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 over 300 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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League Champions

Congratulations to Bertie and his 1st XI who were crowned I'Anson champions by the tightest of margins over Grayswood. Although, not without controversy - read all about it in the Farnham Herald report.

End of Season Dinner

This year's end of season dinner will be held at the pavilion on Saturday 21st September 7.30 for 8pm. All members are of course invited, but especially the senior players in both the men's and the women's teams and the U14 and older boys' squad members (whose awards are presented along with the senior awards).
This year, to give our overworked club cooks a break, we have booked outside caterers for the event, so it will cost a little more - however at just £15 per head it is still extremely reasonable. The menu will be Chicken Vegetable Curry with rice, followed by Eton Mess.
To book tickets, please email Richard Brocksom at richardbrocksom@btinternet.com. As we will have to pay the caterers in advance, we are asking for payment up front this year. This can be done either by making a transfer directly to the club account (Blackheath CC, account number 01754821, sort code 30-94-41) giving the reference "Dinner", or by sending a cheque made out to Blackheath CC to Richard at 4 Greenbush Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8ED.
Numbers are limited to an absolute maximum of 75, so don't delay in booking your ticket or you may find that you are too late. If not sold out sooner, the final deadline booking is Friday 13th September.
Sport England Approves Grant of £43,000 for Grafham Ground Averages
Games: 75
Most appearances: A Hamilton - 31
Most runs: W Melhuish - 765
Highest score: T Melhuish - 139*
Best average (5+ innings): P Melhuish - 54.1
Best bowling: O Raderecht - 5-11
Most wickets: A Hamilton - 51
Best bowling average (25+ overs): G Webb - 8.2
Best bowling economy (25+ overs): S Breach - 2.7
Most catches: J Davis - 18
Most stumpings: J Davis - 6
Most ducks: T Chambers - 6    

Full Stats Page

We’re delighted to announce that Sport England has approved a grant of £43,000 towards the cost of our project to refurbish the former ground of Grafham & Smithbrook CC at Rushett Common. The grant is conditional on partnership funding being put in place and further applications are being made, alongside the club’s own fundraising efforts, including the Blackheath Big Bash 2019. For further information on the project, including photos of the ongoing work there, click here.
Black Magic!
The new Blackheath women's squad, "Black Magic" (see picture), fielded 2 teams in the season's inaugural women's tournament, which we hosted at Blackheath on Sunday 23 June against teams from Chiddingfold, Godalming and Farncombe Wanderers. The day was a brilliant success with well over 50 players participating, and finished with one of the Black Magic teams beating Godalming in a hard fought final. Thanks to everyone who helped out in making the day run so well, especially Sharon Eyers, Helen Mansell, Alex Jones and Danny Harrison. Many thanks also to the other participating clubs for the great spirit in which all the matches were played – and for the cakes! Roll on the next tournament at Chiddingfold on 21 July ….

If you are interested and/or would like to sign up to the WhatsApp group we’ve set up for prospective players, please contact Helen Mansell at helen87mansell@gmail.com or on 07716 025277.
U14s Sussex Tour

The weekend of May 11th & 12th Chris Poil's U14s were once again on tour and this year they went off to Sussex - read all about it in the tour report.....
Club Handbook Blackheath Big Bash 2019

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 club handbook.

Thanks to Harvey Whetstone for our new stag!

The Blackheath Big Bash 2019, on Saturday 15th June, in aid of our project to refurbish the Grafham ground, our new second ground was a great success - thanks to all those who to organized a wonderful evening and we raised a significant amount towards the Grafham project - more details and photos to follow...

Two Legends Join Blackheath!

