Bank Holiday Monday, just what cricket festivals are all about. Well on this fine Spring Bank Holiday(!!!!), W&H sent the youngest of their league age groups to do battle at the Twin Fields, home of Horsley & Send CC. Our squad of eight fit young lads assembled on time, in the correct location and in fine fettle for the day ahead – senior X1’s please take note!

The day commenced with group matches against Horsley & Send Tigers, Effingham and Esher Sharks.

The opening game against an inexperienced Horsley side saw the Woking & Horsell team rattle up a magnificent total of 298, a figure that was to remain unsurpassed all day.

Contributions came right the way down the order with every batsman hitting boundaries and scampering runs like their lives depended on it.

Read more: U9s Narrowly Miss out

By Mike Walsh

Indian Gymkhana - 264-3 (40 overs)

W&H - 205-ao (39.3 ovs)
S Way 46
M Walsh 36
R Adams 36

After a break of nearly 10 years cricket made a welcome return to Woking and Horsell on (HSBC) Bank Holiday Monday when a select (the only blighters available) XI hosted a friendly match against the world famous Indian Gymkhana Club.

Read more: Bank Holiday Match Report

Please note that our colts are full for all ages up to year nine at school i.e. U7-U13. If you wish to go on a waiting list for next year please contact Neil Cheetham with your details.

The signs are good for the start of the 2010 season for Woking and Horsell Cricket Club. We have had a very healthy influx of new members at senior nets allowing us to put more sides out on a weekend than we have for a long time. The Junior set up continues to thrive with Friday nights as popular as ever and we are seeing more and more of the clubs colts coming through to play in the adult teams. Off the pitch Charlie has got the ground looking in excellent shape, the extended net facilities are in full use and Jamie plus various helpers at the ‘Work Weekend’ have done extensive work in and around the clubhouse and bar.

However, we want to make the club the best possible place to play cricket in the area and this is where we need your help. Every amateur club relies on volunteer support and our aim is to increase our network of helpers so more people do less.

We have put together a list of just some of jobs that need doing around the club plus things that we would like to do to make the season more enjoyable but need your help with.

There may be something on the list that you are proficient at or enjoy doing, so if you would like to help with any of these tasks then please do contact the people on the list who are associated with each job.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Read more: Your club needs YOU! Part II

The death of Sir Alec Bedser on 4 April 2010 at the age of 91 has attracted extensive coverage and lengthy obituaries in the national media, as befits one of the outstanding figures in the history of English cricket.  Rather than rehashing facts and figures widely reported elsewhere, this short tribute is by way of a more personal set of observations and memories, placing Alec in the context of local cricket and our club in particular.

Read more: Sir Alec Bedser – some reflections by the Club President

Thank you very much indeed to everybody who attended the WHCC Cricket Ball at Sutton Green. Over £500 was raised for the club and although the turn out was less than we have had in the past a great night was had by all.

Special mention must be given to George Grafton who helped organise the event, to the raffle ticket sellers who helped raise a fantastic sum of money, to everybody who provided a prize and in particular the five companies who supplied us with some fantastic prizes - Barcelona Restaurant Woking, The Red Lion Pub Horsell, The Beijing Restaurant Horsell, David Lloyd Health Club and The Cricketers Pub Horsell.

We hope to see you all again next year!

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