Our club is one of the leading clubs in Mid-Sussex and play their fixtures in the picturesque St John’s Park close to the centre of Burgess Hill. Burgess Hill Cricket Club are proud to have been appointed by Sussex County Cricket Club and the ECB as a Focus Club for this area of the county. Burgess Hill Cricket Club has achieved ECB Clubmark accreditation which confirms our commitment to a safe child friendly junior section. This year the club has worked with Sussex County Cricket Club and the ECB on the Chance to Shine programme involving the club in excess of 100 hours of qualified coaching to children in schools around Burgess Hill.
Since 2008 the club has competed in the Sussex Premier County League with our 1st and 2nd XIs competing in Divisions 3 and Division 6(E) respectively. The Club’s 3rd and 4th XIs play in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex Cricket League Divisions 2 and 5 respectively. In addition there is our Ladies hardball team and a Sunday XI who play friendly games around Sussex. For fixtures click here.
Every season as well as entry into the Sussex Premier County League Twenty20 competition the club is invited to participate in the prestigious Henfield Twenty20 tournament which involves some of the leading clubs in the County. The team will play these games under the name of the Burgess Hill Buccaneers. Played early in June on Wednesday evenings this form of cricket is hugely entertaining and well worth a trip down to St John’s Park to watch.
ECB Clubmark accredited with Sussex CCC Focus Club status, the club has a strong and vibrant colts’ Academy, with boys teams in the SYACL Youth League (U’8, U’9, U’10, U’11, U’12, U’13, U’14, U15, U16 & U17) and girls teams at U11, U13 & U15 age groups. Our Youth teams participate in the Sussex Cricket Festival which takes place in August and the Lady Taverner’s tournaments. They also play friendly matches whenever possible. Summer outdoor coaching for the Youth Academy is held every Friday evening from 4.30 pm and at weekends from Friday 7th April 2017 in St John’s Park under the supervision of fully qualified ECB coaches. Winter coaching and indoor nets take place at Hurst College from late January through to the end of March. The Club is committed to providing coaching and cricket to youngsters, girls and boys, of all abilities in a safe and professional environment. All our coaches and managers are fully Enhanced DBS cleared. If you wish to join the club please contact any person listed in the contacts section. For more information click here Contacts.
Social Cricket, Ground Hire
This season our club will again be playing friendlies on Sundays as we give more youngsters the chance to bridge the gap to, and gain experience of, adult cricket. As always, this year the club will host its annual President’s Day on Sunday 27th August, its Youth Presentation Day on Friday 21st July as well as its inaugural Girls and Ladies cricket day on Sunday 30th July. The ground is available to hire for work, social, schools and charity matches. Please contact Geoff Brailey (see contacts page) for more information.
Adult Net Sessions
The Club runs outdoor senior nets at St John’s Park every Wednesday during the summer season starting from April 12th at 6.00pm. All seniors, new players and Under 15s and 16s are welcome. Our adult Winter net sessions commence at Hurst College on Sunday 29th January, 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm and continue through until early April.
Burgess Hill Cricket Club are actively seeking new players of all abilities to join our club both in the Senior and Junior sections – please see the contacts page in order to get in touch with the club or for more information see our membership page.