Cricketers padding up for the new season

Worthing Cricket Club captain John Glover
Worthing Cricket Club captain John Glover

CRICKET clubs across West Sussex are padding up in preparation for the upcoming 2016 season.

Teams from both the Sussex League and West Sussex Invitation League have a date set or are back in the nets ahead of the new campaign.

The Sussex League commences on May 7, while the West Sussex Invitation League starts a week earlier, on April 30. For anyone interested in joining a club, here are the winter net details for teams across the county.

Sussex League

Worthing. Captain: John Glover. Nets: Thursdays, from tonight, Sussex County Ground, Hove, 8pm. Visit for more information.

Findon. Captain: Bradley Bridson. Nets: Thursdays, Durrington High School, 8.15-9.30pm Visit

Goring. Captain: Alex Maynard. Nets: Fridays, Worthing High School, 7pm. Visit

Portslade. Captain: Paul Glover. Nets: Thursdays, Blatchington Mill School, 6pm. Visit

Steyning. Captain: David Kennett. Nets: Weekly from Tuesday, Portslade College, 8.15pm-9.45pm. Visit

West Sussex Invitation League

Littlehampton, Clapham & Patching. Captain: James Askew. Nets: Fridays, from tomorrow, Littlehampton School, 8pm. Visit:

Broadwater. Captain: Nigel Waller. Nets: From February 22, Durrington High School, 6.15pm. Visit

East Preston. Captain: Gary Weedon. Nets: From Monday, The Littlehampton Academy, 7pm. Visit

Arundel. Visit

Chippingdale. Captain: Josh Bourne. Nets: From end of February. Visit

Clymping. Captain: Paddy Horne. Nets: Starting in February, Arundel Castle. Visit

Rustington. Captain: Alan Hylands. Nets: Underway, Sundays 7-9pm at The Littlehampton Academy, Visit

Southwick. Captain: Russell Martin. Nets: Tuesdays from March 1, Shoreham Academy 6.30-7.30pm. Visit or call Paul Grennan on 07815 861444.

Lancing Manor. Captain: To be decided at AGM. Nets: From February 25, Steyning Leisure Centre. Contact Nick Brown on 07799 417721.

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