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We also have a website at www.blackboyscc.co.uk

We are a small club based in the village of Blackboys.

A formal history of our club has not been established; however, we do have recorded minutes and accounts going back to 1913.  There are newspaper reports of a Blackboys team playing cricket during the 1800s but quite when a club was actually formalised has, to date, not been confirmed.

We first played league cricket in the Waldron & District League in 1921 and 1922.  Having been founded by Mr E.F. Oakshott, this competition only lasted a couple of seasons before disbanding primarily due to lack of interest. Our near neighbours Framfield won this league for the two years it was played for. The league trophy was resurrected in 1947 as the Oakshott Cup, a mid-week evening knockout competition comprising of 8 teams of which we were a founding member.

The late 1950s through the 1960s were a purple patch for Blackboys.  With a number of strong players, the club regularly featured in the final of the Oakshott Cup and won this competition in 1959, 1963,1964 and 1967.  Our rivals then became more dominant and following this 'golden era' we only managed to win the trophy twice more in 1977 and then in 2005.  Sadly after the 2010 season, due to a lack of player commitment, we had to withdraw from this competition as we were struggling to find enough Blackboys' players to raise a team for a mid-week evening match.

Certainly what has not changed much is having a drink after a match.  The landlords may have changed but the Blackboys Inn hasn't.
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From 1998 until 2006 we played in the Cuckmere Valley Cricket League.  We enjoyed some great success during the period, winning the second division in 2000, the first division in 2001 and again in 2006.

From 2007 to 2017 we played our cricket in the East Sussex Cricket League. We started off and won division 7.  We have been as high as division 3 and at one stage we were running two teams.  We are now back to one team but enjoyed further success in 2017 winning the division 6 title.

The cricket league's of Sussex amalgamated under one umbrella from 2018 and we now play in the Sussex Cricket League.


Congratulations to the following for their efforts in 2017

  • Batting - Richard Coates
  • Bowling - John Britton
  • Fielding - Dan Griffiths
  • Outstanding Achievement - The Blackboys Team
  • Most Improved Play - Dan Griffiths
  • Clubmans Cup - Mrs Sue Turner

Upcoming Events

  • 06 March 2018 - Blackboys C.C. Annual General Meeting
  • 14 March 2018 - ESCL Umpires' & Captains' Meeting
  • 11 April 2018 - ESCL Open Meeting
  • 04 November 2018 ESCL Annual General Meeting

Indoor Net Practice at Heathfield Leisure Centre

  • Sunday 4th March, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Sunday 11th March, No Practice - Mothering Sunday
  • Sunday 18th March, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Sunday 25th March, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Sunday 1st April, No Practice - Easter Sunday
  • Sunday 8th April, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Sunday 15th April, 2.00pm to 3.30pm
  • Sunday 22nd April, 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Friendly

28/04/2018 - Home - Seaford - 3rd XI

Sussex Cricket League - Division 9 East

05/05/2018 - Away - St Peters CC, Brighton - 3rd XI
12/05/2018 - Home - Ringmer CC - 2nd XI
19/05/2018 - Home - Mayfield CC, Sussex - 3rd XI
26/05/2018 - Away - Denton CC, Sussex - 1st XI
02/06/2018 - Home - Eastbourne CC - 3rd XI
09/06/2018 - Away - Ditchling CC - 2nd XI
16/06/2018 - Home - Crowborough CC - 1st XI
23/06/2018 - Away - Nutley CC, Sussex - 1st XI
30/06/2018 - Home - Dicker CC - 1st XI
07/07/2018 - Home - St Peters CC, Brighton - 3rd XI
14/07/2018 - Away - Ringmer CC - 2nd XI
21/07/2018 - Away - Mayfield CC, Sussex - 3rd XI
28/07/2018 - Home - Denton CC, Sussex - 1st XI
04/08/2018 - Away - Eastbourne CC - 3rd XI
11/08/2018 - Home - Ditchling CC - 2nd XI
18/08/2018 - Away - Crowborough CC - 1st XI
25/08/2018 - Home - Nutley CC, Sussex - 1st XI
01/09/2018 - Away - Dicker CC - 1st XI

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