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Mike Newcombe, 9 January 2018 18:29

SUSSEX SENIORS’ CRICKET

9th January 2018 

Dear Friend 

Sussex Seniors Cricket 

We are looking for potential players to join the Sussex Seniors for 2018.   The Seniors provides Championship County Cricket in three age groups—Over 50s, Over 60s and Over 70s.   Sussex runs two over 50 sides, four over 60 sides and two over 70 sides.   We would like to recruit new players who play regularly to a relatively high standard.    

Over the years many former Test and County Cricketers have played in the Seniors’ Championship Competitions including Alvin Kallicharran, Terry Barwell, Clive Radley, David Halfyard, Reg Scarlett, Mustaq Mohammed, Alan Oakman, Dennis Oakes, Ted Hemsley, John Lever, Stuart Turner, Brian Hardie, Robin Hobbs, Brian ‘Tonker’ Taylor, Brian Luckhurst, Derek Underwood, Wasim Raja, Graham Roope, Hallam Mosely, Hugh Jenkins, Alan Wassell, Ted Hemsley and David Ward.   Former Sussex CCC players who have played for the Seniors include Ken Suttle, Derek Semmence, Gerry Cogger, Denis Foreman, Simon Hoadley, Peter Laker, Les Lenham, Gordon Potter and David Stripp.    Existing Sussex Senior players who have had 1st Class experience include Rob Andrew, Raj Sharma and Jason Robinson.   Most of the players now playing for Sussex have been members of Premier League sides in Sussex or in the East Sussex League, the West Sussex League and the Mid Sussex League. 

The Sussex 50+ cricket team is a member of the South-East Region of the ECB National County Championship.   Other teams in the Group are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.   The County Championship is played between thirty-seven Counties plus the Channel Islands, the Isle of Wight and the Cricket Association of Wales.   There are five regional groups and the top three of each Group and the best overall fourth placed County automatically qualify for the knock-out stages.   The games are based on 45 overs a side with no bowlers permitted to bowl more than nine overs.   All players must be over 50 years of age and be a member of a Club affiliated to the relevant County Cricket Board.   The top two teams in the Home Counties 50+ 2nd XI competition (same Counties as 50+ 1st XI Competition plus Suffolk) will play each other in a Final.  The 2nd XI Competition permits the inclusion of two players aged 49 years.    Sussex also has four over 60s sides—three playing County Championship cricket and a very successful over 70s side that has won the County Championship five times in eight years. 

If you are interested in joining the seniors please let me have details of your cricketing CV with details of your current Club and the level of cricket played.   I will collate the names of those interested so that the captains can invite potential players to join the Sussex Seniors.   Can I ask that you respond as soon as you can?   Have a look at our website— http://sussexover50.play-cricket.com/ 

Kind regards 

Hugh 

Hugh Milner

Director of Sussex Seniors

87 The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1JU 

Phone: 01903 530688

Mobile: 07900 527458  

E-mail: inducker@ntlworld.com