Thumbs down for pitch

Rye's cricket is under threat over the state of the pitch. Complaints nearly resulted in one match being cancelled and a site meeting has been held with Rother District Council (RDC) and local councillor Sam Souster to get the pitch better looked after. As no football may be taking place on the Salts this autumn RDC have a chance to put things right. Dan Lake reports.

FA cup scare for Hastings

Eastbourne Town Ass 2 - 3 Hastings United ETA goals: Taylor 13, Mann 25 HU goals: Olorunda 27, Sawyer 36, Cook 80

Cricketers go down but stay up

The aim of the 2014 cricket season for Rye Cricket Club was to secure its status in the Sussex Cricket League for 2015 after securing promotion from the East Sussex League in 2013 and on Saturday that aim was achieved. For a small club like Rye on the eastern extremity of the county the sustaining of county league status has been a challenge both on and off the field.

Rye News boules in

Petanque may come from France, but all are welcome to "boule" along (with or without a beret) to the Strand Quay on Saturday September 13 from 2pm for the Rye News Petanque competition even if you have not played before. Boules will be provided, teams will be assembled (where necessary) and the organisation will be flexible. Dennis Leeds-George reports on the Sports page.

Six aside coming soon

With cricket coming to an end, and the nights beginning to close in, you may fear the worst - too much television - but fear not as the excitement of another football season is here. ... and it is only six a side.... and open to all ages and abilities

Ten seconds to defeat

Harvesting, holidays and weddings meant the 2nd XI only had 10 players, six of whom were first-timers, and so they lost to Crowhurst Park. But the Under-16s (who were mostly under 15 and 14) came second in their Division in the Sussex Juniors Cricket Festival. Martin Blincow reports and bowls 1 for 22

Hard lessons bear fruit

After a long run of defeats since early July, Rye's 1st Xl learnt from those hard lessons and Craig Pierce's bowling hammered Henfield on the Salts, moving Rye closer to their mid-table end of season target. Martin Blincow reports

Tough lessons at crease

While they can't call a halt to the August harvest, cricket captains might be tempted to ban weddings. Rye 1st XI went to Portslade with a team much diminished by these events - and the 2nds went from high hopes to a whimper at home

Beaten by a one-man band

Rye Ist XI entertained League leaders Steyning at the Rye Cricket Salts, in a match sponsored by My Sweet Old Etcetera, while the 2nd XII were left one man short following a late injury

Alan boules ’em over

Alan Pawson (pictured above), who was a finalist in the boules knockout tournament hosted by Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station last year, has just gone...

Tennis tournament was ace

Rye Lawn Tennis Club's 87th annual tournament enjoyed four days of fine weather. The threatened rain on Saturday never arrived, as the 270 entrants battled for glory on the club’s magnificent grass courts

1st XI beaten but not down

Rye's 1st Xl started their innings well but the tail did not stand up. However, the 12-hour round trip had one consolation: 13 important points

Cricket 2nds in narrow defeat

The seconds were at home to Rottingdean seconds, in a match sponsored by The Gandhi Tandoori, fielding a team missing seven regulars due to holiday and work commitments

2nd XI lose to better team

Rye 2nds on Saturday went to league leaders Linfield where they came up against the best team they have faced this season

Duck after duck after duck

The first five Rye batsmen left the field without adding a run last weekend as a young Rye side lost by eight wickets to Slinfold

A tough foreign challenge

Serve! Rye Lawn Tennis Club’s 87th annual invitation tournament is under way. Players from Europe and the USA will provide stiff competition this year

Rye’s cricketers run out of luck

Rye's cricketers were looking to extend their run of good form when they travelled to Keymer & Hassocks last weekend

Wins all round the wickets

Rye Cricket Club enjoyed a great day as all four teams won. Young players led the way, some making amazing individual contributions

Crib teams need you

Cribbage is one of the oldest card games around, a traditional pub game, too. The league starts again in autumn but already pubs are looking for new team players

Final whistle nears for United

Rye United FC’s future hangs in the balance following its annual meeting, which saw the club agree to transfer assets to pay off debts but fail...