Blackheath Cricket Club News - 2017

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 (, 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 or  
PlayCricket Scoring App
The PlayCricket Scoring App is now available for IOS and Android from
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.
EACF Fundraiser – Saturday 29th April
This season we are supporting the East Africa Cricket Foundation, a great charity supporting grass-roots cricket in deprived areas around Nairobi in Kenya. We kicked off our support with a fundraising evening following the opening home 1st XI match on Saturday 29th April.
New Sponsors and New Shirts!
The new season sees the start of a new partnership between the club and TWM Solicitors in Guildford, who will be the club’s main sponsors for at least the next three years.

To celebrate the launch of the partnership, there will be a Club v TWM Solicitors match on Wednesday 24th May.

New match shirts with the TWM logo have arrived and those who have not yet collected their pre-ordered shirts should be able to pick them up at the pavilion on Friday evening and Saturday morning. If you have not yet ordered a shirt, there are a limited number available to buy at the club. After these have been sold it will be necessary to order through the club’s new online shop.