Merstham U15 girls strike victory

  • August 3, 2020
  • Ian Lamont
Merstham's U15 girls team enjoyed a great finish and victory at Cranleigh on Sunday. Merstham fielded six players against Cranleigh's 11 but their opponents allowed them to field two U12 boys and leant them two fielders, as well.
Captain Lottie Burnett won the toss and chose to bowl. All five outfield players bowled four overs each. Rianna Patel and Orla Chavasse opened and restricted Cranleigh to two runs in the first two overs.
Orla took a great clean bowled wicket, followed up by Hollie Jones with two more clean bowled to her name.

New Merstham U8s win their first game

  • August 3, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

Merstham CC's Under 8s side got off to a flying start by winning their first ever game, away to Pyrford CC at Hoebridge School near Woking. This is the youngest age-group that plays matches at Merstham and this latest generation seems to have the club's future in fine hands.

The bright sunny skies and light fluffy clouds meant it would surely be a good day for batting and when James Reeves called "tails" as the coin fell, eight young players eagerly awaited the outcome. Alas, the toss went to the home team and Pyrford chose to bat.

Matty Porter opened the bowling, taking three wickets in his two over spell and applying some good early pressure to the home side. The runs came in as did a few more wickets and after their fourth pair had finished batting, Pyrford had set an impressive 272 from their 16 overs (having started on 200).

Reminder on social distancing

  • August 1, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

We hope all members are enjoying their cricket now we have managed to return to matches in the past couple of weeks.

We would just like to remind you about social distancing rules set out by the Government and the rules laid down by the ECB which have enabled us to return to matches. Please follow the advice given to you by your captains or the instructions laid down by individual clubs at which you are playing.

These have some variations between clubs, such as how to register as being at a club on the day to enable track and chase if required and the regularity of cleaning the ball with sanitiser. The ones for Merstham Cricket Club venues can be found here. Particularly important this year is to register your contact details on our website for the current season.


Fifth Covid-19 Cricket tea with a difference, this Saturday

  • July 8, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

Our latest Covid-19 Cricket Tea with a difference, to support local charities, will take place this Saturday, July 11, at Merstham Cricket Club between 2pm and 4pm.

We had fantastic support from members - and the public - on the previous four occasions we have run this. The recipients, Stripey Stork and two foodbanks, St Matthew's, Redhill and Loveworks, have been most appreciative.


Support our Covid-19 Cricket Tea with a difference this Saturday

  • June 25, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

Our latest Covid-19 Cricket Tea with a difference, to support local charities, will take place this Saturday, July 11, at Merstham Cricket Club between 2pm and 4pm.

We had fantastic support from members - and the public - on the previous four occasions we have run this. The recipients, Stripey Stork and two foodbanks, St Matthew's, Redhill and Merstham Mixed Cafe (Loveworks), have been most appreciative.


Covid-19 Cricket Teas continue

  • June 8, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

This Saturday, June 13, Merstham Cricket Club will be running another Covid-19 Cricket Tea with a difference, to support local charities.

We had fantastic support from members - and the public - on the previous three occasions, so we are holding another this Saturday, from 1.30pm-4pm.

It will be again in aid of Stripey Stork and local foodbanks at St Matthew's, Redhill and Merstham Mixed Cafe (Loveworks).


Sign up for an umpiring course and put us top of the table

  • May 14, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

Surrey Cricket Foundation is running a new initiative to keep people engaged during the ongoing pandemic.

Surrey is running a competition to see how many members each club can get to sign up to and complete the online Stage 1 Umpiring course that ECB has made available to the network.

All you need to do is:

1. Sign up via the following link - http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/snqbcw

2. Ensure you select our club when prompted in the registration page (so Surrey can track the sign ups)

3. Complete the course once you receive the access to the e-Learning portal

We would encourage you to get involved and it will be incredibly useful to have more members with a greater understanding of umpiring as we move forwards and it will give us a chance to top the Surrey table this season as well!


Barbara Ryder

  • May 12, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

We as a club community are sad to announce today, on what would have been her birthday, the death of another club stalwart, Barbara Ryder.

Barbara - wife to Paul, a former captain and chairman and an active player for many years as well as our club auditor until very recently - was well known around the club in her own right.
She had been a tea lady and a lively presence for many years around the club.
Given the many messages of condolence we have already had, she was a much loved supporter of Merstham Cricket Club. Our thoughts and condolences are with Paul and his family at this time.

May 16: Another Covid-19 Cricket Tea for Stripey Stork and foodbanks

  • May 11, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

While cricket activity - playing and practising - remains suspended after last night's announcement by the Government, we will be holiding a second Covid-19 Cricket Tea with a Difference, to support local charities.

We had fantastic support from members and the local community on May 2, for our Covid-19 Cricket Tea with a Difference - so we are holding another this Saturday, May 16 from 2-5pm.

It will be again in aid of Stripey Stork and local foodbanks at St Matthew's, Redhill and Merstham Mixed Cafe (Loveworks).

Please see below the list of items that can be brought to Quality Street, where social distancing measures will be in place. We will again ask you simply to open your boot for us to take out items. Last time, we had at least one item of everything on the list.


Covid-19 Cricket Tea a huge success

  • May 3, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

Hundreds of items were collected at Merstham Cricket Club by members and the community for two food banks and the Stripey Stork charity on Saturday.

