Women’s Cricket

Our Cricketing Traditions

The historic and prestigious Sussex Martlets Cricket Club started a Women’s Section in 2023 and continues to invite players to become members of this exciting project.

Who are the Martlets?

The Club was formed in 1905 by famous Sussex players to encourage participation in Cricket throughout the County.  We are a “wandering” Cricket Club playing at some of the best and most beautiful grounds throughout Sussex with many fixtures at Arundel Castle, our spiritual home. Today the Men’s Section has a fixture list of about 40 matches.  It also hosts an Over 40’s Section, a strong Juniors Section, a Golfing Society and a Real Tennis Society.

Who will the Women’s Section play?

The Martlets offer a different yet complimentary approach to the league structure, we have matches against opposition that league clubs would not usually meet.  This year we will play similar clubs such as MCC and Free Foresters as well as school sides, local town sides and the Sussex County U18 XI.  Typically these matches take place on days when the leagues are not playing their most important matches to allow our members to play within both structures.

How much commitment is required?

The point of our style is that members are free to dip in and dip out as they choose, to pick matches that appeal and as their time and other cricketing commitments allow.  There is no commitment to play in each fixture but we aim to provide a list that will attract all. 

What about playing kit?

Players are expected to provide their own kit and clothing.  They are encouraged to wear Martlet logo-ed shirts, trousers and caps which will be available through Wisdom Sports in Haywards Heath.


The Club ensures that safeguarding standards are at the very highest level.

Have a question or want to become a member?

Simply email Tim Gregory at timgrego17@gmail.com or the Club Treasurer, Mike Charman at treasurer@sussexmartlets.co.uk and they will reply with an application form.  Membership subscription for 2024 is £20.  Come along with a friend! All applicants will be made very welcome.