The Sussex Martlets mid season results are in with a number of encouraging wins against Christ’s Hospital, Seaford College, and the Warwickshire Pilgrims.  Paul Walker engineered defeat from the hands of victory in a finely balanced game at Goodwood – only surpassed in the eloquence of his match report!  The outstanding result must however rest with the match against Yellowhammers CCplayed at Tonbridge – 620 runs and 15 wickets in the day resulted in a tie – well done Mike Harrison in match managing that fixture.

Full match reports are available on the website – clicking the highlighted name of the opposition takes you straight to the match report.

Moving into August, we look forward to matches against Old Hurstjohnians at Hurst, one of our oldest fixtures, Cryptics at Ardingly College, Hampshire Hogs at their home ground of Warnford and the match against the XI of our Patron Lady Mary Mumford at Arundel Castle.  In addition, there are further Juniors Martlets matches culminating in the Martlets v Junior Martlets fixture at Arundel Castle on our Vice President’s Day on Friday 15 August – if you wish to attend for lunch and tea, do get in touch.  Full details of fixtures are on the 2014 Fixtures page of the website.

If you have not booked your place in some of the Martlets cricket fixtures, now is the time to phone or email the Match Managers before our sides become fully booked.

Sam Carter

Many of you will have played cricket with Sam Carter, stalwart of the Sussex Martlets. Those of you who also play at Newick may have noticed that his cricketing focus has blurred to such an extent that he’s now indifferent to batting at 1 or 2 in the order. For indeed, Sam is to be married very soon. Cricket’s temporary loss is the gain of Alice Warrender and in fearing that Sam’s cricketing exploits will become even less prolific, we nonetheless all send our very best wishes to Sam and Alice on their wedding.

That’s all for Now!

I hope you have had a great cricketing summer so far. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in August.

Best wishes.

John Ashworth, Chairman