Ferring Cricket Club play friendly, village cricket (suited to all ages and levels of ability) throughout Sussex and into Hampshire. We run one Saturday and one Sunday XI mainly against similar village clubs but also league sides when they do not have league fixtures, and against touring sides. The ethos is that we play for fun, try to involve in the game everyone who turns out to play, have a willingness to improve, but still have the instinct to win!
After home matches we retire to the Henty Public House in the village.
We also have a thriving Colts’ section for boys and girls aged between 7 and 15. They receive coaching sessions, usually on Friday afternoons in the summer, by a Sussex professional coach and a number of Club volunteers, who are mostly ‘senior’ ex-players wishing to put something back in the game. Several age groups are now entered into local leagues and have enjoyed a measure of success.
How You Can Join In
We provide senior and colts cricket for ages 7 - 60+ and are always keen to attract new members. Whether you are a regular, occasional or lapsed player, or a parent with son or daughter showing interest in the game, you will be warmly welcomed. There is a long history of family involvement at the club, which continues to this day. Please go to the Contact Us page to contact the club.
Our season starts in mid-late April and continues until the end of September. We are always looking for new fixtures from within Sussex, surrounding counties and touring sides. If you are a fixture secretary looking for new fixtures, please go to the Contact Us page.
Little Twitten Recreation Ground,
West Sussex, BN12 5DY
The Club have been playing cricket at the Little Twitten since the early 1950’s. In those early days the changing rooms comprised an adapted Victorian railway carriage in the south-west corner, with several other basic ‘facilities’ (including a chemical toilet).
In 1994, the Club acquired, through the hard work of the then Committee in fundraising, a second-hand mobile home to convert into a more presentable cricket pavilion, complete with home and away changing rooms, toilet, kitchen and equipment hut. This was located in the north-easterly position it now occupies. In 1999, additional fundraising enabled us to install showers, to the relief of the more senior players who never thought this would happen, and all those who wished to retire to the Henty public house after the game without being readily identified as having taken part in recent strenuous exercise.
In 2012, we were successful with a Sport England Lottery bid to the tune of £50,000. Out of this, the pavilion and equipment hut were extended, resulting in much larger changing rooms that could fit a whole team and their kit in one go, rather than having to change in shifts and risk life and limb tripping over large kit-bags. A practice strip and net were also installed outside.
Further grants were received in 2018 from the Spen Cama Fund and the Murphy Foundation to install an all-weather non-turf strip. This is now helping enormously to practise on, to stage Colts’ cricket, and to protect what is a fairly small square from excessive wear and tear. The grass square itself is maintained by our own hard-working qualified groundsman, with as much help as can be mustered from other Club members.