Godalming Cricket Club

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Godalming Cricket Club is based at Godalming, Surrey, and was briefly a major cricket team, playing 12 known first-class matches from 1821 to 1825.[1][2] Its home ground then was The Burys but is now Holloway Hill recreation ground.

Julius Caesar began his career at Godalming where he attracted local press attention at age 16, in the Surrey Gazette. He helped Godalming beat a Surrey XI at The Oval in 1849, aged 18, by making scores of 67 and 46.

Recent history[edit]

The club now plays home matches at Holloway Hill Sports Association's recreation ground in Godalming with clubhouse facilities in the pavilion. The current chairman is Helen Ross and the club captain is John Milner.[3] It is a CASC registered club with HM Revenue and Customs.[4]

In August 2004 GCC played an Old England XI including John Lever, Derek Randall and Derek Underwood. This was a charity event to raise funds for Chace Children's Hospice.[5]

In February 2006, an arson attack destroyed the pavilion at nearby Thursley Cricket Club. Within hours, Godalming had offered the use of its facilities to Thursley.[6]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826), Lillywhite, 1862

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