SelseY criCket & Social club

Selsey Cricket club bar will be open this Friday 12th July from 6.30pm till 10pm

Saturday 13th July West Wittering v Middleton Academy  at Selsey 1 pm start Bar open

Selsey away to RAM 1 pm start.

Come along and support your Cricket Club.

Selsey Cricket Club Annual membership subscriptions are now due.

They can be paid in the clubhouse, by cash or card payment at the bar.

These are the 2024 rates

Senior playing voting: £35

Senior paying ladies: £25

Colts (under 18): £12

Non playing (voting): £25

Non playing (non voting): £12

Having reviewed the costs of running the bar/ club and the increase in supplier costs, we are going to be implementing the membership card system on the till and price increases from this week.

The card system will give all members a 10% discount on all bar items, which will be in force as of 07/06/24.

Come along to the club and if you are not a member, then fill out the membership application to join.

We can no longer accept payments by cheque.

Membership enquiries to membership secretary Josh Stocks

The next two Saturdays 22nd 29th June the First XI will be home, weather willing matches start at 1 pm and the bar will be open.


We are getting ever closer to the return of  Selsey Cricket & Social Clubs   famous Beer Rounders and Family day, which will be on the Recreation Ground,  ‪on Sunday August 11th  2024

We hope that people will share this event, to get as many people in our community to take part as teams or spectators.

If you are interested, please contact us on

So come along wether you are local, or visiting Selsey, everyone is welcome, and have a fantastic day out.

Further information about entering teams in this years event, can be had by emailing us at or phoning Ricky Halpin on 07968 961323

Every team will get a minimum of two games. Make up a team (7 persons) book a team or Turn up on the day, or just come along to watch and enjoy the day.

On the field

Pegasus Pizzas

Coffee and Milkshakes


Bouncy castles

Selsey Cricket Club is located at The Sir Patrick Moore Pavilion, Recreation Ground, High Street, Selsey, PO20 9BB, car parkIng in the new Co-Op behind the fire station, or at Selsey Medical Centre.

It promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family, with lots of things to see and do, so come along and enjoy the fun.

Ground open ‪from 10:30‬ matches ‪start at 11:00 am‬.

There is Pay Bar in the Club House open all day until late, open to the public, offering cheap alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

As in previous years, we are looking for people and organisations, who would like to put stalls or attractions on the field.

We expect to have lots of attractions including food stalls.

Thank you for everyone who came along and supported the Selsey Cricket Clubs   Sir Patrick Moore cup match and family day.

Thank you to all the helpers on the day, and all the players.

Thank you as well to all the social,media sites which he,led us with advertising the day.

If anyone has any photos of the day, we would love to see them, and can be sent to


Selsey Cricket Club, were extremely sad to hear that one of their former players , David Richardson, passed away recently, far to early .David  played for Selsey 1st X1 in the early 2000s for several years and captained us to win Division 3 in the Sussex Invitation League in 2003.

 He was a fine batsman, useful medium pace bowler and very astute captain, always getting the best from his players. He was highly regarded by his team mates not only as a player but also as a gentleman and his dry wit was second to none. Our thoughts are with his wife Sarah and his four children.
Rest in peace David and kept that elbow high and a straight bat, God bowls a wicked googly.
Thanks to Pete Amis for these words.

Congratulations to Martin Lee, getting on the Sussex batting Honours board


Selsey Cricket Club will be offering taster cricket sessions for 12 to 16 year olds starting from Thursday 23rd may 5pm to 6pm weekly.

On the Recreation Ground, High Street, Selsey.

This will be very informal fun sessions with soft ball then progressing onto hard ball at later stage. So if interested please feel free to contact Nic Nolan on

So if you’ve never tried cricket or have previously now is the perfect opportunity to get involved and have fun’


From Friday 17th May the Selsey Cricket Club bar will open every Friday from 6.30pm to 10pm.

There will be members and non members prices for drinks.


So please make sure you join the club or renew your membership.


