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.

On 14 July W&H hosted the inaugural Woking Business 6 a side charity cricket event at Brewery Rd. The day was organised in benefit of Disability Challengers, a Surrey charity helping local children with disabilities get their rightful share of fun through play and sport with its vital Summer Programme over the holiday period. The day was a roaring success with £500 being contributed by participating organisations to this worthy cause. W&H would like to thank the participating businesses for the generosity and support: Menzies Accountants LLP, Blacktower Financial Advisers and HSBC. A brief match report from Morrisons Solicitors, the day's primary organisers, is below.

Peter Noyce's Menzies Accountants LLP team won the numbers game in the final against HSBC (even though their star batsman suffered the world’s first ever LBW decision to arise from a wide legside beamer at the hands of Woking & Horsell CCs acting umpire).

HSBC had previously beaten Morrisons Solicitors with a winning run off the last ball of the final over in one semi final whilst Chris Bruce’s Blacktower Financial Advisers were top sportsmen for fielding a 6 a side team from an office of 6 and were improving all evening as Morrisons Solicitors edged the Plate Final against them.

Funniest moment was when Woking & Horsell’s own Mike Walsh (HSBC) just failed to prevent a boundary and carried on chasing the ball into the changing rooms clattering into sets of stumps and being locked in there for good measure.

Read more: Charity Match at W&H Outstanding Success

On Sunday morning the U15s completed a double by winning the final of the WSYCL in a convincing manner. Having won the 2 Counties final the previous week, W&H were in buoyant mood for the visit of Horsley & Send to Brewery Road. The final was played in glorious weather in front of a decent crowd and, being the competition final, the WSYCL had ensured we had the pleasure of two experienced umpires.

Horsley & Send won the toss and decided to ask W&H to bat. Openers Matt Ming and Tom Sharpless started steadily and it was a surprise when Tom was the first man out. Will Pyle then came in at number 3 and he and Matt Ming looked well set until they both fell to good catches in consecutive balls. Will Calnan and Stefano Atrusa then took up the challenge, with both of them hitting some excellent boundaries. When Stefano fell, Johnny Helliwell joined Will at the crease and kept the scoreboard ticking. After Johnny fell, Omar Khan came in and got off the mark with a beautiful cover drive. Highlight of the W&H innings was the huge sixes hit by Will Calnan in getting the side to an excellent 162-6 off their 20 overs.

Read more: Make that a double!!

After narrowly qualifying for the Berkley Sports 2 Counties final through the difficult group A, Woking and Horsell U15s went on to meet the winners of group B, Alton CC, at Crondall Cricket ground.

W&H won the toss and put Alton into bat on the basis that the wicket appeared damp after the recent wet weather but with a sunny morning it should dry quickly.

Alton got off to a flying start, helped by some wayward early bowling from the normally reliable W&H pace attack. With the help of 11 runs in extras, Alton reached 33 runs in the first 5 overs.

Slowly W&H tightened their bowling and Will Pyle took the first wicket in the 8th over with the score standing at 46. From here on in W&H took control and, after a wayward first over, Will Calnan took 4 wickets and Ben Zakaria once again showed the value of accuracy by taking 2 at a cost of only 12 runs. W&H fielded well and thanks to some excellent teamwork there were 2 run outs.

After their 20 overs, Alton reached a modest score of 74 for the loss of 9 wickets.

Alton kept their hopes alive taking a W&H wicket with their second ball but after that Will Calnan took charge with an excellent 49 including 3 6’s before being bowled going for another big hit but at that point Woking had almost reached their target. Running out winners in the 12th over with a score of 76 for the loss of 3 wickets.

Thanks to Alton CC on an excellent game and to the competition sponsors, Berkley Sports.

Many congratulations to the W&H lads on an excellent team performance in winning this competition.



W&HCC has been shortlisted for the P&G Community Matters grant in the 11-15 Age group range. If successful, the grant would be used to assist in the purchase of a bowling machine to improve colts' coaching facilities.

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 The local Network Cars League 20/20 competition group stage is now complete. W&H finished on top, winning all four matches. Congratulations to skipper Shazad Hussain and all the players who represented W&H in this competition.

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