Congratulations to our Award Winners for the 2018 season
Batsman - Daniel Newton 766 runs @ 40 in 1st Xl League & Cup Bowler - Sadiq Khan 32 wickets @ 16 in 2nd Xl Cricket. All Rounder - Tom Lancefield 691 runs @ 53 & 32 wickets @ 23 in 1st
Xl League Cricket. Best Performance - Tom Lancefield v Sutton (Saturday 14th July) -
6/105 & 94. Ray Watson Award - Zohair Ali ( Best Junior in Senior cricket)
Also congratulations to Jeff Thompson who was awarded the Clubman
Trophy for his fantastic efforts in organising the Banfest event
Congratulations to our Third XI who
have been promoted to the 3rd XI Premier Division! That means all four
Saturday sides will be playing in their respective Premier Divisions next
season. A magnificent effort by all of the players who have represented us in
the leagues this season.
On Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd
August, 1914, Banstead’s 2nd XI played what was to be the club’s
last fixture for nearly five years, when they faced Redhill ‘A’ at The Ring,
Banstead won the toss and batted first. Despite the best efforts of their
opening batsman, Roland Bentley, who carried his bat, the team were all out
before lunch with a total of just 96 runs, Redhill’s F. Brown being the pick of
the bowlers, taking 3 wickets for 13 runs. Banstead dismissed
Redhill’s top three cheaply but then E.H.L. Nice dug in and gave “a fine display of
clean hitting”, making a century and giving Redhill a lead after
the first innings.
Redhill’s Brown took a hat-trick in the second innings, ending the match with 6
wickets for 23 runs, and Banstead could not do enough to save the match, losing
game by 70 runs.
11pm the following day, Britain’s
ultimatum to Germany
expired and we were at war. At least seven of the Banstead players involved in
that match went on to serve overseas; four were killed, one was captured and
the other two were wounded.
As we reach the end of the last centennial year of the war, it seemed fitting
to mark the sacrifice the men of our club made during the war by replaying that
final peacetime game. Redhill Cricket Club are sadly no longer with us but
Merstham C.C. now play at The Ring and so the two clubs honoured their
fallen players and members with a Twenty20 match at Avenue Road on
Friday 3rd August.
Hire our clubhouse for your event
Clubhouse available for hire for birthday and children's parties, business meetings, play groups.
Monday to Wednesday Closed; Thursday, Friday & Saturday open at 6pm, Sunday from 3.45 pm.
Saturday 3rd November: Fireworks
Our Annual Fireworks Display will take place on
Saturday the 3rd of November. As always we require volunteers
to work on the BBQ, Bucket Collections and the novelty toys stall. If you can
help please email Ray Watson