Winter News from BHCC

Winter News Update

Our newsletter contains information on our winter training programmes for our girls, boys, women and men, the Christmas Quiz night, appointments from the AGM, subscriptions and the 300 Club draw. We would like to thank you all for your continued support of our wonderful club and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.

On Thursday 28th November we held our AGM at the clubhouse. Please see below a list of positions that were filled, with just a couple remaining vacant requiring either volunteers or appointments by the club later in the season. If anyone thinks that they may be able to help in any capacity please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Chairman – Mike Trowbridge
Club Secretary – Geoff Brailey
Treasurer – Kevin Hale
Saturday 1st XI Captain – Joe Maskell
Saturday 2nd XI Captain – Phil Marshall
Saturday 3rd XI Captain – Position Vacant
Saturday 4th XI Captain – Steve Ward
Director of Women’s Cricket – Andrew Davies
Women’s Team Manager – Position Vacant
Women’s XI Captain – Charley Hepburn
Women’s T20 Captain – To Be Appointed
Chairman of Selectors – Mike Trowbridge
Membership Secretary – Matt Charman
Club Development Officer – Geoff Brailey
Club Welfare Officer – Janet Brailey
Groundsman – Ian Plummer
Bar Manager – Richard Mamoany
Social & Fundraising Secretary – Teresa Mamoany, Sarah Hartley
IT & Media Secretary – Alec Hepburn
Youth Coordinators – Sarah Plimmer & Brian Husbands

As you can see from the above, we will be putting a 4th XI team into the league in 2020, with the view of introducing even more of our talented youngsters to competitive adult cricket.

Other news from the AGM – it was proposed that adult and junior boys subscriptions remain unchanged at £60, while the girl’s and women’s subscriptions will be increased to £60 to bring them in line with all other subscriptions. The sibling discounted membership of £35 for the second child will remain. Subscriptions include all winter training and match fees for youth games. In addition, if anyone feels that they would like to make a further voluntary donation to the club we would be most grateful.

Payments for annual subs can be made using the club’s online membership payment system – Members who paid using this system last season can use their account and log in details. New members will need to register first. We would like everyone to use this system this coming season for membership payments. The system allows members to add their voluntary donation at the end of the payment process.

BHCC Christmas Quiz

Saturday 14th December sees our Quizmaster Paul Elphick returning to the club to host our annual Christmas Quiz at the clubhouse. All are welcome, please do come along and enjoy an excellent evening’s festive entertainment while at the same time supporting the club. We’ve been promised mince pies, mulled wine and some special Christmas discounts at the bar! Start time 7.30 pm, we look forward to seeing you there!

Indoor Cricket

Throughout November our U11 and U14 boys were in action in their indoor leagues. Both teams faced some very tough opponents over their games but the U14s did enjoy a comprehensive win over Scaynes Hill, scoring 160 for 3 before restricting the opposition to 122-3.

Indoor Training 

Details of the Adult and Youth 2020 winter nets timetable and all relevant information that will hopefully answer any questions are below.

Winter nets are again to be held in the Hurst College Sports Hall every Sunday afternoon for the Youth and Sunday evenings for Adults. Sessions commence on Sunday 9th February, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm for Youth and 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm for Adults. Nets will continue up until Sunday April 5th.

The timetable is as follows –

U11s – U15s (this coming seasons age groups)

For the Sunday afternoon sessions, we are proposing the following times and lane net allocations for the boys and girls, based on their age groups for this coming season. These, we believe, use the optimum allocation of time and coaching resources whilst balancing out the numbers of youngsters in each age group. The timetable for youth sessions by age group is below.

2.00pm – 3.00pm                   3.00pm – 4.00pm                    4.00pm – 5.00pm

Lane1/2  Lane3/4                   Lane1/2  Lane3/4                    Lane 1/2 Lane 3/4

U11 Boys U12 Boys             U13 Boys  U15 Boys          U14 Boys  U13/16 Girls

Any U10 boys who are considered by their manager and their parents to be competent and safe to play hardball cricket are invited to attend the U11 sessions from 2.00 – 3.00 pm. Those older girls who already play Ladies cricket can attend the evening Ladies net sessions instead of, or as well as, the afternoon ones. Those U15 boys who have played adult cricket can also attend both the junior and senior sessions.

U10s and Younger (this seasons age groups), U11 girls

For those boys who are U10 and younger this coming season, and those girls who are U11, we have again booked the larger Oakmeeds Sports Hall on Tuesday evenings from 6.00 – 7.30 pm for softball practice and coaching. These sessions will be again be run by a Sussex CCC coach and are guaranteed to be great fun. All of our ‘All Stars’ from last year are invited to come along to these sessions. The sessions commence on Tuesday 4th February and continue every week up to and including the 7th April.  We are again coaching in Burgess Hill primary schools in January, February and March and will be inviting those children attending their school sessions to come along to these evenings.

Adult, Ladies, U16s & U15s (this seasons age groups)

Adult nets commence on Sunday evenings between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm at Hurst College from the 9th February, continuing up until the Sunday 5th April. We have again booked four lanes this year. We anticipate that these will be allocated as lanes 1,2 & 3 for Adult and Youth players and lane 4 for our Ladies as before.

Full details of the winter practices are also posted on our website –

300 Club

The latest list of 300 Club winners has now been posted on the club website. Please see here for further details:

If anybody has any questions please call Geoff on 07860 909237 or email us,


Thank you
BHCC Committee

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