U10 Gilbert Cup

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


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.

Inter-Hub Disability Cricket Tournament


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


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 allstarscricket.co.uk, for more information please contact us on all.starscricket@sussexcricket.co.uk


Sussex Cricket Foundation Cup Finals Day – Sunday 4th September

Fancy enjoying an afternoon of free cricket for a good cause? Join us for the Sussex Cricket Foundation Cup Finals Day, sponsored by Wilson Sandford, at the 1st Central County Ground on Sunday 4th September.

All proceeds from the day will go to Sussex Cricket Foundation to support its work in disability and grassroots cricket across the county. A range of delicious food and refreshments will be available from the Long Room to accompany what promises to be an exciting afternoon of cricket.

The day will see four six-a-side teams compete to be crowned winners of the inaugural SCF Cup. Play will commence at 3pm as Glynde and Beddingham face West Chiltington and Thakeham, followed at 4pm by Arundel vs. St Peters.

The defeated semi-finalists will play a third-placed play-off at 5pm, with the victorious semi-finalists facing-off in the final at 6pm.

For more information about the day, please contact Faye Russell on Faye.Russell@sussexcricket.co.uk.