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  • Substitute Makes Cricket History

    Throwback Thursday

    08-Aug-2013

    Substitute Makes Cricket History The use of substitute players in County Championship cricket came into focus at Hove again recently when Middlesex fast bowler Steve Finn was allowed to join the game against Sussex on the second day after he had been left out of England’s team for the Lord’s Test against Australia. Finn promp..

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  • Murray Goodwin, Sussex County Cricket Club Legend

    Throwback Thursday

    01-Aug-2013

    Murray Goodwin, Sussex County Cricket Club Legend The word legend is bandied about too readily these days, but Murray Goodwin deserves his place in the list of all-time Sussex greats, not least for some of the feats of endurance he performed with the bat during 11 years with the county cricket club. The Zimbabwean scored two triple hundr..

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  • Anyone Remember The Saffrons Cricket Ground?

    Throwback Thursday

    25-Jul-2013

    Anyone Remember The Saffrons Cricket Ground? Not so long ago this would be the time of year when Sussex would be preparing to take the game to the east of the county and in particular The Saffrons cricket ground at Eastbourne. First-class cricket was first played there back in 1896 and for more than 100 years afterwards Sussex took Champ..

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  • Sussex CCC v Australia

    Throwback Thursday

    18-Jul-2013

    When Sussex meet Australia at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground next Friday (July 26) it will be 34th meeting between the county and the tourists. The first match between the two sides took place in 1878 and ten years later Sussex gained one of only two wins in the fixture. In a low-scoring game played on a wet wicket, Australia..

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  • Jack Arlidge, Sussex CCC reporter extraordinaire!

    Throwback Thursday

    11-Jul-2013

    This week we celebrate one of the less known members of the Sussex cricket family, journalist, Jack Arlidge. In a corner of the press box at Hove, Jack, who for 50 years watched more county cricket in Sussex than most of the players or administrators of the time, is remembered. He grew up in Faringdon, Wiltshire, before moving to Brighton t..

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  • Ted Bowley – unsung hero

    Throwback Thursday

    04-Jul-2013

    July the 9th marks the 39th anniversary of the death of Ted Bowley, one of the unsung heroes of Sussex cricket in the last century. There may have been more glamorous batsmen in Sussex’s history but Bowley was a remarkably consistent player who holds two records that are unlikely to ever be beaten. In 1933, Bowley and John Langridge..

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  • Ten10 years of Twenty20!

    Throwback Thursday

    27-Jun-2013

    With Sussex kicking off their latest Twenty20 campaign on Friday June 28th v Surrey it’s hard to believe that this exciting form of the game is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Sussex were involved in the first ever Twenty20 game in June 2003 when they took on Hampshire Hawks at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Anyone remembe..

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  • Arundel Festival and Father's Day, 2013

    Vlog

    25-Jun-2013

    Sunday 16th June not only marked Father's Day, it was also the Arundel Festival of Cricket! Set in the fantastic surroundings of Arundel Castle, Sussex Sharks took on the Northamptonshire Steelbacks in a YB40 match. We may not have won, but the day was still enjoyed by plenty of spectators soaking up the sunshine and families celebrating Father's D..

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  • Stonegate Eggs

    Throwback Thursday

    20-Jun-2013

    Long before shirt sponsorship and ground naming rights, Sussex came up with an inventive marketing idea in the 1980s. You may remember seeing rather large eggs in egg cups peppered around the ground at that time. Don’t worry, you weren’t hallucinating, it was Hailsham-based egg producers, Stonegate who placed 4, 6ft-high plasti..

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  • A season to remember for Jim Parks Senior

    Throwback Thursday

    13-Jun-2013

    The Parks family have had an historic link to Sussex cricket for over a century and Jim Parks is currently enjoying his second term as President of the county, having played for Sussex between 1949-73. It's his father, Jim senior, however, who holds a Sussex record which will never be emulated! In 1937, Parks did a unique ‘double&rsqu..

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