Find information here about the many St Peter's Cricket Club adult men sides ranging from the First XI to the T20 XI, the code of conduct for adult members and information about training.
We enter five teams into the East Sussex Cricket League, with the introduction of the fifth eleven new for 2016. In recent years the First XI have been very competitive finishing second in the past two seasons and striving to go one better and there has been recent success for the Second and Fourth XI with both teams winning their divisions in 2015.
Below you will find a list of teams, their captains and which division they play in.
For those players not able to play on Saturdays, wanting to get back into some form for league cricket or perhaps not played for a while and looking for a way back into the action then the Sunday friendly side is the perfect place for that. There were 14 completed fixtures completed in 2015, and a full seasons worth have been scheduled for 2016.
As a player representing St Peters Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following playing members code of conduct:
1. I will play in the team for which I have been selected. The decision to select me for a team will be made by the selection committee made up of senior captains and the Chairman of Selectors. I understand that only exceptional circumstances will be considered by the selection committee for a change in this decision
2. Selection will be based on performance, availability and reliability. Teams will be selected by the Wednesday of the week leading up to a Saturday fixture
3. If dropped from a team and I am unsure of the reasons for being dropped I must arrange a time to talk with the Chairman of Selectors or anyone else involved in the team selection
4. I will inform the selection committee of my availability for a game as early as possible – preferably at least one week in advance. I should understand that the later I make a member of the selection committee aware of my availability, the more likely that I will not be able to get a game
5. I will avoid dropping out of a match after Wednesday of the week of that match. I understand if I drop out of a match after a Wednesday there is no guarantee that I will be selected in the following match
6. My subscription to St Peters Cricket Club will be paid no later than May 31st of the season for which it is relevant
7. My total match fees will be paid on the day of the game to the club member who is collecting money for the team in which I played
8. I will display high standards of behaviour, play fair and represent St Peters Cricket Club to the best of my ability by respecting officials, my opponents, and my team mates, and abide to play within the spirit of the game at all times
9. If selected for 1st or 2nd XI team duties, I am required to wear St Peters CC branded club shirt during games. Additionally for 1st and 2nd home games it is required that sightscreens and boundary rope are used
10. As a member of St Peters Cricket Club I will do my utmost to attend club events as I understand that it is the support from these events that helps the club continue to make cricket available to its members
Adult summer nets start the week beginning Monday 18th April 2016 at Preston Park.
This year there will be two adult sessions a week. Monday nights will be for the first and second teams training and Thursday nights for third, fourth and fifth elevens. Both sessions will run from 6pm to 8pm. If you are unsure as to which night you should attend then please contact Graham Parker.
The sessions normally run for close to two hours depending on daylight and numbers. One half spent in the nets batting / bowling and the second working on fielding drills or any other aspects of the game.
During the winter the club books four lanes at the Indoor School at the County Ground in Hove - the home of Sussex County Cricket Club.
In 2016 the booking runs from 9th February for 8 weeks.
If you're interested in going along then please get in touch with Graham Parker beforehand as spaces are limited.
2015 saw the English and Wales Cricket Board launch an initiative to keep younger cricketers who have left Colts cricket behind them and are moving towards adult cricket. This saw the creation of the Natwest Under 19 T20 Competition and The St Peter's Spartans!
Coloured kit, pink balls, music, BBQ and the bar open all afternoon made for some enjoyable afternoons at Preston Park watching The Spartans take on other local teams and we look forward to more action in 2016.
A new adults T20 competition is being launched for 2016 and The St Peter's Scorchers have been entered into the competition and they will be led by Jordan Wilson. There has already been talk of a Spartans v Scorchers "friendly" so watch this space for that!