The Phené Philanderers Cricket Club

Directions to Matches 2016

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All grounds

The Phené World Map has placemarks for all the grounds and pubs listed below. It may be viewed in Google Earth or Google My Maps. N.B. The latest version of Google My Maps has dropped the ability to Get Directions.

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Practice nets

Despite appearances to the contrary, The Phené do sometimes have nets - usually at Dulwich Park (SE21 7BQ) or The Oval.

Abinger Hammer
(RH5 6QX)
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Meet before the game at the Compasses Inn, Gomshall (GU5 9LA).

Down the A3 towards Guildford. After the M25 and Effingham turnings, take the next left turn signed Ripley & Horsley. At the roundabout take the second exit to Ripley. Pass through the village and at the roundabout about 3 miles on take the first exit to West Clandon. Continue through the village, over the A25 towards Shere. Continue past Shere and through Gomshall village to Abinger Hammer. At the end of the village take the right turn signed to Holmbury St. Mary, Ockley and Forest Green. The entrance to the ground and clubhouse is about 100 yards up on the right.

(GU28 9LD)
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Lunch before and drinks after the game are at The Stag Inn, Balls Cross (GU28 9JP). Go straight on past the ground, then first right and first right again (about 2 miles).

Take the A3 to Milford, then the A283 towards Petworth. Go through Northchapel and approximately 1 mile after leaving Northchapel you will see a left turn signposted to Ebernoe, which is not actually a village, more a point on the map between Northchapel and Balls Cross. After another mile the cricket pitch is by the side of the road on the left.

Forest Green
(RH5 5SF)
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Meet before the game at the The Parrot Inn (RH5 5RZ).

Turn off the A3 after Tolworth towards Chessington on the A243. Go through Chessington and stay on the A243 and when you get to the M25 junction follow signs to Dorking A24. Stay on the A24 (you will bypass Dorking) and continue until you see a right turn towards Ockley, which is the A29. After about 2 miles on the A29, turn right on to the B2126 and you will arrive in Forest Green in about 1.5 miles.

Harrow School
(HA1 4AD)
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This is a new ground for us and we have yet to find a suitable local pub to meet in. If you have a suggestion, please contact us.

(RH17 6SR)
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We sometimes meet before the game at the Green Man, Horsted Keynes (RH17 7AS).

Take the M23 south towards Gatwick. Leave at Junction 10 turning left onto the A264. After about 2 miles turn right onto the B2028. Go through Turners Hill to Ardingly.

As you carry on through Ardingly, bear left, and about ½ mile south of the village you will see a signpost to Horsted Keynes/Highbrook. Take this sharp left turn and follow the road for about 500 yards to the bottom of the hill, where you will come to a T junction. Keep straight on up the hill, which is called Hammingden Lane. After 300 yards you will see the Brook House entrance on your left. Proceed towards the house and turn right just before you reach the main courtyard to access the cricketers' car park. Go by foot for 200 yards along the path through the wooded area to the ground.

Please observe the following to help maintain good relations with the House:
1. At the end of the entry drive to Brook House please turn right and park on the grass either side of the path.
2. Please do not park in the House residents’ car parking area in front of the House or enter this area.
3. Please follow the path through to the ground and do not enter the gardens of the House.
4. Children in particular must not enter the gardens of the House from the ground.
5. When leaving the ground please drive out on the entry/exit path. Do not drive down the grass bank in front of the House. There has been damage caused.

After the match, Brook House CC drink in the Ardingly Inn (RH17 6UA). To get there, go back down Hammingden Lane and keep straight on up the hill to the T junction. Turn right and follow the road to Ardingly. Turn left when you reach the village, but instead of following this road to Ardingly College turn immediately right into Street Lane, where the Ardingly Inn is about 50 yards along on your left.

Milton Abbey
(DT11 0BZ)
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The online route planners favour M3 > M27 > A31, but this route has ruined the start of many a Dorset weekend because it goes through the New Forest Linear Car Park  (known affectionately to regular travellers as the A31).

Better to follow the much more reliable route via M3 > A303 > A30 > A354. Although in perfect conditions this would be a few minutes slower, (and the Salisbury ring road always seems congested), on a Friday in July the A303 route can often be an hour or two quicker than the A31.

We play on the Milton Abbey School 1st XI pitch. For those planning to fly to Milton Abbey, the map on the school How To Find Us page shows all the major airports in Southern England with the estimated journey time it will take your chauffeured limousine to drive from the airport to the school. The vague overview is of little help to those planning to drive all the way themselves, so you'll just have to get lost as usual. (Or follow our instructions in the paragraph above and map link to the left.)

We may go to The Hambro Arms in Milton Abbas (DT11 0BP), after the game.

Peper Harow
(GU8 6BE)
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Meet before the game at the Stag on the River, Eashing (GU7 2QG).

Down the A3 to Guildford and continue on, passing Eashing. Take the left fork halfway up the hill which is signposted A283. When you reach the roundabout at the top of the slip road, take the second exit signed to Elstead. At the next roundabout take the next exit signed London A3; take a deep breath, go back up the A3 for about 400 yards then turn sharp left into a narrow lane through a gateway marked Peper Harrow. Continue up this lane until you reach the pitch and pavilion 800 yards up on the right hand side.

(GU24 0JE)
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Meet before the game at the White Hart in the South-West corner of the village green (GU24 0LP).

Go down the M3 to Junction 3. Turn left down the A322 and continue to the crossroads with the A324 (traffic lights) at Brookwood. Go straight ahead, under the railway bridge and immediately turn right at the traffic lights. Continue straight ahead for almost a mile to Pirbright village green. Turn first right across the middle of the green towards the cricket pitch.

St John's College,
(OX2 7AD)
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If it is an afternoon game, meet for lunch beforehand at The Anchor (OX2 6TT).

Go towards Oxford down the M40 / A40 and take the Northern Bypass Road (A40) going West. Follow the ring road for about 1½ miles and take the exit for Marston / Old Marston. Go along Marsh Lane into Marston and turn right at the mini-roundabout onto Marston Ferry Road. At the Banbury Road traffic lights go ahead-left into Moreton Road. At the end of Moreton Road turn left into Woodstock Road. Just past Lathbury Road on the left, turn right into the St John's College Sports Ground.

(GU8 6AN)
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Meet before the game at the Cyder House Inn (GU8 6AN).

Down the A3 past Guildford. Turn left off the A3 at the Shackleford / Farncombe turn just before Peper Harow and follow the signs under the A3 for Shackleford and Elstead. Take the second right into Peper Harow Lane. The ground is about ¼ mile on the right.

Shamley Green
(GU5 0UB)
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Meet before the game at The Red Lion Inn, Shamley Green (GU5 0UB).

Down the A3 to Guildford. Follow signs to the A281 and drive South along it towards Bramley and Horsham. At Bramley, turn left onto the B2128 signed to Cranleigh. Continue on through Wonersh, and Shamley Green is about 2 miles further on. The pitch is on the village green and the changing rooms are in the village hall on the side of the ground. Parking is next to the village hall, under the trees.