Chessington CC are very proud to reach 100 Years and plan to use 2019 as a start to the next 100 Years by offering excellent facilities and a great base where to play and learn to play cricket. We thrive on being a pillar in the local community so feel free to join us in our centenary celebrations.
Message from the Chairman (Nick Bailey):
This year marks a fantastic achievement in Chessington Cricket Club being 100 years old. History tells of games before this, but 2018 marks the start of games at the now home of Chessington CC at the Sir Francis Barker Recreation Ground. Sir Francis’s son Arthur donated the ground on the basis it would be used and run by local people for sport. 1928 saw the first pavilion erected, to be replaced by the 1st “Saker” pavilion in 1964. This one burned down, and incredibly was rebuilt by club members within 7 months! Reopening in time for the new 1965 season.
In 1971, we acquired our other ground around the back. To turn the field into a usable cricket pitch then cost £3090, it would be a lot more today! The club has since gone from strength to strength and today sees the Saturday senior sides compete in the Surrey Championship, and operate many Colts and Friendly Xl’s. The spirit that first started the club in 1918 is as much in place today - “ a community club that wants to provide sport and somewhere to socialise for all” Although many many people helped over the years to get the club where it is today, the names of Barker, Watling and Saker are hugely prominent and without them it is safe to say there would be no club as it is today.
Centenary Year Events:
Please keep checking for ongoing events throughout 2019
Saturday 26th January - Centenary Ball
Kingston Lodge Hotel - SOLD OUT
Excellent event & well attended, thankyou to our guest speakers Mick Morden, Andy Flethcer and Historian Nick Bailey. For pictures of the evening go to the gallery page.
Friday 22nd/Saturday 23rd February - Centenary Golf Trip
Meon Valley Golf & Country Club
Thankyou to the 22 golfers for there attendance and support. Please see pictures in the gallery page. The Winners were:
Individual - Rob 'Tee Up in the Rough' Edmond
Team - Tony Alldis, Rob Edmond, Karl Thorns & Rob 'No Out of Bounds Penalty' Barnard
Long Drive - Nick Bailey
Nearest Pin - Paul Willis
Friday 29th March - Centenary Year Gin Tasting - SOLD OUT
Chessington Cricket Club, 7pm
Another excellent event and a massive thankyou goes to Nigel & Jane Legg for running the event.
Wednesday 24th April - Colts Cricket Festival
Chessington CC would like to thank the following schools & nursuries for there participation in the day:
Chessington Day Nursery
Toad Hall Nursery
St Marys Chessington
Southborough Boys School
It was a really good day, we were very lucky with the weather and in all over 250 children got to experience our fantasitc facilities and coaching.
Saturday 27th April - Start of Season Party
Chessington Cricket Club, 8pm - Midnight Hour will be playing at CCC
We would like to go on record to thank Midnight Hour for generously playing at CCC for free as part of our Centenary celebrations. Not only are they an excellent band they also allowed a few special guest singers throughout the evening too.
Saturday 25th May - Race Night - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Chessington Cricket Club, 8pm
Thankyou for all that came and bought horses for the event. We raised over £600 on the night and also paid out over £500 to the winners so it was a great event all round.
Thursday 20th June - Royal Ascot, Ladies Day
Chessington Cricket Club, 2pm - Tickets are £130 and include Village Enclosure tickets and return travel from Chessington CC - Ladies Only Event
Thankyou to the ladies that attended the event. A great time was had by all and there was even some winners!
Sunday 16th June - Marquee Friendly, Armadillos CC
Sheffield Park, Horsham - Please see http://www.armadilloscc.co.uk/ for history of the ground & club
Unfortuantely the game was rained off and we couldn't find an alternative date to re-arrange the fixture.
