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A bit about us
Where are we?

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Updated 1 March, 2004

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This Year's Bits?

 tiniball.gif (953 bytes)  2003 year saw us playing a handful of home fixtures for the first time in three seasons on the new strips, laid in Spring 2002. The outfield was also levelled and re-sown, to the point that it all looks like Ground Force Deluxe has been at it! More work has taken place over the winter of 2003/4 to improve the surface again with plenty of necessary rolling: today it is looking very healthy indeed. Membership increased during 2003 and the resultant re-jigged line-up experienced a hugely enjoyable season with some good performances. All in all, we can't wait for this season to begin!

The Recreation ground, West End
President's Day 2000 at West End

 Now, who are we? .

 tiniball.gif (953 bytes)  The original West Endians, that's who! Diligent archive and library trawling has uncovered evidence of the club's existence from at least 1877, so we're well over a century and a quarter not out. That's the club of course and not ourselves - although a few of us have games when we feel that old. (More here on area & club history.) Most of the characters you'd expect to find are here in one form or another, including; the huge bloke with a JCB-type bat; a spinner who pirouettes more than the ball: the larger than life batsman whose quick singles need an escape lane: he with the girly features: the Umpire with the "trigger" finger of death - the list goes on. But you'll have to work them out for yourselves through the site, if you can, if you want(!). No clues to be gotten here, however the members area and the Gallery are good places to start.


 Why are we?.

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 tiniball.gif (953 bytes)  Why give up the habit of a century and a quarter's lifetime (says Captain Howard "Beefy" Turner, left)! We can't, that's just it. The whole experience is more than just the sum of its parts, for example: we all enjoy the game; the camaraderie and good-natured banter; the cool beer at the end; our superb teas (even if we say so ourselves!); the quality of wide-ranging opposition sides; the list goes on. The last point there is significant in that we've picked up regular fixtures of appreciable quality such as Tilford, a picturesque village south of Farnham in Surrey. We understand there is pretty much a waiting-list of teams wanting to play them!

tiniball.gif (953 bytes)  Our vision to improve our lot has also been very successful. In resent times WECC has managed to evolve and develop while other teams (long-standing fixtures included) sadly fade away at an alarming rate. The club has changed location more than once since its inception. The Old Cricket Green" was the original ground and can still be seen in Brentmoor road (read more) opposite our usual meeting place, the "Hare And Hounds". After the Second World War, heathland was cleared to make a new Recreation Ground. We moved here, firstly on the freshly-cleared west side before settling on our final placement on the east side in the 1960's. Although the poor drainage meant occasional flooding this didn't "dampen" our desire to develop and today we boast quality grass wickets after years of fundraising and planning.

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Cover of the 2000 tour video - click for some tour images

Tour vid 2K

 And What Now?.

Summer net practice at Gordon's school
Nets at Gordons' school

 tiniball.gif (953 bytes)  Have a little look around. Go on, you know you want to. See the current season as it draws breath; read all about the tour; ogle at loads of pictures in the gallery (all clean, sorry); some MPEG films for download/viewing (more may be added in time) in the media section; some club history, updated as more is unearthed; a new section on the village of West End and the area around, including its origins out of Chobham; and the Archives which is a depository for bits 'n' pieces, including previous seasons from 1987 to the current day. See the SiteMap page for all options. Of recent interest are 2002, 2003 and now 2004. We hope you enjoy your visit!


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