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  • Going West...

    Throwback Thursday

    19-Jun-2014

    Going West... Sussex made a welcome return to the west of the county for their annual pilgrimage to Arundel’s Castle Ground. The county have been playing in the Duke of Norfolk’s admittedly vast and well-appointed ‘back yard’ since the 1970s but it’s not the furthest westerly ground in Sussex that has stage..

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  • Holding the Castle

    Throwback Thursday

    12-Jun-2014

    Holding the Castle Yorkshire’s visit to Arundel next week is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the season, despite the absence from both teams of their best players because of the First Test at Lord’s. It will be Yorkshire’s third visit to the Castle Ground for a Championship fixture. They were last here in 20..

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  • Swift Styris' Shark Century

    Throwback Thursday

    05-Jun-2014

    Swift Styris' Shark Century Gloucestershire’s visit to The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground for Friday’s NatWest T20 Blast game will inevitably stir memories of their last visit to Hove just two years ago. Not that they will be particularly happy recollections for the Gloucestershire bowlers who are returning to the sc..

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  • The Man Who Made Sussex

    Throwback Thursday

    29-May-2014

    The Man Who Made Sussex As Sussex prepares to start the celebrations of their 175th anniversary with the Hove Festival of Cricket next week it is time to remember George Leopold Langdon, without whom there might not have been a Sussex County Cricket Club at all. It was Langdon, as its first secretary, who understood the need for a count..

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  • Sussex v Hampshire - T20 tussles!

    Throwback Thursday

    22-May-2014

    Things tend to happen when Sussex and their old rivals Hampshire meet, so expect some fireworks tomorrow in the NatWest T20 Blast game at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. It was clear when Chris Adams and Shane Warne squared up as rival captains for a few years that there wasn’t a lot of mutual admiration. Warne was still one o..

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  • Ollie Rayner

    Throwback Thursday

    15-May-2014

    Sri Lanka return to Hove this weekend when they face the Sharks in a T20 warm-up game on Sunday prior to their international against England at the Kia Oval next Tuesday. It’s their first visit since a remarkable game in 2006 when Sussex debutant Ollie Rayner wrote his name in the county’s record books by becoming only the sixth..

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  • The Artist at the Wicket

    Throwback Thursday

    08-May-2014

    The Artist at the Wicket Most village cricketers fancy themselves as wicketkeeper. They might be the tallest, gangliest, most uncoordinated members of the team but to them it all looks so easy. You’ve got the gloves, you’ve got the pads and you can add further protection at your discretion. You can even wear a helmet just in cas..

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  • First Man Standing

    Throwback Thursday

    01-May-2014

    First Man Standing It is the hallmark of a top batsman – defying the opposition's attack while wickets are falling like nine pins at the other end. This week at Hove, left-hander Luke Wells did something that has only been achieved eight times by a Sussex opening batsman in the last 30 years - he carried his bat through an entire ..

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  • The Only Seven in Sussex History: John ‘E.B.’ Dwyer

    Throwback Thursday

    24-Apr-2014

    John ‘E.B.’ Dwyer has a couple of things that make him unique among the hundreds of cricketers who have represented Sussex over the last 175 years. Not only was he surely the only cricketer descended from an Irish chieftain to play for the county, but with seven initials, John Elicihs Benedict Bernard Placid Quirk Carrington Dwy..

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