010 team photos here.

W&HCC enjoyed a highly successful 2010 season - the best in the club's history.

For most Saturdays of the season, W&H has fielded 5 senior teams - the first time for many seasons this has been achieved. The 1st, 3rd and 4th XI all achieved promotion from their respective leagues and the 2nd XI were just below the promotion spots in 3rd place.

The 1st XI missed out narrowly, by one point, on being crowned champions. Their 4 run defeat on the last Saturday of the 2010 season allowed Addiscombe to sneak past the W&H team, which had led the table for most of the season. Despite this, 2010 has been a successful year and skipper Ryan Pogson achieved his objective and is delighted with promotion. A further positive for the club is that this was achieved without an overseas player this year - a big achievement. The 2nd XI was in a rebuilding year and skipper Roger (Bus Pass) White helped to bring the average age up to 25! This bodes well for the years to come as does the fact that the U17 squad won the West Surrey Youth Cricket League title.

The 3rd XI will return to the Surrey Championship next season thanks to a well deserved 2nd place finish in the Fullers Surrey County League, whilst the 4th XI bounced back from last season's disappointments to lose only 1 game in winning the West Division of the Surrey Championship 4th XI league. The 5th XI played friendly matches, introduced a lot of youngsters to adult cricket and enjoyed their season immensely. As normal, Sunday friendlies have provided a mix of friendly, but competitive cricket and, weather permitting, there are still 3 matches to go before the season draws to a close.

The successes were celebrated in style at Brewery Road on Saturday 4th September. The Clubman of the year was presented to Anthea Dickson in recognition of the huge effort she has put in running the bar on colts' evenings, organising the colts' social committee, organising Family Day, running the BBQ etc!! Thanks Anthea - we all appreciate it!

The main award winners for 2010 are

Players of the Season

1st XI - Tom Dunbar

2nd XI - John Hargan

3rd XI - Craig Schlebusch

4th XI - Mike Walsh

5th XI - Dave Lane

Sunday XI - Jamie Williams

Batting Award - Jamie Williams

Bowling Award - Jon Ayling

Best Newcomer - Calum Chisholm

Tony Cooper Young Player of the Year - Henri Peters

Clubman (woman) of the year - Anthea Dickson

Thanks to a watchful 80 not out against Surrey Cryptics on Sunday, Jamie Williams passed the milestone of 1000 runs for the 2010 season. Jamie, the Sunday XI player of the season, has scored 3 tons and 5 half-centuries during his 31 knocks this summer. He averaged 36.1 for the season. All at W&HCC congratulate Jamie in this feat and look forward to a similarly productive season next year!! Well done Jamie.

Woking and Horsell's 3rd XI has finished their season on a high, defeating Chobham, and in the process securing second place in the league and subsequent promotion. Having played 13 games with 12 wins and one draw the team unfortunately lost two on the trot late in the season to leave third placed Woodmansterne within a win of clinching the promotion position. A strong effort last Saturday though ensured that the desired result was achieved with relative ease thanks to typically solid efforts with both the ball and the bat. The result means that the 3rds will leave behind the Fullers Surrey County League this year and will instead be competing next year in the Surrey Championship 3rd XI league.

A big thank you to all the players who contributed this season for the 3rd XI, especially those who made up the core of the team each week and reliably put in great performances. The club looks forward to welcoming all the 3rd XI players back next year for what will undoubtedly be another successful and enjoyable season of cricket.

- Jamie McMahon
3rd XI Captain

Woking and Horsell's 4th XI has won the Surrey Championship 4th XI West League in dominating fashion with a game still left to play. Having lost only one game this season, and having won all but two games by a margin of more than 50 runs or 5 wickets, they have gone from strength to strength. Credit to the shared skipper duties of Steve Wernberg and Mike Walsh who both had good season with the bat themselves. Also a big mention should be made of Billy Hargan's input on a weekly basis in selecting the side.

This year's performance sees the 4th XI promoted into the 4th XI premier division of the Surrey Championship 4th XI league - a position that they occupied just last year prior to being relegated. If this sort of form continues it's likely that they'll be contenders for league champions in that division as well!

Congratulations once again to all the players and helpers and we all wish the 4th XI the best of luck for 2011.

WHCC has now taken delivery of a brand new electronic scoreboard at Brewery Rd. The scoreboard, which has been generously sponsored by GTL Europe Limited, will be used at all home games and shows runs, wickets, overs, last innings and both batsman's current scores. This is a vast improvement on the existing mechanical score board which displays much less information and  has been prone to breaking down in recent times. We look forward to many years worth of use for the new scoreboard at the ground and sincerley thank GTL Europe Limited for their ongoing support.

On a damp and murky evening, Woking & Horsell U17s continued their excellent season by capturing the WSYCL championship in an exciting final against Bagshot. The match was in doubt due to heavy rain in Bagshot during the day, but the neutral umpires decided it was playable and, on winning the toss, W&H decided to bowl first. Despite the slippery conditions, W&H’s opening pair of Calum Chisolm and Dougie LeBrocq kept the Bagshot top order quiet. Calum’s extra pace was particularly difficult for the Bagshot batsmen to deal with. Bagshot recovered and were progressing at almost 5 an over – thanks to some strong performances from their middle order. However an impressive spell of 5-13 in his 4 overs by Henri Peters left the hosts on 112-8 at the close.

Read more: W&H U17 win West Surrey Youth League Championship!

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