West Surrey Youth Cricket League Newsletter
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Edition 161

A number of clubs have been penalised one point already this season for incomplete or non-reporting of results inside the 7 days deadline. We used to have a much stricter requirement but have relaxed it to 7 days to give clubs more time.

Please make sure you have clearly read the rules (see below) for results reporting this season. It would be a shame for a club not to win their league because they haven't followed the correct procedures. In many of the league you are now required to enter full scorecards. Both teams must do this, not just the winning team as the opposition club often doesn't have the players listed on their Play-Cricket page. If you score matches electronically with full player names added, this should make this problem much easier for everyone involved.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Unfortunately we are unable to cancel any deductions once applied.

Effingham CC have invested in a superb PA system and would like to encourage other clubs to hire it from them. They are offering very reasonable rates, much less than professional hirers, and they would like to help other clubs put on great events at less cost at the same time as recouping some of their investment. They have put the details onto a page on their website:

Darren Talbot

2018 Rules
2018 Team Managers
2018 Fixtures, Tables & Results


Kingstonian CC are looking for friendly matches for U8, U10, U12 & U13. All sides are at a developmental stage and would prefer to play teams of a similar strength. Please contact and to arrange.

Capel CC are running U9 & U11 6 a side tournaments on 17th June. Please see attached for details. Entries to Simon Markham

Chobham U8s are looking for friendlies. Please contact Giles Henderson 

Weybridge CC U10s
are looking for friendlies. Please contact Adam & Emma Poole -

Windsor CC U13s are looking for friendles.  Contact

G-Force Academy from Dubai are touring the UK once again. They are looking for under 11, 13 and 15 matches from 5th-22nd July either at their base at Epsom College or at your ground. They are usually very strong at all ages! Please contact Darren Talbot to arrange a game.

Valley End CC U9s are looking for friendlies.  Please contact and

Thames Ditton CC U11s Development team looking for friendlies

Hampton Wick Royal CC U9s, U11s and U12s are looking for friendlies (pairs cricket)... soft ball for U9s and hard ball for U11s and U12s. Contact Sandep / 07737 043449.

Horsley & Send C.C. Cricket Festivals
Under 12's - Monday May 28th
Under 11's - Sunday August 26th
Under 8 & 9 - Monday 27th August
Please contact Richard Jones for entry form.

Pyrford Under 13s are looking for friendly fixtures.  Please contact Simon Clifton

Woking & Horsell Under 15s are looking for friendly fixtures. Please contact Kevin Silverton

Claygate are interested in playing a few 30 over friendlies (14 – 18 year olds & and not at a district/county level). They have pitches available on Sunday afternoons on 6th & 27th May, 10th June; 19th & 26th August and also maybe a couple of Sunday morning pitches.  Contact Pam Jarvis

Pudsey St Lawrence CC in Leeds are looking to bring a team of lad ages 16 to 13 "down south" and want to play 3 games on the following dates 23rd, 24th and 26th July 2018.  Interested clubs should contact Iain Priestley


  • What are my games in the next 7 days?
  • If none, could I arrange a friendly (see list below)?
  • Have I emailed the opposition managers to confirm the fixture, venue and start time?
  • If there are home games, have I confirmed the pitch is available and booked?
  • If there are away game, do I have the address and postcode of the grounds as it may not be their "main" grounds?
  • Do I have a team?
  • Do I have a reserve in case of last minute drop outs?
  • Have I told them the correct venue and meet time?
  • Who is going to umpire?
  • Who is going to score?  Do we have a scorebook/electronic scoring device all set up ready to go?
  • Do I have all the rules to hand just in case I need to refer to them?
  • Do I have my equipment bag?
  • Do I have a first aid kit?
  • If I'm at home do I have my scoreboard, stumps & bails?
  • Have I organised food & drinks for players?
  • Have I correctly uploaded the results of games in the last 7 days to Play-Cricket remembering to add the number of overs bowled for both teams?
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