Ansty Cricket Club
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Community Cricket at Ansty

Ansty Cricket Club is working with the Sussex Cricket Foundation (the Foundation) to deliver inclusive programme that reaches out to the wider Mid Sussex community.

Disability Cricket Champions Club

Ansty CC was designated by the ECB as a Disability Cricket Champion Club (DCCC) on the launch of the programme in 2021.  The DCCC programme supports cricket clubs in creating exciting and inclusive opportunities for disabled people to play cricket.  Since May 2021 Ansty CC has worked with the Foundation in hosting the summer outdoor programme Burgess Hill Super 1s.

Ansty Super 1s

The success of the 2021 summer programme has resulted in Ansty being recognised by the Lord’s Taverners.  as a Super 1s programme.  Consequently, the Ansty Super 1s are now fully assimilated into the Club’s winter programme with their indoor sessions taking place at Warden Park School alongside our seniors, juniors, and women’s programmes.  The offer does not stop at cricket with our Super 1s regularly taking part in Club events, such as skittles nights.

Ansty Super 1 sessions take place as follows:

  • Indoor (October to April) Saturday’s 11.00pm to 12.00pm
    In the Sports Hall at Warden Park School.
  • Outdoor (May to August) Saturdays 10.00am t0 11.30am
    at Ansty Cricket Club

The Lord’s Taverners Super 1s programme gives young people with a disability aged 12-25 the chance to play regular, competitive cricket.  The Super 1s projects are community cricket hubs where young people can receive coaching, it gives participants the chance to compete against their peers and enjoy the benefits of playing sport.  They form part of programme that sets out to increase opportunities for regular participation; strengthen community and social cohesion; develop a network of volunteers, coaches and role models; and improve health, mental wellbeing and future prospects of all participants.

Super 9s Festival

Ansty also hosts Super 9s development festivals on behalf of the Foundation.  Super 9s cricket is an entry level soft ball cricket format for players taking part in county level disability cricket.

The next Super 9s festival at Ansty will take place on Sunday, 15 May 2022.

Sussex D40 Squad

The D40 format of disability cricket is played with a conventional hard cricket ball.  It is the premium domestic county level disability cricket.  The D40 competition includes player with either a learning disability, physical disability or have hearing loss.

In 2022, Ansty will host two Sussex D40 fixtures:

Sunday, 8th May 2022 Sussex D40 Squad v Wales

Sunday, 3rd July 2022  Sussex D40 Squad v Middlesex

Sussex Sharks Visually Impaired Squad

The Sussex Sharks Visually Impaired Team play in a national league against other visually impaired cricket teams from across the country.  Visually Impaired cricket is an accessible format to all with a registered sight condition with the rules of cricket being slightly adapted for the various sight conditions.

The Sussex Sharks will begin their 2022 programme at Ansty

Saturday, 23rd April 2022       Sussex Sharks VI Squad v Somerset

The Sussex Sharks will also train and practice at Ansty throughout the summer of 2022.

Supporting Schools Cricket in Mid Sussex

Throughout the Summer the Foundation run  kwik-cricket competitions from May to July in association with sports leaders from various schools and local clubs.  During 2022, Ansty will host several schools’ competitions on:

Thursday, 5th May 2022

Thursday, 26th May 2022

Monday, 30th May 2022         Sussex U10 Festival

Wednesday, 1st June 2022      Sussex U10 Festival

Tuesday, 21st June 2022

Wednesday, 22nd June 2022