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
- 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’
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.
What's coming up
Small Group Coaching
for all Squads Starts Next Week
From next week the club will be offering small group training
sessions with professional coaches to all squads at either
4.45pm-6.00pm or 6.30pm-8.00pm each week: see the list below.
For the present all these sessions are at Blackheath, though in
due course it is likely that some sessions will be moved to
Under the new system, all squad members will be asked
for their availability for specific coaching sessions, in the
same way that they have previously been asked for their
availability for matches. They will then receive specific
confirmation by email that they are selected to come to that
coaching session and will be asked to confirm that they are
coming. There will in general be a limit of 24 (including
coaches) for each training session. If more members wish to come
to a given session than capacity permits, some will have to miss
out, though they will have priority for the next session.
All sessions will be run in accordance with
new rules that the club has drawn up in accordance with ECB
guidelines to ensure that social distancing and sanitising
requirements are complied with. Please read these carefully
before coming to the sessions. Volunteer assistance will also be
required to run the sessions, including in particular
supervising the arrival and leaving process and ensuring that
the rules are complied with. Squad managers/administrators will
be contacting everyone about this.
- Monday 4.45-6pm: U9 boys
- Monday 6.30-8pm: U12 boys
- Tuesday 4.45-6pm: U8 boys
- Tuesday 6.30-8pm: U11 boys
- Wednesday 4.45pm-6pm: U6 boys and U7 boys
- Wednesday 6.30-8pm: Men
- Thursday 4.45-6pm: U6-U9 and U10/U11 girls
- Thursday 6.30-8pm: Women and U12-U14 girls
- Friday 4.45-6pm: U10 boys
- Friday 6.30-8pm: U13 boys and U14/U15 boys
Nets Available for
Following detailed discussions and careful planning over the
past few days, the club committee has now approved proposals for
making the nets at Blackheath available for use for club members
from tomorrow, Thursday 21 May.
However, there are strict
conditions of use: initially only 2 nets are available; nets can
only be used if they have been booked in advance; the nets must
be used only in accordance with ECB Guidelines and the specific
rules agreed by the committee; and a club supervisor must be
present at all times. Please refer to this
The committee has approved specific new
rules for the use of the nets that
must be adhered to. You can then make a booking via our new
online booking system. You can also book a 1:1
coaching session in the nets through Ronny or Danny Harrison
(email@example.com ; 07341 813723;
firstname.lastname@example.org; 07760 665222).
There has been a lot of discussion about the prospects of
cricket (and indeed other sport) taking place at some point this
summer, but the position is not really any clearer.
moment, all recreational cricket remains suspended, and it seems
likely that this will continue until, at the earliest, some
point in June. It may be that some forms of training activities
(e.g. net practice) will be possible before then under
appropriate protocols, but obviously the club has to stick to
the applicable official guidance in force at any time. We remain
determined to offer whatever cricket we can this summer. As soon
as it is clearer what cricket will be taking place, we will let
everyone know and at the same time make an announcement about
subscriptions for 2020. As everyone will appreciate, there are
many factors to take into consideration as regards that issue
and at the moment it is simply too soon to take any decisions.
In the meantime, the work at Grafham continues, although it
is taking longer to complete due to social distancing
requirements and the temporary closure of some building
suppliers. Although the majority of the cost is of course grant
funded, the project is nevertheless a substantial financial
commitment for the club, which has been increased by the slower
pace of work, and this has to be factored into our thinking.
However, with most of the work now completed, it is clearly
going to be a superb facility. We remain optimistic that it will
be possible to make use of it this summer.
Finally, we are continuing to develop ideas for BlackheathCC
Online. Aside from various training videos which Ronny and Danny
have been posting on the club Facebook and Instagram pages (now
also our Twitter
page), we are now undertaking a complete revamp of the
website. This is quite a major project, but hopefully you will
see the results within a few weeks.
here to view or download this year’s
here to view or download this year’s Junior Information
Booklet, with information about squads, league competitions and
summer and winter coaching.