COVID-19 Update from the Chairman

I am writing to update all of the members regarding the forthcoming season. On 18th March the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) issued a statement recommending that all forms of recreational cricket would be suspended. This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity. Following on from this the club has now received the views from Sussex Cricket League regarding the mens senior league. If the League concludes by Friday 10th April that the season cannot begin on 2nd May as scheduled all scheduled fixtures in May will be cancelled. It will not be possible to extend the league season beyond the scheduled close because certain clubs lose their facilities at that time. If it becomes apparent that we will be unable to resume cricket by the beginning of June all fixtures will be cancelled for the first half of the season. The second half of the season will then start on 14th July with each team playing each...
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1771 And All That

Here are three major events concerning Britain in 1771 with the most important shown last. Arkwright builds first cotton mill at Cromford Spain cedes the Falklands to Britain Henfield Cricket Club is constituted to become (possibly) the oldest cricket club in the country and hence the world. Yes, in 2021 Henfield Cricket Club will be 250 years old! We aim to have lots of exciting events and special matches to mark the occasion and would love to welcome people to help us celebrate. Updates on what will be happening, including our new look pavilion fundraising plans, will appear in BN5 and the local press, on www.henfieldcricketclub.com and the club’s Facebook page. To keep in touch with what has happened in the past 250 years, and more, check out the history pages on our website, Dr Squire’s 1949 opus “Henfield Cricket in its Sussex Cradle”, the historic pictures on the pavilion walls plus the brilliantly researched cricketing snippets in former club stalwart Eddie Colgate’s forthcoming book...
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Horsham District Council Lottery

Henfield Cricket Club has been accepted as a partner for the Horsham District Council lottery which goes live on the 28th September. Tickets cost £1 each ($4.34 per month by direct debit) and can win up to £25,000. 50% of each ticket sale goes directly to support the club's 250th Anniversary Fund. We have already hit our first target of 50 tickets sold but the more we can raise, the better! Please share with friends and family to get the message out there and people signed up. We have big plans for 2021 and need as much help fundraising as possible Tickets are bought directly from the council at https://www.horshamdistrictcommunitylottery.co.uk/support/henfield-cricket-club or by following the link on the attached flier ...
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2019 Season Wrap

So ends another cricket season and a tale of mixed fortunes for Henfield. Our 1st XI secured promotion to Division 3 West on the last day of the season with a close win away at Worthing. Our Womens 1st XI had another successful season finishing 2nd in the Sussex 35 over league. Our 2nd XI were not so fortunate this season and unfortunately are relegated to Division 8 West through had a strong second half of the season. Our 3rd XI continue to get stronger and will play in Division 10 Central (South) once again next season having fought hard to secure their safety in the division. A full breakdown of results can be found at Play-Cricket.com as well as individual Batting & Bowling statistics Onward and Upwards to 2020! ...
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Henfield CC U14s Sussex Junior Cricket Festival Shield campaign

Monday 5th August Vs. Lindfield - Won by 1 Wicket - Scorecard Tuesday 6th August Vs. Pagham - Won by 3 Wickets - Scorecard Thursday 8th August Vs. Littlehampton, Clapham & Patching - Won by 181 Runs - Scorecard Friday 9th August Vs. Portslade - Won by 36 Runs - Scorecard Sunday 11th August Vs. Lewes Priory - Lost by 6 Wickets - Scorecard Henfield CC U14s played in the SJCF Shield completion finishing runners up to Lewes Priory in the final. They scored 999 runs in five matches and took 44 wickets. The week started off at home vs Lindfield CC. Henfield bowled the opposition out for 154 runs with the wickets shared around albeit Dan Woodward took 4 catches and Will Davies ran two out. Henfield squeaked home with one wicket to spare scoring 155 for 9 with the winning runs scored by James Hampton with a 4. Pick of the bowlers for Lindfield was Benji Parry who took 4 wickets for 25...
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Henfield Vs. Kenya Kongonis Match Report – 1st August 2019

Henfield vs Kenya Kongonis Thursday 1 August 2019 Kongonis 251-7 (Ochieng 53 no); Henfield 249-7 (Paine 120) Match drawn Scorecard Report provided by Kenya Kongonis Who said time cricket is boring? This game came to an exciting climax over the last 12 overs that saw Kongonis snatch a draw from what had appeared to be an inevitable and heavy defeat. 7 overs and 5 balls into the last 20, Henfield were cruising at 191-0, and all Kongonis’ bowlers had been tried. But skipper for the day, Andy “Rev” Gandon had other thoughts, making the breakthrough with one of his floating off breaks, and Henfield went downhill from there, as pressure built on incoming batsmen to keep the score up to the required run rate of 5 runs an over while the Kongonis bowled tightly, caught everything catchable and fielded like demons, including a brilliant run-out and an outstanding catch. More detail of that finish is in subsequent paragraphs, but Andy Gandon had won the toss...
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Pavilion Redevelopment Plans

As discussed at the AGM in January, Henfield Cricket Club are looking to the future for our 250th anniversary season in 2021 and beyond and making some big plans. These include a plan to redevelop our pavilion to improve our already fantastic facilities. This will require a huge fundraising effort over the next few years and news of how we will achieve this will follow in due course. For those that missed the meeting, please find the current iteration of these plans attached ...
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Girls Half Term Holiday Camps

The Sussex Cricket Foundation, in partnership with the Aldridge Cricket Academy, are hosting two girls cricket camps during February half term. Both camps will be run by Sussex coaches and Sussex Captain, Georgia Adams. The 1st will be held on Monday 18th for girls aged 8-11 between 9am and 2pm, £40 per person The 2nd will be held on Tuesday 19th for girls aged 12+ between 9am and 3pm, £50 per person. This session will feature drills and training that the Sussex and England teams conduct as part of their pre-season training sessions Please see the attached flyers for details on how to book, spaces are limited ...
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2017 – A Successful Season

Before we launch into the 2018 season, it is worth reflecting on last season. We fielded three men’s Saturday league teams, playing in Divisions 1, 3 and 7 of the West Sussex Invitational Cricket League. The First Eleven came second, and following the league restructure this winter, secured their position in the new Sussex Cricket League Division 4 West. The Second and Third Elevens, whilst having challenging seasons, were not relegated, and this year will be playing in Division 7 West and Division 10 North West respectively. We also ran two Sunday friendly sides giving opportunities to up and coming players and Colts, and those not wanting the pressure of league cricket, a chance to play senior cricket. The Women’s Eleven entered the Whitehorn League and the Sussex Foundation T20, and the team continues to improve and looks forward to the forthcoming season. The U19’s team entered the NatWest T20 Cup and narrowly missed reaching the County Final’s Day. The three Colts sides, U14’s,...
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