Ferring Cricket Club

The Ground Workparty 13th April. part of ECB/Natwest Cricketforce 2014 - Ground preparation.

 

Welcome to the Web site of FERRING CRICKET CLUB, located near to Worthing, West Sussex.

ECB /NATWEST Cricket Force projects at Ferring since 2005

Temporary SCB Fixture Bulletin Board

Contact Us

 

Spend and Raise Club Web Shop

Club Events:

The Last Nets of the winter at Arundel Castle Academy 19:45 to 21:00 on 17th March. !

New members welcome: contact a member of the committee or e-mail us for details.

Third Workparty at the ground on 27th April @ 10 am.

First weekend of the season is 26th / 27th April.

Report on review and awards presented at the Annual Dinner held at the Henty on 29th Nov 2013 HERE

NEW : 2014 Season Fixtures HERE

New Club Kit Sponsor (Henty Arms) and Kit Web Shop open...

Click here to purchase Kit with the new Embroidered Club Logo and Sponsor

Final snapshot of the Fantasy League & Club Highlights (use page back to return here): Full Stats will be available at the AGM.

Fantasy League (Guide to League point rules) & Club Highlights

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LATEST NEWS

(See details summary below right and on the News page

Jumble sale was held at the Village Hall Sat 12th April 2014.

AGM held on 26th Jan 2014 10am at the Henty.

End of Season Dinner/Awards evening Fri 29th Nov 2013

New Club Kit webshop opened Aug 2013

AGM held on 27th Jan 2013 at the Henty.

Annual dinner and awards held on Fri 30th Nov 2012.

Sport England Cheque handover ceremony 4th May 2012 with Sir Peter Bottomley MP.

Club Improvement funding application approved Dec 2011 - Building work started Feb 2012.

AGM held on 22nd Jan 2012 at the Henty.

Annual Dinner held on Friday 25th Nov 2011.

End of Season workparties 25th Sept, 1st and 8th Oct 10-12am

FCC 60/70/80's Dance held at the Henty 8th July 11.

Sussex CCC venue change to Ferring for U13 ladies match Sun 22nd May.

AGM 23rd Jan 2011 held at the Henty 10am.

Dinner and Awards 26th Nov 2010.

Sussex Ladies match Vs Surrey 2pm Sunday 4th July at the Little Twitten

ECB NATWEST cricketforce weekend 28th March

Annual Jumble Sale - Held on Sat 20th March 10-12am Ferring Village Hall

Recently discovered photo's from the 1970's on the history page

Summary Here of Annual General Meeting held on Sunday 17th Jan 2010 at the Henty.

Dinner and Awards held at the Henty 27th Nov 09 Annual Dinner and Awards held at the Henty 27th Nov 09

2009 Club and individual statistics published.

New Pictures of matches played in July/Aug and Sept 2009 can be found on the Photo albums page

End of Season workparty's at the ground: Sunday 27th Sept, 4th, 11th and 18th October 10 to 12 am.

New Pictures: England Vs Australia 2nd Test Match 5th Day at Lords plus Ferring matches during July can be found on the Photo albums page

Sussex CCC Vs Australia Day 2 15th June 09 at Hove plus Ferring matches during April- June can be found on the Photo albums page

Kent Win in Sussex Vs Kent U13 Ladies fixture- Hosted by FCC at Ferring on Saturday 6th June pictures are Here Link to Sussex women's cricket association site with ECB U13 CUP Match report/result

FCC members attended Murray Goodwin Benefit Lunch at Fontwell Racecourse 13th May 2009 - photos Here

NATWEST Cricketforce Workparties took place on 29th March and 5th April.

Annual fund-raising event: Jumble Sale at Ferring Village Hall 10am-12am Sat 21st March.

Nets at Arundel castle held between Feb and April 2009.

Photographs from the 2008 Season added Here

2009 AGM held at the Henty 11th Jan 2009.

2008 Club and individual statistics published.

Annual Dinner and Presentation evening (28th Nov 08) Awards Listed on news page.

End of Season Workparties at the ground.

Nets Booked at Arundel Castle Academy School for Feb-April 2009.

Presidents XI Vs Ferring cc Sunday 27th July 2008.

Royal Opera House Vs Ferring CC - Report and pictures.

