Click here for Westfield Cricket Club winter update.

Please find below a link to the latest edition of the Sussex Fraud Newsletter on the Sussex Police website:

https://www.sussex.police.uk/media/3473/fraud-newsletter_november-2016-final.pdf

It includes:

  • ·A warning about a rise in reports of fake call blocking devices, and how to ensure you're signing up to a legitimate service
  • ·What makes a secure password for your online accounts?
  • ·Staying safe online when doing your Christmas shopping

Are there other areas where you could share?

We are aiming to reach those who are elderly and vulnerable but also those who may be able to share messages to warn others of fraud. This includes those who could warn parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours of these crimes. If there are public waiting areas, staff rooms or noticeboards within your organisations where people may want to browse the newsletter in hard copy, it would be much appreciated if you could print it out and put it on display. 

Many thanks in advance for your help. As ever, if you have any suggestions for the newsletter or areas you’d like to see covered, please get in touch.

The church has a vacancy for a Full Time Children's and Families Worker. Please click on the following link for more information.

http://www.chichester.anglican.org/vacancies/youth-and-childrens-workers/

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              WESTFIELD C.C. - 2016 Season

 

 

 

On the field of play it has been a busy and successful season for the club with promotion in Division 10 by finishing as runners up, finishing joint second in The Busbridge Bash T20 league, winning the John Cornford Memorial Trophy and we played a lot of friendly games with mixed success. In his first season as captain Peter Baker led from the front and was ably supported by Alvin Atkins, who took over as vice-captain half way through the season, and the other players who turned out regularly. The weather was kind to us with little disruption from rain and, as has become the norm, the grounds have been kept immaculate by Dave Legg and his helpers - we have one of the best batting tracks in the league, and certainly one of the most picturesque grounds.

 

The season came to an end with our Annual Awards Dinner at The New Inn on 9th October, an event that was well supported and enjoyed by all, so thanks to Patrick and his team for hosting the event and providing excellent fare.

 

Awards

 League:  Peter Baker (most runs),  Rob Ledsham ( best batting average)

                Alvin Atkins  (most wkts),  Rob Ledsham ( best bowling average)

                 Peter Baker ( most outfield catches)

 T20:         Jack Stapley (most runs),  Curtis Coombes (most wickets)

 Friendlies:  Peter Baker (most runs), Rory Hunt (most wickets)

 Players Player:  Peter Baker

 Club Person: Ian Taylor

 Life Membership Certs:  David Affleck, David Legg, David Thomas and Graham Corke.

 

In addition all 21 players who helped gain promotion in the league were awarded runners up medals.

 

It has been a busy season off the field as well with the beginning of a “junior” section from the 2017 season. We kicked this off with an open day at Westfield School supported by Waitrose and Sussex Cricket Foundation who provided free coaching to 172 children throughout the day.  From there 21 children were chosen to attend summer training at Horntye given by Sussex Cricket Foundation.  On the back of this we have an official partnership agreement with Westfield School to promote junior cricket both at the school and our club, and we have been holding skills training at the school once a week at lunchtimes to maintain interest. Sussex Cricket Foundation will be continuing their involvement with free coaching at after school clubs starting on Wednesday 11th January 2017 and every Wednesday thereafter for 20 weeks. This will give a sound base for use to start our junior section next season with our own coaching sessions. The junior section will also be open to any local children who would like to come along to learn how to play cricket and hopefully form a team/s.

 

We raised sufficient grants to purchase a defibrillator early in the season which we feel is a very important addition to our equipment and we take it to all games home or away.  Fortunately we didn’t have to use it this season!

 

We have also been busy investigating the prospect of building a long overdue new pavilion and are pleased to say that, with Westfield Parish Council backing, we are progressing well with this project, so watch this space!