Skipper Tom Trowbridge cleans up at Burgess Hill Cricket Club Awards night

Burgess Hill Cricket Club held their end of season dinner and awards night last Saturday at Mid-Sussex Golf Club to celebrate another season of success and progression.

Friday, 16th October 2015, 8:19 am
Chairman Mike Trowbridge, 1stXI captain Tom Trowbridge and overseas Australian Dan Yates 6bCFjf-i7vVQopUHnhaU

There was plenty to celebrate with First XI captain Tom Trowbridge cleaning up, taking the League and Club batting awards as well as First XI player of the year.

New signing Dan Strange marked a successful first season with the Club grabbing Club bowler of the year for best average whilst Hugh Warmisham won the League bowler award for most wickets.

Clubman of the year was well deserved for Club umpire John Billinghay and Matt Charman was the outstanding fielder of the year.

Clubman of the Year John Billinghay with Secretary Geoff Brailey 0HoHDqe7tK6Z5Orjz5oK

The Second XI had their most successful season since joining the Sussex County League finishing second in Division 3 with a record points total and Ben Hopkins was the stand out all-rounder of the team deservedly scooping the team’s player of the year award.

Similarly the Third XI also had their best ever finish in the Mid-Sussex League and Grady Pummell and Bobby Barnes shared player of the season recognition.

Joe Hartley scooped Fourth XI player of the year and there were youth team awards for Ryan Jackson and Mason Foley with Ben John winning the overall Youth player of the year award.

The Club has taken great strides on and off the field in the last five years not just at senior level but also at youth level where membership has increased to over 140 young boys and girls to the extent that the Club will enter two girls’ sides next year and a total of ten youth teams. Long standing Youth Development Manager Richard Humphreys, who has overseen this growth personally, stepped down at the end of the year and his achievement was recognised on the night by all in attendance.

Youth director of cricket Andrew Davies with Youth player of the year Ben John z-jlHaKPZ82O1cC_ZA9y

Next season the Club plans to begin its Coaching Pathway Initiative which will help take the number of Level 2 qualified coaches within the Club to 11 allowing every youth team to be managed by a qualified coach.

To do this requires an investment of over £1,600 and to raise this money the Club has embarked into a government matched-funding campaign - Grow Your Tenner. More details can be found at if you would like to donate.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make this website your homepage

2 Like our Facebook page at

3 Follow us on Twitter @SportSussex

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!