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Below is the latest news from the Free Foresters Cricket Club.

Response to Covid-19 and 2020 season impact

20 March 2020

Following the recent update from the UK Government and Sporting National Governing Bodies as to the Coronavirus threat, the Free Forester fixtures are cancelled for April and May. We are keeping the position under review - in the light of updates from the UK Govt and the ECB. We will provide further news on this website and via social media over the coming weeks. read more

Free Forester Women

19 March 2020

2020 will be the third season FF Women boldly take the field! This year we are expanding the fixture list to five games having made a promising start under the enthusiastic captaincy of Charlotte Bawden - Durham University and MCC. We are to play:  The Army, 11.00, Wed 8th July at Aldershot, nr Farnham, Surrey, 40 overs  Sutton CC, 17.30 Wed 29th July at Sutton CC, Sutton, Surrey, T20  Spencer CC, 14.00 Sun 2nd August at Spencer CC, Wandsworth, SW18, format tbd  Combined Services/UKAFCA, 11.00 Wed 5th August at Vine Lane, Middex, 40 overs  MCC, 11.00 Thurs 6th August at Vine Lane, Middex, 40 overs The latter two games are in the triangular Mabway Plate. read more

New Committee members

14 April 2015

Having retired by rotation, the Committee warmly thanks John Ratledge, Jim Chaudry and Arnie Clarke for their recent service on the Committee. They are replaced by Robin Jones, Sean Parry and Simon Dyson. Robin returns to the Committee and is well know across the club. Sean (Durham MCCU and Hampshire) is a relatively recent member in his prime as a player! Simon has a distinguished pedigree in the game having been one of the English finest leg spinners of his generation - opting to ply his trade in the amateur game principally for Cheshire CCC and Wimbledon CC. He has also has been very active in cricket administration for ECB, MCC, Club Cricket Conference and Chance to Shine. Last year he became Chairman of the Surrey Cricket Board - the link between the Oval and the amateur game in Surrey. Simon was the driving force behind the publication in 2013 of 'Gentleman, Gypsies and Jesters: The Wonderful World of Wandering Cricket' the proceeds of which went to Chance to Shine. read more

New Hon Sec

26 March 2015

After 6 years in the post of Hon Sec, Guy Beresford has handed over to Paul Askew. The club is very grateful for all the time and effort that Guy has expended on our behalf; he has played a pivotal role in updating the club's database and he will remain as an important member of the general committee. read more

Candidates Secretary

08 February 2015

Jack Berrisford, who has been the club's Candidates Secretary for the last two years, is standing down from the post. He is currently living in Austria, from where it will be difficult to carry out the role effectively. The club is very grateful to Jack for his hard work and significant progress in establishing a base of talented members away from the South East. read more