Albury Cricket Club

Albury Cricket Cub

Albury CC

“Cricket was first played at Albury in 1789 when the Earl of Onslow brought over a team to play the village. There is no record of the result, but it is thought the game took place on the other side of the road to the present ground.

In 1985 the Duke of Northumberland granted a long-term lease to the newly formed Albury Cricket Club for the site we now use. At first games were only played against the closest  villages. Even in the 1950’s a player who moved to Gomshall felt he could no longer play for the club as he had “moved out of the area”!

During the 70’s the club started to play league cricket and started a successful climb up through various competitions. We had some notable results in the Surrey evening knock-out competition, the fore-runner to T20 cricket, playing in three finals and winning once.

The club owes much to Roland Woods who tended the wicket, played through 5 decades, captained the club and who until recently, when he unfortunately passed away, could be seen every day of the year keeping a watchful eye on the ground.

Christopher Martin-Jenkins, the well-known journalist and Test Match Special commentator was a long-standing playing member, and often brought first-class players, including Test Players, to play against the club in Charity matches.” Source www.alburycc.co.uk

Clubhouse 01483 203395
email: albury@surreydowns.org

Founded: 1789
Surrey Downs League Debut: 2006

ECB Clubmark First Accredited: September 2008

Contacts:

  • 1st Xi Team Captain: John Aston 07816 950862
  • Fixture Secretary: tba / tbc
  • Hon. Secretary: Hilary Shaw
  • Welfare Officer: Helen Esplen 07771 537150
  • Surrey Downs League Representative: Asif Ashraf 07976975601

It is hoped the information on this page will be confirmed for the 2017 season

Previous Leagues:
Surrey County League (Fullers)

 

New Road, Albury Heath, ALBURY, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9DB England UK


Last reviewed and updated 16 January 2017