Firstly, Blackheath legend, Mike "No Need" Chase, needs no introduction really. He's back playing league cricket for the Heath after a number of years away. As we know, class is permanent, to which Chasey has it in abundance. His quality stroke making, along with the cries of "no need" from his team mates when one of his exquisite cover drives races to the boundary, will be a much welcomed return. Mike has looked in good touch in the nets and is excited to be back playing league cricket once more.
Secondly, some very exciting news that was confirmed at the weekend, is that another cricketing legend is also joining the Heath this season, namely Andy Lang. After years of loyal service at Grayshott CC, Andy is looking for a new challenge this year, following some changes over at Grayshott. The off-spin bowler and now opening bat holds many I'Anson records, including 66 league wickets in 2011 in Div 1. The move for Andy is a good fit for both him and BCC. Lang, who has already ordered his new club kit online said, "It's emotional for me to be leaving Grayshott after many years of fond memories, but I'm also very much looking forward to the new cricketing chapter and challenge at Blackheath. I've been up to the ground today and it's looking fantastic. I'm ready to play some hard fought cricket and make some new friends at a very well respected club".
Friday Evening Junior Practice Arrangements
Timings for the Friday evening junior practice and BBQ for different age groups will be as follows:
  • 4.15-5.15pm: Minis
  • 5.15-6.30pm: U7 boys, U8 boys, U9 boys, U10 boys, U7-U9 girls, U10-U11 girls
  • 6.30-8pm: U11 boys, U12 boys, U13 boys, U14-U15 boys, U12-U14 girls

On most Friday evenings, one of the older squads will have a full practice match at our new ground at Grafham, where there will also be a bar and BBQ. Full details of arrangements will be published nearer the time.

Blackheath Women’s Team Launches in May!
Things are shaping up well for the launch of new Blackheath women’s team. We already have around 20 prospective players keen to be involved, however if there are others out there, we’d love to hear from you!

At the inaugural team meeting (pictured), Helen Mansell was elected as this year’s team captain. A kit design was chosen and it was agreed that training will be on Thursday evenings at Blackheath starting on Thursday 9 May, with the bar open afterwards – leading up to a series of softball tournaments against other clubs over the summer. We have already arranged tournaments on Sunday 23 June at Blackheath, followed by others on Sunday 21 July (at Chiddingfold), Sunday 4 August (at Farncombe) and Sunday 11 August (at Godalming).

If you are interested and/or would like to sign up to the WhatsApp group we’ve set up for prospective players, please contact Helen Mansell at helen87mansell@gmail.com or on 07716 025277.
Newsletter - A Big Year Ahead

Club Chairman Nick Harrison explains some of the club’s exciting plans for 2019.

In this newsletter twelve months ago, we looked forward to a year in which both seniors and juniors would face tough challenges against strong opposition. A year on, we can reflect on a season in which the club rose to those challenges at all levels.... read more in the 2019 newsletter...

Junior Section Information 2019

Click here to download the club’s 2019 Junior Section Information booklet.

Junior Registration

The members’ priority registration window is now closed and we are in the process of reviewing space in all squads and offering available places to those on waiting lists. If you are an existing member who did not register before the window closed but would like to register now, please contact Nick Harrison at nharrison@serlecourt.co.uk as soon as possible. If you are on a waiting list and have not yet been contacted about a place in 2019, we will be in touch as soon as we can. If you are not currently on a waiting list but are interested in joining the Blackheath junior section, please contact Nick Harrison at the above email address. Please do not attempt to register your child without being invited to do so.

Winter Coaching

Winter coaching for both seniors and juniors starts in mid-January.
Winter nets for seniors and U14s/U15s/U16s will be at Cranleigh School sports centre on Sunday mornings starting on Sunday 13 January. Sessions run either from 8.45-9.45am or from 10am-11am. Please check the website for exact timing each Sunday. The cost is £5 per session or £50 for all 13 sessions.
Winter coaching for juniors will mostly be at Duke of Kent School sports centre on Sunday afternoons starting on Sunday 13 January. However, U8s and U9s will this year be training at Longacre School on Friday evenings starting on Friday 11 January. For further details of junior training times and costs, click here
Club Kit

If you are looking for new kit, the club has a full range of kit (including match shirts, trousers, training tops, shorts etc) available from Pendle Cricket. Orders should be placed through our online shop

Individual Coaching

Individual coaching can be had through www.matchfitacademy.com, which is 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.