All about the boundaries for Buxted Park cricketers

Buxted Park Cricket Club have been pushing the boundaries, writes Ron Hill.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 2:30 pm
Volunteers at Buxted Park work on the ground's boundary fence / Picture: Ron Hill
Volunteers at Buxted Park work on the ground's boundary fence / Picture: Ron Hill

Last Saturday head groundsman Mark Sheffield and his band of volunteers completed the work to replace the boundary fence to include new land kindly leased to the club by Buxted Park Hotel.

Obtaining this new land to enlarge the playing area is a key element in Buxted’s ambition to gain promotion through the Sussex County League divisions and for a higher standard of cricket to be played at the park.

Work will continue on the new area which should be ready for next season, while major maintenance and renovation work on the existing outfield is due to start this autumn.

Club chairman Rob Hunter said: “This is an exciting time for Buxted Park Cricket Club and we hope that we will be able to enjoy a near normal season.

“The first team squad comprises mainly local lads who have been with Buxted through the junior system but we have recently been joined by several high quality players to boost our chances of promotion after narrowly missing out in 2018 and 2019.

“The work to the ground will enhance our already beautiful ground and our own members are now busily fund-raising for these projects.

“We have always had very strong connections with the local community and are looking for further support over this period of development.”

If you would like to make a donation or become a sponsor of the club please contact Nick Bolton – [email protected]

The club would also like to welcome any new players of any ability, young or old. Please contact [email protected]

The first match of the season is at Buxted Park against East Grinstead on Saturday, April 17.