Welcome to the website of Blackheath Cricket Club, based at our beautiful ground and pavilion in the Surrey Hills near Guildford, Surrey. We aim to offer village cricket at its very best, including...

  • League cricket on Saturdays in the I’Anson League, the oldest village cricket league in the world
  • Friendly cricket on Sundays, when we play a wide variety of opposition and can accommodate cricketers of almost any standard
  • A large and thriving junior section of around 290 juniors aged between 5 and 15, including a separate girls’ section

If you would like to know more about our club, where it is, how to join, or what's going on this season then please feel free to browse the pages of this site.

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Junior Section Information and Winter Coaching 2018
Click here to download the club’s 2018 Junior Section Information and Winter Coaching booklet

Junior registration now open

Junior registration is now open for existing members. Click on the link above to view the Junior Section Information and Winter Coaching booklet for 2018, or alternatively browse the Junior Section pages of this website.

As in previous years, there are waiting lists for most age groups, so existing members should make sure they register before the members’ priority window ends on Sunday 7 January 2018. Thereafter, those on waiting lists for the U8s and older squads will be contacted and offered any available places. New members joining the Minis squad (U6 boys and girls) can register immediately – applications for that squad will be accepted on a first come first served basis. For details of junior subscriptions in 2018, click here.

How to register

Registration is done online and is even easier this year thanks to a new system under which information for all family members is accessed from the same screen ...

Existing members: Click on the “Members” button and enter your email address and password which will take to your personal dashboard. Under “Your Profiles” click on the family member you wish to register. All their details from last year are already stored, so just make any necessary amendments and click on “Register and pay now”.

New members: Click on the “Members” button then “New member?” and follow the instructions. Please do not register as a new member for any squad other than the Minis (U6s boys and girls) unless and until invited to do so.
For any inquiries about joining the Blackheath junior section, please contact Nick Harrison at nharrison@serlecourt.co.uk.

Winter coaching

Winter coaching for both seniors and juniors starts on Sunday 14th January. Winter nets for seniors and U14s/U15s will be at Cranleigh School sports centre from 9-10am on Sunday mornings.
Winter coaching for juniors will mostly be at Duke of Kent School sports centre. In addition, for the first time this year we are offering a winter training option for U7s and Minis, this will take place at Blackheath Village Hall from 11am – 12 noon on Sunday mornings. For details of training times, click here.

Individual Coaching

Danny and Ronny Harrison (who both now coach for Surrey as well as for the club) are available to give individual and 1:2 coaching sessions over the winter through Matchfit Academy (www.matchfitacademy.com), a coaching partnership associated with the club. The cost is £20 per hour (whether 1:1 or 1:2), plus the cost of hiring an indoor facility. Sessions can be booked at any mutually convenient time that a facility is available. To book, please contact them at ronny@matchfitacademy.com or danny@matchfitacademy.com.

Averages
Games: 81
Most appearances: R Harrison - 36
Most runs: P Melhuish - 831
Highest score: F Martin-Dye - 127*
Best average (5+ innings): F Martin-Dye - 74.8
Best bowling: A Bertola - 7-15
Most wickets: O Raderecht - 46
Best bowling average (25+ overs): O Arengo-Jones - 11.5
Best bowling economy (25+ overs): S Breach - 2.9
Most catches: R Parrott, J Milton, A Jayawickrema - 13
Most stumpings: S Jones - 5
Most ducks: D Harrison - 5

For full details refers to the averages page.

U8s Development League Champions!
Congratulations to the U8s team who won the WSYCL 2017 Development League South division, with a 100% record of 8 wins out of 8. The title was sealed with a victory over Horsley & Send by 252 runs to 237. The photo below shows squad members following a special match to celebrate their win.
U12s WSYCL Champions
Congratulations to coaches Chris Poil, Gareth Buchanan-Robinson, Peter Stanley, Simon Freeguard, Kevin Currie and the U12s squad for winning the WSYCL in a season where they remain undefeated!
U12s Tour of Devon
Once again the Chris Poil's U12s squad embarked on a tour of Devon during the weekend of May 5th & 6th.

They were based in Witheridge and managed to squeeze in four games over the weekend.

Thanks to Helen Curtis & Jolian Howell & Leslie Cathrew for the Tour Report.

Sponsor's Match
A good crowd saw an entertaining match against a team from our Sponsors, TWM Solicitors, on Wednesday evening. A strong TWM bowling attack saw Blackheath pegged back to just 92 from their 16 overs and looking in danger of defeat, but fortunately order was restored when TWM came to bat and despite a late flourish they finished on just 80. Many thanks to TWM for the game and for their generous contribution to the hospitality!
2017 Handbook
  Click here to view or download the club’s 2017 Handbook. Printed copies will be available at the club from this weekend.
Individual Coaching
Danny and Ronny Harrison (who both now coach for Surrey as well as for the club) are offering individual and 1:2 sessions at the club. This year they are providing this under the umbrella of Matchfit Academy (www.matchfitacademy.com), a new venture associated with the club. It is slightly more expensive than last year at £20 per hour (whether 1:1 or 1:2), but still far cheaper than available elsewhere, especially for coaching from a Surrey district coach. To book sessions, please contact them at ronny@matchfitacademy.com or danny@matchfitacademy.com.  
PlayCricket Scoring App
The PlayCricket Scoring App is now available for IOS and Android from https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/349407
I'Anson League Rules
The Revised Rules for 2017 take into account the new format of the games. Please also refer to these notes on the 2017 fixture list, as well as this table that shows how the league restructuring will affect promotion and relegation at the end of the 2017 season.