Why Pirbright Cricket Club
Pirbright Cricket Club
Our home is the sports pitches and pavilion in the middle of the village of Pirbright, Surrey, between Guildford, Woking and Camberley.
We have a single pitch next to the village football pitch and have the the essential English setting, overlooking a village green, 2 pubs, some village shops and the village hall.
Why Sponsor Us?
We are a club on the move! Having launched a Youth Section last summer in July, during the pandemic, which was full within a week, we have high ambitions. We aim to grow from 60 youth members in 2020 to 200 in 5 years time with both girls and boys sections. Our adult sides are planned to grow to 2 Saturday league sides, one Sunday friendly, a ladies and diasbility sides. With so many people in the village involved in the club you'd be missing out if you werent also. Local buisness such as Squire Volvo have been on board from a year before the launch so high was the interest in the project. We have lots of opportunity from the small sponsor for 1 game to multi season deals.....
Currently we have 60 youth members playing in the Surrey Junior Cricket Championship (7 sides) with coaching sesisons for 5-13. We have 60 adult members with a Saturday league side in the I'anson league, and a Sunday side playign friendlies. We also have some unusual fixtures, including one annual game against the English National Opera cricket side, which is always followed by a free 1 hour concert on the pitch for the village with some world class singers. Why not be the sponsor for that event?!
We have a number of high profile Surrey and ECB coaches working with the club, all having joined in the last 12 months
The first recorded mention of “Pirbright Cricketers” was in 1787 when Farnham played a combined side . Players came from Ripley, Woking, Chobham and Pirbright, villages described at the time as being “ a hotbed of cricket.” The Farnham team on that day won the game by 7 wickets. The Pirbright Pavilion was cleared of its records at the beginning of World War II, when the club was closed down. Sadly the majority of records were lost.
With the war over, the club started again in 1946, a local resident, Major Wynne, was made captain and Henry Lawson of Church Lane was club President. The was no league cricket during this time only “friendlies” played in a similar spirit to Sunday games of today. With such games becoming more difficult to find the club joined the I’anson League in 1998, in which we have played ever since.
The club were champions of Div 3 in 2012 brining about their promotion to Div 2, which they won 2 years later. Their resulting promotion to Div 1 in 2015 remains the highest level at which the club has competed.
The club is known for its complete mix of members from novice to experienced Surrey Championship campaigners, all of whom have the opportunity to play in our variety of games.