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2024 Tour to Oxford

On June 14th to 16th a Ferring touring party spent the weekend in Oxford for a very civilised couple of days of cricket. The Friday saw the team enjoy some team bonding at several establishments around Oxford, enjoying the first night of Euro 2024 and some live music. 

With everyone feeling really fresh on the Saturday we headed to Cassington for a match against Far From The MCC in a rematch from last year. Batting first, captain for the day Ewan Maclean-Brown ("Ews"), put in a bid for a more permanent position as opening bat scoring his first ever 50 for the club before retiring not out. Not to be outdone the normal Saturday captain, Cameron Baldock (who may now forever be known as Jamie Tartt), went 1 better, scoring an unbeaten 51, with support from Iain Wardley with his usual resolute batting getting 45 not out as Ferring posted a monster 190 for 2 off 35 overs. In reply Far From the MCC got off to a bad start when Alex Williams got A Darley out for a golden duck with a wide loosener that he proceeded to hit to the safe hands of Ews. It was a moment marked by the batsmen then finding the middle of his bat as he connected well with his helmet, sadly neither the bat or the helmet survived. Some resolute batting from Far from the MCC happened, with opener R Turner getting 35 before J Harris hit 56 not out. However, Dilshan (2 for 12 off 5) and Alex Williams (5 for 8 off 7) were too strong and it was just left for Jamie Tartt's likely only over of the season to wrap things up getting the 9th wicket as Far From the MCC were left on 155 for 9 from their 35 overs. However, it was a cracking game, played in the right way with everyone getting involved, the opening bat apologising many times for his actions and we look forward to hopefully playing for his broken helmet next year! It was quite rightly followed by a beer after before we hurried back to Oxford for a curry.

Sunday, and a few fresher heads and more achy bodies, started with a group breakfast in Oxford (except Jim Watkiss who had known better and booked into a hotel with a pool and spa) before a wander round the university grounds. But it was soon off to Woodcote for the second (and final) game of the weekend a 30 over a side match to allow us tourists to get back for the England game. Another lovely ground, and early advantage was Woodcote's given the professional set up with covers and professional photographer John Douglass who took some fantastic photos of the day. However, fresh from his spa treatment captain Jim Watkiss decided he would continue to take it easy and bat first letting Joe Binns and David Thompson do the hard work as openers. To be fair they did a great job with an opening stand of 70, but as they say one brings two and both were out with the score on 70. This brought George Burgess to the crease for the first time in the weekend, and having witnessed Ews knock the previous day (and maybe heard a little bit about it) felt the need to go one better and retire on 51 not out (again i think a first 50 in adult cricket for George). A few more wickets fell, a few lusty hits and a final ball 4 from Ews off his first ball left Ferring 189 for 7 off 30. We'll leave it up to the reader to decide if George 51 not out or Ews 50 not out and 4 not out had the better weekend! In reply Woodcote showed they had some quality batters in their side and at 62 for 1 and 134-3 they looked very much in control. However, a couple of great catches (Jim off Ews) and Dilshan with a caught and bowled turned the tide before Joe Binns cemented the strong position with 3 for 23 off 6. It was just left to Jim to use his freshness at the end to bowl the penultimate over, taking the final wicket with his first ball for Woodcote to finish on 157 all out. To be honest, they were very unlucky, the top order batted well and without two great catches were well ahead of the required rate, but very enjoyable game all round, and a quick drink at the end before the long journey home to watch England.

Well done to all involved, was a terrific weekend, I’ve not mentioned them above, but this year two of the under 13s joined us for the tour and did themselves proud on and off the pitch. They were great company, played some great cricket both batting and bowling well, Thomas Watkiss getting a couple of wickets and Caiden a lovely knock of 13 before a slightly kamikaze run out and a hard fought 10 when opening the batting on Saturday. I think every player had something to be proud of over the weekend, and also massive thank you to Liam Day for scoring both games and Jess Francis for her support, stepping into score when Liam decided he wanted to field, and her photograph skills.

