The Sussex Cricket Society was formed on 6 April 1965 from a happy thought
by Alan Oakman, the former Sussex and England cricketer.
The aims and objects of the Society are "To further cricket interest and enthusiasm
and to provide a source of contact between cricket lovers and
to promote and conduct meetings, social functions and other gatherings."
To this end the Society holds monthly meetings from October through to March
along with two lunches, and also a members only "garden party" during the summer.
Currently the Society has nearly 300 members.
All meetings are held at 1st Central County Cricket Ground Eaton Road Hove
- courtesy of Sussex Cricket Ltd.
Our Programme Includes
Monthly meetings are held in the evening from October through to March, with afternoon meetings in December, January & February. At each we have a speaker from the world of cricket - a mixture of Sussex cricket and the wider cricket scene.
Meetings are held in the Jim Parks bar in the Spen Cama pavilion.
Two lunches, with a speaker, are held, one in November and the other in March.
These are held at Cow Corner Boundary Rooms in the Hove ground.
-Annual Garden Party-
This informal friendly occasion is held during the
cricket season on a Sussex first eleven match day.
The event takes place at Cow Corner in the County Ground, Hove,
with a sandwich & glass of wine or soft drink available
free of charge during the lunch interval.
The Society makes an annual contribution towards
the maintenance of the grave of W.G.Grace
and also contributes a donation
towards Sussex Youth Cricket Development