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|Firle Cricket Club|
|Firle Cricket Club is one of the oldest cricket clubs in the world, having been formed in 1758.
Firle Cricket Club now plays in the East Sussex Cricket League, joining in 2007, but it originally started life in the Cuckmere Valley League, which we first won in 1906, then taking the title 17 times since 1952.
The club has one senior Saturday XI, which will be playing in the ESCL Division 2 in the 2017 season, with an occasional 2nd XI playing friendly cricket. We also have a Mid-Week XI playing 20-20 evening matches throughout the season and an occasional Sunday XI. Since joining the ESCL, the First XI have gained promotion in four seasons, being most recently promoted to Division 2 in 2016, whilst the Seconds won Division 12 in 2011, Division 11 in 2012 and Division 10 in 2013 before taking a break from the league in 2015.
Our ground, sited within the historic Firle Place country estate, is said to be one of the most picturesque grounds in England, with a rustic pavilion, huge oak trees and an excellent country pub nearby. We are located just off the A27 approximately 4 miles east of Lewes.
|Firle finish seventh||
Firle finished in 7th place in their first season in Division 2 - an excellent effort, holding their place in the league in a mixed season with 6 wins, 8 losses
and 3 draws. Top score of the season of 96 not out by Andrew Staib in the final match at Little Common, best bowling performance was by Ned Wyndham with 6 for 58 in the very
first match of 2017 at Tunbridge Wells.
(12th September 2017)
|Firle face relegation battle||
THree defeats in the last four matches has left Firle one place above the relegation zone. Scoring 169 for 9 at Forest Row proved to be a below par score as the home side reached the target for the loss of 3 wickets. A poor batting
performance the following week against Little Common sat Firle collapse to 59 all out, with only Austen Hunter really troubling the scorers with 34, Firle losing the match by 6 wickets.
In the first 45 over match of the season Firle posted 157 all out, with Alex Yearsley scoring a Firle best of 72. The Firle bowlers made it hard for Tunbridge Wells Borderers before Charlie Gorton finished off any resistance by
taking 4 for 22, giving Firle a 9-run win. Against the Division 2 leaders Ditchling, Firle did well to restrict the opposition to 211 for 7 off 45 overs, however Firle slumped to 157 all out, with Andrew Staib top-scoring with 32.
|Firle break unbeaten start to the season||
Two Firle batting collapses in as many weeks has seen Firle beaten for the first time after a 5-match unbeaten start. At East Dean & Friston Firle were dismissed for just 54 runs, losing by 8 wickets. At home to Battle this weekend Firle made a
promising start with 55 from Chris Herriott and 40 from Karoki Lewis, however a slump from 98 for 1 to 162 all out lead to a 6-wicket defeat.
(19th June 2017)
|2017 off to a good start||
Firle's debut in ESCL Division 2 went well at last season's Div 3 champions Tunbridge Wells Borderers. Batting first, Neil Trott (92) and Karoki Lewis (68) put
on 127 runs for the 2nd wicket to set up a total of 236 for 5 off 48 overs. Ned Wyndham then produced some unplayable bowling to take 6 for 58, but Tunbridge Wells managed
to hold out, scoring 211 for 8.
(7th May 2017)
|Notice of Firle CC AGM||
The Firle AGM will take place at The Ram Inn on Wednesday 7th December at 7:45pm. All members and potential new members are welcome.
(14th November 2016)
|Firle are promoted to ESCL Division 2||
In the recently published ESCL Divisions for 2017, the league have promoted Firle to Division 2 after finishing in third place this season.
(13th November 2016)
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