Cricket clubs, cricket leagues and village cricket in West Sussex
Sussex has a good claim to be the birthplace of club cricket, with some of the earliest recorded cricket matches being played in the county in the 18th century at Slindon and Goodwood. After years without success Sussex County Cricket Club has enjoyed a golden decade of success recently, winning all the major cricket trophies - with the three county championship triumphs the highlight. With so many striking cricket grounds, West Sussex is a great place to play cricket and a fabulous place to go on cricket tour too.
Aldwick Cricket ClubBognor Regis based cricket club running a 1st XI, 2nd XI and friendly XI.
Alfold Cricket ClubCan Alfold CC really be the home of the best cricket tea?
Angmering Cricket ClubCurrently recruiting new members.
We really like this site - with press releases outlining the fixture secretary announcing the return of the A24 derby matches against Horsham and so on. It's hard to tell how tongue in cheek this all is. It's good fun though.
Ansty Cricket ClubBased at the Ansty Sports and Social Club and playing in the Sussex Cricket league.
Ardingly Cricket ClubPlay at the Recreation Ground, just off High Street Ardingly.
Arun Wanderers Cricket ClubLittlehampton based cricket club with one team which plays friendly matches on Sunday afternoons around the Littlehampton and Worthing area. The Wanderers do have a home ground - it's at Clymping, and the cricketers uses the net facilities at Arundel Castle Indoor Cricket School on Saturday mornings pre-season.
Arundel Castle Cricket FoundationThe Foundation aims to provide cricket coaching to youngsters through events like its London Schools Community Project.
Coaching is also provided to local children and in recent years the Foundation has set up a programme of coaching for children with special needs.
Arundel Cricket ClubA lovely place to play cricket and a club with a long and proud history of achievement.
Arundel CC are currently putting out 1st and 2nd XI side in the Sussex County League and a 3rd XI in the West Sussex League.
The club also puts out Club XIs on Sundays against local opposition and in midweek against touring cricketers.
Ashling Cricket ClubA nice place to play cricket in the Chichester area.
Balcombe Cricket ClubBalcombe CC runs a 1st XI, 2nd XI and Sunday XI.
Check out Albert Constable's history of the club, available as a pdf download from the site.
Barns Green Cricket ClubRun run adult teams and 7 age group indoor and outdoor junior teams.
1st XI play in the Sussex Invitation Cricket League Div 2.
Billingshurst Cricket ClubRun 4 Saturday sides, a Sunday XI and midweek 20/20. 1st XI play in Sussex Cricket League Division 3 (West).
Also currently running colts sides for Under 10,13,14,15 and 16.
Bognor Regis Cricket ClubTerrific website for this County League Div. 3 West club which runs 4 teams including Colts.
Bolney Cricket ClubBolney CC was founded in 1840 and has a very attractive groud.
Bosham Cricket ClubNice blog style site with links to the clubs more formal PlayCricket site.
Brighton & Hove Cricket ClubThe club plays at the Nevill Sports Ground in Hove
Brighton and Hove Crescent Cricket ClubThe Crescent (formed in 1903) plays mainly Sunday friendly cricket and tour the West Country and France. Home is the Fields in Trust Horsdean Rec and away games are mostly in Sussex villages. Players of any age or ability always welcome.
Brighton Beamers Cricket ClubAround 20 playing members and 5 fans. You can make that 6 now.
Broadbridge Heath Cricket ClubPlay in Division 2 of the Sussex Invitation Cricket League.
Burgess Hill Cricket ClubOne of the bigger Mid-Sussex clubs which has recently been designated a Focus Club by Sussex County Cricket Club.
Chailey Cricket ClubCurrently recruiting for new players - they guarantee you will get a bat or bowl.
Chichester Priory Park Cricket ClubPriory Park is one of the grandest settings anyone could imagine playing club cricket. In the shadow of the Priory right in the heart of the city. Awesome.
