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  • Pitch Perfect

    24-Sep-2014

    Pitch Perfect Match day! I left home at 6am this morning (which is far too early for civilised people) in order to be at the ground early so we could open the pitch up and give the overnight dew and condensation time to dry off before the start of play. The pitch, wicket, deck, track or what-ever-you-want-to-call-it has been covered ov..

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  • The Last Match

    Throwback Thursday

    28-Aug-2014

    The Last Match Next Tuesday, 2 September, marks the anniversary of a significant moment in cricket history when, in 1914, what was to be the last county match for five years finished at Hove. The First World War was already a month old and while Sussex and Yorkshire played on, with Valence Jupp and Joe Vine both scoring big hundreds for..

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  • Jim Parks attracts crowds at the Gillette Cup

    Throwback Thursday

    21-Aug-2014

    The vagaries of this season’s lop-sided county fixture list are such that Sussex’s game against Glamorgan on Wednesday night is their last for 19 days. At the height of the summer, and with the schools on holiday and a Bank Holiday this weekend, it’s a ridiculous situation that the ECB will hopefully address in 2015. Remem..

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  • Stemming the tide in Scarborough

    Throwback Thursday

    14-Aug-2014

    Stemming the tide in Scarborough Sussex rightly regard their two out-ground cricket weeks at Arundel and Horsham highly, but the most popular festival in the country still takes place at Scarborough, where Sussex will be centre stage from Friday battling it out with County Championship leaders Yorkshire. Weekend crowds at North Marine Roa..

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  • Tommy Cook: A real all-rounder

    Throwback Thursday

    07-Aug-2014

    Tommy Cook: A real all-rounder Hard to believe that at the height of the cricket season that football kicks off this Saturday with two Sussex’s professional clubs, Brighton & Hove Albion and Crawley Town, starting their Football League campaigns. With the seasons overlapping so much, and football - at the highest level at leas..

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  • Spirit of '66

    Throwback Thursday

    31-Jul-2014

    Spirit of '66 Wednesday marked the 48th anniversary of what most Englishmen still regard as the proudest day in our sporting history, when a hat-trick by Geoff Hurst inspired England to a 4-2 victory over West Germany in the World Cup final at Wembley. If such an event were to take place these days, of course, the whole country would co..

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  • Hubert Doggart

    Throwback Thursday

    24-Jul-2014

    Doggart still holds a place in cricket’s record books and a life-long love of the game. Former Sussex captain Hubert Doggart was hoping to pay a visit to the Horsham Festival this week, 70 years after he first represented the county at Cricket Field Road. Last week he celebrated his 89th birthday watching the Lord’s Test, tr..

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  • Weddings At Sussex CCC

    21-Jul-2014

    Tuesday July 15th at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground was special for more than just the welcome victory over Glamorgan in the NatWest T20 Blast. The evening also included a match-up of two lovebirds who came together in holy matrimony in front of a congregation of friends and family. However, despite the beautiful dress, morning s..

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  • Sussex's Horsham History

    Throwback Thursday

    17-Jul-2014

    Sussex's Horsham History Sussex have been going to Horsham for a week of cricket since as far back as 1908. There have been years since then when there was no game there and this year’s festival, which starts on Monday with a four-day game against Warwickshire and concludes on July 27 when Sussex play Nottinghamshire in the Royal ..

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  • The Best T20 Bowler There Never Was

    Throwback Thursday

    10-Jul-2014

    The Best T20 Bowler There Never Was It is nearly 300 years since cricketers from Sussex and Kent first did battle back in 1728 as the game began to put down roots in the South East of England. If only we had a time machine and could discover just what those early cricketers would make of the modern game and in particular the crash-bang-..

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