Promoting Cricket in Sussex


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.’

DIScoverABILITY Day 2017

End of the day

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.


All Stars Cricket Launches This Week!!


And your local centre still has spaces left for your #littlestar

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.

Spaces are running out, so act quickly and sign up at, for more information please contact us on


ENGLAND: Sussex trio named in England VI World Cup Squad


Dan Field in action previously for the England VI XI

Three Sussex players were today included when the England and Wales Cricket Board announced a 15-man Visually Impaired squad for the upcoming World Cup in India.

Dan Field, Si Ledwith and Jimmy Millard were all included in the England squad, who kick off their competition on 31st January against Pakistan in Delhi. They will then compete against Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies in a round-robin format. The top four teams will then qualify for the semi-finals and final on 11th and 12th February respectively.

All-rounder Luke Sugg will captain the side in a World T20 tournament for the second time. The squad includes two uncapped players; Rory Hossell and Gareth Jones. Rory joins his brother Edward in the squad while Gareth is aiming to represent England at a second sport, having already played international football.

ECB’s Head of Disability Cricket Ian Martin said: “The squad has developed so much under Ross Hunter over the last four years I have no doubt that we will be competitive in the tournament. Playing in India is a wonderful experience for cricketers at all levels and our Visually Impaired Squad are no different.

“I know that the team will prepare well and perform to the best of their ability – if they do that then we’ll have a great chance to take on the blind cricket powerhouses of India and Pakistan.”

England Visually Impaired Head Coach Ross Hunter said: “I am incredibly excited about this group of players. It is the most talented group that I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with.

“We know that we will need to play two of the best games that we’ve ever played to win the tournament and I think we have the ability within the squad to do that. I think that’s a first for England Visually Impaired cricket, which is fantastic.”

England Visually Impaired Squad:
Luke Sugg – Captain, Warwickshire
Amin Afshari – Kent
Peter Blueitt – Yorkshire
Matthew Dean – London Metro
Nathan Foy – Warwickshire
Daniel Field – Sussex
Justin Hollingsworth – Warwickshire
Edward Hossell – Somerset
Rory Hossell – Somerset
Gareth Jones – London Metro
Mahomed Khatri – Warwickshire
Simon Ledwith – Sussex
James Millard – Sussex

Matthew Page – London Metro
Mark Turnham – Warwickshire

England Fixtures:

31.01.17 England vs Pakistan
01.02.17 England vs New Zealand
02.02.17 England vs India
03.02.17 England vs Sri Lanka
04.02.17 England vs South Africa
05.02.17 England vs Bangladesh
07.02.17 England vs Nepal
08.02.17 England vs Australia
09.02.17 England vs West Indies
11.02.17 Semi-finals
12.02.17 Final

ECB Coach Awards 2017

It’s time for us all to say a big “Thank You” and in doing so, we have great pleasure in attaching the nomination forms for the 2017 ECB Coach Awards.

We are sure you will be in total agreement, that these awards are a great way of saying “thank you” to the many many people who work tirelessly and give so much to this wonderful game of ours.

For 2017, we have maintained the same categories as last year, being :-

• Category 1 Outstanding Contribution
• Category 2 Coach of the Year
• Category 3 Young Coach of the Year

Can we please ask you to complete the above nomination forms and email them to prior to Friday 10th February 2017. Please try to include as much detail as possible, as these forms are the only item used to determine “National Winners”.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to receiving your nominations.

Training for Club Welfare Officers


Training for NEWLY appointed Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) has two elements, both of which involve an evening training workshop.  Firstly, CWOs need to attend Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC), which provides core knowledge around generic safeguarding / welfare issues.  Following this, the Safe Hands Workshop (SH) is cricket specific and provides full details of the ECB’s Safe Hands policy and requirements for clubs.  Combined, these workshops provide a training pack to enable club welfare officers to acquire the core knowledge and develop their skills in order to fulfil their role and responsibilities.


Training has also been arranged for EXISTING CWOs which is a 2-hour refresher course and can ONLY be attended by CWOs who need to renew their certificates. This course will run at Sussex County Cricket Club. Existing CWOs now DO NOT need to attend an SPC course as part of CWO refresher training.

A trained CWO is a requirement for Clubmark accreditation and for all adult league clubs.

Safe Hands workshop – £30
Venue Date
Mayfield CC 18:30 – 21:30 Mon 30th Jan 2017 *INITIAL COURSE
Arundel CC 18:30 – 21:30 Weds 1st Feb 2017 *INITIAL COURSE
Hove (Sussex CCC) 18:30 – 21:30 Mon 6th Feb 2017 *REFRESHER


SPC Workshop – £30
Venue Date
Mayfield CC 10:00 – 13:00 Sat 28th Jan 2017
Arundel CC 10:00 – 13:00 Sun 29th Jan 2017

To book your place on any of the above workshops, please complete the application form and return with a cheque for the appropriate amount (SPC cost is £30, SH workshop £30), made payable to ‘Sussex Cricket Foundation’, to Gary Wallis-Tayler, Sussex Cricket Foundation, Eaton Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3AN.

Alternatively you can book and pay online here