NATWEST Cricketforce 2008 groundwork 6th and 13th April.

Very Successful Jumble Sale at the Village Hall.

Fixtures for the 2008 Season Here

Photographs from the 2007 Season Here

Club and individual match statistics for 2007 added to the news page

AGM held on 20th Jan 2008

NETS at Arundel Castle Cricket Academy Feb and April 2008

Annual Dinner and Presentation evening 30th Nov 2007

Pictures of jumble sale and winter nets added to the news page

End of season Workparties at Ground

Pictures from the match at Arundel Castle 4th Aug 2007

Chippingdale President Dave White, memorial match held at the Little Twitten 12th Aug 07

Fixtures cards for the 2007 Season available

Cricketforce 2007 Weekend Pictures and report

At popular demand, a sixth week booked for nets at Arundel Castle Cricket Academy.

Complete Photograph albums of Sat and Sunday matches have now been added to the Albums Index page

Summary of the Last 10 years Club and individual playing Statistics Published

AGM held at the Henty Sunday 28th Jan 2007

Club featured again on BBC South Today 18th Jan 2007

2006 Club and individual statistics published

2006 Club Awards presented at the Annual Dinner in Nov 2006

NETS at Arundel Castle Cricket Academy March/April 2007

FCC Jumble Sale at Ferring Village Hall 10th March 2007

ECB/Cricketforce Weekend 30th March/1st April

Ground equipment supplied and maintained by ARUN MOWERS 01903 871507

After home games we retire for food and drink to the HENTY PUB, Ferring lane, FERRING 01903 241254

 

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Ferring Cricket Club.

Sixteen years on the Web !

Web Site domain registered through Gradwell.com & hosted by Streamline.net

All content of this web site is the view of the Webmaster (Peter Bromley) and not necessarily that of the Club.

Disclaimer: Links to and the content of external web sites are not the responsibility of FCC.

 

We are a traditional Village Cricket Club with a non-league Saturday XI and a social Sunday XI. We have our own ground in Ferring, near Goring located between East Preston and Worthing in West Sussex on the South Coast of England.

 

Club Web Shop

Please support our club fundraising by using our webshop (established April 2003) - there are many bargains to be had and the range of products and suppliers is always increasing. Every confirmed purchase helps us to improve facilities on and off the ground.

New Build Project 2012 funded by Sport England.

Sport England's Public Affairs Officer Kate Turner's comments on the cheque handover 5th May 2012:

"I wanted to thank you for hosting us on Friday to celebrate the work that has taken place at your pavilion, courtesy of our Inspired Facilities award. It was fantastic to mark the work and the lottery funding. Worthing Herald/Littlehampton Gazette Press release:" Sport England Press Release

Sport England cheque handed over in the presence of Sir Peter Bottomley MP, 4th May 2012.

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Club Information

The Club has been established for nearly 125 years. We are one of the few remaining clubs in this part of West Sussex who still play friendly non-League Cricket on Saturdays.

Our Season starts in late April each year and continues until the end of September. We are always looking for new fixtures from equally enthusiastic sides within Sussex and surrounding counties.

If you are a fixture secretary looking for new fixtures, please Contact us.

We play home matches on the village cricket ground located at the "Little Twitten" in Ferring which is approx. one mile from the sea and has very pleasant views, in the distance, of the South Downs.

Directions to the ground and a map can be found HERE

Cricket is the only sport played on the ground which is totally enclosed, the square is maintained by our own qualified Groundsman.

We actively encouraging younger Cricketers to join us in playing friendly cricket and continue to invest in coaching courses and training for all aspects of Cricket in the community.  We are always interested in recruiting new members, please contact any member of the committee or e-mail us.

FCC is an equal opportunity Cricket Club.

Indoor Nets are arranged each year, proceeding the start of the season and outdoor nets are run on some Sunday mornings at the ground during the summer months.   

Several social and special events are planned during each season, these may include:

Fund raising Jumble sale in March.

Indoor nets (subject to availability and levels of support) between Feb and April at Arundel Castle Academy.
Pre-season Social/Buffet at the Henty Pub in April.
Pub games evening mid season at the Henty Pub.
Participation in the Highdown Cricket tour of Dorset in June.
Presidents match Vs Ferring CC XI in July.
Annual end of the Season Dinner and Awards in November.

