of Sport-England Flood relief project at
the Spring of 2020, clubs could apply for
a grant to help recover facilities from
the months of rain over the winter. Ferring
CC was successful in this and during the
first Covid-19 lockdown from March onwards,
started to renovate the damaged square.
amount of materials were purchased along
with some additional equipment. Over several
months the square was renovated using seed,
loam, fertiliser and levelled using a tandem
roller generously supplied by Arun District
of most of the square was completed by early
July when restrictions were lifted. Home
matches resumed in August through to mid
September when the remainder of the work
was completed as part of the annual end
of season workpartes.
all the budget had been accounted for, a
completion report was submitted and sign-off
received from Sport-England.
CC would like to thank Sport-England, all
our suppliers and especially Arun Distinct
Council parks department for all their support
and help. We hope that the works performed
will put the club in a better position to
prepare for whatever 2021 brings.
game of the season
- Away Beeding & Bramber : Lost : B&B
207-4 in 35 overs, Ferring 136 all out
of Season Workparties
these were planned for three weeks at the
end of the season to ensure autumn renovations
have a chance of completing before the ground
temperature drops and the rain arrives.
were planned on Sundays 13th, 20th and 27th
September, weather permitting.
first two Workparties had a poor turn out
which made the work particularly hard, so
we brought the third one on 27th Sept back
to start at 09:00 hrs. There was just about
enough support to enable us to erected the
to Alan Francis , Iain Wardley, Cameron
Baldock, Chris Tams, Chris Bradley, Craig
Burgess and of course our head groundsman
of 32 years, Peter Bromley.
of the perimeter fencing in progress and
some of the workparty pegging down the wire.
picture of the "hard core" team
from the first weekends work, Bill Isham
is missing from the picture (camera shy)
but the others were Rob Miller, Alan Francis,
Peter Bromley, Chris Tams & Chris Bradley,
note the average age !
fixture list for 2020
Due to some
of the Covid-19 restrictions being lifted
in July 2020, we had to revise our fixture
card from 17th July onwards HERE
of FCC matches last Season (2019)
last years matches can be found on the Club
we will publish an album of pictures taken
at matches and the ground last year, we
hope they bring back some happy memories:
of all cricket during 2020 (March 2020)
Government and ECB directives in March 2020,
All club cricket related activities were
suspended until further notice, these included
all training, match preparation, fixture
planning and matches.
significant flood damage to the ground and
particularly the square over the winter
of 2019 and into spring 2020.
applied for a grant from Sport England.
Once the government directives change and
funds have been made available, there will
be a plan to purchase and implement the
remedial work on the square. This is dependant
on when restrictions are lifted, ADC are
able to recommence work on the outfield
and supplies and facilities become available
to plan our work.
to take several months to implement the
work once all the requirements for safe
working are met, we will supply updates
on the status when we know more.
all the VP's, Players and friends of our
club for the support we have had whilst
we attempt to keep the club going in these
challenging times - thank you.
AGM was held on Sunday 2nd February 2020
between 10 and 1200am at the Henty Inn.
20 members attended , Rob reviewed the previous
year, discussions on the plans and challenges
for the upcoming season took place and the
Committee for 2020 was voted in.
winter nets took place again at the indoor
facilities at Littlehampton Academy School
between 7:00pm and 9:30 pm, starting on
20th Feb for 8 weeks. These were well attended
by juniors and adults but unfortunately
had to finish earlier than planned because
of the Covid-19 Virus.
Season and overall 1989-2018 Statistics
are available HERE
Fantasy League standings & Club Highlights
for 2019 are listed below:
for the vagaries, inaccuracies and availability
of the scorebook: (use
page back to return here)
2019 Fantasy League
to Fantasy point rules) &
2019 Club Highlights
listing of the 2019 Fixtures are Here
Evening - Fri 27th December 7pm
every popular quiz evening was held at the
Village Hall and was well attended, It raised
much needed income for the cricket club
and was a good social gathering for the
club and supporters.
Awards and Buffet evening
took place at the Henty Inn on Friday 29th
November and was attended by more than 30
members and relatives. Rob Miller gave a
club review of the season. The captains
reviewed performances throughout the season
and Rob then announced the winners of the
main awards. Details of the winners are
of Season Groundwork
took place during October, thanks to all
of those who helped to ensure the essential
work was completed to keep the square prepared
for the winter.
