We are honoured to announce that Merstham Cricket Club has
been crowned Club of the Year 2019 at the Reigate & Banstead
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.
The nomination continued: "The effort put into encouraging local
people to get involved has seen it field five Saturday sides, three
Sunday sides, over 250 juniors, including two girls' sides and a
disability squad all playing
competitive cricket within the Surrey leagues.
"The club also works hard with the Greenspaces section of the
Council to keep cricket alive on
Earlswood Common, where cricket has been played for over 100 years.
This relationship was at the forefront in getting games back on
following the traveller's intrusion early in the season.
"In recognition of the safe environment provided by the club it has
been Clubmark re-accredited
having maintained this status since 2006."
Its achievements (this year) are: U14 League Cup Winners; U9 League
Winners; U11 and U14 girls league cricket; T20 Surrey Slam
finalist; and the Disability Squad is unbeaten.
The "club of the year" award was sponsored by GLL Better and
presented by its community sports manager Tony Brown.
It was one of about a dozen awards, given to a range junior and
adult teams of the year, volunteers and coaches who had excelled in
2019. The evening, compered by David Kelly of Run Reigate, was
attended by about 200 people.