Organiser and club chairman Richard Feist is already planning a second Covid-19 Cricket Tea with a Difference, on May 16, as a result of the success.
His brother Dan Feist, who was separating items in the clubhouse after people had dropped them off, reported that something had been contributed to every section of items that had been asked for, which included tins and dry food as well as nappies and toiletries.

Collections for foodbank and Stripey Stork - a Covid-19 cricket tea with a difference

  • April 25, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

A Covid-19 cricket tea (with a difference) on Saturday 2nd May 2020, 1pm to 5pm.

Dear Members,

Firstly let me say thank you to you all for staying at home and helping with the government guidelines and regulations. We will hopefully see some cricket this summer.

Behind the scenes, we have been working hard keeping up the ground each week in case we get the call. With high demand by dog walkers, we have been in touch with the council regarding some dog bins along the North Downs Way walk way.


Club application at Earlswood Common

  • April 23, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

Merstham Cricket Club is applying to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for consent under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 to carry out restricted works on Earlswood Common. The Planning Inspectorate will decide the application on behalf of the Secretary of State.

The proposed works are: For a rear extension to the cricket pavilion, to provide equipment storage.

Due to Government advice in respect of Coronavirus (COVID-19), a copy of the application will not be left in a public area for viewing. However, click on the underlined link to read a copy of the application form and accompanying documents. The application form and documents will be available until 31ST May 2020.

In view of the pandemic, any representations should, where possible, be sent only by email ON or BEFORE that date to commonlandcasework@planninginspectorate.gov.uk.

Representations sent to The Planning Inspectorate cannot be treated as confidential. They will be copied to the applicant and possibly to other interested parties. For information about how The Planning Inspectorate processes personal information please see the Common Land Privacy Policy.

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Cricket activities suspended

  • March 19, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

Merstham Cricket Club continues to be guided by the England and Wales Cricket Board regarding health and safety and the coronavirus.

We have now been told by the ECB that all forms of cricket activity - from indoor training to matches and social gatherings - must be suspended. Therefore there will be no further sessions at St Bede's (adults and junior boys) or the Royal Alexandra and Albert School (girls). The indoor cricket leagues have also now closed.

Furthermore, the NatWest Cricket Force weekend, when we prepare both our grounds for the season, is also postponed. We will of course need to hold such an event to prepare for the season in due course. In the meantime, please do not use the club's facilities.


Coronavirus statement

  • March 16, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the headlines, at Merstham Cricket Club we want to share with you the latest set of guidelines that the ECB, via Sport England, has advised us to follow.

We are sure that many of your work places, too, will have adopted and shared the Government's advice.

This is a situation that is moving quickly, and we advise you to read carefully the advice from Sport England, which can be found here.


U15s win indoor title

  • March 11, 2020
  • David Swan

With a question mark hanging over this year's cricket season, Merstham had to take every opportunity they were offered and for the U15s, who got off to a flying start with victory in their Friendly Indoor Cricket competition on Sunday March 8.

Merstham's opposition in the final was South Nutfield CC U16s. Charlotte Gouldsborough, who captains the ladies' Maverchics at South Nutfield CC put the whole tournament together. It was played at Hawthorns School in Bletchingley. Dave Hooper from Ardingly College who controlled and umpired all of the matches, added much to the boys' fun for the 12 qualifying matches over the course of 14 weeks.


2020 Season Registration Now Open

  • January 26, 2020
  • Chris Clayson

Registration for the 2020 season is now open. We require ALL members to register every year to ensure we have up-to-date details in our records and for insurance purposes.

Please note, at the AGM on the 19th January, an increase in membership fees was agreed, you can view the new fee structure on this page.

Also note, for adults and students, the 'late playment penalty' now comes into effect after 3rd May (rather than 1st June as in previous years). This is in a effort to encourage members to pay early.

If you wish to pay the all-inclusive membership fee (including match fees), you should also ensure this is fully paid (or a direct debit setup) before 3rd May.

You can registister here: https://www.mersthamcc.co.uk/register

If you experience any issues, please contact the Treasurer.


Winter net sessions

  • January 2, 2020
  • Ian Lamont

Our winter nets at St Bede's School, Redhill, will run for 10 weeks, from Saturday and Sunday February 1 and 2 - and it will soon be time to be thinking about Cricket Force and preparing our grounds for the season.

These are for adults and junior players as follows:

Notice of AGM 2020, January 19th

  • December 30, 2019
  • Ian Lamont

To all members

In accordance with the constitution, notice is given to all members that The Annual General Meeting of Merstham Cricket Club will be held on Sunday 19th January 2020 at The Pavilion, Quality Street, Merstham at 7pm.

Members must advise the Secretary (ctpearce@ntlworld.com) of any other business to be moved at the meeting at least 14 days before the meeting.


Merstham Cricket Club wins Club of the Year 2019

  • December 7, 2019
  • Ian Lamont
We are honoured to announce that Merstham Cricket Club has been crowned Club of the Year 2019 at the Reigate & Banstead Sports Awards.

At the ceremony at Old Reigatian RFC, club chairman Richard Feist and members representing a range of the club's sections collected the award from the Reigate & Banstead Sports Council.

The citation for the award detailed how Merstham CC has reached new heights this year, continuing its success having nearly collapsed at the end of the 1990.

Do not use outdoor nets in winter

  • October 4, 2019
  • Ian Lamont

Members are kindly requested to note that, after the end of the season, the outdoor cricket nets at Merstham Cricket Club are not to be used for training over the winter.

Indoor nets will start up in January, for junior and senior members, and outdoor training will restart in April at the earliest.