Good afternoon Fellow MCC Members,
A few of you would have recently received an automated message from the Play Cricket website stating that Richard Pitt has added your details to Play-Cricket.com.
The emails have been generated off the back of some data quality work we are doing on the Merstham CC Play Cricket site. We won't bore you with the details save to say we need your help (as below) to try to achieve a target the ECB has set each club on Members data (all within GDPR guidelines and applies to senior members accounts only).
For the month of May, Mike Wadsley's ticket for the 100 club draw, No.15, was drawn at the club on Saturday 4th June and he receives £51.20 in winnings. Congratulations Mike!
The 100 Club is a fundraising prize draw that is drawn year round. You can join at any time and half of your annual £24 fee supports the club and the other half goes into the prize pots. You stand a chance of a prize every month, for 12 months, from the point you join. Click here to visit the 100 Club webpage.
The fifth team on Saturday made history for Merstham Cricket Club by featuring two female players at once, in a friendly against Reigate Priory Vikings at Mynthurst CC.
Bernard Feist pays tribute to another former Merstham Cricket Club chairman, Graeme Attridge, who died on Sunday.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Graeme Attridge (Mr A) on Sunday 22nd May.
Until recently, Graeme was the backbone of the club and had been since joining in the early 1980s.
Graeme passed away on Sunday afternoon, at the same time Merstham were playing their memorial game against Mogador Wanderers. In a strange way, it could be said that this was fate, as Graeme had been involved in diverse ways with the development of several players on both sides and several of the spectators were enquiring of him.
Roehampton got off to a fast start, their opening batters punishing some rusty opening bowling from Merstham openers Asim Jaffri and Humayoon Nasir, who dropped short too often on a green track. Jaffri eventually hit his straps to remove the first Roehampton opener, before first change Charan Msdian took over to control the Roehampton run rate with some vicious inswing bowling, picking up a thoroughly deserved 1-28 off 7.2 overs.
We are delighted to announce the first winner of our 100 Club draw. For the month of April Jon White's ticket no.26 was drawn at the club on Saturday 7th May and won him £45.60. Congratulations Jon!
The 100 Club is a fundraising prize draw that is drawn monthly all year round. For full details click here. You can join at any time and half of your annual £24 fee supports the club and the other half goes into the prize pots. You stand a chance of a prize every month, for 12 months, from the point you join.
Having spent time in Harefield Hospital over the winter, teenager Ben Jones decided to hold a charity match to raise money for them. This took place on Saturday 23rd April between Merstham's youngsters and an adult side. Here he reports on the occasion, which now could become an annual fixture.
Wow, what a day. In total we raised around a sum of £1,350 for Harefield hospital. An unbelievable sum which I think is mainly a credit to the people we have at this cricket club.
None of this would have been possible without the donations in the form of the raffle, the barbeque sales or especially the mammoth donation by Richard Pitt of the signed Freddie Flintoff shirt.
We welcome enquiries about joining Merstham Cricket Club at all age groups and have many teams and training for youngsters aged five upwards. We have opportunities for boys and girls.
Our outdoor season for all age groups started on Friday 22nd April at Quality Street Merstham RH1 3BB.
Coaching is on Friday evenings between 5pm and 6pm for Years 1-6, between 6pm and 7pm for Years 7-8 (and the girls' squad), and between 7pm and 8pm for Years 9-12.
Merstham Cricket Club has launched a 100 Club - a club fundraising draw running 12 months of the year!
For an annual fee of £24 you can have a chance of winning, while supporting your club at the same time. The club will receive half the money, while the rest goes into the prize pot. So the more people who enter, the bigger the prizes!
All named participants must be 16 or over. The first prize draw takes place on Saturday May 7th at the clubhouse - so don't miss out, sign up today! Visit our 100 Club webpage for full details and enter now!
Merstham Magics - the club's disability side - had a triumphant day at the Surrey Cricket Centre in Guildford on March 27, winning all three of their matches and easily coming top of the table.
Batting first in an afternoon of pairs matches, they comfortably beat Rowledge Ramblers 65 to 25, then achieved their highest score of the afternoon, defeating Surrey Legends 114 to 63.
Their final match was tighter, scoring only 52, but they succeeded in holding Valley End to 39 to gain a clean sweep.
It's time to get ready for the new season - come and help your club prepare the ground at Quality Street on Saturday, 26th March from 10am to 2pm.
There will be lots of jobs to do, so come in work clothes and ready for anything from cleaning, to bringing out the chairs and tables to the rope around the ground.
Let our chairman know you are coming on the email address on the poster.
There are likely to be other times before we start cricket on the week commencing 16th April that the club will need volunteers to ensure everything is set up, so please also let the chairman know of your availability at other times, such as weekends and evenings.
Get into the swing of thinking about cricket in 2022 by signing
up for our first ever golf day! This club fundraiser is being
organised by our vice-chairman Jason Drewett, who has written the
I am pleased to invite our members and parents to the MCC Golf Day on Friday 29th April. We will meet at Reigate Hill Golf Club at 1pm (Country Club, Surrey | Reigate Hill Golf Club|Golf, weddings, parties) and tee times are from 2pm.
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.