  • Register now for Allstars & Dynamos


Register for Dynsmos and Allstars 2024

Selsey Cricket Club.

07968 96132

All Stars and Dynamos covering ages 5 to 11 year olds will be running again for the 2024 season details of programmes will be updated soon on.

Follow all stars for details. There is also the option this year of running this programme as a summer holiday camp so if there is interest this is an option the club can look into.

We are always looking for volunteers to help run sessions like activators , coaches etc. There is a basic course for this which lasts for a couple of hours in march/april time so if anyone interested please contact.

We are also looking for coaches/volunteers to help set up colts sessions so if again if anyone interested please contact us.

Also this year we will be offering member prices for drinks at the club whilst open on friday evenings, saturday matchdays and any other times club is open. Details of types of membership will be out in a few weeks which will be at attractive prices so will be worthwhile taking on social/playing membership.

So if you would like to become a member or help in anyway please feel free to contact us. Many hands might like work and assist in the smooth running of club

Any enquiries please contact Nic on


Sunday 19th May 2024 from 1 pm

This is our Annual Celebrity cricket match and family day out, with fun for all the family.

We are looking for business, charities  and organisations who would like attractions on the field.


Telephone Ricky Halpin 07968 961323

All traders on the day, Entrance via School Lane only,

The pavilion telephone number from midday is 01243 602148

Within the Cricket Club pavilion, is the Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition, which will be open to visitors on the day, this recreates Sir Patricks study at his home “Farthings” with original items on show owned by Sir Patrick Moore.

On the field we have

Pegasus Pizzas.

We have from Burnetts Fair.

Bouncy castles

Bungie trampolines

Burger stall


Ice cream



All bar and drinks will be supplied by Selsey Cricket Club.

Large picnic area.

The Thespian Thunderer’s are a team of players from the World of Show Business, and the Worlds Premier Actors cricket team.

The  Thespian Thunderer’s with actors and directors involved in a dozen West End shows: The Woman In Black, Pygmalion, The 39 Steps, Yes Prime Minister and Buckley amongst them; not to mention productions at The Donmar, The Old Vic, The National, Chichester and nationwide.

A Thunderer won Best Newcomer in the Edinburgh Festival Comedy Awards, others were longlisted. Thunderers won BAFTAs and starred in hit television series for The BBC, ITV and Sky: Spooks, Horrible Histories, Spy, New Tricks,  also from Game of thrones, Harry Potter, Eastenders.

This will be another great Family Day out at Selsey Cricket Club, and everyone is welcome, free entrance to the ground

Please contact us at for more information.

Or Ricky halpin on 07968 961323

Selsey Cricket Club is located at the Recreation Ground, High Street Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 9BB.


Free public parking is available in co-op , behind the Fire Station, High Street, Selsey, also paid cheap parking is available in East Street.

Car Parking at the back of the Club is reserved for players and officials only.