NEWS IN DETAIL

Annual Dinner and awards evening held at the Henty Ferring on Fri 30th Nov 2012

(Updated 9th Dec 20 12)

Over 40 members and guests attended another excellent dinner and awards evening. Rob Miller our Chairman gave an overview of the year including the impact the weather had on matches arraigned/played and also the successful competition of the Sport England funded pavilion improvement project.

A special presentation of an engraved shield was made jointly to Rob Miller, Ian Edwards and Ivan Salter for their magnificent efforts to pull together the Sport England application and to deliver the project on-time and to budget.

Terry and Mark gave their review of the Sat and Sun teams' performance for the year.

There was a raffle on the night which was well supported and will help keep the club afloat over the winter.

A list of awards, those who won, along with a copy of the Statistics for the club year will be posted on the web site soon.

 

Announcement from our Chairman, Rob Miller, January 2012.

The Club are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a Sports England grant under the Places People Play / Inspired facilities programme for the most significant improvements to the club house and ground in 20 years.

A detailed case for need for the improvements was made in a 70 page submission entitled "Securing The Future" in a round of bidding open to all Local authorities and Sports clubs in the UK. Support for the application was received from The Parish Council, Ferring C of E Primary School and Sussex Cricket Board.

In addition the award covers the cost of providing an outdoor batting practice strip and a demountable net surround meaning that for the first time for many years members can enjoy outdoor net practice at the ground.

After a tender and selection process West Sussex contractors Hadley and Hall were appointed and work commenced on the 30th January this year. Work completed on Friday 9th March, the club are looking forward to offering better changing facilities, outdoor cricket nets and coaching to existing and new members of all ages.

 

Annual Dinner and awards evening held at the Henty Ferring on Fri 25th Nov 2011

(Updated 27th Nov 20 11)

Over 40 members and guests attended another excellent dinner and awards evening. Rob Miller our Chairman gave us update on our application (autumn 2011) for a grant to improve the pavilion. He also gave a review of the year.

Andy, in mike's absence, and Craig gave their review of the Sat and Sun teams' performance for the year.

A new Cup was presented to the club by Peter Bromley and Alan Francis in memory of Bill Austin - a stowart of the cub for many years including being chairman, secretary , evening league organiser , groundsman assistant and generally the nicest most reliable person you would every want to have around a cricket club.

He tragically died a few years ago and we thought it fitting the BILL AUSTIN MEMORIAL CUP for FIELDING should be awarded from this year on.

There was a raffle on the night and the proceeds have gone towards our application for a grant for major pavilion improvements.

A list of awards, those who won, along with a copy of the Statistics for the club year will be posted on the web site soon.

Annual Fundraising: Jumble Sale at Ferring Village Hall Saturday 19th March 2011

(Updated 27th March 20 11)

We had another very successful Jumble sale with the support from the community and members of the club. Thanks go out to everyone involved before and on the day. This is our primary pre-season fundraiser and we had a very good result again, which enables us to start the season on a sound footing.

FCC Nets at Arundel Castle Ground Indoor School February to April 2011

(Modified 15th April 2011)

We held nets again on Wednesday mid evenings from 16th Feb until 13th April at possibly the best nets available to village Cricketers in Sussex. This was the fifth year we have managed to secure 8 weeks of nets for current and new players to the club, please contact the committee for details.

Our thanks go to John Barclay at Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation for making the nets available again.

Annual General Meeting 2011

(update 30th Jan 2011

This took place on Sunday morning 23rd January 2011 at the Henty. There were around 15 members and VP's present. The usual agenda format was followed with reports from the current officers and election of officers for the new season. Playing Statistics for the 2010 season along with the draft fixture list for the forthcoming Season were issued. A list of new officers will be added to the site shortly.

Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening 2010

(update 10th Dec 2010)

This took place on Friday 26th Nov 2010 at the Henty. Our Chairman, Rob Miller presented the annual awards and trophies. There was a good turn out and we had the whole of the public bar area to ourselves. The recipients of the Awards will be published on the News page soon.

