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RECREATIONAL: Sussex Cricket reaches Far East into Sussex

13-May-2013

Whilst it may be on the far reaches of the East Sussex border, Sussex County Cricket Club were very keen to support Rye Cricket Club recently when hearing of their intention to mark an incredible history as a community cricket club.

Rye are proudly celebrating their 260th season of playing cricket this year, and with the celebration including a game against the Lashings World XI, Sussex Cricket were delighted to hand over some coloured clothing to save the club having to invest in kit for this one off occasion.

Given the vibrant junior section at the Club, it felt appropriate to send Sussex’s two new junior professionals, Harry Finch and Callum Jackson, along to hand over the shirts. Incidentally, both Harry and Callum are both from East Sussex and played junior cricket at their local clubs. Over 100 members of the Club were in attendance at the evening and they will face the Lashings on Sunday 26th May at the Rye Cricket Salts.

Sussex’s Head of Cricket Development Tim Shutt said, “We’re delighted to be able to help Clubs like Rye who are rightfully celebrating a magnificent achievement. It is extremely important that the support from the Sussex Cricket Board reaches all our clubs regardless of their geography. Furthermore, with last year’s bad weather, local clubs suffered financially and Sussex Cricket is very aware of the vital role clubs play in the success of both the recreational and professional game.”

Sussex’s Junior Professionals Harry Finch and Callum Jackson are flanked by Club Secretary Martin Blincow (left) and Chairman Kevin Jury as Rye Cricket Club are presented with a coloured Sussex County Cricket Club kit for their match against the Lashings World XI

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