Clayton Cricket ClubPlaying in Mid Sussex Cricket League 2
Clymping Cricket Club1st XI play in the Sussex Invitation Cricket League Div 1 and the 2nd XI play in the Sussex Invitation Cricket League Div 2 (2nd XI)
Colemans Hatch Cricket ClubCricket club in the Ashdown Forest who play a mixture of friendlies and Mid-Sussex League fixtures.
Copthorne Cricket ClubPlaying in Mid Sussex Cricket League 2
Crawley Cricket ClubCricket club which stresses its community credentials.
Crawley CC's senior teams play in the Sussex Invitation League Division and the club does a good job of taking cricket into Crawley's schools.
Crawley Down Cricket ClubRun a 1st and 2nd XI and Under 13s and Under 14s.
Affiliated to the East Surrey Colts League, Sussex Cricket Board and the Mid-Sussex Cricket League
Crawley EaglesPlay in Division 1 of the Sussex Invitation Cricket League.
Cuckfield Cricket ClubStrong club recently crowned Sussex 20/20 champions and playing over 200 matches per season.
Dormandsland Cricket ClubPlay just over the Surrey border near Lingfield, but play in the Mid Sussex League
Easebourne Cricket ClubEasebourne, near Midhurst, have Saturday XI playing the Regional Div 1 (North) of the Hampshire League, and a Sunday team playing friendlies.
East Grinstead Cricket ClubThe cricket section of the giant Saint Hill Sports Club running 4 Saturday teams, 2 Sunday teams, midweek cricket and junior cricket in all age groups.
East Preston Cricket ClubIst XI plays in Division 3 of the Sussex Invitation league.
East Preston CC has an extremely strong colts section with junior teams competing at Under 15, Under 14, Under 13 and Under 12 levels.
Eastergate Cricket ClubThe club has "two senior teams, playing in the Sussex Invitation Cricket League - 1st XI and 2nd XI - a Sunday team, and a number of colts teams, playing in the West Sussex Area junior leagues and Sussex Junior Cricket Festival".
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Felbridge and Sunnyside Cricket Club1st XI play in Division 2 of the Sussex Invitation Cricket League.
Ferring Cricket ClubFerring Cricket club offers "Friendly Cricket suitable for all ages, matches throughout Sussex and into Hampshire....running one Saturday and one Sunday XI playing some of the best sides in the area"
Findon Cricket ClubThe Horses.
Fletching Cricket ClubVillage cricket at its best.
Forest Row Cricket ClubRun 3 mens sides and a colts XI.
Friends of Arundel Castle CCOrganise the traditional match against the overseas tourist Test sides as well as other famous old fixtures.
Goodwood Cricket ClubAnother really historic place to play - cricket was played here in 1702 and, rather like today's top class cricket, it was betting which provided the backdrop to most matches.
The cricketers play on Sundays and visitors are welcome.
Goring Cricket Club1st XI play in Division 3 West of the Sussex Cricket league and the club also puts out two further Saturday teams and a Colts XI.
Haywards Heath Cricket ClubStrong club running 3 Saturday XIs and with an extensive coaching programme for boys and girls.
Not only that, Henfield CC is possibly unique in having records of all matches played since the club's first match. That's 94 years before Wisden first hit the bookshelves and eons before cricinfo plugged in its first server.
You can check out the stats on the club's records section to see the full details. Even the 2nd XI averages go back to 1922.
Horsham Cricket ClubTop class cricket club also established in 1771 who have recently reached the national finals at Lord's. The ground and facilities at Horsham are extremely good - good enough for Sussex to play county matches there once each season.
Horsham Trinity Cricket ClubHorsham's second club (but good nonetheless) who play at Victory Road and whose 1st XI play in Division 1 of the Sussex Invitation Cricket League.
Horsted Keynes Cricket ClubPlay in Stoner Mid Sussex Cricket League Div 1.
IDentilam Colts Cricket LeagueCricket league for boys and girls from under 9's to under 16's across central Sussex.
