In order to introduce more young cricketers into adult cricket, as our youth development programme continues to grow, we have for several years run a fourth Saturday side that plays in the Sussex Cricket League Division 11. The team was previously captained by our U17 year old Charley Hepburn and the team comprises mainly young players, girls and boys, with a few experienced older ones. Its aim is to ease the transition between youth matches and competitive County League cricket for these young players.
In addition we have re-established our Sunday friendly XI who will play fixtures against local teams. This team will, under the watchful eye of captain Peter Murphy and like the Saturday XI, comprise mainly youngsters together with a few experienced players. Again providing opportunities for our young players to gain experience of playing adult cricket in a friendly, encouraging environment.