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The latest news published by East Grinstead Town Council can be found below.

August 2017

East Grinstead Town Guide

16 August 2017

East Grinstead’s latest Town Guide is now available from the Tourist Information point in the library and the Council offices. Including a comprehensive A to Z street map, the guide contains useful information and high lights life in the town. The guide is also available to view online here.

Whillet’s Bridge Closure

Town Mayor’s Quiz

11 August 2017

Worth Way Closure – Update

11 August 2017

The closure will be in place from this Friday 11th August. In order to have the route reopened by 4th September in time for the start of term there may well be some weekend working as well.

Notices will be posted at either end of the closed section with an alternate route, please note that for cyclists and equestrians this will involve some road riding.

Closure Diversion Route

Royal London Cup – East Grinstead CC Quarter Final Winners

8 August 2017

On a glorious sunny day East Grinstead 1st XI hosted Bath CC in their quarter final match of the ECB national cup. With a good crowd at Saint Hill, EG won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Adkin (86) and Hatchett (49) got the team off to the perfect start putting on 106 for the first wicket. This was before Hatchett was LBW to the impressive T.Hankins (2-39). Hudson-Prentice came and went in the same fashion leaving EG on 119-2. Graham (35) then joined Adkin and the two of them put on a valuable 63 run partnership for the third wicket. Graham was the next batsman to go LBW to Green (3-25). Sturmer (23) came to the crease and increased the scoring rate with some well timed 4’s before Adkin was caught by the keeper off a top edge for a well made (86)
EG lost a quick flurry of wickets at the end but ended on a competitive 221-7 off their 45 overs.

In reply EG were looking for early wickets and that’s exactly what they got. Lewis Hatchett (2-15) removed both openers, Campbell (9) and Ackland (2) both caught behind by keeper Heppell. Sturmer (2-31) then removed Hankins caught and bowled for (6). At 21-3 in was the best possible start for EG and Bath needed to rebuild. Thankfully for them that’s exactly what Muchall (32) and Benton (27) did. Once again the spin pairing of Hatchett (2-34) and Graham (2-30) provided some tight overs in the middle of the innings and were rewarded with wickets. Hatchett broke the partnership having Muchall LBW before Graham had Mount (8) out in the same fashion. Graham also then picked up Benton caught at cover and Bath once again needed to rebuild at 99-6. Padgett (38) gave some late order resistance and alongside Davies (12) took Bath up to 136-7. Brad Hatchett then came back into the attack and struck taking the wicket of Davies bowled. Lee Granger then bowled an inspired one over to remove the set Padgett and EG were on the home stretch. Returning seam bowlers Hudson-Prentice (1-26 )and Sturmer returned to bowl the late overs and both picked up a wicket each. Bath finished all out for 177 giving EG a winning victory of 44 runs.

EG move onto the semi-final where they will play Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC.

Match Report

East Grinstead Play Day

8 August 2017

Lest We Forget

8 August 2017

IN a regular feature on the Town Council website, we will be remembering, on the anniversary of their deaths, the East Grinstead soldiers who died during WWI,  and who are named on the High Street War Memorial.

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This month we recall (as recorded on The Roll of Honour website):

Sydney BURCHETT

Private G/5411 9th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th Division.

Killed in action near Ypres 8.8.17. Aged 24.

Son of Ezekiel and Anne Burchett of North End, Felbridge. Employed locally as a groom. Born in East Grinstead and enlisted in Brighton.

Included on Felbridge Parish Church War Memorial. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29

Frederick ELPHICK

Lance Corporal 31236 The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) No 61 Company.

Died of wounds 8. 8.17. Age 20.

Son of Frederick James and Amelia Elphick of”The Lodge” Barton St. Mary, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment.

Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belg. B.16.

Herbert Frederick LEPPARD

Guardsman 6982 3rd Battalion, The Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division.

Killed in action 30. 8.17. Aged 29.

Son of William and Elizabeth Leppard of 5, Carlton Cottages, Wellington Town Road, East Grinstead. Born and enlisted in East Grinstead.

Buried Bluet Farm Cemetery, Belgium B.13

 

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8 August 2017

EGCC Cricket Report

8 August 2017

Well done EGCC!