Pyrford Cricket Club is central to Pyrford village life. The Club has a friendly mens and womens team and a thriving Colts section, ably run by our team of qualified coaches and volunteer parents who help out season in and season out. The clubhouse provides the perfect backdrop for an idyllic day's cricket serving beverages and food.


U9 – Gladys Chitty League vs. Frimley

IMG_0625Date: 26th April 2015

The U9’s team of:

Ollie George (Capt.)
Mikey van Rensburg
Joss Tipping
Charlotte Lambert
Adelaide Patience
Morgan Oxborough
Dominic Hurry
Christian Challis

made the trip to Frimley on Sunday for the opening fixture of the season on what was a rather cold and damp morning.

Ollie won the toss and put the opposition in.

Some tight bowling, excellent fielding meant that after the first two pairs Frimley had scored a nett single run. The last two pairs got off to a better start and we need to be sure to work on backing up the incoming throw.

Chasing just 222 this was our game to lose and each pair made a positive contribution to the total as Pyrford cruised to victory totalling 266 for the loss of only 5 wickets.


Overs Runs Wickets Extras Total
Charlotte 3 1 3 8 -3
Mikey 2 6 3 0 -6
Christian 2 3 0 10 13
Joss 2 2 1 6 4
Ollie 2 0 2 0 -8
Morgan 1 1 0 4 5
Dominic 2 7 1 4 7
Adelaide 2 4 0 6 10


Runs Wickets Extras Total
Adelaide/Charlotte 2 1 10 8
Joss/Christian 0 1 14 10
Mikey/Morgan 17 1 8 21
Ollie/Dominic 29 2 6 27


April Work Day

Work Day 1a Work Day 3a

A huge thank you to those volunteers who gave up part of last weekend to get the Cricket Club ready for the new season.

A massive amount of work was completed:

The Club House hall was given two new coats of paint and the windows and loos given a thorough cleaning.

The bar has been stocked, ready for thirsty customers.

The sheds and scorebox have been cleaned out and reorganised.

Outdoors, the patio was weeded, the BBQ has been overhauled and cleaned and the sightscreens repaired.

The nets have been set up, both they and the Astro have been brushed clear of moss. The pitch was well and truly rolled, cleared of rubbish and the wild areas were strimmed.

All in all, it was a fantastic effort, so many thanks to everyone involved. We’re in fantastic shape now to start the new season.

There are however a few jobs still to be completed:

1 A small area of flooring in the gents toilets to be re-laid
2 Some tiling in the kitchen where some tiles have come away
3 Door to colts hut to be reinforced.

If anyone knows of someone with the relevant skills who might be prepared to tackle any of these, please contact Roger Reed.

2nd XI Fixtures 2015

09-May AWAY Dorking
16-May AWAY Ashford
23-May HOME Egham
30-May AWAY StreathamMar
06-Jun HOME Camberley
13-Jun AWAY Cranleigh
20-Jun HOME Oxted&Limpsf
27-Jun HOME Sanderstead
04-Jul HOME Ashford
11-Jul AWAY ChipsteadC&W
18-Jul AWAY Egham
25-Jul HOME StreathamMar
01-Aug HOME Dorking
08-Aug AWAY Camberley
15-Aug AWAY Oxted&Limpsf
22-Aug HOME ChipsteadC&W
29-Aug HOME Cranleigh
05-Sep AWAY Sanderstead

1st XI Fixtures 2015

09-May HOME Staines&Lale
16-May HOME Bank of Eng
23-May AWAY Egham
30-May HOME StreathamMar
06-Jun AWAY Addiscombe
13-Jun HOME Trin MidWhit
20-Jun AWAY Oxted&Limpsf
27-Jun AWAY Horsley&Send
04-Jul AWAY Bank of Eng.
11-Jul HOME O.Wimbledons
18-Jul HOME Egham
25-Jul AWAY StreathamMar
01-Aug AWAY Staines&Lale
08-Aug HOME Addiscombe
15-Aug HOME Oxted&Limpsf
22-Aug AWAY O.Wimbledons
29-Aug AWAY Trin MidWhit
05-Sep HOME Horsley&Send

Pyrford U8’s vs Epsom CC


Match Report Pyrford U8’s vs Epsom CC
held at  West Byfleet school [Photo courtesy of Mark]


With the first challenge of actually getting through the gate successfully negotiated captain Ollie won the toss and decided that we ‘would have a bowl’.

