Quiz Night!



    SATURDAY 4th MARCH 2017




       £10.00 PER TEAM MEMBER,


Teams of up to 8 people


 Bring your own drink and glasses if you wish.



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Club AGM


Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place in the Worplesdon Pavilion, commencing at 7.15 p.m.

Nominations for Officers may be made on the night and any proposed changes to the Club rules may also be made on the night, but must have a seconder when proposed.


1. Apologies for absence.

2. Minutes of the 2015 AGM.

3. Matters arising.

4. Chairman's remarks.

5. Secretary's report.

6. Treasurer's report.

7. Fixture Secretary's report.

8. Welfare Officer's report.

9. Captain’s reports.

10. Election of Officers.

• Chairman

• Vice Chairman

• Hon Secretary

• Hon Treasurer

• Hon Fixture Secretary

• Welfare Officer

11. Election of Captains and Vice Captains.

12. Election of Committee Members.

13. Election of Hon Auditor.

14. Election of Vice Presidents.

15. Annual Subscriptions and Match fees

16. Any other business.

Richard Brain, Hon Secretary. 

Christmas Shopping!!!

Christmas Shopping!!!

With Christmas just over a month away, now is a good time to remind you all of one of our club partner schemes. Easyfundraising has been a resounding success so far, raising nearly £40 in such a short time but the more supporters we have, the more we can raise.

Signing up is free and takes 5 minutes, head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/worplesdoncc/ for details on how to do this.

Then whenever you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you are after and start shopping as normal.

Once you've completed your purchase, the retailer will make a donation to WBCC.

Can you topple our top 5 raisers so far?





WBCC 1sts Continue their Winning Run

Another weekend of cricket in the leafy suburb of Surrey brought with it another win for WBCC 1sts as they continued their impressive form with the dispatching of Warlingham.


Jay Doddaballapur bowled the side to victory

In the last limited overs match before the change of format, WBCC batted first. After a steady start seeing off the opening bowlers, the slow bowlers were brought on and Tim Golding was out top edging a pull. Mike Black came in and started to build a good partnership with Jai Uvaraju. As the runs started to flow, Warlingham became agitated, and were constantly changing the field almost every ball. Added to the left hand, right had paring, the overrate was very slow. With the score nearing 200, both batsmen tried to accelerate, and after a good innings setting the base Mike Black fell for 38. Trying to hit the spinner over the top. After some big switch hits for 6, Jai Uvaraju followed in the next over for an excellent 125. With 2 the overs running out and wickets in hand, the remaining batsmen all fell trying to hit quick runs, with Hannes Black scoring a quick fire 37 to boost the final total up to 251.

After checking how long Warlingham took to bowl their 45 overs, it was agreed they would have a reduced innings of 40 overs. In his last game before moving to New Zealand, Jay Doddaballapur took the new ball, and straight away started to extract the dangerous inswing that is known for. Again WBCC took a wick in the first over, and Jay started to take apart the top order ending up with 5 wickets for his swing bowling. The two youngsters Oliver Schofield and Matthew Lambert then came on to close the innings restricting the runs at taking to wickets to restrict Warlingham to 197 for 9 runs from their allocated overs.

A good win, making it four wins from four heading into the timed games next week.

The 2s started off very strongly, with Cunningham and Kitt reducing them to 18-3 and then 56-5. However two of Southern Railways’ better batsmen turned up late and batted down the order and this, combined with a few vital dropped catches meant that they escaped to 154 all out. Still an impressive bowling display by the 2s on what was a good batting track at Worplesdon, with Kitt’s 4-34 a particular highlight. Beddall and Kobhinath got off to a good start with the bat, reaching 27-0 in good time but after Beddall was trapped lbw and skipper Hopper was out first ball - needlessly flaying his bat at a ball outside off stump – the 2s then slipped to 48-6 and although Roberts (30) and Cunningham (4*) staged a brief fightback, Southern Railways’ impressive bowling meant that they were bowled out for 72. The old adage of “catches win matches” was quite appropriate in this match as the momentum turned with the drops towards the end of S.Rs’ innings and meant they headed into the 2nd innings with their tails up. Nevertheless, positives can still be taken from this performance, particularly with the ball, as the 2s head into the weekend away at Long Ditton.