Tony King

Ferring Cricket Club has suffered a severe loss with the passing of Tony King. Tony first joined the club as a player in the mid 1960's but by the time that I first played as a guest in 1970 the number of playing members had dwindled to the point where the very future of the club was in peril. Tony was determined that the club would survive and at this time acting as captain, team secretary, groundsman and chief cook & bottle washer he recruited sufficient guest players each week to enable fixtures to be fulfilled until the overall situation improved. I think it is fair to say that without his considerable efforts there probably wouldn't be a Ferring CC in existence today for us all to enjoy. In more recent years Tony was heavily involved in the colts set up coaching,advising and supporting the boys and girls and helping to ensure not only that they got as much enjoyment out of the game as he had but also a healthy future for the club.

On the field Tony was an attractive batter, fine seam bowler and very good fielder. He was very competitive but always sporting and above all a gentleman in the truest sense of the word and will be sadly missed.

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Colts Info

If your child is interested in playing cricket then please bring them along to one of our practise sessions. All levels of ability welcome and kit can be provided if needed.

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Colin Oliver-Redgate

All at Ferring Cricket Club were saddened by the news that Colin Oliver-Redgate has passed away.
Colin had been connected with the club for many years, being instrumental in establishing the Colts’ section of the club in 2012. As a player, his skills were still evident even in the latter stages of his career, and he continued to support the club as a Vice -President after his playing and coaching days were over.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.

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First Ever League Game

And even the press gave us coverage:

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First Ever League Game

160 years in the making, our first ever league match and convincing win! Congratulations to the team.

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Beehive Care become Ferring Colts' new cricket shirt sponsor

Ferring Cricket Club are very pleased to announce that Beehive Care are the new sponsor for our youth teams.

The sponsorship deal is a significant boost for the club which is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year.

The partnership between Beehive Care and ourselves is a perfect example of two local institutions coming together to support and help each other.

Jacqui Swindells CEO of Beehive Care said ”I am thrilled to join forces with Ferring Colts in supporting the growth and development of our local youth. Our partnership signifies a shared commitment to the well-being and advancement of our community. Together, we aim to cultivate an environment where our community is invested in and can thrive. We’re proud to stand alongside Ferring Colts in this journey.”

Club Chairman Rob Miller said “We are immensely grateful to Beehive Care for their generous support. This not only reflects their dedication to our local community, but also helps us nurture and develop talent within our club”

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2023 Season Awards

A successful 2023 was celebrated across the 17th and 18th December with the adults awards evening followed by the colts awards evening. The adults enjoyed an excellent evening of food and drink at The Snug in Rassasy in Ferring, followed by the colts enjoying a quiz night in the village hall. Both evenings also saw a combined raffle with some amazing prizes, more on this later but a big thank you to those local businesses who kindly made donations.

Most importantly, the winners who want to see their names deservedly up in lights are:


Colin King - All Rounder

Cameron House - Batting

Alex Williams - Bowling

Harry Lewis - Fielding

Joe Binns - Ferring Cup

Tony King Award For Outstanding Achievement:

Luke Awde

Thomas Watkiss


Fielding - Harry Lewis

Batting - Henry Chandler

Bowling - Ralph Roberts

All Rounder - Luke Awde

Coaches - Thomas Watkiss

Manager Award - Dan Nutley


Fielding- Gus Collins

Batting - Finley Meyer

Bowling - Caiden Day

All Rounder - Thomas Watkiss

Coaches - Hannah Watkiss


Fielding - Elodie Gibbs

Batting - Ryley Gibbs

Bowling - Leo Whyatt

All Rounder - Frankie Wisdom

Coaches - Archie Creasey Fumangalli

And for those who want to know the raffle results which was held at the Colts Awards evening and they are as follows:

1st Coffee and cake for two at the Orange Tree, Ferring: Creasey - Fumagalli family

2nd A selection of wines for Christmas Day (Fizz, Red and White): Wisdom family

3rd A voucher for £15 off a beautiful Sweet Day Bakes cake: Mayer family

4th A cafetière and a selection of Kendricks coffees and Sussex tea: Terrill family

5th A bottle of Cockburns Special Reserve Port: Chris Bradley 

6th Browns Natural Pet Store Christmas dog treat selection box: Chris Tams

7th Bat handle repair tool and balls: Mike landlord of The Snug

8th Six Balvenie whisky tumblers: Chris Tams

Star Prizes:

A pair of batting gloves signed by England and Lancashires Phil Salt: Joe Binns


A Sussex CCC shirt signed by the players: Luke Awde

Lastly, well done to the Roberts& Larkham team for winning the colts quiz

Congratulations to all! 

