1911
4,500
No
Pavilion End, Railway End
Surrey
Hockey
02:08, Thu Apr 24, 2014 (UTC +0100)
Gifted by Sir Henry Waechter-Bart
Woodbridge Road
 

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Guildford's council-owned Woodbridge Road ground has hosted cricket since the 1870s (although the existing club was reformed in 1922) and Surrey first played there in 1938 and, except for a brief break in the 1960s, have staged a well-attended festival every summer since, although at various times the future of the festival has been in doubt because of financial issues. The ground was given to the town in trust in 1911 by Sir Harry Waechter, with cricket included in the objects of his charitable donation, and until recently the pitches were also extensively used for hockey in the winter. The ground is long but narrow, and during the extremely popular Surrey CCC festival - usually in mid July - it is almost always full to capacity. In 1997 Ali Brown played one of the most remarkable one-day innings, smashing 203 in a Sunday League game. Guildford CC, one of Surrey's leading club sides, has produced several England players, including Martin Bicknell, Ashley Giles and Rikki Clarke. Being so close to the town centre, the approaches to the ground become extremely congested at peak times. The record attendance was in 1938 when 7000 somehow crammed in for the visit of Hampshire.
Martin Williamson

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2014
Sun Jul 20 - Wed Jul 23
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Surrey v Kent
Sun Jul 27 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
Group B - Surrey v Glamorgan
Tue Aug 5 - Thu Aug 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Second Eleven Championship
South Division - Surrey 2nd XI v Northamptonshire 2nd XI
Fri Aug 8 (50 ovs)
12:00 local | 11:00 GMT
07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT
Second Eleven Trophy
South Division - Surrey 2nd XI v Northamptonshire 2nd XI
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Surrey v Kent at Guildford
Jul 20-23, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Group B: Surrey v Glamorgan at Guildford
Jul 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Division: Surr 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd at Guildford
Aug 5-7, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Division: Surr 2nd XI v Nthants 2nd at Guildford
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