By Martin Blincow.
Rye Cricket Club is the oldest sporting institution in the town, and
one of the oldest Cricket Clubs in the world having been founded in
1754. The club started life playing at Camber Castle, before moving
to play on Gibbets Marsh. The arrival of the railway then forced
a second relocation in 1844 to the existing ground, The Rye Cricket
The 2009 Season saw an unprecedented level of activity by Rye Cricket
Club, with over 100 senior members and 70 Junior members, the club
played over 100 games of cricket;
3 Teams playing in the East Sussex Cricket League
1 Sunday Xl
1 Midweek Xl
2 Midweek 20/20 Teams
2 Indoor Teams
3 Colts Teams in the Ashford Cricket League
U’16s played in The Sussex Junior Cricket Festival
U’10 Team for the first time – played friendly fixtures.
Colts Winter Coaching Programme
Colts Summer Coaching Programme
Social Events: Quiz Evening / Bat & Trap Evening / Awards Evening
Fund Raising: Half Marathon / Chairman’s Day
Over £1,000 raised
Very successful MCC Fixture
New Artificial wicket installed at Rugby Ground – the Club raised
£8,500 to fund.
On the field there were a number of notable individual performances,
Martin Blincow the leading wicket taker with 49 wickets; James Hamilton
with 1044 runs; 6 individuals scored 100s; Alex Melrose with 28 wickets
and Jake Bryant 405 runs were the leading Junior players. Harry Smeed
at just 12 returned the best bowling figures of 7-17.
Rye Cricket Club is in the midst of preparations for the 2010 season.
The Club held its AGM on Sunday January 31st @ 7pm in the Pavilion
on The Salts.
The Club this season will be setting out to build on the last few
Achieving Clubmark status which recognises the quality of Junior provision.
Developing a Double Bay Practice area: Cost £25k.
Planning a 4th Xl for Summer 2011.
The first step is the start of the Coaching programme on February
4th at The Rye Sports Centre for 10 weeks.
Year Groups 4-6: 7-8pm
Year Groups 7-9: 8-9pm
Year Group 10-13: 9-10pm plus Adults
The cost will be £30
For more information or how to get involved look at the club website
www.ryecc.play-cricket.com or contact Secretary Martin Blincow on
[email protected] or phone 01797 224999.
Rye’s Own February 2010
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