17th July, 2020 at 4:32 pm

News Update #8

Latest developments…

  • On-Line Registration for Juniors and Seniors is open again
  • Senior fixtures for the August Cup are expected in the next few days
  • Worthing CC will be entering U11 and U14s teams for the Festival. U13s is dependent on available cover. Sadly, we can’t support a team for the U12s week.
  • Please ensure you familiarise yourself with relevant COVID-19 information both on the website, under our Welfare tab, and links within the registration forms.
  • Unfortunately, due to lack of resources, both the All Stars and Dynamos programmes for 2020 have been cancelled.
3rd July, 2020 at 9:47 pm

News Update #7

News for this week…

  • Briefer than usual as we emailed out our July Newsletter today to all our members which covers in greater depth what’s been happening at the club over the last period. If you haven’t received yours please get in touch with your manager or a committee member
  • You’ll be aware that the UK Government has today announced the return of recreational cricket from next weekend. We await further details from the governing bodies but hope to provide some clarity on what cricket will be taking place this summer in due course. Further comms to follow so watch this space
26th June, 2020 at 9:26 pm

News Update #6

Here’s our latest weekly update from the Club….

  • Worthing CC has been awarded a Sports England grant to help us with our fixed costs for this year. A big thank you to all of those on the Committee who helped facilitate this. You can find details on the announcement here
  • Following the SCL announcement last week, we have made a commitment to enter 4 teams into the August Cup. We should hear the outcome of SCL deliberations on senior cricket regarding structure, format, dates, etc., whether that be a competitive cup competition or friendlies, early in July.
  • No news yet on Junior League or Festival Cricket. The ECB Dynamos programme has been abandoned for 2020 but the ECB is still hopeful that the All Stars programme can take place later in the summer as planned.
  • As a reminder, any cricket played in 2020 will remain subject to rules and guidelines in place at the time and the ability of the club to work within these constraints
  • Registration for Seniors and Juniors is suspended until there is clarity on what cricket will be taking place this season
  • The Club has moved its email group messaging service over to Play-Cricket. A notification email was sent out on Thursday this week. If you didn’t get one please get in touch with a committee member or your junior manager so we can check our records
  • A comprehensive update from the club via an emailed newsletter is just around the corner; please look out for this next week (see previous point)
20th June, 2020 at 7:33 am

News Update #5

Latest for this week…

  • The Sussex Cricket League has confirmed that the Senior League programme for 2020 has been abandoned and is now looking at other options including an ‘August Cup’. The full statement can be found here
  • The Club will be emailing a newsletter to all its members detailing what this latest announcement means and what will be happening in the coming weeks
  • The transition of email addresses over to Play-Cricket is on-going. Some of you may have received auto messages from Play-Cricket as part of this process – please bear with us while we complete this move.
  • Former fast-bowling club legend, Anthony Aduhene, is the latest subject in our ‘Manor Ground Memories‘ feature. Please take time to read these short dips into our past (and to add a comment) for a bit of club nostalgia
13th June, 2020 at 9:15 pm

News Update #4

News Update for this week…

  • The ECB has released its Roadmap for a return to recreational cricket; as of today we are at Step 3. The club is continuing to look at options on how to implement group training for up to 6 persons in accordance with latest guidance
  • We expect a decision from SCL later this week on senior league cricket for the 2020 season
  • The net sessions continue to be well used and run smoothly. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank JK for setting this up, the club reps who are overseeing the sessions, and our members in general for making good use of the facility
  • Former overseas player, Blayne Cornford from Alice Springs, is the latest to offer his recollections in our ‘Manor Ground Memories‘ feature.; don’t forget to look these up for a walk down memory lane.
5th June, 2020 at 6:12 pm

News Update #3

Here is our 3rd weekly update…

  • The SCL has declared that 18th June is the latest decision date to enable a league programme to start on 11th July. If it happens, there will be no promotion / relegation in the Sussex League this summer.
  • There will be no T20 Cup competition.
  • Other ideas for a structured cricket programme (if there are no leagues) are being discussed.
  • Following an update from the ECB today, guidance on small group training is being reviewed by the club; this is the move from 2 person to 6 person groups. This will change our nets booking system – watch this space.
  • Dave Renham is the latest subject in our ‘Manor Ground Memories‘ feature. Make sure you check out these wonderful reflections on the past with the chance to add your own comments.
29th May, 2020 at 2:52 pm

News Update #2

Weekly update No.2……..

