Why Normandy Cricket Club
Normandy Cricket Club
Hello and welcome to the official SNAP Sponsorship profile of Normandy Cricket Club.
We're delighted to announce that we’ve now partnered with SNAP Sponsorship and we’re looking for sponsors who are excited about affiliating themselves with a successful grassroots cricket club in Normandy, Surrey. We’re a community club with a long history and big ambitions.
We strive to craft a partnership with our sponsors that meets their specific objectives, whether that be community gifting, social responsibility (CSR), direct sales or brand building.
Whatever your motivation, find out more below. Thank you for visiting our profile.
Why Sponsor Us?
In order to survive and to continually improve our facilities for the local community, the club relies on sponsorship from local businesses – and this is where we would like to work alongside you.
Increased brand awareness, raising the profile of your business in our community
Do you want to raise the profile of your business or organisation? Normandy Cricket Club is keen to develop new relationships with businesses who can offer beneficial products and services to our local community.
Sponsoring us will raise the profile of your business and benefit you in the following ways:
- Exposure to hundreds in the local area and players and spectators from visiting teams
- Publicity in local papers
- Exposure across Surrey through live streaming of 1st XI games
- Increased brand awareness on our website and through our social media accounts
- Satisfaction from giving back to the community
- You’re supporting a much-needed local amenity which brings enjoyment to many.
All revenue raised is returned to the club to improve facilities for our players and spectators who love cricket.
Engage with our many members and capitalise on our strong social media following
Normandy Cricket Club is in the heart of the community with access to a wide audience including a large membership and extensive supporter network. We understand the importance and power of the internet and social media and therefore use our website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to promote our club, fixtures and sponsors with a total following of over 2,000 people.
We’re an extremely social club who pride themselves on being warm, friendly and family-orientated. We regularly host events throughout the year and we’d be happy to host a sponsored networking event if desired.
Normandy Cricket Club has an array of sponsorship opportunities which can be tailored to meet your objectives. Through sponsorship, our club will promote your company in a wide variety of ways enriching the profile of your business in our community.
Get involved in grassroots sport and remove economic barriers making sport affordable, accessible and inclusive for all
Sponsorship of a grassroots sport delivers a much higher return on investment than traditional advertising. This is because sponsorship allows your business to become directly involved in activities that are highly valued by local consumers.
Normandy Cricket Club is proud of its strong bonds with the community and enjoys supporting and engaging with local initiatives. Consumers are known to form strong positive associations with sponsors who support the development of grassroots sport and also contribute to the local area and by directly supporting us, you’re helping to remove economic barriers — making cricket affordable, accessible and inclusive for all in the community.
Contact us now to find out more and explore what Normandy Cricket Club can offer you!
The Club Today
Located in a beautifully secluded rural location in the Surrey Hills, cricket has been played in the village of Normandy since 1896. An intimate and friendly club, Normandy maintains strong links with the local community through its active senior and junior cricket memberships.
We run 6 senior teams at Normandy providing cricket for all abilities from professional to social cricket. Our 1st XI play in the Surrey Championship Premiership Division, whilst our more social 5th and 6th XIs play friendly matches throughout the summer.
For 2023, we're delighted to announce that we've signed Harry Nielson as our overseas professional. With appearances for the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL 2023 and South Australia, we look forward to welcoming Harry to Hunts Hill Road.
In addition to Harry, Normandy are delighted to welcome back Nathan Sowter. Nathan plays white ball cricket for Durham and has retained his place with the Oval Invincibles for 2023. Nathan is a long-standing playing member of Normandy CC where his performances attracted the attention of Middlesex CCC where he started his professional career.
We have a very active Colts session with over 200 Colts. Colts’ training sessions are run on Friday evenings throughout the season and with a barbeque running and the bar open, Normandy Cricket Club is a fantastic venue to enjoy a warm summer’s evening watching cricket and welcoming in the weekend.
Normandy Cricket Club is an ECB Clubmark accredited club.
Clubmark is the ECB'S National Accreditation and is used to create a benchmark for high quality community club cricket. ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members.
Colts training sessions are run on Friday evenings throughout the season and with a barbeque running and the bar open, Normandy Cricket Club is a fantastic venue to enjoy a warm summer’s evening watching cricket and having a drink to welcome in the weekend.
History of Our Club
Normandy Cricket Club was formed in 1896, the early matches being played in a field between Westwood House and Westwood Farm. The club continued to grow, despite having to relocate to land in School Lane, now forming part of Roughs Farm. Matches were played there up to the start of World War II, when in accordance with government directives Sir Philip Henriques, the owner of the ground, repossessed it for food cultivation.
The fortunes of the club changed in March 1945 when Guildford Rural District Council acquired land from the War Department at Normandy Common, specifically for use as a cricket ground and to be let to the club at an annual rent of two pounds ten shillings. The land, off Hunts Hill Road, was used throughout World War II as an army training ground. It was undulating, criss-crossed with trenches, covered with bracken, gorse and pine, presenting a most daunting task for any group of enthusiasts from which to create a cricket ground. Clearance of the area started in 1946.
There was a great celebration when the Member of Parliament, Sir John Jarvis, officially opened the ground on 28 June 1947. The opening match played against Major D L Cox's XI (the President's XI), was the first since departing from School Lane in 1940. A second ground was established on adjoining land leased from the parish council in 1991. The excellent facilities are often in demand by other clubs requiring a neutral ground for fixtures, providing an additional and welcome source of revenue for the club. There is strong support from its social members in regularly preparing teas for matches and helping to maintain the clubhouse and grounds.
George Harris, Secretary and Treasurer for twenty-one years, died in 1977 requesting in his will that his ashes be buried at the cricket ground. His brother-in-law, Jack Evans, carried out the ceremony with President John Milton, Chairman George Readings and life member Doug Roberts, in attendance.
Unconventional use of the grounds has included the emergency landing of a helicopter, hot-air balloons and in 1959, the location for a film "Light up the sky", starring Tommy Steele, Benny Hill and Ian Carmichael featuring the hilarious antics of a searchlight unit in World War II.
On 31 May 1999, guests, players and well-wishers were invited to attend the grand opening of the club's new pavilion, performed jointly by Mickey Stewart, President of Surrey County Cricket Club and Doug Roberts, life member and now President of the club. It was a memorable occasion, set in a location that is best described as one of the most pleasant and picturesque in the County of Surrey.
With membership and crowd attendances rising, we have ambitious plans to continue to develop the infrastructure at the club and grow our teams. We’re particularly keen to build a quality women's cricket pathway providing facilities and cricket playing opportunities for all females from the Colts through to the seniors.
Naturally, we want to support our sponsors and build them in to our club on a strategic level — allowing all of our partners to benefit from our ever-improving facilities, expanding audience and our community involvement.