Byfleet Cricket Club
Address: Byfleet Cricket Paviliion, Parvis Road, Byfleet, West Byfleet, KT14 7AB
Phone: 01932 343 693
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Byfleet Cricket Club is looking forward to its 140th season at its Parvis Road ground. Cricket has been played there since 1876 and following lease negotiations we have secured use of the ground well into the 22nd century. Currently the club is enjoying a sustained period of success both on and off the field.
The first eleven, having two seasons ago gained promotion from the Fuller’s Surrey County League to Surrey’s top competition, the Ryman Surrey Championship League, promptly won a second consecutive promotion within that league and are now playing at the highest level the club has ever experienced. The Second Eleven hold their own in the top division of the County League looking to join their first team colleagues in the Championship as soon as possible.
The colts section, founded 10 years ago has rapidly blossomed and has provided many graduates into the senior teams and with more juniors pressing to join them the club has now formed a Third Eleven. In 2014 this team played a series of friendly matches but in the coming season will compete in the County League third eleven competition. Apart from league cricket the club also plays a number of friendly fixtures for those who prefer the less intense social aspect of the game.
As part of the club’s on-going development a facilities improvement programme for the Parvis Road ground is in place. At the centre of this plan is a proposed extension and refurbishment of the pavilion. This project will not only seek to meet higher standards demanded by the higher level of cricket being played but is also intended to provide a social or function facility accessible to members of the local community.
Planning permission has been obtained and, with the help of Surrey Cricket, funding is being sought and the club’s own fundraising efforts are in full swing. As part of this the club will be repeating last year’s inaugural Music and Real Ale Festival which drew excellent support from local residents and music and ale enthusiasts from much further afield. This year’s event will take place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June.
A week later on Sunday 28th June the club will entertain a Surrey Masters XI in a 20/20 challenge match. The Masters XI is made up of well-known ex Surrey stars and the match promises to be a fun afternoon for all. Watch out for more details of these two major events.
Membership of the club, both playing and social, is open to all. Whether you are interested in competitive or social cricket there are fixtures to suit all tastes and we will be pleased to welcome newcomers. Drop in at our practice sessions, which take place on Thursday evenings at the ground, or come to see the teams in action on any match day. For juniors aged 8 – 16 we run coaching sessions on Wednesdays (6 - 8pm) and for 6 -7 year olds on a Saturday morning (9 - 9.45am).
There is a full programme of matches for all age groups in the Under 9 to Under 15 range. If it’s just sitting back in the sun with a cool beer and the sound of leather on willow in the background you are just as welcome.
For more details of our activities see our website www.byfleetcc.co.uk. Alternatively contact Shakel Ahmed (07795 281378) for more information about our colts section or Andy Savage (07921 949867) for senior and general activities.