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Lashings World XI visit Fernhurst

As part of the Pavilion2022 project Fernhurst CC are hosting Lashings World XI. The day will include coaching by Lashings, lunch with a Q&A session and auction followed by a Twenty20 match. Lashing World XI will include cricketers of international standard.
To indicate your support for the event or to offer you help email, jonathan.meier@btinternet.com.
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Promotion!
Fernhurst CC 1st XI are back in the top division of the I'Anson league for the first time since 2003. It means next season we will be playing the 'big gun' first teams of Grayshott, Grayswood and Frensham, among many others. Skipper Tristan Rissik gave us his take on a remarkable season, in which Fernhurst, as very close runners-up, are promoted along with Div 2 champions Tongham.
Question: You came so close last year, what's been the difference this time?
Tristan: I think the biggest difference is the fact that we learnt from last season's hurt of not going up. We wanted it even more and we worked harder. More guys have been to training, more guys have stepped up with bat and ball, it’s not been the same person every time. The guys have played for each other every week.

Q: You like the limited overs format they brought in for some games last year, has that worked for you again in 2018?
Tristan: Yes, it has definitely as there’s always a result but we have adapted our game to both formats. We seemed to bat more maturely and actually look like we’ve thought about our innings rather than just go in and try to hit every ball for six.

Q: Fernhurst haven't been in Div 1 for 15 years - we keep hearing it's a big step up so what are the main differences?
Tristan: I think the obvious ones are better batting, bowling and fielding teams. As a batsman you are less likely to get a chance of a dropped catch and as a bowler the bad balls won’t get you wickets, they will disappear to the boundary. However, the step up to Division 2 was big when we got promoted in 2015 and we handled ourselves well.

Q: Its fantastic news for your team but Brook (promoted a year ago) are coming straight back down to Div 2 - how can Fernhurst stay up?
Tristan: We need to recruit probably two more players but as a squad we are definitely better than a few of the Div 1 clubs, it’s just getting everyone to be committed. We also need to play the way we play and not change, as we enjoy ourselves and from this we will win games. I am extremely proud of all the guys who have played for the Ones this season. Everyone of them played their part in our promotion. I'm also very excited about next season's challenge and I feel that the Green Army has a lot to offer and we won’t be coming down!
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About Us

We are lucky to play on the Recreation Ground next to the Village Green and 'The Red Lion' pub. Fernhurst is in West Sussex (just) between Haslemere and Midhurst.

We are a friendly, well-established club in an idyllic setting with first class facilities, including state of the art nets built in 2013. Our 1st XI plays in Division 2 of the I'Anson League, which incorporates clubs from Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. It is believed to be the oldest, continuous league in village cricket. We also have a 2nd XI and a Sunday XI which plays friendlies with local villages and a number of 'nomadic' teams, including Sir Tim Rice's 'Heartaches'.

A strong junior section of more than 100 children trains every Saturday morning with several age group teams competing in the Berkeley Sports Two Counties Youth League.

You are very welcome to visit and/or join, the contact details are in the menu at the top. Also there are details of 'Pavilion 2022': all the sports clubs here are raising funds for a new building as we are bursting at the seams.