The Stagecoach Gold 51 service runs on Sunday from Chichester Bus Station


Fixtures for season to date are as follows. These can also be found on

All start times currently 13.00

 Sat 13th April HOME friendly versus Portsmouth Community CC cancelled

Sat 20th April HOME friendly versus Purbrook CC Won

Sat 4th May HOME LEAGUE versus Billingshurst CC Won

Sat 11th May HOME league versus Ram CC Selsey Won

Sat 18th May AWAY league versus Brighton and Hove CC Selsey Lost

Sun 19th May HOME Sir Patrick Moore cup match Selsey Lost

Sat 25th May HOME league versus East Preston CC

Sat 1st June AWAY league versus Crawley Eagles CC conceded 

Sat 8th June HOME league versus Littlehampton CC

Sat 15th June AWAY league versus Billingshurst CC

Sat 22nd June HOME league versus Broadbridge Heath CC

Sat 29th June HOME league versus Eastergate CC

Sat 6th July AWAY league versus Himani CC

Sat 13th July AWAY league versus Ram CC

Sat 20th July HOME league versus Brighton and Hove CC

Sat 27th July AWAY league versus East Preston CC

Sat 3rd August HOME league versus Crawley Eagles CC

Sat 10th August AWAY league versus Littlehampton CC

Sat 24th August AWAY league versus Broadbridge Heath CC

Sat 31st August AWAY league versus Eastergate CC

Sat 7th August HOME league versus Himani CC

Beer & Rounders and family day Sunday 11th August from 10:30 am

 Also other fixtures on the recreation will be West Wittering 3rd XI home matches

Sat 18th May league West Wittering CC versus Petworth Park CC

Sat 1st June league West Wittering CC versus Clymping CC

Sat 15th June league West Wittering CC versus Arundel CC

Sat 6th July league West Wittering CC versus Rustington CC

Sat 13th July league West Wittering CC versus Middleton CC

Sat 27th July league West Wittering CC versus Bognor CC

Sat 10th August league West Wittering CC versus Aldwick CC

 Also we are delighted to be hosting the following fixture on 2nd June

 Sussex County Cricket Club  D40 development Versus Middlesex CCC D40 disability team fixture. More details and confirmation in the near future.

 Obviously anyone wishing to offer service etc volunteers etc please contact nic Nolan on

We are very sad to report of the death of Tommy “The Dog” Roberts, a social member of Selsey Cricket Club for many years.

We send out our condolences to his wife Mary and family.

Tommy got the nickname “the dog” from his Dog Sam who used to find lost cricket and footballs.

RIP Tommy

Update on new building. 9/11/2023

Work has continued on the project, Surveys, building reg. fire strategy etc have been undertaken and paid for.

A project manager is now in place Nathen Bennett, who has been a tremendous help.

Debs is still putting in for community funding bids.

If the money isn’t available to build the project in one go, we will split it into two phases,

phase 1. social area, toilets, kitchen area

Phase 2   new changing rooms.

Phase 1 can be split into 3 areas.

1 underground work, footings

2 roof structure

3 external and internal walls etc

We will get quotes for these areas, compare this against monies we hold, and decide on start date after Jan 24

If funding comes in after Jan 24, we may be able to progress with the whole project.

Andy Horner


Changes to laws of Cricket 2023

1) Safeguarding: Match officials have been invited to undertake the ECB online “Safeguarding” course that lasts around 30 minutes. Apparently it comes with a certificate that can be printed off but yours truly missed that facility. This does not mean that match officials have to be certain about potential concerns and/or investigate but they may be the first or only person to have identified a particular issue. The course identifies certain behavioural patterns either by under 18s’ or adults that may point to there being a safeguarding issue(s). It is strongly emphasised that it is everyone’s duty within cricket to record and report any such concerns to the relevant Safeguarding Officer. The link to the Safeguarding Induction course is below:,M3,a58d56e4-1a99-4899-83d6-365d4c749493=

