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  • Sussex and Pakistan


    They may not have been as great in number as Australians or Indians, but three of Pakistan players who have represented Sussex certainly make up for it in terms of talent. Mushtaq Ahmed, Imran Khan and Javed Miandad would all be contenders for an all-time XI of Pakistan players. To the current generation of Sussex fans, Mushtaq’s ..

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  • Workplace B’Ashes 2015


    The third workplace B’Ashes took place on Wednesday 2nd September at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. The day commenced at 11.00 AM with tea, coffee and bacon baps. After registration and a quick overview of the rules and the 2015 Workplace B’Ashes began! Each team included at least one female, and played a minimum of 3 ma..

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  • Meeting my women’s cricket hero


    Scott Rollings has been following the women's game for half-a-decade. In his second blog for us in the build-up to the Women's Ashes, he tells us about meeting his hero, Holly Colvin. It’s obvious that whilst watching sports, you’re always going to have your favourites. It didn’t take long for me to take a liking to left-..

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  • Looking forward to the Ashes summer


    Scott Rollings has been following the women's game for half-a-decade. Here he talks about his passion for the game and outlines why this Ashes summer is a big one. Enjoying the Ashes summer? I know I am! Whilst I’m sure you’ll all be supporting the men’s team throughout the series, let’s not forget that the England&..

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  • King of the seaside swingers

    Throwback Thursday


    Cricket and the seaside have always gone together. Sussex have played at festival grounds like Scarborough, Weston super Mare, Eastbourne, Southport and Hastings while at Swansea, Glamorgan’s old-timers used to reckon that when the tide was rolling in the ball would start to swing all over the place at the St Helen’s ground a six hi..

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  • Don has his day

    Throwback Thursday


    In this era of big bats and small boundaries phenomenal feats of scoring are pretty commonplace. England made 400 in a 50 overs international last week, a feat that was unthinkable a decade ago. Who knows? In ten years' time a score of 500 from 50 overs might seem like a throwback to a distant age. Back in the 1950s scoring 400 runs in ..

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  • The Arundel anniversary

    Throwback Thursday


    Sussex head to Arundel Castle next week for five days of cricket and this year’s festival marks a special anniversary as it’s 25 years since the county first went there to play Championship fixtures. Over the years, the wickets there tend to be a touch on the slow side, although after the traumas Sussex batsmen have experienced ..

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  • When two beat 11

    Throwback Thursday


    Bert Wensley was a player’s player, a hard-bitten Sussex professional who rendered yeoman service to the county for 14 seasons after making the first of his 400 first-class appearances in 1922. He did the double – 100 wickets and 1,000 runs – in 1929 and on four other occasions he took 100 wickets in a season, including a ..

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  • Narrow Victories


    The Sussex supporters who were at Hove on Tuesday to witness the county’s thrilling one-wicket win over Warwickshire were part of something pretty unique. Going back to 1844, Sussex have only been involved in such narrow victories on ten occasions and it has only happened seven times since the County Championship itself began in 1864,..

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  • The blond bombshell

    Throwback Thursday


    This year will mark the 50th anniversary since cricket caught first sight of a player whose profile and performances would illuminate Sussex for the next decade or more – Tony Greig. Back in the Sixties lots of county pros went to South Africa during the winter in search of coaching and playing work. Counties only paid their players f..

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