Friday 11th July - CCC Centenary Golf Day
The Drift Golf Club, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 5HD - £60 pp includes bacon roll & coffee, 18 holes & 1 course dinner plus prizes
A great day was had and a big thankyou to The Drift Golf Club for hosting us, we had 26 golfers enjoy a cracking day. Winners on the day were:
Individual - Rob 'is this my ball' Barnard
Team - Nick Bailey, Jason Watson, Andy White & Andy Fletcher
Long Drive - Karl Thorns
Nearest Pin - Paul Willis
Sunday 21st July - Marquee Friendly, Abinger Hammer CC
Abinger Hammer, Dorking RH5 6RY - voted in top 10 picturesq cricket grounds in England by The Telegraph
We would to thank Abinger Hammer for being great hosts on the day, the ground is truely one of the most picturesq in the country. Pictures in the gallery.
CCC - 253-9 (Louis Bishop 46, Pryank Patel 36 & Tyler Larkin 50) drew with
Abinger CC - 169-8 (George Legg, Finlay Stubbs & Tyler Larkin took 2 wickets apiece)
Monday 5th to Friday 9th August - Cricket Week
Chessington Cricket Club - 3 x local T20 & 2 x all day games vs. MCC & Club Cricket Conference
Once again a huge thankyou to all the sides that we played against to make our Centenary Cricket Week a huge success, in particular Kingstonian CC & Old Californians for playing T20 and the Club Cricket Conference & MCC for the all day games. Pictures are in the gallery. Results were:
Mon - Kingstonian 153-5 beat CCC 152-9 (Tyler Larkin 99*) by 1 run
Tues - CCC 154-3 (Louis Bishop 50* & Alex Barker 46*) beat Old Californians CC 146-8 by 8 runs
Wed - CCC 157-9 (Tom Daniel 50*) beat CCC U19 98-9 (George Legg 47 & Conor McElligot 3-6) by 59 runs
Thurs - Club Cricket Confenence 301-7 from 45 (Ash Arora 3-57) by CCC 192-10 (Karl Thorns 69) by 109 runs
Fri - MCC 245-7 from 60 beat CCC 111-10 by 134 runs
Sunday 11th August - Presidents Day
Chessington Cricket Club
An excellent day was had by all with CCC winning both games. The Presidents Xl was a mixture of past players and old foes, whilst Hook & Southborough were our first opponents 100 Years ago - we must also say a special thanks to H&S for the maginifcent gift of that particular scorecard and is now hanging up for all to see by the bar.
Game 1 saw CCC beat the Presidents Xl by 6 wickets. Presidents Xl 180-8 from 35 (Conor McElligot 5-21),CCC 181-4 (Tyler Larkin 83)
Game 1 saw CCC beat Hook & Southborough by 28 runs. CCC 173-7 from 35, H&S 145 all out
Monday 9th September - Marquee Friendly, Cross Arrows CC
Lords Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Unfortunately the game has been postponed until the 2020 season due to the stand works going on at Lords now affecting the Nursery Ground.
Friday 27th September - End of Season Awards Night
Jolshuri restaurant, Claygate
An excellent evening was had by all and our thanks go to Rob Barnard for organising a terrific evening. In all over 40 people attened which created a great atmosphere and congratulations go to all the winners.
1st Xl - Players Player: Tyler Larkin & Player of the Year: Daniel Yarnley
2nd Xl - Players Player: Adam Lawrence & Player of the Year: Andy White
3rd Xl - Players Player: Simon Burge & Player of the Year: Arion Lal
Sunday Xl - Players Player: Anton Gowthanman & Player of the Year: Rahim Akram
Academy Player of the Year - Josh Turpin
Saturday 26th October - Halloween Party
Chessington Cricket Club, 7pm - Prizes for best Fancy Dress & Halloween themed games throughout the night, donation entry
Thankyou to those that attended and congratulations to Vere & Vikki Bowyer who took the prize for the best Fancy Dress. See photos section for images of the evening.
Sunday 15th December - Christmas Party
Chessington Cricket Club, 2pm - Christmas Jumpers and family day
As always, thankyou to everyone that came down for the afternoon. A cracking afternoon was had and good to see so many members, friends and families on the day looking very festive in there Christmas Jumpers.