Preparing for cricket


Rye Cricket Club is getting ready for the forthcoming 2021 season whilst awaiting guidance for when we can resume cricket. We have been advised that guidance is expected around March  for a “Road Map” back to cricket.

Rye Colts:

At best, we expect Colts practice will be able to start around the beginning of May, with fixtures commencing early May.

Plans for 2021

We are planning on running in 2021:
Under 9 Fixtures – awaiting details of these fixtures

Ashford Cricket League:
2 Under 11 teams – they play 8-a-side pairs cricket
1 Under 13 team
1 Under 15 team

To help our planning could parents / carers confirm if their son / daughter is interested in playing cricket this year, and which age group.

Girls’ Team

It would be great if existing colts could bring along a mate to join in the fun that is playing cricket. We are especially keen to encourage girls to join, as we would like to offer a girls’ team.


In addition we are seeking parents/carers who would look after one of the under 11 teams. The Club will arrange the organisation of the team, the role would involve on match night managing the team / umpiring etc. To do this would require the application for a DBS check.
Please contact: Secretary Martin Blincow  by email on to be involved.

Artificial wicket

Rye Cricket Club has secured the funding to install a new artificial cricket wicket on the Salts. The original wicket was laid in 1983. In 2015 Rye CC took over ownership for the mat from Rother District Council.

Funds have been secured through a grant from Rother District Council Community Fund, a donation through the offices of Rye Town Council and a generous donation made by an individual to Rye Cricket Club.

We are planning for the refurbishment to take place during April. This will offer additional practice capacity for the Colts, it will be used for Colts fixtures, and provide a safer environment when fielding on the edge of the square.

Disabled Toilet

After nearly three years of procedural hurdles, work has finally commenced on the installation of a ramp for the disabled toilet in the pavilion, along with an upgrade to the facilities. This has been made possible by a grant from the Rother Community Grant and a generous donation made to Rye Cricket Club from a legacy by the late Richard Merricks, a life long supporter of cricket and former President and Chairman of the club. The work is planned to be completed by the start of the season.

Work on the Cricket Salts

The club will be running three teams this season in the Sussex County League. Whilst awaiting the green light to commence pre-season nets, extensive work has been carried out on the Rye Cricket Salts. Pre-season rolling has begun, the outfield has had a first cut as well as the square.

We are always looking for new players, so if you would like to get involved please contact Secretary: Martin Blincow

Image Credits: Rye Cricket Club .

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