Selsey criCket & social cluB
The Annual General Meeting of Selsey Cricket Club has been cancelled due to COVID-19, a new date when it is safe to have the meeting will be sent out in due course.
Long-standing members will have fond memories of Jim Crowley who has sadly died recently following a long illness. Jim and his wife Gill, who survives him, were both stalwart members of the Club They first joined in the early 70s and Jim served for many years as Captain, fundraiser committee member and project manager for the building of the existing pavilion.
Our sincere condolences from everyone at the Club, to Gillian and Family.
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A message from the Chairman of Selsey Cricket Club Andy Horner.
Following the Selsey Cricket Club meeting last night the committee have decided that the clubhouse and bar will remain closed for the rest of the season.
Matches will continue through to the end of September.
During the winter period the committee will get the club ready for reopening for the new season.
This is Selsey’s latest list of upcoming
Sunday 6th September Bognor away
Saturday 26th September Lynchmere. away
Return of Cricket at Selsey.
Following a meeting tonight Friday 10th july Selsey Cricket Club Committe are pleased to announce the return to playing of recreational cricket to Selsey from next weekend with a scheduled home friendly scheduled for sunday 19th july.
We will also be entering the Sussex Cricket League August cup played on Saturdays throughout august.
These games will be played under the guidance issued by the government and the ECB.
All these guidelines will be found on our club website in due course. Unfortunately the clubhouse remains closed until further notice.
Nic Nolan Selsey CC Secretary on behalf of Selsey CC Committee
A message from the Chairman.
Following a meeting to discuss the way forward for the club during this unusual period ,the following decisions have been made by the committee
We have separated the problem in to 2 areas, 1. Playing Cricket & 2. Opening Club House.
- Playing cricket
We have put our name down to enter the AUGUST CUP, this is run by the Sussex cricket league and proper guidelines need to be adhered to. More details to follow.
Breaking news, the prime minister is to allow the start of domestic cricket, we don’t know in what format or safety precautions we have to take, but as soon as the guide lines are published this week your committee will review, and publish their decision.
No cricket will take place until a Risk Assessment is completed and everyone is familiar with its findings.
- Opening the club house/bar
This is a different matter, we are governed by many areas, ie Government guidance on social distancing, ECB Guidance, WSCC guidance, Insurance company, Town council guidance.
We have to ensure there is a communication strategy, assess maximum occupancy of social area 2 metres and 1 Meter + social distancing , establishing a suitable one way system , ventilation, Signage, Plan for wet weather, contactless payment system, cleaning of touch points, suitable PPE, hourly cleaning regime complete a risk assessment and communicate this to everyone , members and visiting teams. This list is not exhaustive there is much much more.
In light of this the committee have decided not to open the Club House at the present time. We will review the decision again in August.
The latest E mail from the ECB can be found on our web site and this has all the links to the areas that I have mentioned.
Netting is still available and is run by Tom Cripps, please contact him if you wish to participate.
These decisions have been made by the committee taking into account the safety for all our members and visitors.
Stay safe everyone
Andy H. Chairman
This is a copy of the latest communication from the The 1st Central Sussex Cricket League about the restart of the league this season.
As you’ll be aware from my last update, the Executive Committee of the 1st Central Sussex Cricket League had put a plan in place to commence the 2020 season on 4th July and to play the second half of the league season. There have been various developments since then and you will have seen the announcement on Friday that small groups of up to six people may now net / practice together, which is a welcome step forward. However recreational cricket in organised game play format remains suspended until further notice and any relaxation of that is subject to Government and ECB guidance.
The latest advice from the ECB last week indicated that a return to recreational cricket remains at least a month away. This suggests that an early July start is becoming less realistic and we must therefore begin to plan for a later start date. The next ECB call is on 17th June. If we do not receive the go ahead on that call to start at the beginning of July, we will need to abandon the current plan. Either way, we will let you know for certain by 19th June whether the SCL is going to begin as planned. From the feedback we’ve had from clubs and local authorities, that should be sufficient time to prepare pitches.
IF WE CAN STILL START IN JULY, the following decisions have been taken by the Exec, giving due consideration to your survey responses: –
• The T20 competitions have been cancelled for 2020. We have simply fallen too far behind to complete all the fixtures. Additionally, we would have been very unlikely to be able to play Finals Day at Hove.
• There will be no promotion or relegation in 2020. Your responses indicated that the majority of clubs felt there are too many moving parts to make promotion and relegation viable.
• We won’t be continuing the season past the scheduled finish date. We had suggested this might work in the top two divisions, however there was not enough buy in from those clubs to pursue it.
• With the cancellation of the T20, 4th July is left with just the 26 fixtures that had originally been scheduled for 2nd May. These are shown on the attached spreadsheet. We are assuming that some of the events that caused the fixtures to be moved originally are now not happening and we would like to move as many as possible back to the original date, to have a better chance of playing them. Therefore, if you are the club that requested the change, please advise whether the fixture can now be moved back to the original date. If not, it will stay on 4th July.
