The Bowls Green is situated behind the New Hall and adjoining the Cricket Field. The club plays roll-ups (informal practice games), friendlies and local league matches, both at home and away, on most Wednesday afternoons and at weekends. The playing season runs from May to September. The Club draws its membership largely from outside Winchelsea. If you are interested in bowling, contact John Priestley on 01797-224339.
Iham Cricket Club
A cricket club, entirely of residents, that plays just once or twice a year, on the Whitsun and August Bank Holiday weekends (usually on the Monday). However, we cannot play every year because of the expense of hiring the cricket field from the Winchelsea Cricket Club and meeting other conditions. A team of full-time residents (the Permanent Fixtures) plays a team of part-time residents (the Occasionals). Teams are mixed, of all ages (from 7 to 82) and of all talents. The matches are a great way for youngsters to meet each other and for new residents to get to know the rest of the village. For many, the match is really an excuse for a sumptuous cricket tea. All residents and visitors are welcome to play and/or to come along for the tea. Call Richard Comotto on 01797 224446.
The Association was set up to build and run a public tennis court in Winchelsea. It has raised the money to fund the work that is required before construction can begin. This includes the archaeological investigation of the preferred site. A planning application is to be made shortly.
Winchelsea Cricket Club
The Winchelsea Cricket Club was founded in 1796 by officers of the Napoleonic War garrision. It plays its home fixtures on the Cricket Field on Rectory Lane, which it leases from the National Trust. The Club is now effectively a private Sunday side, with just two regular resident players. No events (including the AGM and annual dinner) are advertised locally and membership is not open to all. The club will hire the Cricket Field at £50 for matches and £25 for other uses.
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Want to play tennis in Winchelsea?
Join the Winchelsea Tennis Association and support the community project to build a public tennis court. To register your interest in playing tennis in Winchelsea, please contact the WTA on 224446.
The Iham Cricket Club (established 1503 --- 1 May 2003 that is)