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Ninfield is lucky in having a Bowling Green on the recreation ground.  It was moved from its original place by the school to the present position in 1929   It is not known how long The Bowling Club has been in existence.

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The game of Quoits was initially a pub game. These Ninfield gentlemen, look as if they took the game very

seriously.

Ninfield Football team of 1952

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Ninfield Cricket Team at the turn of the Century.

Todays Cricket Team in action on the pitch with the Pavilion in the background.

The Hunt  

photo taken sometime in the 1950's

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Stoolball

 

Stoolball was well established as a game in 1450 when it was forbidden to be played in Churchyards. Thought to have originated by milkmaids using their milking stools as wickets, it was probably a forerunner of Cricket. Primarily played by women in Sussex, Kent and the south, it now has a recognised governing body, Stoolball England.  

 

Ninfield has a long association with the game and took part in many events.  

 

 

Stoolball bat belonging to

Mrs H Packham

A young Diana Pilbeam taking part in the once annual Horse Show on the Village Green

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      Ninfield School Stoolball Team 1925

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Mr Ted Hills who was instrumental in setting up the Ninfield United footbal team

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Flight Lieut A J Holmes

Sussex County Eleven

1938

He later became Chairman of the English Test Selection Commttee.

Opening day at the Sparke Pavillion 30th April 1938

Back row Left to right

S R Munn (Umpire), T Bruce, J Nye, J Cornford, C Oakes, J H Barnes, A Woodgate (Umpire)

Front row Left to rght

J Parks, W O'Byrne, R G Stainton, J Langridge, H Parkes