It appears there is a real threat that existing subsidies for one of our most beloved opponents (Staplefield cricket club) will be withdrawn by the local council. This has the potential to cripple the club with a real possibility of it closing which would be disastrous for cricket as we know it in the south east.
Staplefield is one of those grounds that we all love playing at. We’ve been going there for over 25 years! There are two pubs to choose from on two sides of the village triangle. They have a lovely club house and it is a beautiful place to play a game of village cricket. To all of our 23,000 visitors I urge you to sign up to the online petition below to help save Staplefield cricket club from funding cuts!
NOTE: I’ve removed the petition a) because they got the funding! a last minute donation was given by the local Staplefield lapdancing club or the deadlock between the council and the local lawncutters association was broken; and b) because the unsolicited emails that followed anyone who signed up were annoying all of us….but the story the skipper told about how people in the UK should eat cats like they do in Vietnam was hilarious.