Fernhurst Cricket Club News pages

14 Jan 2018 : Juniors Update

Winter nets for junior members are just around the corner, please see below dates and times for age specific sessions:

26/1/2018    19:00-20:00   Under 10's

2/2/2018      19:00-20:00   Under 12's

9/2/2018      19:00-20:00   Under 15's/18's

16/2/2018    19:00-20:00   Under 10's

23/2/2018    19:00-20:00   Under 12's

2/3/2018      19:00-20:00   Under 15's/18's

9/3/2018      19:00-20:00   Under 10's

16/3/2018    19:00-20:00   Under 12's

23/3/2018    19:00-20:00  Under 15's/18's

Venue - Midhurst Rother College

Please note we still have spaces in our U12 and U15/18's sessions, however our U10's is fully subscribed as of Sunday 14th Janauary. Payment for sessions if not already made will need to be made on the night. Please ensure you have registered your child for these sessions prior to the day.

We already have over 50 juniors signed up for the coming summer season but must have all outstanding forms e.mailed to fernhurstjuniorcricket@outlook.com. If you do not plan on returning this season please advise the above e.mail address and we will ensure we remove you from our mailing list.

Many thanks,

Rob Unwin

03 Jan 2018 : Fernhurst boys back in Sussex action
Fernhurst boys back in Sussex action

pictured: Fergus O'Connell and James Vigar

The club is delighted that four Fernhurst boys have been selected for the Sussex County Cricket Club district squads in 2018. Fergus O'Connell and James Vigar played 'up' into the Under 10 team last season and got the good news about their retention just before Christmas. Leg spinner Fergus and left arm quick James had a full summer of games for club, district and county. Since then they have been training at the Sussex indoor nets in Littlehampton. Joining them in the Western Warriors is Dominic Ortlepp-Atkins whose excellent batting helped Fernhurst win the Under 9 title in 2017.

The fourth player is all-rounder Louis Eden who is in the Under 11 Warriors squad. Louis had a great season for club and district last year and thoroughly deserves his selection.

The rejuvenation of junior cricket in the village in recent years now means Fernhurst is punching well above its weight. Area co-ordinator for the Sussex Cricket Foundation Matt Parsons said "Having worked for Sussex Cricket for 15 years, I can safely say that Fernhurst CC is one of the most exciting and passionate clubs I have the pleasure to know. They are extremely driven and committed to the local community and are intent on growing the sport as a whole, within the heart of the community."

As part of that, county cricket is coming to Fernhurst this summer so put the 15th of July in your diary. The club will be hosting a Sussex junior Under 12 fixture and, needless to say, there will be some exceptional young talent in action. Who knows - in years to come you might be able to say 'I saw him play at Fernhurst once ...'

10 Dec 2017 : Pavilion 2022 latest in the press
Pavilion 2022 latest in the press

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Herald article/December

21 Nov 2017 : AVIVA - Voting has closed


Dear ####firstname####,

A quick update on progress.

3,231 votes were cast in favour of Pavilion 2022.

A big thank you to each and everyone of you that voted and encouraged others to support the project.

As mentioned before this is just the first hurdle to AVIVA helping us. According to the website we will not find out for another 6 days 21 hours and 44 minutes.

Please let all those that you contacted know how we have done so far.

Thank you for your support.

Fernhurst CC on behalf of Pavilion 2022 Committee

15 Nov 2017 : Pavilion 2022 - Aviva Voting

Dear ##firstname##,

Great news, at the time of sending this update the project has accumulated 2413 votes but will it be enough to get it through to the AVIVA judging stage?

If you have voted marvelous and thank you. However did you send the last one to your friends and colleagues asking for them to help by voting? Just in case you didn't here is the website address and project name to search for, www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk and 'pavilion2022'.

If you have yet to vote, there is just 1 week left to do so.

Fernhurst CC

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13 Nov 2017 : Junior league awards tea
Junior league awards teaSome of the junior league winners and runner up squad members from the U11, 9 and 8's came to the Fernhurst Pavillion to collect their league medals on Sunday 12th November. Hosted by Junior section Manager Rob Unwin and team coaches Bill Gourlay and Mark Langridge it offered the opportuntiy to draw the curtain on the succesful 2017 junior season and for the children to meet up over a fantastic tea before the winter break. Medals were presented and league plaques held aloft by Louis Eden star turn for the U11's and Ollie Sutcliffe for the U9's in the absence of James Vigar who was on District duty. Our thanks goes out to all the parents who provided donations of cakes, sausage rolls and other treats which were devoured with gusto by both childern and parents alike! The Junior coaching team wish all FCC Juniors well for the winter break and look forward to seeing as many as possible at winter nets in January.

09 Nov 2017 : AGM 16th November 2017



Good afternoon.

We will be having our annual AGM on 16th November in the Pavilion at the green starting at 19.30.

All members are invited to come along, we are always looking for new members on the committee. I have attached the Agenda for the evening and the minutes from last years AGM,


Hope to see you there.


Mischa Allen


24 Oct 2017 : Vote here for a new pavilion
Vote here for a new pavilion



Please vote here as part of our fundraising campaign ...



18 Sep 2017 : Sunday XI Finish Season In Style
Sunday XI Finish Season In Style

The last match of the season witnessed Fernhurst's Sunday XI challenge Lodsworth the for the inaugural 30-30 Frostbite Trophy. After a wet week, the day was supported by glorious September sun creating conditions for a grandstand finish to the season.

Batting first Fernhurst spluttered, with opener Joe Unwin (again blaming a broken bat) bowled for 5 and Will Dyer (made to wear a helmet due to ginger hair) caught for 3. Chris Williams and Tim Freeman looked good but were out for 20 and 12 respectively. Coming in a 5, playing much to the fury of his wife (currently his wife) the skipper Westley rode his luck and smashed a nifty 85 ably supported by a Bill Gourlay big hitting 35 not out. Cameos from Jon Meier (7), Simon Vigar (5) and Sam Meier (2 not out) allowed Fernhurst to set an impressive 180 from the allotted 30 overs. Even the less mathematically astute could work out this was a run a ball.

The never routine but always high quality tea, provided by the dedicated and temporarily sober wives, provided a brief pause in the action.

Opening the bowling on a wet wicket, Joe Unwin and Sam Meier quickly found their range and the pressure was on as Lodsworth started slowly. However after Joe Unwin bowled the opener, Lodsworth's No 2 and 3 went to work quickly smashing 54 and 32 respectively.  A tight game was now on as the visitors began to match the required run rate.  A dramatic end to the season was afoot and heightened by the neighbour's bonfire bellowing smoke across the pitch.  Like a 1980s pop video, making full use of dry ice Rob Unwin came out of the smoke from the Mumbai Indian end and, bowling tightly, removed the dangerous Nos 2 and 3 with help of catches by Vigar both times. 

Rob Unwin and Mark Langridge's tight bowling and wickets slowed the rate down to a point where the batters had to attack everything. Enter Chris Williams, the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 4-17 as he tore through the tail-end.  Joe Unwin closed off the match and the season by bowling the last visitor, Lodsworth closing on 136. 

15 Sep 2017 : Tickets now available -
Tickets now available -

Let's Celebrate                   >   >   >   >

After a successful season it is time to think about celebrating the triumphs and share stories of bold daring do, etc.

Tickets are now on sale, available from Jon Meier at jonathan.meier@btinternet.com.

It is recommended you do not prevaricate as numbers are limited number due to space at the pavilion.

Do not be disappointed email Jon now.