We regularly field two sides on a Saturday in the Fullers Brewery Surrey Cricket League and a Sunday XI that plays in the Village Cricket League.
With increasing success on the field in 2016 already attracting new players for 2017 and with our youth development strategy starting to produce competent senior cricketers, our 1st XI will be lining up a third successive promotion and aiming for the premier division. Expectations are also high for our 2nd XI with plans already set to achieve promotion from division 5. Our Sunday XI team became established during 2016 and competed very well in the Village Cricket League, regularly chasing down totals in excess of 200.
At Effingham we have a clear philosophy geared towards providing cricket for all. This encompasses a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to enjoy themselves (up to a point of course) and supported to improve as cricketers. Nobody is selected to be simply making up the numbers and skippers are always making sure that everyone is involved in the game and contributing to the result.
We have plenty of cricket available at Effingham and, buoyed by recent success, are now actively looking for new senior players.
Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us for 2017 and beyond.
New Players Wanted
Adam Burlison - Club Captain
“Buoyed by recent success, we are now actively looking for new senior players. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us for 2017.”
Club Captain’s Welcome
Welcome to Effingham Cricket Club. The senior section at Effingham continues to go from strength to strength with an impressive number of “homegrown” players providing the core of the three senior teams,. This, coupled with a scattering of senior players across each team, has become the hallmark of the club over the last five seasons.
The adoption of an approach based upon inclusivity and full participation has ensured excellent member retention and provides an excellent environment for cricketers of all levels. In recent seasons, each team has participated and competed to the maximum, not only in friendly matches, but also league cricket. With the 1XI having a resurgence in the Fullers League this has created competition for places. Successive promotions have been achieved with only three players over the age of 30, suggesting that the senior team is in good health.
For those wanting competitive, but enjoyable Sunday cricket, the Village Cricket League (VCL) offers the perfect platform. Picturesque Surrey grounds in a league format, whilst not forgetting that development and participation is fundamental to the league. In the few seasons we have been members we have already been crowned Div 2 champions and been able to blood the best youngsters in a league setting ensuring they gain match experience in a league format before featuring in the Saturday league teams.
For the more casual cricketer the midweek T20 league played at the height of summer is an enjoyable run out followed by the traditional post match beer, with the carrot of a final at Guildford CC on offer as the season finale. Having finished runners up in 2015, we are keen to go one better in the coming seasons.
Senior Teams in 2017
The following are the senior teams that we will be running in 2017, with an introduction to the captains:
Captain - 1st XI
“Having joined the club in 2008 I was appointed 1XI captain in 2011. The 1XI has significantly evolved in that time with the emphasis on promoting players from the thriving colts section – this policy has reaped dividends with back to back promotions in the last two seasons.
I am also part of the Exec Committee responsible for shaping the future of the club and involved in the day to day decision making.
Effingham remains one of the nicer places in the county for all ages and abilities to play their cricket.”
Captain - 2nd XI
“I have been part of the Club since 2003 and played many games across both the 1st XI and 2nd XI.
As an integral part of the 2nd XI in recent seasons I am keen to add continuity of selection to the team and develop a competitive squad to challenge for promotion in 2017.
Having played many 2nd XI matches since I joined this is my opportunity to give a little back to the Club, the ethos of the team will balance game time for the members without compromising the ultimate target of promotion.”
Captain - Sunday XI
“Since joining the club as a nine year old colt, I have played for all of the senior teams during the last seven seasons, including over 50 1st XI appearances.
After missing lots of cricket over the last three years due to university commitments, I look forward to playing both Saturdays and Sundays throughout 2017.
On Sundays, our target is to win the second division in the Village Cricket League and continue to provide opportunties for all to participate and enjoy their cricket.”
Captain - T20
“I have played junior and senior cricket at Effingham for 10 years and have played in all the senior teams.
Now I have finished university I would like to hopefully increase the focus on T20 cricket at Effingham. Our goal for 2017 season is to win the Ockham cricket week and make a good run in the SSM cup as we did in 2015.
Players of all abilities are encouraged to show an interest in T20 cricket to grow our player base and hopefully arrange more T20 fixtures. The focus will be on positive and enjoyable cricket for the upcoming season.”
Pre-season begins with winter net sessions at Feltonfleet School in Cobham. The twelve week indoor sessions commence in January and run until April every Saturday from 2pm until 5pm.
The winter Training is complemented by separate smaller sessions on the eve of the season at the Surrey Cricket Centre in Guildford.
The senior nets session run from 6:30pm on a Thursday evening from mid summer. The sessions involve 1-2-1 batting sessions, general batting and bowling and out fielding drills.