  • An announcement on league cricket from the county is to be made next week.
  • The Nets Booking system is working well and demand is very healthy. If anyone is struggling to find a free slot, please reach out to John Kaye using the contact details from the message lasts week and he will do his best to accommodate any requests.
  • Please don’t forget to visit our new Covid-19 Crowd-funding Page. Any donation, however small, is greatly appreciated which will go towards helping the club through this difficult time.
  • You can now check out our new ‘Manor Ground Memories‘ page. Over the coming days and weeks this feature will focus on some of Worthing CC’s living legends who will provide their memories and reflections on their time with the club. We hope to add a new player to the archive every few days so check back regularly for tales from the past. The feature includes a comment box for you to add your own thoughts or to celebrate the achievements of the individual. Kicking us off is Club Chairman and former 1st XI Captain, Tim Dunn.
22nd May, 2020 at 4:21 pm

Club News Update #1

To keep members up to date during the continued lockdown period, this is the first of a series of weekly bulletins of what’s happening in and around the club….

  • An announcement on league cricket from the county is still expected sometime during the first half of June. We will let you know as soon as we hear.
  • The Nets at the Manor Ground are now available to use subject to restrictions. Click here for details.
  • The ECB has set up an initiative ‘Together Through This Test’. You can read the letter received by Tim Dunn here, containing further links to a video and resource hub with fun things going-on and general information on other cricket events and activities taking place during the Covid-19 crisis.
  • We are in the process of moving our email group messaging service from our existing Yahoo account over to Play-Cricket. Be aware that format and sender details will be different to previous.
  • Parents don’t forget the drills sent out last Saturday – it would be good to see our Juniors putting these into practice and shared on our social media sites. They’re copied here for your reference:

JTAC Garden Cricket
1st Edition

JTCA Garden Cricket First Edition

JTAC Garden Cricket
2nd Edition

JTCA Garden Cricket Second Edition
2nd May, 2020 at 8:21 am

Update from Sussex Cricket League

Dear Clubs,

When we wrote to you on 9th April, it was to confirm that we had moved to Stage 2 of our plan, which contemplated a potential return to cricket in June subject to developments in the meantime. We also said that we would advise you further by 8th May.

You will all have seen the recent ECB announcements that no pro cricket would take place before 1st July and that recreational cricket remains suspended indefinitely. Therefore, it will likely come as no surprise that the SCL Executive Committee has concluded that we must now move to Stage 3 of our plan. The earliest possible date for SCL cricket is now Saturday 4th July. As said last time, this is an aspirational date that remains dependent upon Government and ECB guidance. However, if we are able to start on 4th July: –

  • We will play the second half of the season as scheduled, beginning on 11th July, with everybody playing each other once. This means nine matches in 10 team divisions, eight in 9 team divisions.
  • 4th July will be used to play the 26 matches, originally scheduled in the second half of the season, that were moved to 2nd May, in order that those teams have an equal number of matches to everyone else.
  • 4th July would also be used to play Rounds 1 and 2 of the T20 competitions. which will obviously have fallen behind. We will need to utilise a couple of extra Sundays in July and August to catch up.
  • Please do not do anything with your Play Cricket fixtures, they will be cancelled / moved by the League Admin team. Please also continue to hold off ordering balls, Gray-Nicolls are still working with a skeleton staff and there will be enough time to buy them closer to July.

​As and when we are able to start playing cricket, it’s clear that there will need to be some social distancing measures in place, be it around changing rooms / tea provision or on the pitch. We will of course react to the guidance available at the time and will let you know accordingly.

30th April, 2020 at 7:37 pm

Update to Club Constitution

During this quiet period, the committee has taken upon itself to review the Club Constitution and to make draft changes to be submitted at the next General Meeting. The updates are relatively minor but bring the constitution up to date with current working practice; they’re summarised as:

  • Sections 3 and 4: Inclusion and working practice for Day Membership
  • Section 5: The addition of new committee officers in-line with the current club structure
  • Section 6: Appointment of Senior Captains by the Cricket Sub-committee
  • Section 7: Reference to the new Sub-committees now part of the new management structure

The new Club Constitution can be found here and the new Management Structure here.

As such, these changes will be adopted for the interim period until presented to the members at the AGM for formal approval.