BHCC Go Top Again

Senior cricket


1st XI – returned to the top of the table with an excellent 136 run victory over Mayfield. Contributions from across the top order helped Hill to 206-7 but it was George Willett who made the difference with a devastating opening spell, picking up six wickets to take Hill to victory. Report.

2nd XI – fell victim to the weather for the second week in a row. A crucial game against Ansty was halted at the 50 over mark after Hill had reached 116-8. Scorecard.

3rd XI – moved to the top of their division with a fantastic victory over Cuckfield Vs. Charlie Punter and Grady Pummell rebuilt for Hill after an early wobble, helping them reach 144 all out. In response Cuckfield had no answer to Bobby Barnes who took 6-14 in 13 overs. Report.

4th XIgot back to winning ways with a win by three wickets over Bolney II. Lewis Mamoany took 5-21 as Bolney could only muster 97 all out and 32 from Dan Austin and 27 from Andy McNiven saw Hill home. Report.

Youth cricket

Boys Under 14 –had no fixture this week as their game against Keymer and Hassocks was lost to the weather.

Boys Under 12 – lost by five wickets to Hurstpierpoint. There were passages of play to suggest the team could pull off a win against the league leaders. Adam Drew ran hard for 14, Tristan Hepburn lead with the ball (4-2-8-1) as Hurst struggled early. Hurst rallied though to             lift the pressure and Hill were unfortunate to lose wicket-keeper Nate Jones injured stopping a wide in the penultimate over. Scorecard.

Girls Under 11 – continue to win, this time beating Bells Yew Green by 15 runs. Paige Gwynn took 2-2 in Bells Yew Green’s total of 92-9 (net 247) and Hannah Johnson led the way with 11 runs at the top of the order to see Hill finish on 92-6 (net 262). Scorecard.

Boys Under 10 – won comfortably over Bolney by 72 runs in their cup semi-final. Tight bowling restricted Bolney to 66-6 (net 236) and in response 27 runs from Louis Harcourt helped Hill to an excellent 118-2 (net 308). Report.

On the finals day of the Sussex Cricket Foundation Cup Hill had a mixed bag of results. Victory over Brighton and Hove was the highlight of the day and you can read the write up here.

Boys Under 9s – lost by 23 runs to Hurstpierpoint. Batting first, Burgess Hill managed to get to 69-5 (net 244) with Hayden Wickwar top scoring with 9 runs. Hill’s bowlers took five wickets with George Kaye taking two with Charlie Vangalor, Jake Armstrong and Hayden Wickwar all taking one wicket a piece as Hurst scored 92-5 (net 267).

Off the pitch

Social – Mexican Night is this Saturday evening! Please let us know if you plan on attending the evening, either by replying to this email, contacting us through the event page on Facebook or just speaking with a member of the committee. For £7.50 you get food courtest of Mexican restaurant Spiral and a beer as well. There will be Mexican music, prizes for the best fancy dress, Mexican cocktails and music and for the kids a Pinata. Furthermore the Hot Chili eating competition will return from last year. Come and have a go if you think you can handle the heat! Sign up here if you want to take part.

Rewards Day – for any player who scored a century or took five wickets in an adult league game is invited to Sussex’s “Player Reward Day” on Wednesday July 27th at the County Ground. To book a place please click here and fill in the form.  You will receive a free South West Stand ticket to watch the Royal London One Day Cup 50 over game vs Hampshire plus a “Pie and a Pint” voucher redeemable at named outlets around the ground. Other options are available for Under 18’s.

Youth Presentation Evening – just a reminder that this event will be held on Friday the 22nd July, starting at 4.30pm. The evening will be a Festival of Cricket, with games, prize giving, a raffle and a barbeque. Full details of the evening can be found here. Any help from parents with donating raffle prizes and helping on the evening with the barbeque and the bar would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know if you can assist us. Many thanks in advance. 

EasyFundraising – This is an easy straightforward way to raise funds for our club at absolutely no cost to any member. When shopping online, by accessing a retailers site through EasyFundraising, the club receive donations. Rye Cricket Club have raised over £6,000 in the last two years through this means. Travel, Holidays, Insurance, Clothes, Furniture and for those with businesses, items such as stationery can be purchased through mainstream retailers such as M&S, Thomas Cook, Next, Amazon, Tesco with the Club receiving commission retrospectively. The price of items to the members remains exactly the same

Club members please visit the link below, sign up for FREE and start collecting donations for the club straight away.


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