DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Wednesday 10th September
End of Season Coffee morning. (Day One vs Lancashire)
Saturday 6th December
Christmas Lunch with guest speaker Charlotte Burton, Director of Sussex Women's Cricket.
Thursday 18th December
Christmas Carol Concert being held as part of the 175th Anniversary Celebrations in conjunction with the Cricket Society. To be held at All Saints Church, Hove.
If you would like to make a donation to the Sussex Cricket Supporters Club:
- By CHEQUE or CASH or CREDIT CARD please collect a donation form from the Club Shop or download a form (Click Here) which please hand in to the Club Reception or post it to SCSC at SCCC Eaton Road, HOVE BN3 3AN
- Cheques should be made payable to 'SCSC'.
- By INTERNET please click on the 'Donate' button below.
It was back in the late 1970s when the then President of Sussex County Cricket Club, Spen Cama, suggested that it would be a good idea to start a Supporters Club to help raise funds and the profile and membership of the Club throughout the County. Prior to the formation of the Supporters Club, it is believed that a group was formed to offer welfare assistance to players and our former player Don Smith can recall that this group also provided support to George Cox’s benefit year in 1951. They subsequently organised a football pontoon to help raise funds for the welfare of the players.
In the last 30 years the Supporters Club have contributed over £330,000 helping the Club to purchase a number of capital items, many of which are still being used today as can be seen by the photographs on this page. These include the ‘Blotter’, which has been well used recently, the new electronic scoreboard on the Pavilion, the mobile scoreboard and the newly purchased tractor. In addition, other less obvious items are the steward's and ground staffs' uniforms and communications equipment. The Supporters Club is also a Vice President of the Sussex Cricket in the Community Trust (SCCT). The Museum and Library have also benefited from generous contributions to allow them to enhance the experience that they offer to members and non members alike.
At the Supporters Club Annual General Meeting earlier this year, it was agreed to make the membership open to all members of Sussex County Cricket Club and end the collection of the annual subscription. You are, therefore, now all members of the Supporters Club. The revamping of the constitution of the Supporters Club will hopefully encourage more people to get involved and enjoy the various fund raising events held during the year; the main event being the annual fireworks display in November held jointly with our colleagues from the Brighton Lions.
We are indebted to all members of the Supporters Club who have made contributions in the past that has allowed us to achieve so much. To enable the Supporters Club to continue to make these valuable contributions to the Cricket Club, we would ask that you consider making a donation by following the instructions below. All contributions, however big or small, would be most welcome and help us to continue the support that we have given over the years.
Dickie Lancaster – Chairman.