"We always go for the win", says 1st team skipper Tristan Rissik of their barnstorming 2017 season in I'Anson league Division 2. "In every game we had a different match winner, it was a total team effort". They finished runners-up and Tristan says promotion this year is "very realistic". He's identified Witley, Elstead and Tongham among the main rivals. The league's new format, with some matches now being limited overs, suits FCC. "There were some great run chases which gave both teams something to play for other than a draw, the need to score quickly filtered through to the traditional games too as there were more teams that chased targets. There were no negatives for us."
On the campaign for a new pavilion, Tristan has the perspective of someone who has visited clubhouses in many other towns and villages. He rates Grayshott and Blackheath as very good and admits it all gets a bit tight at Fernhurst. "It’s not big enough. As soon as there is another sport on you have to squash 11 people into a cubicle that isn’t suitable for five of us. That’s when it’s embarrassing but otherwise we offer pretty good facilities. To be the best we need to attract the best. To attract the best we need to offer the best!"