At the Sussex v Gloucestershire Royal London One Day Cup game at The Saffrons, Eastbourne on Sunday 14th May 2017 the SUSSEX CRICKET FOUNDATION made a donation of £7500 to the Matthew Hobden Trust whose aim is ‘to provide financial support for young cricketers who otherwise couldn’t afford to play the game’.
Matthew was an outstanding young fast bowler for Sussex who passed away aged 22 in January 2016.
Pictured are members of the Hobden family receiving the cheque from Stuart Whittingham and Jon Lewis, together with John Abbott, the President of Sussex Cricket and Jon Filby, the Chairman of the Sussex Cricket Foundation.’
We had 250 attendees supported by a team of 80 volunteers, 8 members of the County Disability Squad and 13 coaches and of course…glorious sunshine!
The day encompassed the volunteers gathering for a briefing before setting up a number of different stations for participants to practice different cricketing skills. Visitors were greeted by Sid the Shark and worked their way around the ground (anti-clockwise) visiting different zones before finishing off with a skills assessment where they were awarded a gold, silver or bronze stickers and leaving with some goodies after completing Sid’s Big Hit challenge. A number of our guests then stayed on to play matches with members of our County Disability Squad.
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All Stars Cricket is a fun filled 8 week programme for girls and boys aged 5-8. There are over 25,000 children across the country taking part in the programme and it promises to be the best first experience of cricket for your child.
Run by accredited activators, the programme will enable children to learn skills like catching, throwing and teamwork in a fun, game based, and safe environment. Each child gets a backpack, bat, water bottle, cap and personalised t shirt.
There are 65 Centres in Sussex, with over 1100 children signed up.
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Sussex Cricket Foundation are delighted to report that two cricket clubs recently opened new cricket nets in their respective communities.
Lewes Priory Cricket Club, situated at the Stanley Turner Ground in Lewes, saw 80 club members turn out at their net opening on Friday 21st April. As well as Sussex Cricket Foundation representatives, the club welcomed Sussex CCC’s Phil Salt and Ollie Robinson to the opening, along with the Mayor of Lewes Dr Graham Mayhew. The attendees were treated to the first ball in the new nets bowled by Mr John O’Connor, President of Lewes Priory.
Southwick Cricket Club officially opened their nets on Friday 28th April in partnership with Shoreham Academy, where the nets are situated. This innovative partnership will give students onsite constant access to cricket, as well as Southwick CC members. Representatives included Shoreham Academy, Sussex Cricket Foundation, Rob Chambers, ECB Regional Clubs and Facilities Manager (South Central) and Sussex CCC’s Chris Nash, who bowled the first official ball to Vice Captain Ben Brown in the new nets.
Well done to both clubs for raising funds for two excellent cricket facilities!