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In 2010 the club will be running three senior teams on a Saturday, they compete in the Fullers Surrey League; all teams are in the top divisions of the league. In 2009 all the teams were able to blood a number of promising young players, whilst retaining comfortable mid table finishes. The youthful make up of all three teams bodes well for the future and it is the clubs aim to get all three sides promoted into the Surrey Championship in the next few years.

The club have managed to once again to secure the services of Vaughn Blanchard as the clubīs overseas player for the 2010 season. He had a very successful 2009 season both with bat and ball. The young Kiwi will be hoping that with a season of UK cricket under his belt his performances can only improve this year. Also, as a qualified level 2 coach, he will be taking on the coaching of the under 15s. On a Sunday the First XI plays in the Surrey Trust League. This is a very competitive league that is designed to encourage clubs to play their youngsters, not only that but you get to wear pyjamas! The Sunday Social side play numerous, interesting opposition and the emphasis is on fun, whilst also starting off the younger academy players in senior cricket.

There must be a special mention made for Matthew Cliff, not only did he win the League bowling award for the Saturday 2nd XI but he was also the leading wicket taker in all Fullerīs League Competitions. It says a lot for Mattīs commitment and hard work that he was able to achieve this and a brilliant example to all other players at the club.

Training for the seniors will begin outside on the 14th April down at the club. Training will begin at 6:30pm and we hope to see all playing members down there. The club also welcome any new players to the club; we are always looking to develop our player base. In the local vicinity the club has a unique combination of great net facilities, a club house of huge character (but with modern changing rooms and showers), an amazing history going back well over 250 years and also being able to provide competitive and social cricket.

The captains for this year will be:
1st XI Saturday - Jon Primmett
2nd XI Saturday - Jeremy Rusell
3rd XI Saturday - Neal Panting
1st XI Sunday - David Hughes
2nd XI Sunday - Rupert Baddock

If you have any cricket related questions or are wondering about joining the club please contact Cricket Manager, Richard Zapp (richzapp@ntlworld.com) or Club Captain Toby Baddock (tbaddock@hotmail.com)

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