• We will be discussing the supply of cricket balls with Gray-Nicolls over the next week to ensure that they can service demand for an 11th July start.
IF WE CANNOT START IN JULY, we have identified two realistic options: –
• Play whatever matches are possible as friendlies based on the current fixture list, from whenever we are allowed to start.
• Organise some competitive cricket, tailored to the circumstances we will be in. This would broadly be a localised T20 group based competition played across August. The idea is that everyone would have 5/6 matches and there would be some kind of finals event at the end for the group winners. We will spend the next couple of weeks looking at the feasibility of this.
Whatever we do will be entirely optional. We understand and appreciate that many players and, in some cases, entire clubs will simply not want to play cricket this season. In summary, the Exec is planning for both outcomes whilst still very much hoping for the first. As ever, if you have any questions please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will advise next steps by 19th June.
Update in the use of nets at Selsey Cricket Club.
Information from the Chairman on the use of Nets at Selsey Cricket Club.
The clubs nets can now be used, under strict guidelines.
They can be booked through Tom Cripps ,club facilitator for running the nets.
His number is 07787429495
Only 2 people can use the facility at an one time, and rules on social distancing must be observed .
The club house will not be open at this time.
1. You can exercise outdoors on your own, with members of your household or with one other person from outside your household while keeping two metres apart at all times.
You must only exercise in groups of no more than two people, unless you are exercising exclusively with members of your household.
2. Social distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times (unless all participants are members of the same household).
3. Only 2 people in the net in one booking period
4. Only one-to-one coaching is permitted per session.
5. Club House will be closed, No indoor activity at all.
6. Players are to provide their own equipment.
There is to be no sharing of equipment
7. No saliva or sweat should come into contact with the ball at any time.
8. Wash hands at home before and after using the outdoor facilities. Bring your own hand sanitizer.
9. Any areas of nets that are touched to gain access and secure facility ,ie padlock, gate, should be disinfected/wiped down after use .
10. The facilitator will be the nominated person to take bookings, control use of nets and periods of use and must always be present when in use.
If this is not possible the facilitator will arrange a substitute/responsible person from the committee to control the nets safely.
11. The facilitator will send a text to nominated committee members , A Horner, Nick Nolan and Ian Stocks confirming date of use ,time and numbers prior to the facility being used.
12. Sessions should be 30mins in length and 15 mins between each session to allow for changeover and cleaning
13. Only the netting facility is to be used by the club house
All activity should be consistent with the Government guidance regarding health, social distancing and hygiene.
This is the latest information on what is happening with the Sussex League this Season, We will keep you up to date as and when we get more news.
March with details of the 1st Central Sussex Cricket League’s plan to deal with the impact of Covid-19 on the league season. I promised to update you further by 10th April, so here we are. The Exec met on 6th April and have agreed the following.
We will be moving to Stage 2 of the plan immediately, therefore no league or cup matches will take place in May. The EARLIEST that SCL cricket could possibly begin is 6th June as detailed below. For the avoidance of doubt, I stress that we are not telling you the season will begin on that date, it is obviously subject to developments and Government advice in the meantime. However, IF WE WERE TO START ON 6th JUNE: –
- The league matches currently scheduled for 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th May and 6th June will be cancelled. Please do not do anything in Play Cricket, the fixtures will be updated in due course by the Admin committee.
- We would instead look to utilise 6th June to play the league matches that are currently scheduled for 2nd May (except those that had been moved there from the five dates mentioned above, which will be cancelled). The aim here is for all teams to lose five matches, no more and no less.
- 6th June would also be used to catch up on the T20 competition matches currently scheduled for 2nd May. League matches will take precedence if there is a clash.
The Exec are reviewing the situation constantly and will continue to do so. A decision will be made in early May as to whether the above plan is feasible in the environment at that time. and we will advise you further by 8th May.
It is understood that the target date is still within the advised 12 week isolation period for those over 70 and with certain pre-existing medical conditions. That could have an impact on umpire panel numbers among other things, but we will work these issues out at the time.
We have been keeping Gray-Nicolls updated with our discussions and they are open for business for any club wishing to order balls, albeit they are working with a skeleton crew, so your order may take slightly longer to distribute. As I said last time, you are welcome to wait until there is more certainty before ordering balls, but any that you buy this year (with the 15% discount) will be valid for 2021.
You will have been advised by the Sussex Cricket Foundation that the majority of non-playing staff at Sussex Cricket have been furloughed until the end of May. The Foundation Department is being run by Chris Coleman, Gary Wallis-Tayler and Steve Pickup. Please can any queries or questions regarding The 1st Central Sussex Cricket League be sent to email@example.com with all other club related matters directed to Gary Wallis-Tayler firstname.lastname@example.org at the Sussex Cricket Foundation.
Finally, we hope all involved in The 1st Central Sussex Cricket league are staying safe and well. Let’s hope we can get out on the pitch before too long.
Important information from the Committee regarding the future of the 2020 season, please everyone share this, Thanks.
The Chairman and committee of Selsey Cricket Club, has asked me to send out the following information about the 2020 season.