Ferring CC play host again to Sussex Vs Surrey U13 Ladies Match on Sunday 4th July 2010

(updated 05th July 2010)

On a day when the FCC Sunday side were winning away to Brunswick Village, the ground was used to host for the second season a Sussex Ladies limited over match. There was a great attendance from the public and families of both teams along with ECB and county coaches, umpires and scorers. A 21 yard pitch was prepared along with a 40 yard boundary. Members and VP's of the club and the public attended the match. The weather was very good if a little breezy this year, the match took place between between 2 and 6pm.

Improvements to the Pavilion

(Updated 16th April 2010)

We decided to improve the facilities before the start of the season by providing another toilet within the pavilion. This involved some redesign of the interior layout, new internal walls and plumbing etc. The work was done by a couple of committee members and funded in the short term via a loan by a member of the club who we are grateful to, as funds were particularly low over the closed season.

We managed to negotiate very favorably terms and prices as part of the NATWEST Cricket force 2010 initiative from several local suppliers.

Our hope is that the additional advertising in the fixture card will fund this work and that members will benefit from these facilities.

Annual Fundraising event : Jumble Sale at Ferring Village Hall Saturday 20th March 2010

(Updated 30th March 10)

We had another good supply of Jumble from the local area this year and with support from the community and members of the club we had another successful event. Thanks to everyone before and on the day for their support.

Thanks to Splash FM and to the Worthing and Littlehampton Herald group of paper's for advertising the event.

FCC Nets at Arundel Castle Ground Indoor School February to April 2010

(Modified 16d April 2010)

Wednesday mid evenings from 24th Feb until 14th April at possibly the best nets open to village Cricketers in Sussex.

This is the fourth year we have managed to secure 8 weeks of nets for current and also to introduce new players to the club.

Our thanks go to John Barclay at Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation for making the nets available again.

End of season Workparties at the ground

(Updated 18th Oct 2009)

The annual end of season Workparties took place on Sunday 27th Sept, 4th, 11th and 18th October 10 to 12 am. Support from the club was variable but we got the work completed in the mainly good weather.

We have been lucky to again have access to some additional ground equipment which helped with the square renovation. The following week we put up the perimeter wire. The rest of the time was used to paint the metal shutters/doors and replace the gable ends which needed plastic capping to make them weatherproof.

Ferring CC play host to Sussex Vs Kent U13 Girls Match 6th June 2009

(Created 09th June 2009)

On a day when the FCC Saturday side were playing away at East Brighton Park, the ground with the permission of ADC was used for a Sussex girls limited over match. There was a great attendance from the public and families of both teams along with ECB and county coaches, umpires and scorers A 21 yard pitch was prepared along with a 40 yard boundary. The weather was kind to us and a full match took place between 2 and 5pm, Kent eventually won in the last few overs of a closely balanced match after putting on 124 batting first.

The fixture was arraigned with Charlotte Burton who is the Sussex Women & Girls' Community Coach, she made the following comments:

"I would like to thank you for letting us use Ferring Cricket Club on Saturday, it was a great setting and I had some great comments from many parents, it was just a shame we lost.

Once again thank you for all the preparation before the day and the support you gave us on the day"

There is a album of pictures taken on the day HERE

Workparties at the Ground: Spring 2009

(Updated 12th April 09)

Workparties were held on Sunday 29th March and 5th April to work on the ground and the pavilion. We had help from club members on both Sundays as well as work at other times on the interior of the pavilion. A supply of NATWEST Cricketforce T shirts was given out to those who attend and thanks to everyone for supporting this pre-season work. There will be a write up and pictures published at a later date.

Annual Fundraising event : Jumble Sale at Ferring Village Hall

10am-12am 21st March 2009

(Updated 27th March 09)

We had another good supply of Jumble from the local area this year and with support from the community and members of the club we had a successful event. The fundraising was very good including donations of raffle prizes from a local supermarket which helped to swell the coffers. Thanks to everyone before and on the day for their support and we look forward to holding the same event next year.

Thanks to Splash FM and to the Worthing and Littlehampton Herald group of paper's for advertising the event.

Annual General Meeting 2009

 

(Updated 23rd Jan 09)

This took place on Sunday 11th January 2009 at the Henty between 10 and 12 am. All members were invited to attend to support the club and influence our plans for the forthcoming Season and beyond.

The usual agenda format was followed with reports from the current officers and election of officers for 2009. Playing Statistics for the 2008 season and personal reviews were available along with the draft fixture list for the forthcoming Season.

Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening 2008

(Created 30th Nov 08)

This took place on Friday 28th November 2008 at the Henty. Our Chairman Rob Miller presented the annual awards and trophies.

The recipients of the Awards and the Statistics for the 2008 season are now published on the News page.

Nets at Arundel Castle Academy Indoor School February to April 2009

(Created 16th Sept 08)

For a third year. We have managed to secure Net sessions at the Castle Academy. These will be on Wednesday nights starting from 18th Feb 2009 and will run for 8 weeks through to April. The costs to players is unchanged from this year, more details can be obtained from the committee or Peter.

End of Season 2008 Workparties at the ground

(Created 16th Sept 08)

We had our end of season work to do on the ground and the pavilion. The committee asked members to support us on at least one of the sessions:

Sunday 21st Sept 10am-12am to scarify pitch,spread grass-seed and the Surrey Loam - Peter Loaned some equipment from other Cricket Clubs that should make this easier.

Saturday 27th Sept 2pm-4pm to complete Autumn renovations on the pitch and weather permitting to erect the perimeter fencing.

Sunday 5th October Complete any outstanding groundwork and attend to pavilion repairs/cleanup

Royal Opera House Vs Ferring CC 2004-2006

 
(Created 25th July 08)

We had a tradition over several years on Presidents day at the end of July of inviting the ROH to play a match against FCC. We hope in revive the fixture in future years, however until then here is a link to an article written by the Royal Opera House CC in 2005 including photographs taken of the match.


NATWEST Cricketforce 2008

(Modified 18th April 08)

There were two working sessions at the ground on Sunday 6th and 13th April and Cricketforce 2008 T-shirts were available for all who helped.

On 6th April, five "mad" club members appeared at the ground to the sight of the heaviest snowfall in many years on the Sussex Coast. We agreed that, although far from ideal, it would really hold up pre-season preparation if We were not able to at least remove the perimeter wire and fencing from around the square.

This took us a couple of hours (see the photographs on this page), but We did manage to complete the work even though We didn't see the pitch at any time !

Thanks go to Bill Isham, Peter Cooke, Terry Cutler, Rob Miller who helped me (Peter Bromley) get this work done , thanks also to Rob for supplying a flask of coffee and biscuits.

Greg has been busy refurbishing the kitchen area with replacement units and We have also installed a water heater so We will have hot water on tap for washing up.

New metal shutters for Pavilion

(created 15th March 08)

After some major vandalism and a break in at the ground over the winter, We have had metal shutters designed to fit all the windows along with a replacement metal door for the ground equipment area. These were installed during March 2008 and the primer/undercoat of all the metal surfaces now been complete. The top coat will be completed hopefully before the start of the season, weather permitting ! We also have new higher security padlocks fitted on all the windows.

There is still work to be done to get the pavilion back to normal but temporary repairs have been completed.

The people who caused the vandalism and break-in/theft were caught and subsequently charged by the Police.

Jumble Sale 2008

 
(Modified 30th March 08)
Our annual Jumble sale took place on Sat morning 29th March at the Ferring Village Hall. This was very well supported by the club and by customers from the village and more widely in the area.
There was a large amount of good quality clothes, books/toys, bric-a-brac and general jumble which had been collected by members of the club during the previous few weeks.

We were delighted with the support and actually made more income that We did last year (which was in itself a very good year) so making this are best year for a long time . Thank you to everyone involved.

 

FCC AGM 2008

(Modified 25th Jan 08)

The AGM was held at the Henty on Sunday morning 20th Jan 2008. We had a better than usual attendance of players , VP's and the president was also in attendance. A full report of the proceedings may be published later however here are the highlights:

Changes to the Committee : Ian Edwards and Chris Harris have retired from Chairman and Secretary roles, Rob Miller and Chris Daulby have taken on the respective roles. Mike Lewis and Dave Bailey remain Sat Captain/Vice Captain. Greg Dean has retired from Sunday Captain and been replaced by Mat Sealby with Peter Cooke taking on the Vice Captain role.

FCC Nets at Arundel Castle Academy Indoor School February and April 2008

(Modified 25th March 08)

We have secured for a second year, Thursday evenings during February and Tuesday evenings in April 2007 at probably the best indoor nets in Sussex. Details can been obtained from any of the Committee. An additional session was arranged for 27th March.

Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening

This took place on Friday 30th November 2007 at the Henty. Our Chairman and MC for the night was Ian Edwards who provided his witty observations on the year on and off the field. He Also presented the annual awards and trophies. The recipients of the Awards and the Statistics for the 2007 season are on the News page.

End of season Workparties at the ground

(Updated 1st Dec. 2007)

We had Workparties at the ground, Sunday mornings @ 10am on 30th Sept and 7th October. This was the usual autumn pitch maintenance work followed by the securing of the square perimeter fencing. We have started work on preparing the kitchen for the recently donated kitchen units. We will Also be installing new flooring and a hot water heater for the sink.

Chippingdale President Dave White

(Updated 14th Aug 2007)

Ferring CC is very sad to hear that Dave White died whilst playing in a Chippingdale match on Sunday afternoon, 29th July 2007. The news was brought to us during our Presidents match held at the Little Twitten. The Worthing Herald has subsequently run articles on Dave's long-standing involvement in Cricket and other sports in Sussex. The paper has published a long list of tributes and details on the funeral which was held on Wednesday 8th August at 3pm at West Worthing Baptist Church, South Street, Tarring.

Dave was a very valued friend and colleague to many members of Ferring and Also Highdown Cricket Club, he will be sadly missed.

The Annual Chippingdale Vs Ferring match was switched location as a mark of respect to Dave and was held at the Little Twitten on Sunday 12th Aug.

Ferring Saturday XI match at Arundel Castle Ground 4th August 2007

(Updated 13th Sept 2007)

We were delighted to be asked to play play our third match since 2000 at the Castle Ground. The match was against Arundel Grasshoppers (formally Castle Estate) . The weather was kind to us again and a low scoring but closely fought match was held, the grasshoppers eventually winning by a no-ball on the last ball of the match.

A selection of pictures from the match can be found via our Pictures page

Fixtures for the 2007 Season published

(Updated 26th April 2007)

The Fixtures for this Season are now available on the Fixture Page, the fixture cards are now printed and are available from Ian Edwards or the Captains.

Additional net booked at Arundel Castle Cricket Academy

(Added 4th April 2007)

After five very successful nets at the academy which started in March 2007, an average of 18 players have attended and it was decided to extend to a sixth and final net on 10th April 2007. The start time has had to be changed so please contact the organiser if you want more details. We have Also been very pleased to welcome five new prospective players to the nets.

Cricketforce 2007 Photographs and report added

(Added 4th April 2007)

Pictures of the Cricketforce 2007 weekend (30th March - 4th April) have been added along with a brief report of what was achieved. There was a very good turnout, especially on the Sunday and a great deal of work was achieved. Thanks go out to the membership, Arun Mowers and Travis Perkins for their support.

New Photograph Albums for 2006 Season Saturday XI

(Added 9th March 2007)

Photo's of the 2006 Season Saturday matches have now been added to the pictures page . Due to the 500+ digital photographs available, this has taken sometime in editing.

The last 10 years Club and individual playing statistics published

(Added 28th Jan 2007)

Club Statistician , Peter Bromley, has entered the results of the last 10 years records from the score books into a statistics package. The results of this analyses was distributed at the AGM on Sunday 28th Jan 2007 and is Also to be found here.

 

Club featured on BBC South Today - Thursday 18th Jan 2007

(Added Jan 2007)

Club treasurer Terry Cutler was interviewed concerning Southern Waters decision to remove the sprinkler ban on 18th Jan 2007. The BBC originally interviewed FCC in Spring 2006 when the ban was first imposed. There was, at the time, a threat of a draught order which would have had significant impact on all grass sports. The recent BBC programme gave a brief history of the issue, an extract of the original interview held at the ground with Terry and they were interested in our views of the impact of the water restrictions on sport during 2006.

Rob Goacher

(mod Dec 2006)

FCC was very sad to announce that Rob Goacher died suddenly, aged 50, on 7th Nov 2006 whilst in Hospital. The funeral was on 24th November at Worthing Crematorium and was attended by several hundred people, including many current and previous club members.

New Photograph Album for 2005 Season

(Added 12th Nov 2006)

Photo's of the 2005 Season matches have been added to the pictures page

FCC Nets at Arundel Castle Ground Indoor School March and April 2007

(Added 3rd Nov 2006)

We have secured Tuesday mid evenings during March and April 2007 at possibly the best nets open to village Cricketers in Sussex.

