1st XI – beat Crowhurst Park by six wickets. Captain Dan Strange took 6-47 in Crowhurst’s innings of 172 all out and Nathan Cooper and Tom Trowbridge both struck half centuries as Hill won with four overs spare. Report.
White Hart T20 – the mid-week T20 kicks off this Wednesday from 6pm. Hill are at home against Poynings looking to win the trophy for the first time in seven years. Come along and support the team, the bar will be open!
2nd XI – drew a roller coaster game against Crowhurst II. Hugh Warmisham’s 5-39 reduced Crowhurst to 13-5 early but they recovered to reach 200-9. In reply Tom Penfold 44 and Dan Yates 40 not out were the main contributors in 149-9. Report.
3rd XI – lost to top of the table Smallfield Manor first XI. Hill set 141 thanks to Paul Elphick 38 and Steve Cromb 34. Hill bowled well but couldn’t deny Smallfield victory by just three wickets. Scorecard.
4th XI – moved to the top of the table with victory over Ansty IV. 42 each from Martyn Box and Mason Foley set Hill on their way to 188-9 and three wickets for Lewis Mamoany and Alec Hepburn bowled Ansty out for 167. Scorecard.
Boys Under 15 – lost by just 8 runs to Brighton and Hove. Ben Jones took three wickets in B&H first innings score of 103-7. Ollie Read then cracked 29 but Hill fell just short in the final over 95-7. Scorecard.
Girls Under 13 – had a great win over Barns Green U15 team. Charley Hepburn 32 helped Hill set 117-1 and three wickets from Amy Butterfill and two from Lily Freeman restricted Barns Green to 60-7. Scorecard.
Boys Under 12 – beat Southwick by 15 runs. 32 from Jack Smart and 23 from Adam Drew helped Hill to 105-4. Southwick could only manage 90-5 in reply. Report
They followed this up with a 22 run win over Palmers. Adam Drew (10) and James Rose (15) helped Hill post 84-6. Palmers fell to 63-7 thanks to a wicket maiden for Thomas Hide, two catches by Kyle Jones off James and three runs outs. Report.
Boys Under 11 – made in three wins in a row beating Keymer by 65 runs. Hill batted first and scored 309-2 with Jack Smart top scoring with 35 runs. Alfie Lees and Kyle Jones took one wicket each in Keymer’s total of 244-3. Report.
Boys Under 10 – beat Southwick by 22 runs. Southwick scored 268 net with Glenn MacDougall taking four wickets. MacDougal then scored 14, Billy Fuller 16 and Louis Harcourt 21 to lead Hill to victory. Report.
Boys Under 9 – were cancelled last Saturday as Rottingdean were unable to raise a team.
Off the pitch
Membership – Annual Membership Subscriptions are now well overdue. Please can you arrange to have these paid, preferably online, as soon as possible. It is unfair to expect our cricket coaches and youth managers, who do so much to ensure that the club provides cricket playing and training opportunities for so many of our sons and daughters, to be chasing these payments. These subscriptions represent fantastic value compared to most other cricket clubs. We do not charge match fees for junior games nor do we charge for winter nets. Full payment details are available here.
Primary Schools Tournament – Last Thursday 26th May in St John’s Park Burgess Hill Cricket Club hosted the Mid Sussex Primary Schools cricket tournament in conjunction with Mid Sussex Active. Nine local primary schools with, in excess of 100 girls and boys, took part in the competition with the two winners going through to the Sussex finals. Club shirts and our green training tops could be spotted all over the playing field amongst the youngsters representing their schools. Thanks go to the adult club members who came down to assist on the day but special thanks has to go to the 12 young Oakmeeds and Downlands Sport Leaders, most of who were BHCC Youth Academy members, who umpired and scored every game in the tournament. They were fantastic and the success of the day can be directly attributable to their efforts. We have already confirmed that the club will host this same event next year.
Summer Fayre – on Sunday 12th June from 11.00 to 4.00, BHCC, as part of the Burgess Hill Summer Fayre, are hosting a stall, alongside the nets in St John’s Park. This will involve games, demonstrations and cricket practice. We would like as many volunteers to assist with this even if it is only for an hour at a time. Please email to let us know what times you can cover. Please give a little time to assist the club regulars. We will not be running the bar this year because the Council have changed the terms of the licence which does not make it viable for the club to do this. The bar will though be open to club members so we plan to open it on the day on that basis. Volunteers from parents and players to support these initiatives would be greatly appreciated. Like the primary schools tournament this is a great opportunity to showcase the club to the Burgess Hill public and your support is vital. Thank you.
Social – Your next social event will be England v Russia televised at the club, from 7.30pm, 11 June. The bar will be open and we’ll be running a sweepstake for cash prizes of up to £60!
Sussex Cricket Foundation Appeal – on Sunday Hill took part in the SCF charity tournament in aid of disability cricket. It was a six aside tournament with the first ‘phase’ held at Henfield Cricket Club. Hill were knocked out in the semi-final stage by St Peters who in turn lost to Glynde in the final. A fantastic day of cricket in aid of a good cause put on by SCF and brilliantly hosted by Henfield, it is hoped that the event will get bigger and better each year.