No training on Friday; help required

  • April 18, 2018
  • Ian Lamont

There will be no training for juniors this Friday, or games for adults this weekend, at Merstham Cricket Club, because the ground remains extremely wet.
 
However, should anyone be available to help with work at the ground which still needs doing ahead of the season, groundsman Bernard Feist will be at the ground from noon and club captain Richard Feist will be there from 2.45pm.
 
After the cancellation of the second half of NatWest Cricket Force recently there are still several jobs to do, such as preparing the nets. All help is welcome.

  

Training and CricketForce Weekend Cancelled

  • April 12, 2018
  • Chris Clayson

Due to the recent weather conditions, the ground at Quality Street is still very very wet and is currently unusable.

As such, the first junior training this Friday evening has been cancelled as has the re-scheduled Natwest CricketForce which was due on Saturday.

We will update you via website and social media about plans for next week. In the meantime, please do not use the facilities at Quality Street (or The Ring) until further notice.

  

NatWest Cricket Force off on Sunday, back Sat April 14

  • April 7, 2018
  • Ian Lamont

For those who missed out on today's chance to join in with the NatWest Cricket Force weekend activities at Merstham Cricket Club, there will be another chance next Saturday.

 
That is because tomorrow's (Sunday's) activities have been postponed because of the weather forecast. The holes have been filled on Quality Street's driveway - and the Ring has been given a clean. But there are still plenty of things to do. So come armed with gloves, sturdy shoes, brooms, clippers and other gardening equipment from 10am next Saturday! 
 
 
 

  

Club Shop Open

  • March 27, 2018
  • Chris Clayson

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Serious Cricket Limited (part of the Serious Sport Group) our new official provider of club teamwear.

Serious Sport is a Hampshire-based company, founded in 2005, born of a love of sport and the vision to deliver specialist sportswear and equipment in very short lead times. They provide teamwear through dedicated online stores to over 1000 clubs nationwide.

Merstham Cricket Club now have a dedicated online store featuring match clothing, training wear and casual wear. Orders placed online should be fulfilled within 6 days.

  

NatWest Cricket Force weekend, April 7 & 8

  • March 27, 2018
  • Ian Lamont

Ask not what your club can do for you, but what you can do for your club! This is the message behind the ECB's annual NatWest Cricket Force weekend, which takes place on Saturday April 7 and Sunday April 8, 2018.

This nationwide event encourages club members to volunteer for their club ahead of the season. We have two grounds to prepare, Quality Street and The Ring.

  

New cricket laws explained by video

  • March 20, 2018
  • Ian Lamont

We have received the following message from the ECB, linking to videos which explain the law changes to cricket that came into place last October and how they apply to adult levels of cricket that have official umpires, players taking turns umpiring and revisions to junior regulations, too.

Please watch the video and see the new laws for no balls - which has changed to allowing only one bounce only before the popping crease - and other changes. There is also an online tool to explain "unfair play" and "player conduct" laws.

All players are invited to review the video ahead of the season.

  

Fundraising curry and quiz night March 10

  • February 25, 2018
  • Ian Lamont

EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL DURING THE SEASON.

As the cricket season fast approaches Merstham Cricket Club is holding a pre-season fundraising Curry & Quiz evening on Saturday March 10 March at 19:00hrs. 


Vegetarian and non-vegetarian halal dishes will be available @ £5 a plate.
 
Please contact Harry on 07500 974810 if interested, to book your place.

  

Former chairman Allan Lewis dies - funeral details

  • January 22, 2018
  • Ian Lamont

It is with great sadness that Merstham Cricket Club reports the passing of Allan Lewis on Boxing Day after a long battle with cancer.

 Allan came down south from Liverpool in 1962 having played cricket for Liverpool 2nd XI and by a fortunate twist of fate was encouraged to join Merstham Cricket Club Allan was a fine bowler and the Surrey Mirror of the day recorded many of his exploits.  Here are just a small selection of his achievements as recorded by that local Wisden.

The funeral is arranged for 10am on Friday 2nd February at the Holy Family Church, Yorke Road, Reigate, RH2 9HF and afterwards at Old Reigatian Rugby Club, Park Lane Reigate, RH2 8JX.

  

Documents for club AGM

  • January 13, 2018
  • Ian Lamont

Merstham Cricket Club will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 16, at 8pm at its Quality Street Clubhouse.
 
The meeting is open to all club members. The documents for the meeting are published here and downloadable. No copies will be distributed on the night, so members are requested to bring their own documentation. We look forward to seeing you all there.
 
Minutes of the 2017 AGM, Chairman's report and accounts, plus Agenda for 2018 AGM.

  

Net timings; umpires course; social event

  • January 6, 2018
  • Ian Lamont

Winter nets/indoor training starts on January 20th and 21st at St Bede's School, Redhill. They run for 10 weeks. Times are below.

 
Surrey Cricket Club are offering umpire courses in the next few months, from £30.
 
