Located in the South Eastern corner of the Common, Henfield Cricket Club is one of the oldest in the world. The earliest reference dates back to 4th June 1719 in the diary of Thomas Marchant of Hurstpierpoint. In 1764, The Sussex Weekly Advertiser also notes a match on Henfield Common against Arundel, and in 1771 Henfield played Lewes in the first home-and-away fixture.
The club is now part of the Sussex Cricket League, with three men’s divisions, one women’s and a Colts children’s club to ensure the village’s cricketing history continues into the future. For more information, visit the history pages of Henfield Cricket Club.