Award Evening Friday 11th October
was held at the Village Hall and was well
attended by junior and colt players, parents
and officials of the club. Alex reviewed
the season for each age group and along
with the team mangers, gave out the awards
for the best performance throughout the
Summer Club Quiz Evening - Fri 20th September
was held at the Village Hall, The usual
refreshments were on offer and a raffle
took place at the end of the evening. It
raised some much needed income for the cricket
opening of the Non Turf Pitch, Thursday
the installation and to recognise the joint
funding by the Spen Cama Fund and the Murphy
Foundation of our non turf pitch .
represented the Spen Carma Fund attended
the ribbon cutting, he was previously President
of Sussex County Cricket Club, Chairman
of Sussex Cricket Foundation and a winner
of the ECB's NatWest OSCA lifetime achiever
were present along with club officers and
coaches, refreshments were provided and
a coaching session followed.
XII vs Chairman's XII annual match held
on 28th July - the teams
Bailey final matches at FCC before moving
Dave let us know that it was his last season
as he would be retiring and moving to the
South West. Unfortunately for him, he has
had delays in his move but fortunately for
us he has played most of the games this
season upto mid July . He house move completed
in early August.
At the 2018
annual dinner we presented him with a photo
album containing a selection of matches
he has played in over the years . At what
could be his last regular Sunday match at
home on Sun 21st July, we took a picture
of Dave and Peter who for a long time were
the regular opening pair on Saturdays.
to the Juniors for wining the West
Area Junior League U14
CC Juniors tied their match at Midhurst
on Sunday 30th June and thus won the Sussex
Cricket West Area Junior League, U14 Shield
in their first season.
COLTS CRICKET WORLD CUP took place on Friday
held to bring the Cricket World Cup to Ferring
Village. The Colts were put into groups
of four to represent the various countries
and play a competition held at the Little
Twitten Recreational Ground.
made at Ferring Cricket Club
on 5th May
5th May history was made for Ferring Cricket
Club when it played its first ever Colts'
league fixture and won by 47 runs, see the
colts section for details HERE
league side in playoff Friday 22nd March
this year have played very well and competitively
throughout representing the club.
game was a 3rd place play off on Friday
22nd March at Lancing College sports hall,
which we eventually lost .
Workparties at the ground on 24th, 31st
March & 7th April
pre-season workparties started early because
the first weekend of fixtures was 13/14th
Club Quiz Evening - Sat 9th March
held on Saturday 9th March at the Village
Hall, There were the usual refreshments
on offer and a raffle at the end of the
evening. It raised some much needed income
for the cricket club. Thanks to all that
attended and those who organised the evening
, a good turnout and time was had by all.
the committee for details of how you can
book a table for your team for the next
quiz - date to be confirmed , numbers will
Village Hall open morning - Sat 26th Jan
had an open day for all societies who use
the facilities, allowing us to publicise
what we have and what we offer to the community.
We had a table where we displayed the club
history and it was opportunity to talk to
Annual General Meeting of the Club
at the Henty Inn on Sunday 27th January
2019. Around 20 members attended, clubs
progress, status and outlook was discussed
Committee was elected and the structure
of the Club can be viewed
HERE, please contact us if your would
like more details.
get ready for the outdoor season, our first
indoor net session started on Thursday 7th
Feb, new players of all ages were welcome.
The indoor facilities at Littlehampton academy
school were excellent.
- 8pm Colts U10 Soft Ball & U14s
Hard Ball (Separate areas within the sports
8pm - 9.30pm Adults (18yrs +) &
Junior Members (15yrs to 17yrs)
is £5 per evening, sessions continue
every Thursday until 11th April, (no sessions
on 28th Feb or 7th March due to exams at
Club Quiz Evening
Friday 28th December 2018 at the Village
Hall, more are planned during this year.
Thanks to everyone who supported the event
and for raising much needed funds for the
Annual Dinner and Awards evening
on Friday 30th November at The Henty Inn,
report is HERE
weather pitch was installed on the square
in November 2018.
season groundwork took place on Sun 30th
Sept, 7th & 14th October .
award evening held at Ferring Village Hall
on Friday 5th October 7pm.
of the Saturday and Sunday teams for 2018