Special thanks to the grounds team for producing such excellent pitches for the us to play on. Finally and most of all many thanks to Alex King and Jake Awde, without whom there would be no Colts section. They both continue to do a brilliant job and we owe them much as a club! But also thanks again for all the support from the members and the wider community.

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We are now part of the 1st Central Sussex Cricket League!

A New Chapter in Ferring Cricket Club History!
On July 22nd 1864 a diary entry records a cricket match between Ferring and Kingston "in the field"
adjacent to the Edwin Henty residence at the time, Ferring Grange. That field could well have been
the area now known as the Little Twitten Recreation Ground off Sea Lane, the home of Ferring
Cricket Club since 1953.
After at least one hundred and sixty years of the existence of a Ferring cricket team, the club are
beginning a new chapter in their history. From next season the Saturday side will be playing league
cricket, having had their application to join the Sussex League approved at the recent league AGM.
This follows an unbroken tradition of playing friendly matches, traceable back to their first
permanent ground in the 1930s, situated in the area behind the Village Hall.
The establishment of a successful Colts Section, started in 2012, and the changing nature of cricket,
created the momentum in favour of Saturday league cricket, with points and promotion at stake.
The ambition is to play at the highest level possible, whilst retaining our Sunday friendly fixtures,
mid week Slam matches and of course a full Colts cricketing calendar.
The recently uncovered reference that Little Twitten may have been the site of the 1864 match,
incidentally, the year that overarm bowling was legalised, would create an incredibly fitting 160th
anniversary for the club!

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Tug of War

Ferring Festival

We came, we tried to conquer, it started well, and then we remembered cricketers don't perform well in the rain! However, our team of 8 brave members turned up to Ferring Festival to compete in the tug of war competition that the club won in the inaugural competition 90 years ago, and having won the first effort, preceded to do a lot of falling over in the rainy conditions. Still all good fun, and really nice to be part of a fantastic day for the village.

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Fantasy Football

We have a winner

The football season has ended, the scores have been added up, and prize money will be being issued

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Tour 2023!


A very succesful first tour for Ferring to Oxford happened in June 2023. Whilst we lost both games, they were both very closely contested and very enjoyable. A couple of beverages where also shared which is always a bonus! Thanks to both Letcombe CC and Far From the MCC for their fantastic hospitality, and we hope to see you all again next year!

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Colts Awards Night 2022

13 November 2022

A big thank you to Alex King for organising a lovely evening recognising the fantastic young talent in the club and a very enjoyable quiz to go with it. A few pics from the evening are below. Well done to all!

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The End of "The Ferring Dip"?

As the end of the season has arrived, work to redo the wicket has commenced, and fingers crossed by the time next season starts we will have a flat wicket without the Ferring Dip.

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A Royal Performance

On Saturday 6th August Ferring CC had the privalage of playing cricket against The Royal Household at Windsor Castle. Sadly the result did not go our way, but a very enjoyable time was had by all, including the fantastic number of supporters who made the long journey. The match report is below.

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Match Report for The Royal Household match

The Royal Household Cricket Club vs Ferring Cricket Club - Sat 6th August 2022

Having safely negotiated the entrance security, a large, smart FCC party gathered in front of the Queen's Pavilion on a glorious summer's day at Frogmore, Home Park, Windsor, within sight of the Long Walk and the turrets of Windsor Castle above the trees.

The Royal Household won the toss and elected to bat on a good looking wicket and fast outfield. When the first ball from Alex Williams, a low full toss, was dispatched over mid wicket for six , the signs were ominous. The omens didn't improve when next ball the same shot gave a hard low chance for a catch to square leg which was spilled.

