Martin Farrell

22.4.1969 – 23.9.2020

It is with a huge sense of loss and sadness that Bosham Cricket Club has learned of the sudden death of Martin Farrell this week.

Bosham Cricket Club would not exist today but for Martin’s many faceted efforts over the past 25 years including as a player, administrator and expert groundsman. Not only was he the club captain for many years and a medium/fast bowler with a nasty quick one but also a tireless worker for the club off the pitch. Martin was instrumental in securing the club’s current ground in Delling Close, helping to get all the necessary planning consents and legal documentation in order and turning an agricultural field into one of the most beautiful cricket sites on the South Coast. On top of this he gave of his time to coach Bosham youngsters, creating a particularly talented U/10 junior team a number of whom are playing today. He also found time to qualify as a groundsman and Bosham’s top class wicket are a testament to his hard work and commitment. He served on the club committee for many years as Secretary keeping the club compliant with the relevant rules and regulations including Health and Safety. Martin was a familiar and popular figure in both the Hampshire and Sussex leagues. He was a quiet, modest man with a wonderful sense of humour and his contribution to cricket in Bosham was immense. He will be sorely missed.

On behalf of the players and all at the club we send our condolences to Shelley, Ben and Joe. Rest in peace Martin.

Martin in 2019, having just helped Bosham CC win Division 10 South West of the Sussex Cricket League

2020 Fixtures:

Sunday 27th September:

Sussex Slams Final Day - Horsham CC - 10.15am

Bosham CC Covid-19 Net Rules 2020

1. You MUST book any use of the nets in advance. Tom Glennie, 07393552597 will oversee all bookings. When net session times are advertised, you need to contact Tom and provide all information asked for, including details of all persons wanting to attend.

2. You can only net with members of your current household, or a total of six people from different households. However, due to safety restrictions, there can only be a maximum of THREE people in the sectioned-off net area. One bat, two bowling, or one on the bowing machine and two bats taking it in turns batting (maintaining social distancing and using own balls.) Other players (up to six in total) at the ground can rotate in and out of batting and bowling, but must be outside the net area when waiting.

Due to restrictions of not sharing balls we can still not undertake fielding and catching drills.

3. Net sessions will be provided when the club can provide chosen members who can oversee sessions at the ground. This is a requirement from the ECB.

4. You are not to socialise at the ground before or after your net session or watch others net. You are to arrive just before your slot and leave the ground as soon as it has finished.

5. The pavilion and other club facilities, including the toilet, will not be available for use.

6. It is your responsibility to follow these rules and all signage at the club.

7. Failure to follow the rules set out will result in the loss of netting privileges.

8. At least 2 meters apart, unless netting with members of your household.

9. No sharing of equipment and you must bring your own ball or balls.

10. No saliva or sweat may be applied to your balls!

11. Stumps will be provided. You must wipe them down with wipes provided after your session.

12. Please do not leave anything at the ground, including rubbish of any kind, if you bing it please take it home with you.

As a club, we have written to all neighbours to inform them of us starting to offer restricted net use to members. They have been given details of how to report any concerns. Please respect them and your fellow members and stick to these rules.

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Bosham (pronounced Boz’am) is a small coastal village located in the south-west corner of Sussex. Cricket has been played in the village for over 100 years and is an important part of village life.

The Club is open to all residents and friends of Bosham and its neighbouring villages. Our ground has wonderful views over Bosham Channel and the South Downs and is accessed via a gravel track from the 5 bar gate at Delling Close (off Delling Lane) in Bosham. Limited parking is available at the end of the gravel track but cycling and walking are encouraged.

There are 2 full size all weather cricket nets for use by all members.

The adult teams plays on Saturdays in the West Sussex Invitation League. Junior members of the Club play in the Sussex West Area and in the Sussex Junior Cricket Festival in August. We try to arrange games for all age groups depending on numbers.

All home games and outdoor practice sessions take place at the Delling Lane Ground.

Our junior members practice on Monday nights from 6-7pm. Parents are very welcome to attend and to help with the juniors.

Purpose and objectives of the Club

  • Attract without discrimination, adult and young people from our local community to participate in playing and non playing activities in the amateur sport of cricket.

  • To offer members improved facilities which will enable them to flourish and play cricket in a safe and friendly environment within the spirit of the game.

  • Ensure our cricket club is an integral part of our local community that contributes to all sections of village life.

Bosham Cricket Club Code of Conduct.

The MCC Sprit of Cricket is upheld at all times.

The club is a place for all members of the community and guests. We behave in a way that makes everyone, from the small children to the oldest members of the community feel safe and welcome.

We will all have opinions about teammates, umpires and opponents but we never use derogatory or offence words.

As players and members we will all have views on club issues, we express them in the correct manor but always follow our Captain on the field and assist our chosen representatives off the field.

Don’t ask who will do something for the club, step up and do it.

As players, we place the team we are playing for and the club ahead of personal achievement; the only name on our shirts is Bosham Cricket Club.

Bosham CC Constitution November 2019.pdf