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Goring -By-Sea cricket club founded in 1877

Early Days

Goring Cricket Club was formed in 1877 by the Reverend Thorpe of Goring Parish Church. The Club is believed to have played in the fields adjacent to Goring Hall where our third team now play and it was not until 1920 that it permanently located at Goring Street on land owned by a local farmer and used to graze cattle! - now Goring Recreation Ground.

Arthur Somerset Sr

Between 1897 to 1900 Arthur Somerset was Goring by Sea first team captain and later become chairman of the club.  As the article to the right notes he also played for Worthing and Broadwater cricket clubs locally.  Aurther also played for Sussex CCC and the MCC and has held in high regard by Sussex, more information about Arther can be found on Wikipedia on :-

This article notes of Goring winning the the East Preston league cup one of the earliest know titles for the club. The East Preston cup was a challenge cup played between Goring, East Preston, Angmering, Lyminster, Rustington, Ferring and Clapham with Patching. The cup was required to be won in three successive year for the Club to take ownership of it, with Goring becoming owners of the cup with wins in 1897, 1898 and 1899.


After the war Goring cricket club was revived by the then president of the club Colonel F.C. Stern which can be seen in the newspaper article to the left from the Worthing Herald along with many other cricketing articles from that week. 

The club was re-started on the old pitch in the recreation ground where the clubs still plays today.

For more information about Sir Frederick Claude Stern and his time in the Army and work on Highdown gardens please find his Wikipedia:- page

The 1990's and Jason Lewry

Worthing born and bred Jason Lewry, joined Goring Cricket Club as a Colt at the age of 12 where he played his junior and club senior cricket until he was picked up by Sussex CCC in 1993.

He made his debut for Sussex in 1994 and was capped in 1996. In 1999 he was selected for England 'A' for the ECB tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa. In 2002, Sussex C.C.C. have awarded him his Benefit Year.

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Modern Day

In 2008 our First and Second Elevens (XI) achieved Sussex County League status. In 2011 the First Elevens won a promotion to the Second Division playing the highest standard of cricket in the clubs history. Goring's most successful season was in 2013 finishing third in the second division and had a chance of promotion going into the last day of the season. 

Goring's 1st team won back to back league titles in 2017 and 2018 winning Sussex Division 4 West and Sussex division 3 West. From 2020 the First XI play in the Sussex County League Division 3 with the Second XI in Division 7 and the Third XI play in Division 11.

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