Chairman Richard Feist paid a huge tribute to his father Bernard for his work as groundsman over several years, when the club gathered for its 2022 AGM on Sunday.
Bernard and his assistant Bob McGillivray have carried out pitch and building maintenance work at Quality Street and at The Ring and stepped down from their voluntary roles this winter.
Richard said the club owed them and Mike Griffin - who also volunteers with maintenance work - a "massive thank you" for their efforts.
To all members.
Notice is given that Merstham Cricket Club Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 16th January 2022 at The Pavilion, Quality Street. The meeting will start at 6pm.
Members should advise Carol Pearce Club Secretary (email@example.com) in writing of any other business to be moved at the meeting at least 14 days before the meeting.
In the light of the necessary, relevant and continuing conversation about racism in cricket, which can be read about here, Merstham Cricket Club wish to confirm that there is no place for racism or any form of discrimination within cricket or society.
We are open to all quarters of the wider community and will not tolerate any discrimination based upon sex, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other belief.
The Independent Commission for Equity on Cricket (ICEC) has launched its public Call for Evidence, asking for everyone in cricket to share their perceptions and experiences of discrimination and inclusion in cricket. We encourage everyone to do this, regardless of background, and the survey can be found here.
Merstham Cricket Club team captains rewarded their star performers with player of the year awards on Saturday night.
Leading the way was Asim Jaffri, who took 24 wickets for the first team. Captain Laurie Nicholson said Jaffri had also got the team over the line a few times having applied himself with the bat, too.
The Loader familly would like to welcome members of Merstham CC and friends and teammates of David to an event on Friday 24th September at Merstham Cricket Club from 6pm.
The family look forward to raising a glass to David, and to sharing stories and memories to celebrate David's life.
David served Merstham CC for 50 years as player, umpire and official.
Merstham Cricket Club is running a series of fun cricket camps in the summer holidays for youngsters of different ages.
These are all in August. People can book for the full number of sessions in a week (ranging from three to four) or for individual days. See poster for full details of dates and how to book.
Merstham Cricket Club is continuing to take food donations to help support the local community, with its Alternative Cricket Teas.
The next collection will be on Saturday July 17th from 9am to 11am at Quality Street. As normal, any member of the public can just drive in and a volunteer will take your donation from your boot.
Club members are welcome to leave donations at the clubhouse during their cricket sessions in the week before. Please see the poster for a wishlist of items from Stripey Stork and the two foodbanks were are supporting.
Thank you for your generous support since we began these collections. The recipient charities have been most grateful.
Merstham is one of four clubs in Surrey which will host a dedicated Disability Cricket Day this summer, in association with the Surrey Cricket Foundation, the Berkeley Foundation and the Lord's Taverners.
On Sunday July 4, Quality Street will host the Super 1s Roadshow - free disability cricket sessions in the morning, from 10.30am to noon, for ages 12-25. This will be followed by a Surrey 40 over hardball match in the afternoon.
Merstham has a close association with disability cricket, providing opportunities for players with disabilities of all kinds by running the "Magics" side who train together, play matches and have social events at Quality Street. The club has also hosted disability matches for the county in the past.
Everyone is welcome to attend the match in the afternoon. In the meantime we hope you can spread the word about this great opportunity for any players with disabilities to come and experience the great game of cricket!
Our season might be up and running, but we continue to think about those less fortunate in our community with another collection for the local foodbanks and Stripey Stork, whose wishlists are detailed on the poster.
This time it is on a Saturday morning, 9-11am on June 12th. The public are welcome. Just drive into Quality Street, follow the one-way system and a volunteer will open your boot and take your donations in a Covid-secure way.
If you are a club member, you can bring items to your training session at any time next week and leave them in the clubhouse. We thank you for your continued support.
A spectacular display from returning batsman Noman Javed saw Merstham rediscover winning ways in a rain-affected Saturday 1st XI Surrey County League Premier Division fixture at home to Godalming.
Chasing a revised total of 134 from 27 overs, Javed blasted 65 from 48 deliveries in a 107-run unbeaten stand with in-form skipper Laurie Nicholson as Merstham won by seven wickets to kick-start their season following defeat in the first two games.
The game looked to be drifting away from The Magics as they slipped to 27-3 chasing an initial target of 205 from 45 overs.
Dark clouds and a chilly day greeted the U9s at Quality Street at 8:30am last Saturday, but it was all worth it as they secured a victory over local rivals Salfords.
With memories of a victory against Salfords in a friendly game last summer, the team were eager to see if they could achieve a repeat.
Salfords arrived and their captain strolled out to the middle to meet Jack, Merstham's skipper, for the toss.
The coin spun high in the air, a cry of heads from the Salfords captain proved a good choice, giving them the win and the opportunity to field first on what looked to be a good day for bowling.
Our efforts to support the community via our Alternative Cricket Tea foodbank collections have been much appreciated over the winter - and they will continue now the season has started, with some slight alterations.
The May collection will be on SUNDAY 9th (as opposed to the normal Saturday) and from 10am-noon - but you can bring items to any Quality Street training sessions from week commencing Monday 3rd May.
If coming on 9th May, please remember to follow the usual one-way system. There is also no need to exit your car. A volunteer will take items out of your boot, in a Covid-secure way.
Ray Pescud's involvement with Merstham Cricket Club in the 1960s might have been short, but it was in a time of great change for the club and the area, predating the M25 and the neighbouring golf club. It was either side of the club's centenary in 1964 and coincided with the progression of two colts teams.
In 1962-63 I was in my fifth year at Reigate Grammar School - there now as a sportsman and not an academic! Peter Tharp had just left after being head boy, captain of rugby 1st XV and captain of cricket 1st XI. Merstham was basically in three areas. There was the original village on the A23, then down School Hill under the railway bridges was South Merstham based mainly on Nutfield Road, and further east was Merstham Newtown based mainly on Bletchingley Road.
A new Vice President was elected at the AGM of Merstham Cricket Club on Sunday evening.