In the past We have held nets at various locations with the aim of honing our cricket skills during the winter and Also to introduce new players to the club. If you would be interested in attending any of the sessions and joining the club, you would be most welcome - please contact us Here for details. There will be a charge for the nets.

Our thanks go to John Barclay at Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation for making the nets Available.

Worthing Herald "Cricket Team of the Week" - 7th September 2006

(Added Oct 2006)

An article titled "Team of the Week - Ferring Cricket Club" appeared in the Local Worthing Herald Newspaper on 7th Sept 2006. This consisted of a photograph of the Saturday side taken at the home match Vs Brighton & Hove Crescent and an article on our part in the vitality of Village Cricket. A reproduction of the Photograph and article may be added here later.

New Photograph Albums for 2005 & 2006 Seasons

(Added 9th Oct 2006)

Photo's of the 2005/2006 Season matches are being added to the pictures page . Due to the sheer number of digital photograph , these are taking some time to edit down to a manageable number. Thanks go to Ivan Salter for the 2006 Sunday XI match photo's.

Annual End of Season Groundwork

(Modified 9th Oct 2006)

This year We scarified the square, repair the last couple of pitches, applied grass seed/Surrey loam and erected the perimeter fencing.

These work parties took place at the ground on Sundays on 24th Sep, 1st, 7th October. Thanks to those few members of the club who leant a hand, the essential work was completed by early October. If there are sufficient numbers attending on subsequent Sundays then We Also plan to complete the tidy up of the inside and outside of the pavilion.

Annual Dinner

(Added 11th Sept 2006)

This was held at the Henty on the evening of Friday 24th November 2006.

Pavilion Maintenance

(updated 17th Sept 2006)

Workparties were organised for 14th & 15th September to remove the temporary paneling, replace the posts and create new balustrades for the front of the pavilion. Pictures of work performed over the two days can be found HERE, thanks to all those involved and to Travis Perkins for supplying and delivering the materials used.

New Photograph Albums

Matches in 2002 and 2005 Vs Arundel Castle Estate CC at the Arundel Castle Ground

(Modified 28th August 2006)

We have been hosting matches against Arundel Castle Estate CC since 2000, however We were delighted with the opportunity to visited Arundel Castle Cricket Ground in April 2001 for an away fixture. Unfortunately the match was rained off - the curse of early season matches.

In 2002 We were fortunate to have another chance to play at the magnificent ground Although the weather was overcast with light drizzle, We managed to complete the match. In 2005 We were again offered an away fixture on Saturday 7th May and were blessed this time with good weather and a very good match.

Pictures from both matches can be found within a new album on our pictures page

Congratulations on Examination results

(Added 24th August 2006)

Congratulations to everyone who took exams in the last few months. In particular We would like to say well done to the following:

  • Jason White (Saturday XI) for gaining excellent grades in his A levels which now allow him to go to his university of choice in September.
  • Mark Isham (Saturday XI) for gaining an honours degree in Mathematics. Mark is now having a gap year before starting his postgraduate teacher training.
  • Sarah Bromley (Younger daughter of Peter Bromley) for gaining an honours degree from the university of Northampton in Sociology and Psychology.

Wedding Congratulations

(Added 24th August 2006)

Congratulations to Mike Lewis (Saturday Captain) for getting married during August 2006. Additional information may be added if Mike is prepared to spill the beans on events before/during and after the wedding.

Pictures from the pre-wedding bachelor barbecue evening hosted by Andy Lawrenson on 28th July can be found on our pictures page

Ferring Cricket Club web site re-launch

Ferring Cricket Club Web presence was launched on www.ferringcricket.co.uk on Monday 21st August 2006. The new website is hosted by Haylingpages.co.uk for a peppercorn rent and the domain site is registered via Gradwell.com again at a much reduced biannual rate.

Visitors who attempt to contact the old website (www.ferringcc.fsnet.co.uk) will be redirected to this site within a few seconds.

Royal Opera House Match

The Opera House CC returned for the 3rd successive year to Ferring on Sunday 30th July 2006 for another match to celebrate our presidents day. A review and pictures of the match will be posted at a future date.