We regularly field two sides on a Saturday, with the 1st XI playing in the Surrey Championship, and the 2nd XI in the Shepherd Neame Surrey County League. We also have a Sunday XI in the Village Cricket League.
Increasing success on the field in and our fruitful youth development strategy producing competent senior cricketers has led to the 1st XI achieving the aim of reaching the Surrey Championship.
High expectations for the 2nd XI have been met, with the 2nd XI now playing in the 2nd Division of the Shepherd Neame Surrey County League – and we continue to look upwards.
Our Sunday XI team is well established and competes 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 and are 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.
New Players Wanted
Ed Cooper - 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.”
Double Promotion and Cup Winners!
Effingham CC will play in the Surrey Championship in the 2023 season for the first time in the club’s long history, after achieving promotion for the third consecutive season. The 2nd XI matched the success of the 1st XI, by winning Division 2 of the Surrey County League – losing only two matches throughout the season. The 1st XI capped their incredible season by also winning the league cup to complete the double!
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 earning promotion to the Surrey Championship, 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 lengthy run in the Surrey Slam on offer.
The following are the senior teams with an introduction to the captains:
Captain - 1st XI
“Since joining the club as a nine year old colt, I have played for all of the senior teams and have made over 200 senior XI appearances.”
Captain - 2nd XI
Captain - Sunday XI
“I have been captain of the Sunday team since 2018, leading a team that welcomes players from the 1st and 2nd XIs, but is mainly formed from younger players. Personally, I have played for all teams at Effingham, from age group to senior level.”
Captain - T20
Winter Training 2023
Wednesdays, 8-10pm at Feltonfleet School, Cobham
Pre-season begins with winter net sessions at Feltonfleet School in Cobham. The indoor sessions commence on the 22nd February and run every Wednesday until the 29th March, for under-15s and senior men and women. Sessions cost £6 per person.
The senior nets session run weekly during the mid-summer (more info to come). Sessions involve 1-2-1 batting sessions, general batting and bowling and out fielding drills.