About Lindfield Cricket Club
Lindfield Cricket Club is one of the oldest sports clubs in the county having been established in 1747 and is part of a long and proud history of cricket in Sussex. We have a thriving senior playing membership with over 90 senior playing members, fielding 4 league sides on a Saturday and 1 friendly side on a Sunday. In addition, we have an ever expanding Academy (over 200 members, both boys and girls) with an excellent reputation across the county.
All members have access to training facilities during the summer, and winter nets are available from February to April at Ardingly School. Seperate junior nets are available throughout the winter.
Both the senior and junior sections also have access to a number of ECB-qualified cricket coaches.
In addition to regular cricket, the club hosts a Cricket Week, including a bi-annual fixture against the MCC, during the first week of August and a Lindfield Sixes Charity Tournament on the August Bank Holiday Monday.
The 1st XI, 2nd XI, Sunday XI and Academy teams play on Lindfield Common. The 3XI and 4th XI play at Hickmans Lane and Great Walstead School.
We have attained a number of accreditations including:
- Sussex Cricket Board FOCUS club
- ECB CLUBMARK status
- Community Amateur Sports Club
Playing History & Honours
The 1st and 2nd XI’s played in the Sussex Invitation League from its inception in 1979, with the 1st XI being champions in 1982 and 1994 while the 2nd XI won their competition in 2002.
In 2008 the 1st and 2nd XI’s joined Division 3 (East) of the Sussex County League, and since then the 1st XI were promoted to Division 2 in 2013.
The 2nd XI won their division in 2010 and again in 2014. They currently play in their respective Division 2.
The 3rd XI, the Swans, joined the Stoner Mid-Sussex Cricket League in 2002 and are currently playing in Division 2.
In 2008 we formed a 4th XI, the Cygnets, who joined the Stoner Mid-Sussex League Conference and currently play in Divion 4.
Our midweek 20/20 team have won the Henfield Cup on 3 occassions - 2006, 2008, 2010.
We have a membership in excess of 200 boys and girls with age group sides at Under 9 through to Under 16 playing in the North & Mid-Sussex Junior Cricket League and Identilam League as well as in all age groups of the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival.
An Academy Director has been appointedwith responsibility for all aspects of junior cricket, who is helped by 21 club members who are ECB-qualified coaches. The Director works closely with the Cricket Committee to ensure the smooth progression of juniors into the senior league sides.
The Academy aims include:
- A fully inclusive club for all
- A safe environment to play and learn in
- Close connections with our community
- HIghly qualified coachong from SCCC professionals ans ECB-qualified coaches
- Family oriented club
Academy winter nets at Ardingly College on Sunday afternoons, and for more talented children an Academy Performance Squad nets at the County Ground, Hove during the winter.
Academy training takes place on Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings for various age groups
We are closely integrated with the Sussex representative structure.
Academy Sussex Junior Festival Bowl record:
Under 16 winners 1976, 1979, 1987
Under 14 winners 2013
Under 12 winners 1984, 2014
Under 11 winners 2010
Sussex Cricket Board Champions League record:
Under 12 winners 2014
North and Mid-Sussex Junior Cricket League record:
Under 16 winners 1986, 1987, 1988, 1996
Under 15 winners 2009
Under 11 winners 2013
Under 9 winners 2012
Identilam Colts Cricket League record:
Under 12 winners 2011, 2014
Under 10 winners 2009, 2011, 2013
Our Cricket Aims
- To be one of the top performing senior clubs in the county
- Our Academy to be recognised as setting the standard for youth development
- For all XI’s to maximise their performance levels
- To ensure the continued success of the club through successful integration of Academy players into senior cricket
The Social Side
It’s not just the cricket! We encourage all members and parents of Juniors to get invloved in the club. To that end, the club has a licensed bar which is open during all home games.
The Social Committee ensures regular activities throughout the season including Barbeques, Curry, Darts, Poker, Karaoke and Cocktail Nights.
‘First Friday of the Month’ throughout the close season
Club Dinner and Presentation Evening in February
LCC ‘Big Day Out’ (golf at Lindfield GC and a Sussex CCC T20 match at Hove) in June