Ground: Westhumble Playing Fields
Location: Dorking, Surrey
My fifth new ground of 2017 was on Saturday 11th March at Westhumble Playing Fields in Dorking, Surrey. The match was Dorking vs. Staines Lammas in Combined Counties League Division One.
The Westhumble Playing Fields sit at the bottom of Box Hill giving the site a dramatic backdrop. The football ground is part of a sports area situated between the A24 road and the railway line which links the area to London. This railway line borders the ground to the west with a cricket pitch to the north, a football pitch to the east and trees to the south. The nearest railway station is Box Hill & Westhumble half a mile north. The venue has been the home of Dorking Wanderers since 2007 with Dorking currently groundsharing until both sides move to Meadowbank Stadium for the 2017/18 season.
The west side of the ground has two all-seater stands. The larger of the two is a metal and concrete stand level with the half-way line which has 104 seats. The smaller stand is made of wood and metal and has 50 seats including 20 seats designated for officials. Next to this stand is another wooden structure containing a food outlet, boardroom and a small clubhouse. The northern and southern end of this side of the ground are uncovered standing behind a wooden fence which extends around three sides of the venue.
Result: Dorking 0-3 Staines Lammas
Division: Combined Counties League Division One