Hellingly Cricket Club
The Hellingly Cricket Club is a cricket club which is based in Hellingly in East Sussex, England. This club was formed in 1758 and marked their 250th anniversary in 2008. The home venue of the club is Horsebridge Recreation Ground and Ninfield.
It was on 21st June 1758, that the Hellingly team joined hands with the nearby village teams of Chalvington and Chiddingly to cricket against the team of Firle and Ringmer. The matches were played at the Broil in Ringmer. The match is commemorated each year, and with an annual cricket game which is played by the team in the form of the Chalvington Cup. The last match played for this cup was held in 2010.
This club has teams in many local leagues. The first and second eleven teams play in the Sussex Cricket League in division three, with the third and fourth elevens playing division ten and twelve of the East Sussex Cricket League. This club has teams at under 8, 11, 12, 14, 16 and at 18 years of age groups. The matches are played on Sundays, with such friendly matches being played throughout the season.
The Hellingly Cricket Club was the Oakshott Knockout Cup winners for many years. The years were in 1949, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1966, 1969, 1986, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009 and in 2010.
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