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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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  • How Low Can You Go?

    Throwback Thursday

    17-Apr-2014

    News that their team had bowled out Warwickshire for 87 earlier this week would have pleased Sussex supporters, more so that it took place at Edgbaston where the county hadn’t won since 1982 when they dismissed the Bears for 43. The tables have sometimes been turned in games against Warwickshire and 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of ..

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  • The Communist Cricketer

    Throwback Thursday

    10-Apr-2014

    The Communist Cricketer It’s hard to imagine that Henry Hyndman, who played for Cambridge University and Sussex, was probably the most famous left-wing player in cricket history. Those cricketers who take an interest in politics tend to be conservative in their outlook, which is hardly surprising given that most learned the game at..

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  • Staff blog, Zac Toumazi, Chief Executive at Sussex CCC

    Sussex CCC staff blog

    08-Apr-2014

    Staff blog | Zac Toumazi | Cricket sponsorship What an opportune time to offer a few thoughts about the season ahead. In recent weeks I’ve been delighted to welcome Palmer & Harvey and Jointing Technologies into the Sussex family. Palmer & Harvey will sponsor our LV County Championship and Royal London County Cup shirts,..

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  • The Wisden Connection: A Cricketing Throwback

    Throwback Thursday

    03-Apr-2014

    The Wisden Connection: A Cricketing Throwback Sussex start their County Championship fixtures against Middlesex on Sunday, but for most cricket fans the event which really signals the start of another summer is the publication of the Wisden Almanack. Although this year’s edition is published on 10th April, February marked 151 year..

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