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"Sussex Cricket's Hidden Gem"

St James's Montefiore is a friendly, lively cricket club based between Keymer and Ditchling, East Sussex - about 6 miles north of Brighton & Hove, Sussex.

We play league cricket, on Saturdays in the 1st Central Sussex Cricket League. We have 4 Saturday teams, a Sunday team, Womens' & Girls teams plus a large number of Junior teams.

New players & visitors are always welcome at our picturesque ground nestling under the South Downs.

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Maggie Smith 1964 - 2023

Maggie Smith 1964 - 2023

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It with extreme sadness that we, at St James’s Montefiore Cricket Club, have to announce the untimely death of Maggie Smith on Monday 11th September after a relatively short battle against Hodgkins Lymphoma. 

Maggie was captain of our Women’s team for many years and regularly played in our 3rd XI and Sunday XI. She was a keen hiker and also enjoyed stoolball and football. She would regularly be seen at Hassocks Football Club supporting the club.

The timing of her death is particularly poignant as we held a charity cricket day last Saturday for Maggie’s preferred charity, Sussex Cancer Fund, who were supporting her through her illness.

Maggie was a friend of everyone at our club and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts go out to Maggie’s family and friends and this sad time.

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