Are you a massive cricket fan but don’t have the time to watch LV=CC games? At just £120, our Shark Membership package offers you an incredible range of benefits, not least the chance to watch first-class one-day cricket games at a great price!
Shark Membership includes free admission to the fast, feverish action of NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup group cricket matches, as well as priority booking for cricket tickets for all Sussex County Cricket Club games.
The one-day action begins on Friday 16th May with the first of seven atmospheric, white-knuckle T20 matches to take place under the floodlights at Hove on Friday nights this season. Meanwhile, the One-Day Cup matches start in the heat of July, with one exciting change: One-Day Cup matches are growing from 40 to 50 overs this season, mirroring the one-day game at international level, and that means even more cricket for your membership money.
Other benefits of the membership include reduced admission to all Tourist matches, including May’s T20 fixture with Sri Lanka at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, as well as reciprocal arrangements to watch matches at other cricket clubs.
Shark Membership is also fully transferable - but don’t listen to us, listen to Sussex Sharks’ strike bowler Chris Liddle in this short video promotion – as Lids says “it’s an absolute bargain!”
Buy your Shark membership here or for more information please call us on 0844 264 0206.
Sussex County Cricket Club 175 years not out!
Our wonderful county cricket club is celebrating its 175th birthday this year. Sussex CCC is the oldest county cricket club, playing its maiden first-class cricket match at Lords on the 10th and 11th June 1839, losing to the MCC by four runs.
Formed to represent the whole of the county, but originally called the Brighton Cricket Club; the name was sensibly changed to Sussex in 1839.
We had to wait 164 years before we won our first major trophy, but we finally claimed the County Championship for the first time in 2003. We repeated the feat in 2006 and 2007, and also won limited overs Championships in 1963, 1964, 1978, 1982, 1986, 2006, 2008, and 2009, and the T20 Tournament in 2009.
The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground at Hove has been the Club’s main venue since 1872, although we have played in the past at Eastbourne and Hastings. These days, we only use Arundel and Horsham as outgrounds.
Plenty of famous players have made their name at Sussex: George Cox Sr, the Langridge brothers, “Lord” Ted Dexter, John Snow, Maurice Tate, Ken Suttle, Jim Parks and his father, and Tony Greig among them.
To celebrate the amazing achievement of reaching 175 years, we’re holding a host of events throughout the year; including schools’ cricket competitions, a member’s lunch, and a celebration dinner in August.
We’re also producing a beautiful celebratory book, limited to 175 numbered copies. A smaller, pamphlet version will also be published later this year.
Our official birthday will be on the 1st June, which is the first day of the LVCC game against Nottinghamshire. We will be making a special effort on that day to involve the whole Sussex Cricket Family.
After all, we won’t be 175 again!