Matthew Holden RIPDesperately sad news about the death of Matthew Hobden, announced on 2nd January. In his few seasons with Sussex CCC he displayed much potential as an up and coming fast bowler, possessing genuine pace and wicket taking ability. How good would he have become? Well sadly we will never know, but the potential was there for all to see. Nationally he was already getting recognition having been named as part of the .Potential England Performance Programme. - fast bowling section for the last couple of years. A key member of the Sussex bowling attack he will be missed as a cricketer. But he will also, much more so, be missed as a young man.
"Desperately" can be a much overused word, yet in the case of someone dying at just 22 the description seems correct.
The Society offers full sympathies to all of Matthew.s friends and of course his family.
3rd January 2016.
Membership DetailsWelcome to the Sussex Cricket Society Website as the society celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The Society was formed on 6 April 1965 from a happy thought of Alan Oakman, the former Sussex and England cricketer. The aims and objects of the Society are "To further cricket interest and enthusiasm and to provide a source of contact between cricket lovers and to promote and conduct meetings, social functions and other gatherings." To this end the Society holds monthly evening meetings from October through to March along with two lunches, and also a "garden party" during the summer.
Currently the society has just over 400 members.
A newsletter is issued eleven times a year to members. Issue number 500 was released in March 2009 and this can be read from the left hand links.
All events are held at the County Ground, Hove with the "garden party" taking place on a Sussex CCC first eleven match day. Some photos taken at the 2008 garden party were issued with newsletter number 487 which can be accessed via the left hand links.
The links on the left hand side will give access to more information regarding the Society including membership details. Currently membership is just £15.00 per year for a single member and £20.00 per year for a family membership, payable on 1st April. A further charge of £5.50 is due if the newsletter is to be issued by post as opposed to email.
ActivitiesEvening Meetings - monthly meetings are held from October through to March each year, and at each we have a speaker from the world of cricket - a mixture of Sussex based talks and the wider cricket scene. Invariably during the winter there will be at least one well known cricket author. For information on the current programme please see the separate link.
Lunches - Two lunches, with a speaker, are held, one in November and the other in mid-March. These are now held in the Boundary Rooms at the Hove ground.
Garden Party - this informal friendly occasion is held during the cricket season on a Sussex first eleven match day. The event takes place in the Boundary Rooms at the County Ground, Hove, with a finger buffet and drinks available free of charge during the lunch interval. During this event awards to Sussex players are presented.
Player Awards - Each year Members of the Society select their "Sussex Cricketer of the Year" who is presented with a silver trophy and has his name put on the appropriate Honours Board. In addition, when a player scores his maiden first-class century for Sussex, or takes a maiden "five-for" he receives an inscribed tankard and a framed scorecard.
The George Cox Memorial Garden, located at the North West corner of the ground at Hove, is maintained by the Society from donations by members. Our garden area is the first of three gardens in this corner of the ground. The Society makes an annual contribution towards the maintenance of the grave of W.G.Grace and also contributes a donation towards the expenses of the Sussex Young Cricketers Tour during the winter.
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