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  • Looking forward to the Ashes summer

    23-Jul-2015

    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

    25-Jun-2015

    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

    18-Jun-2015

    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

    11-Jun-2015

    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

    04-Jun-2015

    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

    28-May-2015

    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

    21-May-2015

    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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  • Floodlit Cricket

    Throwback Thursday

    14-May-2015

    The start of the NatWest T20 Blast tomorrow will give Sussex’s season a real kick-start. There are few better places to be in the county on a pleasant summer’s evening than the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground during a Twenty20 game under lights. In other sports such as football playing matches under lights has been the..

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  • Family fun day with NatWest T20 Blast

    13-May-2015

    Family fun with NatWest T20 Blast NatWest T20 Blast returns to Hove this Sunday as Sussex Sharks take on Gloucestershire and we’re putting on a festival of family fun to celebrate the start of the new season. Gates open at 1pm, just in time to enjoy the early afternoon sunshine, and there are plenty of activities in which the wh..

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  • A different kind of stump

    Throwback Thursday

    07-May-2015

    A different kind of stump Politics and cricket have often shared the headlines. Rebel tours to South Africa and the ramifications for their participants dominated the sports pages in 1980s and 1990s but on a domestic level it’s always been widely assumed that cricketers in England have Conservative-leaning tendencies, even if it’..

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