First of all along with Government regulations, there will be no cricket or training until further notice, the club bar will of course not open until allowed hopefully later in the Season.
The Sir Patrick Moore match on the 10th of May is unlikely to go ahead, but the club will make a decision as soon as regulations becomes clearer, if it does go ahead this year it will be without food, stalls, rides etc, so not the normal family day out as usual.
Later in August the Beer & Rounders and Family day is still scheduled to go ahead, as planned, but we will keep you updated regularly.
Unfortunately the committee will have to make a lot of difficult decisions, whilst keeping to government, ECB and a league guidelines.
If any members or supporters think they can help in anyway please let us know, as our income will be zero and without the bigger earning days, donations will be gratefully received as we still have substantial overheads.
Donations can be made via PayPal
or contact the Treasurer
Message from Sussex Cricket and link to ECB statement.
Following the note from the ECB (found here https://ecb-comms.co.uk/t/1FT6-6SKA2-2E2203387/cr.aspx) outlining that in the immediate short term future all community cricket sessions including training and pre-season friendlies should be postponed, we wanted to update you as to what this means in Sussex.
Based on the advice from the ECB, Chance to Shine, Lord’s Taverners alongside the Government we have taken the decision to suspend all delivery of the Sussex Cricket Foundation. While this decision has not been taken lightly, we must work to reduce the risk and impact of coronavirus of our participants, staff and the wider community.
During this time of uncertainty, the Sussex Cricket Foundation team are all on hand to support local cricket and communities as best we can.
We remain firmly of the belief that cricket plays a key role in supporting the nation during this tough time.
Message from the Chairman of Selsey Cricket Club.
These are really strange times, as a committee we have now agreed to follow the ECB guidelines, playing cricket will cease and the club will be closed until such times as it will be appropriate to open.
Please keep in touch ,support each other and our love ones ,we all need to stand together and have a common sense approach to the virus, keep fit.
We will update as information becomes available.
If anyone has any concerns please feel free to contact the committee.
Andy Horner Selsey CC Chairman on behalf of Selsey CC Committee
Please keep your eye on our Website selseycc.co.uk for updates and of course our Facebook Page.
Selsey Cricket Club.
Updates on the new new building project and more news from the Club Chairman Andy Horner can be found in Horner’s Corner.
Everyone at Selsey Cricket Club would like to congratulate Mike Nicholls on being awarded the British Empire Medal, in the Queens Birthday Honours for Services to the community in Selsey.
Team Photo Selsey v Slindon 1st June.
Subscriptions are now due.
Selsey Cricket Club Subscriptions for 2019
Senior Men’s Player’s. £35
Senior Ladies Players £25
Colts Member (Under 18) £12
Social members with Vote £25
Social members without a vote £12
Sports Dream charity 1142665 has been encouraging sporting activity in Selsey for the past eight years. During this time we have also been fundraising to create a joint clubhouse for the cricket and football clubs.
The facility will also have a strong community use for young and old alike. All necessary permissions are in place and we aim to start building in May.
So far we have raised 80% of the costs.
Will you help us reach our target please?
If you would like to make a donation our bank details are
For further details or gift aid please call 07508716037
Selsey Cricket Club 2019 Fixtures available to download
As part of Selsey Cricket Club Juniors strategy and for the requirements of the all-stars cricket, we require volunteers to become activators (helpers) to support the nominated Sussex coach .
The volunteers do not need to be qualified but just there to assist and help the kids enjoy their experience.
The proposal is to hold an 1 hr session on a Monday evening for an 8 week period. start date to be arrange possibly back end April start of May ,and start time to be approximately between 5 and 5 30. These details will be confirmed in due course.
Attendance on a activator course will be required and this will be held locally and free of charge. Anyone who requires a more in-depth knowledge here is the web site address ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars
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Come and join us as a player or social member, We are a Friendly, but competitive Club, running a men’s League side, 1 and sides.
We also run several Junior sides.
We are looking for players and all abilities from Juniors up.
Whatever your age or ability, we can find a place for you, at your level.
We a very friendly and inviting club , with outdoor nets, clubhouse with bar.
If you are interested in playing for us, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We also welcome Social and Non Playing members, and people interested in Scoring, Umpiring, and helping with Juniors coaching.
Membership of Selsey Cricket Club is open to all applicants regardless of age, ability, disability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, religious belief or social/economic status.
Selsey Cricket Club was founded in 1834 and is one of England’s oldest cricket clubs.
One of the clubs most famous members was the late B.B.C. astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, C.B.E.
Sir Patrick was a former Club Secretary, and an active playing member, and was an Honorary Life Vice President.
A former President of Selsey Cricket Club was Hubert Doggart, O.B.E., MA. who played for Sussex and England
The Pavilion has now been renamed the Sir Patrick Moore Pavilion .
The Sir Patrick Moore Pavilion The Recreation Ground, Paddock Lane, Selsey West Sussex PO20 9BB
Pavilion telephone number (Match days and bar opening days only) 01243 602148