On an outfield which had been recently mowed and which contained some significant piles of cut grass [which proved a bit of a distraction for some!] we got underway with two tight overs from the two Oliver’s. Harry and Harriet followed up with encouraging overs and we managed a run out off the last ball of Harriet’s over.

Honours even after 4 overs with Epsom on 217 for 1.


The next Epsom pair faced the awesome fire power of Jack, Morgan, Harry [again] and Joss.  Again, honours even with 15 runs scored for the loss of one wicket.

235 for 2 after 8 overs. A score of 60-70 appeared to be on the cards at this point.


Things started to move in our direction in the next spell with Mikey, Jack and the two Oliver’s conceding just 8 runs off the next 4 overs. Super bowling by Mikey,

Ollie and Ollie at the death resulted in FIVE wickets for the loss of 9 runs.  Epsom reduced to a modest 233 for 7 from their 16 overs.


Now whilst winning is not everything  I am not one for squandering an advantage! This game was very definitely ours to lose. Each of our batting pairs was given a specific part to play in securing a victory. Step up openers Morgan and Harriet. Job: “Don’t get out and milk the wides and no balls!” Result 22 runs [all extras] with out losing a wicket] Fantastic! After 4 overs 22 without loss.


Jack and Joss were next to the crease. Job: Don’t get out and take a few runs if they are available. First ball to Joss rips past her off stump by a whisker. The next is an in-swinging Yorker destined to

knock the stumps into the recreation ground next door. But calm as you like Joss just drops her bat and squeezes it out. After their 4 overs we were on a relatively comfortable 238 for 0.


As the batting side loses runs for each wicket lost it was still possible for us to lose but looking at Mikey and Harry as they prowled to the crease this didn’t look likely. Their brief was to look to try to build the score. Some nice singles which would have run for 4 on an outfield without so much cut grass and a few extras took us on to 253 again without loss.


Final pair of Oliver and Ollie G had a simple task. “Fill your boots without being reckless!” 27 runs later [including 3 fours] they retired leaving us with a very convincing 280 without loss of a single wicket.


Result Pyrford win by 47 runs.


As always I was very happy with the performance, particularly the way they boys and girls meshed together. A very good result but more importantly they all seemed to have fun.

Man or woman of the match is a hard call. Mikey’s bowling [3-0 -8-3] was outstanding. Oliver M’s economy was excellent [3-1-3-2] with  no extras conceded. Great batting from Ollie G.

However, the joint award this week goes to Morgan and Harriet for their disciplined opening batting partnership which set the tone for the innings and got us off to such a good start.


Stats for those [dads] who like this sort of thing! Mum’s you can stop reading ….assuming you started in the first place.




Overs                    Maidens              Runs conceded                 Extras conceded               Wickets


Oliver M                                               3                              1                              3               0                                              2                  Excellent figures.

Ollie G                                                   3                              0                              7              4                                              0               Economical

Harry                                                     2                              1                              0               8                                              1              Very good wicket maiden

Harriet                                                  1                              0                              0               6                                              1              Very promising

Jack                                                        2                              0                              1              8                                              0              Very good second over

Morgan                                                1                              0                              0                8                                              0               First ball was excellent and every ball was straight.

Joss                                                        1                              0                              1                6                                              0              Encouraging start. Keep that bowling arm straight!

Mikey                                                   3                              0                              4                 4                                              3              Match winning figures!




Runs                      Extras                    Wickets                   Total


Morgan/ Harriett                             0                              22                           0                                  22


Jack / Joss                                           4                              12                           0                                 16


Mikey / Harry                                    3                              12                           0                                    15


Ollie G / Oliver                                   20                           17                           0                                    27