Nestling at the foot of the South Downs in the picturesque village of South Harting, with beautiful views in all directions, lies the ground of Harting Cricket Club. Having always been a favoured venue on a Sunday for many clubs in the area for its combination of quintessential cricket setting and friendly atmosphere, Harting has now established itself as a major side in the I’Anson League.
Harting joined the league in 2001 and has risen steadily to become a Division 1 side in 2008, introducing a second XI to support the burgeoning interest on the back of this success. As with most villages, Harting’s catchment area is small, dominated by bigger towns, despite this the club has managed to field two sides on a Saturday alongside fulfilling its trademark Sunday fixtures.
Harting is now in the unique position of offering two standards of cricket on a Saturday as well as Sunday cricket for the purist. The relaxed environment doesn’t detract from the competitive edge displayed during matches. For 2010 Harting is hoping to offer coaching backed up by good weekend cricket. We are keen to hear from people interested in playing enjoyable cricket of various standards. Please go to our contacts page and get in touch if you fancy some cricket during the summer.
Whilst offering competitive cricket, Harting tries not to lose sight of its position as a favoured village location within West Sussex and Hampshire for its high standard of hospitality. Boasting a tradition of providing top quality teas from the tea ladies whose commitment is as impressive as the tradition of cricket in the village, a tradition Harting takes very seriously.
South Harting has two high quality pubs, The Ship and The White Hart as well as its newly refurbished Men’s Club, the cricket club’s social venue with a long standing tradition.