They are taking place at various venues: The Kia Oval, Ashtead Cricket Club, Sutton Cricket Club, Whitgift School and Godalming Cricket Club. Details can be found on the Surrey Cricket Foundation website. 
 
The club's AGM takes place on Tuesday January 16 at 8pm. The first social event is a pool competition, due to take place on Saturday January 13 from 5pm.

  

Notice of Merstham Cricket Club AGM

  • December 18, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

Notice of AGM

To all members.

Notice is given that Merstham Cricket Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at The Pavilion, Quality Street. The meeting will start at 8pm.

Members should advise Carol Pearce Club Secretary (ctpearce@ntlworld.com) in writing of any other business to be moved at the meeting at least 14 days before the meeting.

Nominations of candidates for election of Officers should be made in writing to the Secretary at least 14 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting. Nominations can only be made by full members and must be seconded by another full member.

  

Please do not use outdoor nets in winter

  • December 5, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

Please would any member using the outdoor nets at Quality Street for cricket practice stop doing so during winter.

It has become apparent that the nets at Merstham might well have been used by enthusiastic members whose passion might have been increased during the current Ashes series.

However, the club is officially closed for cricket at this time. Members should not be using these during the winter months, until the nets have been set up for use for outdoor net practice which begins officially in April.

  

Richard Feist honoured as Merstham CC pick up two awards

  • October 3, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

Merstham Cricket Club picked up two honours at the Reigate and Banstead Sports Awards evening held at Reigate Priory Rugby Club on Monday night.

Richard Feist - our club captain, second XI captain and social secretary - was awarded volunteer of the year.
And everyone at Quality Street can take credit for the second award - that of Club of the Year.
 
The entries were put in earlier this year and the awards relate to the 2016 season, when the Saturday first and second XIs both won promotion, placing all four Saturday teams in the Surrey Championship for the first time.

  

Book for October 13 Dinner Dance by September 29

  • September 25, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

There are just a few days left to book your tickets for this year's Annual Dinner Dance on October 13. You need to book by this Friday, September 29.

So why not celebrate a great season - either junior or senior - by taking your partners out for a great night?

After enjoying a three-course meal, Reigate Hill Golf Club turns into a dance floor to the pounding tunes thrown down by the Reservoir Frogs, who are returning once more.  

  

Noman wins player of the year: awards night round-up

  • September 4, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

Noman Javed took the first team player of the year trophy at Merstham’s annual awards night on Saturday.

The all rounder pipped Razi Khan for the award, said joint captains Laurie Nicholson and Ben Baker in their speech.

Javed, who has played four seasons at the club, scored 678 runs in his 18 games, with a top score of 119. He also took 32 wickets, with a quarter of his 163.5 overs being maidens.

  

Firsts win to complete season: Saturday round-up

  • September 3, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

Merstham 168 Battersea 146

Surrey Championship Division Five

Merstham’s first team signed off the season with a victory against second bottom side Battersea on Saturday, to finish a comfortable mid-table sixth in their first season in the Surrey Championship.

Now discussions will take place about who will take on the first team captaincy, after a number of players have chipped in following the mid-season resignation of Nav Saeed.

  

Laurie breaks club high score record - again! Saturday round-up

  • August 28, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

Laurie Nicholson only set a club record of 162 for an individual score at Merstham last season – and on Saturday he broke it when scoring 173.

The major difference is that last year his score was achieved in the third team after he was reintroduced to cricket via former Reigate Grammar School pupils – and this year he achieved the feat for the first team.

Having learned to play the game at school and as a junior at Reigate Priory since the age of 12, Nicholson then didn’t play at university but was invited along by friends to play at Merstham – and hasn’t looked back.

  

Firsts and seconds win to avoid relegation: Saturday round-up

  • August 21, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

 

Merstham’s first and second teams both secured their places in their current divisions at the weekend, staving off the threat of relegation with victories.

The club’s first team, in their first season in the Surrey Championship Division Five, won at Merrow.

They chose to bat, having done so in the title decider between the sides in last year’s Fuller’s League Premier Division.

  

Merstham climb away from relegation zone: Saturday round up

  • August 14, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

Farncombe 75
Merstham 76-0

Ben Baker took decisions with military precision to ensure Merstham took a vital victory in their bid to stay in the Surrey Championship Division Five.

As the “Magics” seek a regular captain for next season after Nav Saeed’s resignation, Baker stepped up to the task in place of Andy Rivers, who had led them previously but was unavailable.

  

Book your dinner dance tickets! Socials announced

  • August 11, 2017
  • Ian Lamont

Gentlemen and ladies it is that time of year again - sign up to take your partners out to Merstham Cricket Club's biggest night of the year, the annual Dinner Dance! 

After enjoying a three-course meal, Reigate Hill Golf Club turns into a dance floor to the pounding tunes thrown down by the Reservoir Frogs, who are returning once more.  

Friday October 13 is the date to show your other halves your moves when the whole club comes together, adult players and parents of juniors to celebrate our successes over the past few months.