2) Duckworth Lewis: Trevor provided a presentation of the DL app that will be used throughout the Sussex League this season. As I understand it the responsibility for running the app lies with the clubs and their scorers but umpires with smartphones may wish to download the app. What, of course, is clear is that umpires will need to provide and ensure source data and in particular the period of a suspension(s) in play is correctly inputted. Trevor emphasised that it may be best for umpires not to worry about “par” scores and agree beforehand with the scorers how DL information will be displayed.
More details about access to the programme will be circulated next week and our thanks go to Richard and Tom for their excellent work in this respect.
3) WSACO website: Please note the old SACO website that included a link to WSACO is out of date, dormant and will in due course be removed. Thanks to the hard endeavours of Richard P, the SACO and supporting associations are now included in the Sussex Cricket League website within the “Officials Corner” page. The link is below:
4) Penalty Runs: There have been several queries in relation to whether club umpires should or not be awarding penalty runs (other than the ball hitting the fielders helmet) and/or applying Level 1 etc sanctions in Sussex League matches. I understand that this issue has been raised with the League Executive and hopefully some definitive guidance will be produced in time for the season start. What is important is that in respect of unfair play and in particular player misconduct such instances should be reported to the League.
5) Ground, Weather & Light: Limited opportunity to discuss but the key point was that umpires must work as a team and that both must agree that conditions do not present an actual and foreseeable risk of injury to any player or umpire, otherwise play must be suspended or not (re)started. There is a useful “Directive” card for umpires that is worth reviewing when the weather forecast is potentially poor.
6) Player Management: Again limited time for discussion but the LEAD principle highlighted i.e. Listen, Empathise, Accept, Discussion Over, as well as being proactive rather than reactive and to work quietly with the captains to head off potential issues.
7) Concussion Protocol: A difficult subject, especially at Recreational cricket level where clubs may not have a Responsible Officer in attendance. Umpires have a duty of care and if they are concerned about the fitness of a player following a potential concussion incident then they should recommend that the player leaves the field of play for ongoing assessment.
8) Directive Cards: We understood that ECBACO as in previous years would send out direct to all their members the promised new set of Directive Cards. However, in this digital age they have just sent the cards to SACO for distribution who in turn will pass onto me. I will give it some thought over the weekend on how best to proceed and let you know.
9) Umpire Pathway: Many of you will have received recently an individual email from ECBACO about changes from grades to levels in the umpire pathway from 2023. In case you missed it I attach two documents that show the changes.
10) Summer Meetings: It was agreed that we hold a mid-season review meeting in July. To that end it would be helpful if you would let me know as they occur about any interesting, odd or just general issues for un-contributed discussion. Thanks. We will also try to arrange our usual get-together at Arundel Castle CC during one of their fixtures. Watch this space.
11) Law Changes: Lastly but not least “Law Changes” with some notes on the October 2022 amendments.
a) Already in place last season but to confirm if a batter is caught after crossing for a run the new batter goes to the striker’s end. No need therefore to make a decision about whether batters crossed or not but still relevant if catch dropped and something else happens e.g. overthrow going for four.
b) No more use of saliva on the ball with a 5 Penalty runs awarded under changing conditions of the ball. Use of sweat remains okay.
c) Dead ball now includes provision for a fielder being disadvantaged by outside inference e.g. dog running onto pitch. Call and signal “dead ball.” Decision to be made as to whether, without the outside interference, would the ball have gone to the boundary or not. In the former it is boundary four and in the latter award completed runs plus one more if batters had crossed at time of interference.
d) Important change with “dead ball” calls. The ball is now deemed to be “dead” when the incident occurs and not when the umpire calls “dead ball”.
e) On occasions a ball is bowled extremely wide. Provided the ball has not come to a stop the batter is entitled to attempt to hit the ball. The New Law limits how far a batter can travel to do so. The limit is the width of the whole pitch but extends to the batter only having to have some part of himself or equipment (e.g. bat) either landed or raised still within the pitch margins. If the batter strays completely off the pitch the umpire calls “dead ball” and then awards a “no ball”. If the batter does not move, or only partially, and you judge he or she would have had to leave the pitch to play the ball again it is a “no ball”, otherwise it would be a wide. A batter cannot manufacture a “no ball” or “dead ball” by stepping off the pitch. It remains the case that any ball that pitches off the wicket is called a “no ball”, irrespective of which direction the ball subsequently goes. Good luck with this change.
f) The batter has the right to know where the fielders are placed when the bowler starts his run up. The relevant law provided for either umpire to call “dead ball” if a fielder moved other than in a straight line towards the batter but now such occurrence comes with a 5 run penalty. Some at the meeting considered the penalty a bit harsh for a genuine realisation that a fielder forgot to move position e.g. right and left hander or WK stepping back a few paces!  Who said “umpiring” was easy and straightforward.
g) Law amended so a wide is applied from where the striker has stood any any point since the bowler started their run up. This is to take into account the more common use now of batter movement along the crease. By definition, if delivery would have passed the batter within this area it should not be called a wide. However, check the Local Playing Conditions for the match in this respect.
h) In the past but very rarely if at all, in the case of a striker leaving their crease before the bowler entered their delivery stride, the bowler had the right to throw at the stumps to attempt a run out. That is no longer the case and if this situation occurs, the umpire is to call and signal “dead ball”.
i) The law relating to the Non-striker backing up illegally (Mankad) has been moved from “unfair play” to “run out” to emphasise that the umpire is not there to make a moral judgement and if there is an appeal then it’s out. It was generally agreed umpires should not suggest or ask the fielding captain to reconsider but, of course, he or she can do so voluntarily. The clear onus is now on the non-striker not to leave the crease prior to the delivery of the ball. In such cases it is expected and hoped that the umpire at the striker’s end will be able to assist in this respect.

