We are delighted that Yorkshire keeper and batsman (and obviously ex KCC) Jonny Tattersall will be with us on Friday.
We are aiming for him to spend some time with as many junior groups as possible.
After training we will be making a presentation to Jonny, circa 8.30pm. It would be great if as many as possible stayed for this.
Here’s an article from the Sussex ccc website about Ed, who’s been signed on loan by Sussex and is in today’s squad to play Middlesex at Lord’s. He follows on from the success enjoyed by Jonny Tattersall this season, as former Knaresborough Juniors making their way in the County game.
The 21-year-old right-arm seamer from York has yet to make his first-team debut for the White Rose county but has made 51 appearances for their 2nd XI, taking 54 wickets and scoring three half-centuries.
Ed also represented England in two under-19 ODIs and two under-19 ‘Tests’ against Sri Lanka in 2016.
Commenting on Barnes’ arrival at The 1st Central County Ground, Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie said: “With Ollie Robinson and Will Sheffield injured and Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer now with England, we had to look for some back-up for our bowlers.
“Eddie was available for a loan spell, and I know him from when he was on the academy during my time at Yorkshire, so we snapped him up.
“Eddie has come through the age groups at Yorkshire and been in and around the senior squad for a few years now. He’s a talented bowler who can also bat, as well as being a lovely lad who I am sure will fit in in our dressing room here at Sussex.”
Barnes himself said: “It’s all happened so quickly that I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet to be honest! But I’m sure when I get to meet the lads on Friday and can get cracking I think I’ll soon settle in.
“I’ve already been welcomed in by a few of the lads which is really nice, and I’ve heard great things about this squad. I’ve been following them closely and they’ve played a great brand of cricket so I’m really excited to have been given this opportunity to come and play for Sussex and it was one I wasn’t going to let pass me by.
“They’ve got off to a good start with two wins and a loss so it’s all to play for. I really hope I can contribute to getting the team as far as possible in this competition.
“I feel at the moment I’m a better white ball player. It’s something that I’ve been working hard on in the winter and I’ve had a good start to the summer so I just hope I can keep it going and show people that I’m capable of playing at this level week in week out.”
Tom Metcalfe writes.
Morning all 👋
Very strange to be starting the new cricket season later today without the KCC LEGEND John Dodman
To say cricket at KCC won’t be the same again is an understatement.
Here are a few triumphs/ memories & a very familiar sight from over the past 30 years at Crag Top we will NEVER forget!
Don’t forget that junior registration is from 6pm tonight, Friday 26th April. We will be carrying on with registration even if the rain continues and we are unable to practice. Also Dan Coad from DAC sports will be at the club so you can look at kit and place orders for hoodies if you want one.
On Easter Sunday the All Stars went to Headingley to be a guard of honour for the Yorkshire and Lancashire teams and to play cricket on the outfield itself.
Indoor nets will be 6 weeks from 17th Feb, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March and 7th April. (2 weeks off for half term).
5-6pm Under 9s
6-7pm Under 11s (In the hall) and U9s Girls (In the Gym)
7-8pm Under 13s
8-9.30pm Under 15s, Under 17s and seniors.
The cost for hiring the hall is £2 per player per week. You can pay £12 for all 6 sessions if you wish.