Are you available for Senior Practice Match?

March 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Senior News

Tom Bennett is very kindly organising a Practice Match amongst all the seniors on Saturday, 10th April. The game will start at 1.30pm. If you’re available to play, please let Tom know on 07825 917 490 or contact Mark Lambert on 07701081067.

A big thank you!

March 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Junior News, News updates, Senior News

Many thanks to all of you who came down to the club on Saturday, 27th March. It was great to see so many young players practising after such a long winter. The Surrey players who came down and spent some time coaching were extremely impressed with everyone. They particularly commented on how enthusiastic everyone was, how much everyone seemed to enjoy being down the club and how knowledgeable the  juniors were about cricket and Surrey cricketers. For the second year running, a junior player caught the eye of the Surrey staff and has now been invited to go down to the cricket school at Surrey for District trials, which is great news for the club.

Whilst most most of the junior members were out practising in the nets, another young member was expertly painting the rest of the club we didn’t have time last year. Charlotte Downey spent the whole morning helping John Parkins paint the walls behind the bar. Thanks Charlotte and everyone who came down!

Surrey players at club tomorrow, Saturday 27th March

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Junior News, News updates, Senior News

Don’t forget to come down the club tomorrow. I’ve been told by Surrey Cricket that we will have a couple of players from Surrey from 11am. They will be signing autographs, junior players can have their photo taken etc and hopefully they’ll do a bit of coaching as well. I won’t know who the players are until they arrive.

This is part of the NatWest ECB Cricket Force weekend, which Long Ditton is signed up to. You will be able to collect your free Cricket Force T-shirt tomorrow. These will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on NatWest Cricket Force, click on the link below:


Outdoor nets now up

March 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Senior News

The usual suspects put up the nets on Saturday, in steady drizzle. Hopefully this will be the last season of these nets, before they are totally replaced. Mark had a good meeting with Surrey in Guildford at their Cricket Centre last week and is very hopeful of getting a large grant from them. His computer will be whirring away in the next few weeks completing the application and believe you me, it makes a tax form look simple!

2010 Juniors’ Coaching Programme

March 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Junior News

Under 8’s and 9’s: Begins Sunday 11 April, 10.30 to 12 noon (Please note, parents/carers must remain at the club at all times if they have children in this age group).

Under 11’s: First session, Saturday, 10 April, 10.30am to 12.30pm, then Mondays, beginning 12 April from 6pm.

Under 13’s: Begins Wednesday, 14 April from 5.30pm.

Under 15’s: Begins Tuesday, 20 April from 6pm.

Last senior indoor nets Monday, 22 March 2010

March 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Senior News

Don’t forget the last senior indoor nets, at Esher College, from 8pm. See you there!

Surrey Players coming to club Saturday 27 March 2010

March 18, 2010 by  
Filed under News updates

This year the club work party day is on Saturday, 27 March, from 10.00am. During the morning, we will also be getting a couple of players to sign autographs, coach juniors etc. We will also be cleaning the clubhouse and clearing the ditch, amongst other things. Like last year, we have a limited supply of free NatWest Cricket Force T-shirts which will be given out on a first-come, first served basis.


Please let as many people know as possible.

Long Ditton helps out Surrey Cricket’s Sport Relief Challenge

March 13, 2010 by  
Filed under News updates

The club helped Surrey Cricket take part in a Sport Relief Challenge on Saturday 20th March, when Surrey Cricket aimed to visit all 45 Focus Clubs in a 24 hour period. The Club Secretary was filmed handing over a Long Ditton baggy cap to Surrey Cricket TV presenter Mark Church, before the Surrey Cricket van disappeared in a cloud of dust to their next venue. To see the first part of Surrey’s challenge, click on the link below. It may take a while to load – our starring role is about three quarters of the way through.

Senior nets Monday 15 March – 8pm

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under News updates, Senior News

Reminder – don’t forget the senior nets tonight, at Esher College on Monday, 15 March, from 8pm!

Under 8’s and 9’s 2010 season

March 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Junior News

The membership forms for the Under 8’s and 9’s will be sent out this weekend, or print out the membership form from the web-site. For those of you who were with us last year, please don’t worry – a place is guaranteed for your junior player, unless you tell us differently. Mark, Suzi, and Paula will be running similar sessions to last year – from 10.30am to midday on Sundays from the end of April until the school holidays. Mark will also try and arrange some games against local teams, such as Chessington last year, to give the Under 8’s and 9’s real match experience. We do have some spaces for players aged 6 and above, so if you know anyone who would like to join, please point them in our direction!

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