We're delighted to welcome the Sussex Martlets to play in what we hope will become an annual fixture against the Sir Paul Getty XI.
Play starts at 11.00 and ground entry is Free.
There is no public catering but please feel free to bring a picnic.
Dogs on leads at all times please.
About Sussex Martlets
The club was founded in 1905 as the Hove Long Vacation Club. It sounds an odd name but accurately describes the original purpose, which was to provide good cricket during the summer holidays for schoolmasters, undergraduates and officers in the armed services who were on the fringe of the county side. Hove was the best batting pitch in the country, and Fry and Ranji among the leading batsmen, but there was no comparable bowling. Neighbours Kent and Surrey had their own long-standing wandering clubs, respectively Band of Brothers (established 1858) and Wanderers (1878), and Surrey had been much more successful in the county championship. To the west Hampshire Hogs dated back to 1887. A Sussex-based equivalent was overdue. The club was renamed Sussex Martlets in 1907.