Members of the Surrey Downs League, Division III
Founded in 1871
The village of Shere lies in the Tillingbourne valley on the south side of the North Downs, between Guildford and Dorking. An early account in the Domesday Book (1086) lists 1 church, 2 mills, 14 ploughs and 3 acres of meadow and woodland.
Not a lot has changed, except the 2 mills were swapped for a couple of pubs and the 3 acres of meadow and woodland now hosts Cricket games on a Saturday (and sometimes Sunday) afternoon.
Cricket has been played in the village since 1671 and the team currently take part in the Surrey Downs League Division III. The ability of most of the players can best be described as 'enthusiastic' - and we would welcome any players who can chase a fast-moving cricket ball without falling over. If you can catch/bat/bowl - that would be a great bonus.
The history of the club in all it's forms can be found here. Did you know for instance, that the earliest recorded player of baseball - William Bray, gave up playing in favour of Cricket 6 years after his first game?