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Friendly Cricket suitable for all ages, matches throughout Sussex and into Hampshire. We run one Saturday and one Sunday XI playing some of the best sides in the area, mostly with reciprocal home and away matches.

Some of the matches are against League sides when they have window in their League fixtures, but all our games are played under friendly rules with time rather than fixed overs. .

Home games
for the majority of the season start at 2:30pm with an interval between innings for tea at 5 pm and 20 overs in the last hour starting at 6:30pm.

After the match we retire to the
HENTY PUB (01 903 241 254) which is located just north of the Railway crossing in Ferring Village.

Directions to Ground

Follow the enclosed directions or alternatively, type the postcode (BN12 5DY) which is the nearest one for the Little Twitten recreation ground, Sea lane, Ferring, Sussex. Then enter your own postcode into the AA route planner on the AA's website for your own personal directions.

 

 

From the NORTH Travel south down the A24 Horsham road passing through Findon Valley on the way to the roundabout which joins the A27 Brighton/Arundel road.

Go straight across the roundabout travelling south towards Tarring (rather than turning west onto the A27).

Now follow the directions from (T) below:

From the EAST: Travel along the A27 (upper Brighton road) towards Worthing, at the large roundabout at the top of Braodwater Green (now with the added feature in 2005 of traffic lights! ) take the 2nd exit continuing west along the A27 towards Arundel. At the next roundabout turn 1st left, south towards Tarring..

(T) Continue south (watch out for the speed camera) and after approx. 1 mile turn right at the Thomas a'Becket pub traffic lights. You are now travelling west along the A259, after 1 mile the road becomes a dual-carrageway , cross the first roundabout and past palatine park on you left you will then come to another roundabout. Continue straight across still travelling west on the A259 and you will then come to another roundabout with a pedestrian bridge above and college on you right.

Take the 1st turning left and you are now travelling south on Goring Street.

Now follow the directions from (F) below.

From the WEST: assuming you are on the A27 travelling east from Arundel. About 2 miles before entering Worthing you will notice a large intersection on the dual-carrageway with a bridge over the road. Take the left slip road just before the bridge signposted to patching/goring/Ferring etc.

Travel over the bridge and take the first exit signposted for Ferring/Goring. You should now be travelling south down Titnore Road, this is a narrow winding road which passes through a forest area and after approx. 1 mile you will pass a tennis club (west Worthing club) on the left and further south you will see views down to the sea.

At the first roundabout , cross the A259 (college is on the left) and travel south onto Goring Street.

(F) the road travels south over a railway bridge above the main railway line (avoid the level crossing turning on the right) and comes to a mini roundabout with "FADS" and a garage on your left-hand side.

Take the 3rd exit right signposted Ferring and travel west along Goring Way. Do not be tempted to take the first left turning as this takes you to Goring Cricket Club, but continue west along Goring Way and after approx. 1 mile take the last turning left (south), before entering Ferring Village , this is Sea Lane FERRING.

There is a junior school immediately on you left hand side and approx. 500yards down the road you will notice a farm gate on you right. This is the entrance to the Little Twitten Recreation Ground.

NOTE: If you arrive too early you may find this padlocked, please be patient as all the parking for cricket is within the ground on the right and there is very limited parking on the road.

The FCC captains and several committee members have keys to the ground and one of them will appear probably about 30 mins before the start of play.

From the South - you must be desperate, live in France or like the sea !

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  • Another of our members (Peter Bromley) qualified in Jan 2002 as an Intermediate Member of the ACU&S  by passing the National Umpires Examination Part 1 held at Arundel Castle Cricket Ground.
  • In 2003 one of our most prolific batsmen Steve Bluck retired for playing cricket and took up umpiring . He has passed both part 1 and 2 umpire examinations and regularly umpires in Sussex league matches.
  • Steve has been a qualified football referee and has officiated in the winter for many years.
  • Club Membership of the Institute of Groundsmanship and Committee membership at County level.
  • Members of the Sussex Cricket Association and registered with the SCB Fixture Bureau.
  • Equal Opportunities for all.

Areas of cricket where we are active and what we can offer

  • No pressure to perform or to be concerned about selection committees, in contrast to League Cricket.
  • A waiting list of teams wishing to play at our home ground because of our friendly spirit towards the game, the surroundings and good batting pitches.
  • 400+ total runs regularly scored in a match on the home ground, so opportunities for involvement in all parts of the game.
  • Coaching by club members who themselves have been on ECB coaching courses.
  • Indoor and outdoor nets
  • Play for fun but with a willingness to improve and a will to win.
  • Positive encouragement for youth cricketers to get involved in the adult game.
  • Active committee which meets monthly and organises social, fundraising and cricket events.
  • Support for members to train in all aspects of cricket including coaching, scoring and umpiring.
  • Two of our members (Michael Lewis and Paul White) are qualified coaches through attending the level 1 ECB course during 1999.
  • Membership of Cricket sporting bodies including the Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers( ACU&S).
  • One of our members (Emma Bromley) qualified in April 2000 as an Intermediate Member of the ACU&S by passing the National Scorers Examination Part 1 held at Arundel Castle Cricket Ground.

Annual Cricket Tour

At the end of June each year, some of the Ferring team join in with other local clubs from around the Worthing area and go on a tour to Devon.

They visit several Cricket Clubs in Devon, under the Banner of Highdown Touring Cricket Club.

In 1999, Highdown celebrated 25th years as a touring team. There were some special events organised including an anniversary match at Ferring.

Presentation of a community award by Paul White (left) to Saturday Captain (Peter Bromley) on behalf of Ferring CC.

This picture was taken at the 2001 match against Arundel Castle Estate CC at Arundel Castle Cricket Ground.