12th April 2021 – Magic Monday.

Welcome everyone to Magic Monday!

The bar will be re-opening daily for members from today at 17.30.  And who wouldn’t want to make the most of this amazing spring scene…

The set up will be the same as last year, from the balcony, social distancing will be expected to be observed and all purchases must be consumed outside of the pavilion.  We have blankets and heaters available to keep us warm until the weather changes.

We have replenished our stocks and have plenty of Ranmore, Rhubarb Cider and Amstel,  We also have a guest IPA (Sienna Nevada Citra or Big Wave) alongside our wines, soft drinks and bar snacks.

You will be able to access the toilets but as you know, we must keep to the rule of 6 and use plenty of sanitiser.  We would also prefer to take contact-less card payment as much as possible.

We really look forward to seeing you!


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Net Refurbishment

As you all know our much loved nets urgently need replacing. They were first installed in 1994 and are used just about every day throughout the season.The bounce is poor, the cage keeps falling down and the netting has holes. Health and Safety is a great concern. We are putting in an application to Your Fund Surrey for total replacement. The cost will be about £40,000 + VAT. We need your support to demonstrate to the funding body the desperate need. Please go to  https://yourfundsurreymap.commonplace.is/comments/600598687a8b1821a4a1ec07 click on the ‘thumbs up’ icon. Please don’t put it off till later – your club needs your support now and we owe it to all our youngsters and members to provide the best possible facilities.


…… to the Newdigate Cricket Club web site.

(A beautiful picture taken by Karen Fordree on the 18th January 2021)

We are a thriving cricket club, playing on a picturesque ground, situated on the Surrey/Sussex border, equidistant from Dorking, Reigate and Horsham.  We have a new pavilion which provides the club with  fantastic headquarters.

This is what Surrey County Cricket club has written about us.  “Premier side Newdigate, a bastion of village cricket on the Surrey/Sussex border and relative newcomers after starting life in 1849. Playing a full part in the heart of their community, they arrived late in league cricket by joining the Surrey Downs League in 1999 and switched to the Fuller’s in 2013.”

We offer a friendly environment for cricketers of all ages and abilities.

In 2021 we will be running two Saturdays sides in the Fuller’s Brewery Surrey County League.  In 2019 ( our last full season) the 1st XI came third and the 2nd XI came fifth in their respective divisions.

We are hoping to enter a team under the name of Newdigate Earthquakes in the Surrey T20 Slam competition. These are popular matches played  during weekday evenings. They are always well supported.

As an alternative to league matches our Sunday side/s play traditional friendly matches and our midweek team play twenty over friendlies throughout the summer on Wednesday evenings.

Our ladies  will be entering the winter  ‘Smash-It’ League under the name of the Newdigate Ninjas….. we will have to wait and see as to whether the competition will actually happen. We will also be entering the ladies into the Surrey T20 Slam next summer. See calendar for fixtures and contact Karen Fordree (kfordree@outlook.com ) for more information.

Follow all events happening at the club. Sign up to SPOND by going to https://group.spond.com/HVUWA

We are hoping that 2021 will go ahead and in anticipation we are planning the following. Our girls and boys (5-16 years of age) will meet on Friday evenings at 6.00 pm for coaching, starting on the 16th April.  We hope to hold a fun-filled Summer Camp in August.  Once again we have signed up to ALL STARS CRICKET which has proved to be a great success nationally. In 2019,  2212 clubs participated and 67,000 children attended! Our first session is on the 21st May 2021.

More details at:  https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

In 2020 we would have been witnessing some changes to junior league cricket as all competitive junior cricket in the county was scheduled to have been united under the Surrey Junior Cricket Championship.  For 2021 we have entered teams at under 9, 11, 13 and 15 levels.  We have also entered a team in the Surrey Trust Development League. For more information go to: https://surreyjuniorchampionship.play-cricket.com/Aboutus

We have entered an U13 and an U15 side in the winter  indoor Identilam 6-a-Side competition which is scheduled to be  played at Tandridge House School. We have just heard that the organiser and inspiration for this league has sadly passed away. His name was Peter Garland and we have sent our condolences. We really don’t know whether the league will continue.

We believe in running a club which is open and equable to everyone and have been awarded the ECB Clubmark FOCUS Accreditation in recognition of this achievement.

If you think that this is your kind of club then please contact us

Andrew Major
Newdigate Cricket Club

Simon Hughes has written in the May 2020 issue of the Cricketer:

“Sport is a temporary deflection away from reality, an uplifting experience after a hard week at work – whether playing or watching – or an opportunity to bond with people who share a communal passion”.


This is for everyone. If somebody stumbles unaccountably they may have had a stroke. Ask them to smile, to say a simple sentence or raise both arms. Also ask them to stick out their tongue and check if it is crooked. If they cannot do any of these simple things call the emergency service (details on the notice board on the balcony) as they may have had a stroke. Time is of the essence you might just save a life!

We are still fund raising

Are you buying anything on line?

Then register with easyfundraising.org.uk and follow the simple instructions by clicking on ’cause’ and entering Newdigate Cricket Club. For every purchase a percentage will go to the club without costing you a penny. Many major retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, M & S, Argos, Domino’s Pizza etc. are in the scheme so join up and support your club.


Why not preserve your name or that of a loved one by buying an engraved brick which will be on permanent display in the pavilion?

To donate or buy a brick download the following:

Brick Appeal Leaflet 2021

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