Ifield Cricket Club1st XI play in Sussex league Division 3 (West).
Keymer & Hassocks Cricket ClubThe club runs 3 Saturday XIs together with Sunday, midweek and colts cricket.
Home games are played at Adastra Park in Hassocks.
Lancing Manor Cricket ClubLancing Manor is a small club which runs one Saturday team with a few friendly matches thrown in for good measure from time to time, as well as cricket tours.
The history section of the website has some wonderful old photos of the Manor House, Lancing - which sadly is no more - and surrounding features.
The website also contains a very full cricket records section and a really interesting Hall of Fame which describes the leading characters in the club's history.
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Lindfield Cricket ClubEstablished in 1747 - that's the same year James Lind discovered citrus fruits prevent scurvy and the year before England swapped Louisburg in Canada for Madras in India (with the French of course).
Anyway, never mind all that. Lindfield CC is a big club by Sussex standards with more teams than most and a huge "Academy" section - ie colts and juniors.
Lingfield Cricket ClubPlay in the Mid Sussex League.
Littlehampon Clapham and Patching Cricket ClubVying for the title of the longest cricket club name in the world.
Lodsworth Cricket ClubLodsworth CC's motto is "A real village cricket team who play the game in the right spirit."
This is an interesting website full of up to date details of indoor and outdoor cricket.
There's also a good section covering the history of the club.
Loxwood Sports AssociationThe Loxwood Sports Association has facilities for cricket, football, squash, gym, snooker and pool.
Lurgashall Cricket ClubLurgashall are looking for new players and Lurgashall really is a lovely place to play. The club has a very good website too and it's kept well up to date.
Lynchmere Cricket ClubRun both a Saturday and Sunday XI.
Maresfield Cricket ClubThe real MCC, founded in 1756 with teams called the Mares, the MiniMares and the Magoos - plus friendly XIs.
Mid Sussex Cricket LeagueStrong league divided into 3 divisions.
Middleton Cricket ClubPart of Middleton Sports Club and playinga good standard of cricket.
Midhurst Cricket ClubAnother world class place to play cricket. Cowdray Ruins, with the sound of the polo in the field next door on a hot sunny day. Simply fantastic.
Newdigate Cricket ClubClub between Horsham, Dorking and Reigate which has 2 teams playing in the Surrey Downs League.
Old Eldonians Cricket ClubRelaxed cricket side based in the beautiful surroundings of Stansted Park, on the Sussex Hampshire border East of Emsworth.
Pagham Cricket ClubPlay in 1st XI Division 3 (West) of the Sussex League.
Palmers Cricket ClubPlay in Mid Sussex Cricket League Div 1
Partridge Green Cricket ClubPartridge Green 1st XI play in West Sussex Cricket League Division 2.
The club also runs a Sunday side and has 3 age group junior teams.
Portslade Cricket ClubPortslade run 2 Saturday XIs together with Sunday, midweek and indoor cricket and have a good selection of colts and junior teams.
The club is based at Benfield Valley Park.
Poynings Cricket ClubPlay in Division 1 of the Mid Sussex League
Preston Nomads Cricket ClubHenfield based club whose 1st XI play in the Sussex Premier league.
Pulborough Cricket ClubPulborough CC memorably quotes GM Trevelyan on its website.
"If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt."
All of which begs the question, which Pulborough players consider themselves to be noblesse and which of their team mates do they consider to be peasants?
Roffey Cricket ClubBased just outside Horsham, Roffey cricket club runs four league teams a Sunday XI, play in numerous cup competitions and run a successful colts section.
Rudgwick Cricket ClubThe website doesn't give much away - but we can tell you that Rudgwick play in white.
Rustington Cricket ClubThe club highlights its "amazing Bar Facilities, a good pitch and a great team ethic".
Scaynes Hill Cricket ClubThe club's 1st and 2nd XI play on Saturdays in the Sussex Invitation League and the 3rd XI play in the Stoner Conference League.
