Cricket Day 2020 – Cancelled

Sadly, the Cricket Day has had to be cancelled this year because of the Coronavirus, along with most of our other major events, like Kids Out.

Come along to The 1st Central County Ground on Tuesday 15th September 2020 and join Hove Soiree Rotary Club members, sponsors and friends enjoying a fun filled day of cricket & comedy. We will be based in Cow Corner, a function room located just beyond the fielding position of the same name when batsmen face bowling from the Sea End. Cow Corner is bathed in natural sunlight and opens up onto pitch-level decking with front row seats to first-class cricket fixtures. We will be watching day 2 of Sussex’s Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire.

Tickets are priced at £55 to include a 3 course meal, full match day ticket and live entertainment from Paul Boardman, a well known comedian, compere, raconteur and after dinner speaker. He is a regular on the ‘Jongleurs’ comedy circuit and has played all the major arenas in every major city in the UK as part of the Michael Buble Tour.  Here is a short video on youtube showcasing the talent honed in front of his many satisfied audiences.

As with all our projects & activities, all proceeds will of course go to support our well deserving Rotary charities; we are a registered charity, number 1138898.  

Contact us at to book your tickets.

Venue Information

Situated in the heart of Hove, nestled between the South Downs and the sea, with excellent public transport links via nearby Hove train station and also local bus services, it’s the perfect place for an occasion like our regular annual ‘where cricket meets rotary’ events.

The 1st Central County Ground
Eaton Road, Hove
East Sussex, BN3 3AN

There is no parking available within The 1st Central County Ground for this event. The nearest Car Park is in Norton Road, opposite Hove Town Hall. At the last set of traffic lights before the Ground (the yellow AA sign points left for Sussex County Cricket Club) there is a sign indicating the Norton Road Car Park. You should be in the right lane filter for this. Turn right at the lights and then take the second left. The car park is at the bottom on the right-hand side, and is around five minutes’ walk from the ground. The postcode for the car park is BN3 3BE and you can view the parking tariff on the Brighton and Hove City Council website (charges apply between 8am and 8pm). On-street Parking: The roads adjacent to The 1st Central County Ground are metered and can range from £2 for 2 hours to £6 to ten hours (nearer to Hove station). Please be aware that on-street parking can be scarce and cars must be parked legally.

Public Transportation
Hove Railway Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the 1st Central County Ground’s main gate on Eaton road.  Walk down Goldstone Villas, turn left & head East on Eaton road, then carry on straight, crossing The Drive & Eaton road traffic lights with All Saints Church on the North east corner.  After another 150 metres or so, you walk past the Sussex Cricketer public house,  and the main gate to the ground is the next entrance on the left.