• "Never let a day's work get in the way of a good day of sport!"


  • "If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt."

    Dean Martin

  • "The big Cuban opened his legs and showed his class."

    David Coleman

  • "I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok."

    Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player

  • "Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."

    Alan Minter

  • "Moses Kiptanui - the 19 year old Kenyan, who turned 20 a few weeks ago."

    David Coleman

  • "That's the fastest time ever run - but it's not as fast as the world record."

    David Coleman

  • "This could be a repeat of what will happen in the European games next week."

    David Coleman

  • "I'm not a believer in luck... but I do believe you need it."

    Alan Ball

  • "One of the reasons Arnie is playing so well is that, before each tee-shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them - Oh my God, what have I just said?"

    US TV commentator

  • "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision."

    Muhammad Ali

  • "Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don't drink too much. Then again, don't drink too little."

    Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith-Johannsen, Skiing pioneer

  • "For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip."

    John Motson

  • "When you win the toss - bat. If you are in doubt, think about it, then bat. If you have very big doubts, consult a colleague - then bat."

    WG Grace

  • "I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat."

    Ron Atkinson

  • "You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference."

    Chris Evert

  • "We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite."

    Murray Walker

  • "I can play in the center, on the right, and occasionally on the left side."

    David Beckham, when asked if he was a 'volatile' player

  • "I never make predictions and I never will."

    Paul Gascoigne

  • "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

    Terry Venables

  • "Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it."

    Jimmy Connors

WTSC - Cricket

You can view all our cricket events this year here: View Events


The Pitch

Being a member of the Wine Trade Sports Club Cricket Club allows keen cricketers in the trade excellent opportunities to play on some of the finest wickets in the South of England.


From one of the Essex County team's training ground in Coggleshall to the hallowed turf of Eton College; from the HAC in the heart of the square mile to the delightful Surrey village of Dunsfold (with its convenient picturesque pub on the green) - although we don't have our own pitch, many of our games take place at the beautiful ground of the Royal Hampton Wick CC in Bushy Park, South West London.


The Season

Annually the season consists of about 15 fixtures from May until mid September normally played on Wednesday or Friday afternoons, or Sundays. Whilst the standard could best be described as 'quality village cricket', former England test players have and still do grace the field under the WTSC flag, but players of all abilities are most welcome to participate!


Team Selection

Each fixture has its individual match captain who you can contact in advance of a game to reserve your place in a team. You can play as much or as little as you wish and we are always looking for new members of any age and ability to join the squad.

If you are not yet a member and wish to join the WTSC Cricket please click here to complete a membership form.


Fixture List

For details of this season's fixtures and for the match captains contact details please click here. If you would like to arrange a fixture against the WTSC CC please contact the Cricket Secretary for more details.


The Oporto Tour

Oporto Cricket Tour activities

The highlight for the Club is 'The Oporto Tour' which normally occurs every three years. It incorporates a trip up the Douro Valley to visit and stay in some of the key Port Quintas in the heart of the valley as well as visits to the Lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia. Most importantly we play a couple of games against the long established 'British Club' whose pitch lies in the heart of the beautiful city of Oporto. The next tour to Oporto is likely to be in 2016 so plenty of time to get in some practice.


Results, Trophies & Statistics

'The Cricketer Cup' is awarded to the club's Cricketer of the Year for their all round achievement.

'The Julian Bidwell Trophy' is eponymously named in honour of trade legend and retired cricketer and awarded to the most remarkable individual performance or event in any given game.

'The Jan Critchley-Salmonson Trophy', in memory of Jan who was a stalwart of the cricket team for many years, is awarded to the batsman scoring the highest individual innings in the season.

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