U10 Gilbert Cup

Sussex Cricket Foundation, in association with Royal London, delivered the U10 Gilbert Cup across the County throughout the Summer.

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There were four preliminary competitions, one in each area to determine the top eight Under 10 teams, who would compete at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove.

In total, 34 different junior cricket clubs across the County took part in the competition, the eight that were welcomed to Hove were; Chippindale CC, Chichester Priory Park CC, Laughton CC, Lindfield CC, Pevensey CC, St Matthias CC, Three Bridges CC & West Chiltington & Thakeham CC.

With beautiful sunshine at Hove, the 150 on looking supporters enjoyed some exciting pairs cricket, with plenty of boundaries, clever bowling, athletic fielding & spectacular catches.

It was an all East Area final, with Laughton CC & Pevensey CC facing off for the Gilbert Cup. In a tight game, it was Pevensey who prevailed and took the title home.

Paul Baker of Chippingdale CC said “Many, many thanks to the Sussex Cricket for hosting this competition, we’re are so glad we took part. Some good learnings and magic moments, which is what cricket at this age is all about.”

If your club would be interested in taking part in the Sussex Cricket U10 softball competition next season, please get in touch with gary.wallis-tayler@sussexcricket.co.uk.

EDUCATION: No Boundaries Project

No Boundaries is a Sussex cricket Foundation employability initiative designed to support Sussex job seekers back into work.

We were lucky enough to be joined last month by Sian Morse, Sales Manager for Centreplate UK, based at The 1st Central County Ground.

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12 No Boundaries Learners attended an interactive and informative careers talk based around the theme of careers within
sales within the Hospitality & Events Sector.

The session was part of a two week employability course helping learners gain skills and qualifications to help them move closer to work.

Our programmes in the community aim to create better futures for all and we are very grateful to Centreplate for supporting this programme.

The learners thoroughly enjoyed the session and gained a real insight into future careers within the Hospitality and Catering sector.

For more info about our employability programmes visit www.sussexcricketfoundation.co.uk

Pagham seal fifth spot at Finals Day!

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Congratulations to Pagham, who will be at our 6-a-side Finals Day on Sunday 17th September!

Teams from Pagham, Selsey and West Wittering competed in a group format, with the top two teams progressing to the final, which saw a victorious Pagham side overcome West Wittering.

There was excellent support for all sides and a great turnout of juniors who were treated to a coaching session by Sussex County Cricket Club staff, including Delray Rawlins and Harry Finch. ‘Sid the Shark’ was also in attendance. Our thanks go to West Wittering CC who hosted the event.

Our next stop on our 6-a-side tour will be Crawley Eagles Cricket Club on Sunday 23rd July 2017. Good luck to all of the teams involved!

To find out more about our fundraising activities, please visit http://sussexcricketfoundation.co.uk/get-involved/ 

Blackstone Academy Ground Open Day

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On Sunday 2nd July, Sussex Cricket Foundation took the opportunity to show case it’s stunning Blackstone Academy Ground, sponsored by Hurstpierpoint College.  Under the backdrop of wall to wall sunshine, both the Trustees and their guests enjoyed two competitive games of cricket, along with food and refreshments.

Secretary Nigel Russell explained “Through creating better futures for all, we want to get adults involved, children involved, women involved, disabled people involved and people from deprived backgrounds involved. Then, we keep them involved in the game. Through Health and Education programmes, we show cricket as an inclusive force for social good in the community.”

Guest Malcolm Thorpe from Haywards Heath said “It is very well run with some very committed people.  Evidence of that is the caliber of Sussex staff who have turned out today.  Our Foundation is perhaps the best in the country who are operating on many levels.  I went to a Sussex visually impaired match last season as organised by the Foundation and it was great”.

CEO Rob Andrew commented “This ground is amazing and anyone playing or watching cricket here would be inspired by the place”.

It’s time to get involved and embrace this amazing Foundation vibe. To read our Annual Review, follow the link below –http://sussexcricketfoundation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SCF-Annual-Review.pdf

Credit: Colin Bowman.

It’s with great sadness that we report the death of Tim Monday

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Tim Monday joined West Chiltington & Thakeham CC in 2013/14 as Club Captain from Wisborough Green and helped the club secure promotion to the Sussex Premier league two years later. He will be remembered for his loveable character, knowledge of the game and most importantly encouragement of junior cricket. He leaves a son, and team mate, Jack Elliott Monday.

Little Common Ramblers will be at Finals Day!

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Congratulations to Little Common Ramblers, who have booked their place at our 6-a-side Finals Day on Sunday 17th September!

Teams from Heathfield Park, Plumpton, Little Common Ramblers, Crowborough, Robertsbridge and Hurstpeirpoint competed in a group format and then semi-finals. This was followed by the final itself between Plumpton and Little Common Ramblers, which saw Little Common Ramblers run out as winners.

There was excellent support for all sides and a great turnout of juniors who were treated to a coaching session by SCCC staff, including Steve Magoffin and Stuart Whittingham. ‘Sid the Shark’ was also in attendance. Our thanks go to Heathfield Park CC who hosted the event.

Our next stop on our 6-a-side tour will be West Wittering Cricket Club on Sunday, 16th July 2017. Good luck to all of the teams involved!

 

Inter-Hub Disability Cricket Tournament

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On Monday 3rd July we hosted our first inter-hub Disability Cricket tournament at Eastbourne Sports Centre.

The tournament, funded by Lord’s Taverners, involved 20 players from the Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes Disability Hubs.

The format was 6-a-side Kwik Cricket along with a longest hit challenge.

Congratulations go to the Eastbourne Hub for winning the tournament.

Hastings was the winner of the longest hit challenge. Thanks to all the players, parents, staff and coaches for putting on a memorable and hugely enjoyable day.

If you would like to know more about disability cricket in Sussex please contact aroop.tanna@sussexcricket.co.uk

 

Third Spot for Finals Day goes to Glynde & Beddingham!

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Congratulations to Glynde & Beddingham, who have booked their spot at our 6-a-side Finals Day at the 1st Central County Ground on Sunday 17th September!

Ringmer, Laughton, Seaford, Newick, Denton and Glynde & Beddingham all enjoyed some excellent cricket in the beautiful sunshine last Sunday. The final saw Seaford and Glynde & Beddingham face off, with Glynde & Beddingham the eventual victors. The raffle on the day raised over £300 for disability cricket.  Thanks to all players, volunteers and spectators involved in making the day such a success!

Our next stop on the 6-a-side tour is Heathfield Park CC on Sunday 2nd July. The action starts from 10am!