The 3rd XI went into the first home game of the season full of optimism after registering their first win the previous week, this was boosted by winning what turned out to be a vital toss and inserting East Horsley on a pitch that Saturdays result suggested had a bit in for the bowlers.

WBCC were however treated to a masterclass in batting from J.Garlick as he dispatched the bowlers to all parts on his way to 125 retired. The bowlers got some reward for their efforts as at the other end wickets fell at regular intervals as EHCC finished on 259-7 with the pick of the bowlers being Phil Allen (3-29).

After an impressive tea laid on by Matt Lambert and family a rejuvenated 3rd XI set about chasing the target. Gobi Kobhinath (53) at the top of the order got the chase of to a good start before Phil Allen (55*) fresh from his bowling spell came in and anchored the innings. With a mid-order collapse threatening he was joined by Matt Lambert (20*) who saw WBCC through to 208 and the losing draw.

Looking back the 3rd XI will rue the mistakes in the field that could have changed the game however the batting performance continues to provide positives that can be taken into the next round of games.

WBCC 1sts and 2nds go top of the league!

Last week saw the 1sts play home to a newly relegated Caterham side. On what was expected to be a wet day the toss was going to be important, in a game that could be vital at the end of the season as Caterham look to bounce straight back and earn promotion.

Caterham won the toss, and put WBCC straight into bat, hoping to make use of the wet conditions and benefit from any Duckworth Lewis calculations if the came into effect. Both opening bowlers started well, bowling good lengths and getting movement in the air. WBCC openers Tim Golding (43) and Jai Uvaraju (38) were equal to the task, seeing out the opening bowlers. As the two bowlers spells moved into their 7th overs, it became apparent that Caterham were struggling for bowling options and WBCC batted to keep wickets in hand and attack the 4th and 5th bowlers. With the platform set, Hannes Black (56) came in and did just that, getting WBCC up to 204 off of 45 overs.

After Tea the rain was coming down quite heavily, but both sides took to the field hoping to take the points. Caterham started very carefully, and despite some excellent bowling WBCC were unable to make a breakthrough. At the break for drinks Caterham still had not lost a wicket, but were only moving at around 2 an over and needed to start taking some risks. On came Pete Grant to break the partnership, and cleared up the top order taking 4 wickets. In the end a convincing victory as Caterham finished on 171 for 9 off of their 45 overs. A great team performance with everyone contributing with bat or ball, and good pressure in the field.    

The 2nds unfortunately had their game canceled as opposition Effingham could not field a team. This meant they got the points by default and both 1sts and 2nds moved to the top of their respective leagues.

The 3rd XI went into their game away at Farncombe knowing that a win would complete a 100% weekend for the club.

This target was boosted when Mitch successfully won his first toss on the fifth attempt and elected to put pressure on the Farncombe batsmen early with the strong bowling line up. Things however did not go to plan as the opening batsmen raced to 62-0 off the first eight overs, bowling changes were required and James Hopper (2-15) and Jon Hawke (4-53) did not disappoint as they immediately started taking wickets aided by some very good catching in the field. Mitch (4-11) then brought himself on and cleaned up the tail as Farncombe finished on 146 off 33 overs.

Knowing that Worplesdon had 52 overs to chase down the total Farncombe knew early wickets were key.

Unfortunately for the 3rd XI this is exactly what happened as the Farncombe bowlers constantly threatened the stumps. Christo (73) coming in three held the innings together as wicket fell around him and found support with Gavin (26) to see WBCC to 132-6. However a flurry of wickets left the last wicket partnership of Liam and Mitch requiring 13 to win. With pressure building on both sides Mitch declared “we will do it in extras” as Liam (8 off 52 balls) showed extraordinary patience and intelligence to tie the game before hitting a four to win the game and get the 150 run batting point.               

With confidence high the 3rd XI are looking to repeat the performance against East Horsley next weekend.


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