Unfortunately a further five catching opportunities came and went . By the time the first catch was taken by Chris Tams in the slips off the bowling of Jake Awde, the openers had plundered 109 from 9.3 overs. Alex being particularly unlucky having four catches put down during his six overs.

We kept going and Jake soon picked up a second wicket when Cameron caught a skyer behind the stumps. Runs kept flowing however with their number three, Gale, scoring steadily. Chris Bradley and Jon Bond slowed the rate down to around six an over with some steady bowling, and Iain Wardley and Sudantha came on to take three wickets between them. As tea approached Gale was given the time to reach his century but Luke Awde brought their innings to a close bowling their number three for 97, a top wicket to claim.

Royal Household 292 -6 from 37.3 overs J.Gale 97 : S.Baker 63

Jake Awde 2-68 : Iain Wardley 2-37 : Sudantha 1-30 : Luke Awde 1-29

Ferring's hope of challenging this total started with the in-form trio of Chris Paterson, Alex King and Jon Bond who had either scored centuries or 90+ in their last few games. Facing an experienced opening spin attack of their skipper Andy Crofts and Mark O'Leary, a professional spin coach, coach of the Welsh Fire ladies' team in last year's Hundred and before that, Western Storm, we struggled to get going.

Trying to push the score along was difficult against such quality bowling and we were soon 33-3. Cameron Baldock upped the tempo with some big hits and with Chris Tams took the score to 60 before a cleverly disguised slower ball from O'Leary had Cameron caught for our top score of 28.

We continued to attempt to mount a comeback but wickets fell regularly. Thanks to Chris Tams 23 and Sudantha 22 we took the score to 128 before our last wicket fell with only five overs remaining.

Ferring 128 all out

Cameron Baldock 28 : Chris Tams 23 : Sudantha De Silva 22

M.O'Leary 3-32

Our approach to the game and our reply was well received by Andy Crofts and his team, who made us all feel very welcome before, during and after the match, which was played in an excellent spirit. They have confirmed a desire to retain the fixture and we look forward to welcoming them back to Little Twittens next year.

Thanks also to all the partners and family members who came to support the team and enjoy the occasion.

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Pictures from Windsor Castle

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Match Report for The President's XI v Chairman's XI match

President's XI v Chairman's XI - Sunday 24th July

The weather was kind at last for this annual social and fundraising fixture, which finally returned  after a gap of four years due to rain and Covid.

Former players came from as far afield as Wellingborough to catch up with the club and old team mates while the tradition of father and son playing partnerships was continued through Mike and Harry Lewis, and Will and David Ashby-Skyrme.

The Chairman's XI, the last winners of the President's Cap trophy, were put in to bat and amassed a total of 227- 5 from 41 overs thanks largely to an undefeated 100 from Chris Paterson. Useful contributions came from Mike Lewis 29, Matt Walsh 24 and Will Ashby-Skyrme 21 n.o.

After an excellent tea, the young opening partnership of Cameron House and Darragh McSporran scored steadily for the President's XI until Darragh was run out with the score on 36. A number of batsmen then got in only to lose their wicket before getting going, facing an experienced bowling attack which saw Iain Wardley take 3-22 from 7 overs and Chris Paterson, 3-18 from 6.

It was great to see Steve Thompson, making a welcome return to Little Twittens after overcoming a serious health issue, take the battle to the bowlers and reach a joint top score of 25 with Craig Burgess, with Alex King and Cameron House contributing 24 and 23 respectively. They couldn't quite set up a final flourish however and the President's XI finished on 197-9 from 39 overs. Match drawn.The Chairman's XI thereby retaining the trophy for another year !

The heat of the day cooled, the post match raffle took place and the beer and delicious cakes were finished off . The total amount raised on the day was a fantastic £250. Thanks to Craig Burgess and Matt Sealby for captaining the respective sides , Ivan Salter for stepping in as a last minute substitute and everyone who helped to make the day a great success.

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President's XI

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Chairman's XI

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Queen's Jubilee

Fantastic Queen's jubilee event held on 2 June with lots of youngsters attending, and nice to get the first club bbq done. Well done to the Kings for their efforts as well as team managers, the grounds team and of course parents and colts who supported the event

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