Today, we mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time.

Her Majesty The Queen served our nation for seventy years, earning the respect, admiration and love of all her people.

Our deepest condolences from everyone at Selsey Cricket Club to the Royal Family.


We are proud to announce that Seal Bay Resort, part of Cove Communities are sponsoring Selsey Cricket Club for the 2022 season.



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Selsey Cricket Club needs your help.

We would love you to be part of your Local Cricket Club.

We welcome new players junior and senior, social members, umpires, scorers, general help.

Sponsorship opportunities available.

Selsey Cricket Club fixtures 2022

All Stars Cricket & Dynamos Cricket are back this summer!

Find your local cricket club & sign-up now! ⤵️

⭐️ 5-8 year olds –
💥 8-11 year olds –

Get ready for 8 weeks of big moments!

Beginning on Monday 16th May the 8 week programme aims at giving children from 5 to 11 a fun filled cricket related activities.

For details to join please look on to search for Selsey CC as a venue registrations opened on Thursday 24th February.





Selsey Cricket Clubs home League fixtures for the 2022 Season, all matches start at 1 pm Bar open on match days.

Selsey Cricket Club 2022 fixtures

There are sponsorship opportunities at Selsey Cricket Club for the 2022 Season.

If you are interested in supporting and helping your local Cricket Club, please email us on

Sponsor Selsey cricket club

Thank you to everyone turned out for this years Beer and Rounders 2021

We had 13 teams take part this year, and early morning showers, the sun came out, the rest of the day went very well, with a very good turn out of players and spectators.

Thanks to all,the club members who helped run the bar, preparing the pitches, scoring and umpiring.

The Winners this year were “Running Empty”

The plate winners “The Umpire Strikes back”

Many thanks to MSJ Jewellery Services who supplied the Shields, and supplied fantastic engraved Mugs.

MSJ Jewellery Services Ltd

138 High Street


West Sussex

PO20 0QE

Telephone: 01243 696726





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.

More details on our Close of Play page.


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Updates on the new new building project and more news from the Club Chairman Andy Horner can be found in Horner’s Corner.

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.

Mike Nichols BEM

Team Photo Selsey v Slindon 1st June.

DM1960020a.jpg. Cricket: Selsey (fielding) v Slinfold. The Selsey team. Photo by Derek Martin Photography.


 Subscriptions are now due.


Selsey Cricket Club Subscriptions for 2021

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

Lloyds Bank

Sports Dream



For further details or gift aid please call 07508716037

Thank you

Mike Nicholls


Andy Horner

David Lee





 Just another reminder that as with the other several hundred emails you may have received about GDPR, we do not store any personal details for the purposes of mailing, but if you wish to be removed from our mailing list, please email us at

You can find our privacy notice here.

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.

Come and play cricket for Selsey

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

We also welcome Social and Non Playing members, and people interested in Scoring, Umpiring, and helping with Juniors coaching.

Become a member of Selsey Cricket Club

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.

Sir Patrick Moore C.B.E.

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 .

Sir Patrick Moore Pavilion

The Sir Patrick Moore Pavilion

The Recreation Ground,

Paddock Lane,


West Sussex PO20 9BB

Pavilion telephone number (Match days and bar opening days only) 01243 602148

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