Welcome to the first newsletter of 2018.

Contents of this newsletter:


Club website, improvements for 2018, AGM updates, Membership, Groundsman, Membership form, Indoor nets, Fixtures, Pre-season friendlies, welcoming new members.


1) Club website – Club website has been updated. Website is:

 East Dean and Friston Cricket Club website


2) Improvements for 2018

We have invested £1700 in machines to make our Square a better surface by buying the following:


1) Allett Kensington 20K Lawn mower with interchangeable lawn.

2) New Engine for the existing roller

3) Petrol blower

4) Servicing of all existing machinery


3) AGM updates

Committee members :


President - Graham Primett   

Chairman - Gaurav Bijlani       Vice-Chairman - Mark Francis

Hon. Secretary - Chris Dunn-Butler    Hon Fixtures Secretary - Mark Pankhurst

Hon. Treasurer - Paul Feist

Saturday First XI Captain  - Neil Gamble  Saturday First XI Vice Captain - Terry Preston

Saturday Second XI Captain - Gaurav Bijlani Saturday Second XI Vice Captain - Robin Sewell

Sunday Captain - Ashley Deller-Merricks

Child Welfare Officers - Michelle Parfitt

Social Secretary – Sue Francis

Committee members - Jane Purkiss, Jason Woodford, Shelagh Gray

First aider – To be confirmed


4) Membership

Annual Membership - £60 (Adults)

Annual Membership - £30 (Juniors / Students)

Match fees - £10 (For Sat and Sun)

Juniors/Concessions - £8



5) Groundsman – We have an agreement in place for Steve Feazey to provide us Groundsman’s services. He will be reporting to the “Grounds sub-committee”.

6) Subcommittees - We are urging people to come forward for the following sub-committees:

1) Social/fundraising

2) Grounds  

3) Grants

As you can see, we have committed to the longevity, accessibility of the Cricket club.

I am urging you to come forward and help with Social/fundraising events. We would like to buy a better roller for the Square next year.


I request you to pay your “Annual membership” before the season starts.

Bank transfer details – Sort code:  52-41-00 and Account number – 86852396

7) Membership form – Please complete the membership form before the first game of the season. Membership form can be found here: http://edandf.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/229964


8) Indoor nets – Indoor nets, to be confirmed yet but should between Friday, 26 Feb – 13 April between 19:30-20:30 (6 nets session excluding Easter holidays) at Gildredge House.


9) Fixtures – All the fixtures for 2018 are on Cricket Fixtures 2018 Just click on the filter and on the dropdown menu, select 2018 fixtures. If you just want to see a particular team’s fixtures, click on Fixtures and you should be able to select a team and look at the fixtures.


10) Pre-season friendlies – Pre-season friendlies start on the 7th April. There are 4 pre-season friendlies so we should all get a game before the first league game of the season.  

Please keep in touch and check the newsletter for further details.


11) Fund-raising events –  

Club fund raising events include Poker nights, first of many is on the 2nd March at Aqua Bar in Pevensey at 19:30.  


27th May, Sunday is a club “Funday”, aimed at a Cricket day. East Dean village and Mr Davies-Gilbert have been requested to field a team each for the funday event.  


12) New club members welcome – I welcome all the new club members who have joined since September 2017.  


I would like to welcome new Cricketers of all ages and abilities as this club is a progressive and an all inclusive club.

I would like the club to be accessible and all-inclusive to people of the community and the village.

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