The Junior section has around 100 members and the club plays indoor cricket throughout the winter.
Selsey Cricket ClubSelsey Cricket Club runs two league sides on a Saturday and two friendly XIs on a Sunday.
Juniors welcome and coaching provided.
Singleton Cricket ClubSingleton is a lovely place to play cricket and one of the most attractive clubhouses you will ever see. Look out for it on the north side of the A286 as you drive into the village.
Slinfold Cricket ClubPlay in 1st XI Division 3 (West) of the Sussex League.
Southwater Cricket Club1st XI play in Division 2 of the Sussex Invitation Cricket League.
Southwick Cricket ClubPlay in Division 1 of the Sussex Invitation Cricket League.
St Andrew's Cricket ClubThe Saturday 1st XI play in Division 2 of the Sussex Invitation League.
St James Montefiore Cricket ClubClub in Ditchling who play in 1st XI Division 2 of the Sussex League.
Staplefield Cricket ClubTerrific cricket club site. Any club side that can publish "career statistics" gets instant respect.
Full scorecards for the last 3 years, a Fantasy league and, the cherry on top - Staplefield Top Trumps.
Steyning Cricket ClubLeading cricket club running 3 Saturday teams as well as Colts, Midweek and Sunday sides.
Stirlands Cricket ClubPlaying in the county's top division and based at Birdham.
Storrington Cricket ClubStorrington Cricket Club put out a 1st and 2nd XI in the Sussex Invitation League on Saturdays as well as a Sunday XI playing friendly fixtures. The Club is looking to expand its junior section.
Streat & Westmeston Cricket ClubBased near Ditchling and playing in Mid Sussex Cricket League 1
Sussex County Cricket ClubThe finest team in the world.
Sussex Cricket BoardThe Sussex Cricket Board organises representative teams for most age groups through to Under 15s.
Sussex Cricket LeagueCurrently with 9 divisions covering all standards from the premier league (with teams like Eastbourne, Horsham and Chichester Priory Park) right through to 3rd XI cricket.
Sussex Invitation Cricket LeagueFixtures, awards, news, rules and nearly 20 years of records.
Sussex MartletsHistoric wandering cricket club whose ranks have been graced by many famous cricketing figures down the years.
The club undertakes a full season of fixtures against cricket clubs and school XIs throughout the summer.
Sussex Youth CricketFull details of junior cricket across East and West Sussex.
Three Bridges Cricket ClubThriving in the top division of the 1st XI Premier league and has a long history of achievement. Currently in the top division in the county.
Twineham and Wineham Cricket ClubGreat site - especially the player profiles part.
The combined talents of the Twineham and Wineham squad as described by the club are such that it won't be long before every single one of them are selected for a World XI.
Uckfield Anderida Cricket ClubPlay in 1st XI Division 3 (East) of the Sussex League.
Walberton Cricket ClubHail stops play. Other than that, we can tell you little else.
Warnham Cricket ClubThe club reckon they have one of the best-kept squares in Sussex club cricket. So if you're a
West Blatchington Cricket ClubRun two teams, with the 1st XI playing in Division 1 of the West Sussex League.
West Chiltington & Thakeham Cricket ClubWest Sussex Cricket League Champions 2006.
The club has recently put an extra effort into developing its junior and colts sections and the club's teams have risen through the ranks of West Sussex cricket in the last few seasons.
West Sussex Cricket LeagueNot always up to date.
West Wittering Cricket ClubSmall but rapidly growing cricket club who have a 1st team in the West Sussex League and who also play colts and friendly cricket.
Wisborough Green Cricket ClubPlay in Division 1 of the Sussex Invitation Cricket League.
Worthing Chippingdale Cricket ClubWorthing Chippingdale Cricket Club currently plays in both the Sussex Invitation League and the West Sussex Cricket League.
The club runs 3 XIs on a Saturday, plus a Sunday team and several junior sides.
Worthing Cricket ClubLarge club running 4 XIs. Website crammed full of information.
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