Cricket at Ansty dates back well into the 19th Century with reports of games being played at the close of the harvest. There are reports of teams from Ansty and Cuckfield playing each other in 1888. Having played at several sites around the village the Club moved to its current location on the Recreation Ground before the Second World War.
Ansty Cricket Club has a vision to foster and promote cricket at all ages and genders within the local community and provide opportunities for recreation, coaching and competition.
The aim of Club is to continue to improve the (on and off-field) cricket experience of all members through the provision of improved facilities, coaching and development opportunities within a cricket programme that provides all members and all abilities the chance to play competitive cricket regularly. The development of young cricketers to fully realise their potential is a central ambition of the Club.
Football has been a part of the Ansty sports club for a very long time, with its first season beginning in 1958/59. The club has since been through many positive changes, with the football section being reformed in 2002 it has gone from strength to strength.
With the team working their way through the leagues from Division 6, to Division 2 along the way picking up various bits of silverware including the Sommerville Challenge Cup and the Edgar German Cup. The same players have been involved throughout which makes it an extraordinary club to be a part of.
Ansty fields two teams – Ansty Pointless and Ansty X – in the Mid Sussex Darts League Division 2, playing on Monday Evenings. Both teams also compete in the Mid Sussex Wednesday Charity Darts League.
The Mid Sussex Darts League was established in 1928. The League format consists of six Singles and three Doubles, with all games straight start and double finish. The League also runs several competitions throughout the year including team knockout, singles, doubles, mixed doubles, trebles and many more.
Ansty Sports Club is always on the lookout to welcome new players and enter more teams into the darts league. If you are interested in playing competition darts with Ansty, please contact us at [email protected].
Ansty Sports Club run three snooker and one billiards team playing in the Mid Sussex Billiards and Snooker League. The League is highly competitive with just over 30 teams playing regularly in snooker and billiards league and cup action. Ansty A compete in Division One of the Mid Sussex Snooker League on Thursday evenings throughout the Winter. Ansty B and Ansty C compete in Division Two of the Mid Sussex Snooker League, also playing on Thursday evenings. Ansty A compete Mid Sussex Billiards League Division One, playing on Tuesday evenings.
The Mid Sussex Billiards and Snooker League also organise numerous cup competitions that members can enter. The competitions include: Harper Coronation Snooker Cup and Plate, May’s Monday Cup, Championship Open Snooker (Individuals), Stoner Cup, Percy Larkin Memorial Charity Cup (Snooker Trebles), Keith Hamer Memorial Grandmasters, The Dennis Wakeford Trophy, and the Lanaway Doubles.