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Wear Red For Ruth at Arundel - Saturday July 25th

Wear Red - July 20

We’re delighted to announce that the first of our 12 ‘A Celebration of Cricket For All at Arundel’ events will be this coming Saturday, July 25th, to support and raise funds for the wonderful Ruth Strauss Foundation.

The format of the day is as follows: 

Eight fun cricket activities to participate in on the outfield at Arundel. The event is open to families of up to eight (or in a family bubble) and spectators will be allowed in to watch, complying with Covid regulations. Each activity lasts 10 minutes. There is no entry fee but families are encouraged to make a donation to the Ruth Strauss Foundation. Refreshments will be available for purchase on the day from the tea hut.

We will be filming and photographing the event for ACCF promotional material too, so there will be an ‘opt out’ on this if you wish. Please let us know on application or on the day if this is the case.

Lastly - ALL family members and spectators are asked to wear at least 1 item of red clothing as we seek to turn Arundel red for the day.

The time slots are:

10-11.30 - 12.30-2  - 2.30-4

To sign your family up for the day, please email: [email protected]

The Ruth Strauss Foundation supports families facing the death of a parent from cancer & drives the need for more research into non-smoking lung cancers.

You can donate to The Foundation on this link and / or on the day at Arundel.

There will also be appearances on the day by special guests, look out for more on this in the coming days...

16th July 2020

Arundel Castle Cricket takes great pleasure in launching ‘A Celebration of Cricket for All at Arundel’.

The 2020 cricket season has obviously been significantly impacted by the ongoing pandemic. However, thanks to the enormous generosity of one of our supporters, the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation and the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club have been working together to make Arundel’s beautiful ground available to a wide range of organisations for the remainder of the summer. Our aim is to bring joy back to the lives of those most in need after the ravages of Covid-19.

We are excited to have linked up with a broad range of community groups and cricketing charities for this celebration, including the England and Wales Cricket Board, Chance to Shine, the MCC Foundation, the Ruth Strauss Foundation, the Sussex Cricket Foundation and the Southern Vipers.

Director of Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, Tim Shutt, said: “Arundel will host a series of 12 events between 25 Julyand 20 September, each of which will have a different purpose and beneficiary group. Together, we will strive to make the summer of 2020 memorable for the right reasons, using cricket to bring families, friends and communities back together again.”

We will release the full series of events shortly. In the meantime, we are delighted to announce that we will start, on Saturday 25 July, by going #RedforRuth in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation, which works tirelessly to support families facing the death of a parent from cancer. With the focus on ‘family’, we will be inviting families to join us for fun and games on our beautiful outfield. More details to follow soon.

Our ‘Celebration of Cricket’ series will be in addition to the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation’s core activities and the scheduled fixtures of the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club. For all events, we will ensure there is full compliance with the latest government guidelines.

For more information please contact:

Tim Shutt, Director of the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, on 07766 733152 or [email protected]


James Rufey, Chief Operating Officer of the Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club, on 01903 882462 or [email protected]

JULY 2020

FACCC Coaching Pathway to Launch with Matt Machan

Ahead of the new Friends of Arundel Cricket Club Limited coaching pathway starting on October 3rd, we are delighted to announce ex Sussex CCC and Scotland number 3, Matt Machan will be leading the course.
Matt said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be involved in leading the new coaching pathway at Arundel Castle Cricket Club. Working and delivering sessions at one of the most Iconic venues in world cricket is an absolute honour. I am very much looking forward to starting the courses from October - it’s going to be so much fun!’
He continued ‘I am thrilled that we will now be delivering 1-2-1, small group sessions and masterclasses from this outstanding venue' 
James Rufey, the Chief Operating Officer at Arundel Castle Cricket Club Limited said: ‘We are delighted that Matt will lead our new coaching pathway starting in October. On top of his enthusiasm for developing young players; his recent first class playing experience with Sussex and ECB level 3 coaching qualification makes him the ideal fit to lead our new Coaching Pathway.’  
The club also announced that Lara Johnson (Sussex Foundation Community Coach) will be leading the Girls & howzat4kidz sessions. 
For more information please contact [email protected]

19th March 2020

COVID -19: Update on Club activity

In these uncertain times, the wellbeing of our Members, staff and the wider community is of upmost importance. With this is in mind, we continue to monitor the advice of the government and public health bodies closely.

At present our office staff are working remotely. If you do require information from the Club, please email – [email protected]

As already announced our Annual General Meeting on 25th March has been postponed. We will re-issue another date in due course. The FACCC Spring Lunch (2nd April) has also been cancelled.

In line with government advice regarding social distancing, the ECB has recommended that all forms of recreational cricket (including training and any associated cricket activity) are suspended. This is a recommendation fully supported by the FACCC.

Thank you as always for your support, James Rufey, Chief Operating Officer     


Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club is delighted to be hosting Sussex v Australia 'A' from 7th to 10th July 2019. View details.


Our Indoor School is available to hire whatever the weather - new nets have recently been installed. This versatile space is suitable for all ages and abilities to hire for a range of activities. For prices and availability contact us.