Cricket prepares for new season

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Rye’s new overseas signing Hugo Nel, a qualified coach, will be a part of the Rye Cricket Club’s  (CC) Summer Coaching Programme.

He will be coaching on Friday nights with the Colts Section and supporting the five Colts teams run by the Salts based Club.

Colts Manager Martin Blincow said: “The recent success of Rye CC, and the long term future of the club is dependent on growing our own cricketers, so the coaching skills and the inspiration of meeting cricketers from other countries is invaluable.”

Rye’s winter coaching programme starts in February – for further details please contact Martin Blincow at blincsfamily@aol.com.

The first eleven will begin the new season on May 7 as they entertain Henfield at the Salts. See the fixtures below:

1st XI – May 7: HENFIELD (H), May 14: Stirlands (A) , May 21: W CHILTINGTON (H) , May 28: Seaford (A)

Jun 4: ROTTINGDEAN (H) , Jun 11: Slinfold (A) , Jun 18: SOUTHWATER (H) , Jun 25: Glynde (A)

Jul 2: HELLINGLY (H) Jul 9: Henfield (A) , Jul 16: STIRLANDS (H) Jul 23: W Chiltington (A) , Jul 30: SEAFORD (H)

Aug 6: Rottingdean (A) , Aug 13: SLINFOLD (H) , Aug 20: Southwater (A) , Aug 27: GLYNDE (H) , Sep 3: Hellingly (A)

From May 7 to August 6 match start times are 1pm and August 13 -20 match start times are 12.30pm. The final two games of the season on August 27 and September 3 will start at 12 noon.