Iden progressed into the quarter finals of the Birchwood Ford Challenge Cup beating Peche Hill Select 3-1 at the Park, Iden. Goals from Sam Cooper, Chris Gould and Alfie Weller secured a win despite having a bare eleven players due to work commitments, injuries and absences for reasons unknown!
Rye News's first petanque tournament passed without injury or anyone being shown a red card on the Strand pitch last Saturday September 13th but Rye News's own team only managed to stagger in last - although their team did include two novices. Serious players were seen measuring how close their boules were with a tape, but fun was had even by first time players - and rain did not stop play.
Boxing is coming home as Rye Town Amateur Boxing club host their second home show and the Southern Counties Senior Novice Championship finals on the same day over twelve hours. If you are boxing fan do not miss either show at Rye Sports Centre on Saturday October 4.
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.
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.
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.
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