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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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  • A Working Day in the Life

    Sussex CCC staff blog

    11-Jun-2013

    James Potten, 28, is Business Development Manager at Sussex County Cricket Club. He’s been with Sussex since 2010 and lives in Eastbourne with his wife and son. Here he describes a typical day in the office at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. “My day starts fairly early – I’m up at 6.30am and get shower..

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  • John Langridge – Sussex’s finest ever batsman

    Throwback Thursday

    06-Jun-2013

    Cricket records are forever changing but John Langridge’s place in Sussex Cricket’s annals will be there forever. His career spanned four decades, ending in 1955, and he is regarded as one of the best batsmen never to play for his country. An opening batsman, Langridge had an uncomplicated open stance that made him predominantly..

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  • Father's Day at The Arundel Festival

    04-Jun-2013

    Sunday 16th June not only marks Father’s Day, but it’s also the Sunday of Sussex’s Festival Week at Arundel. Two reasons to celebrate! Arundel have been hosting one-day Sussex games since 1972 - when the county faced Middlesex in a 45 over National League game. Since then the County have traditionally done well at the Cast..

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  • Sussex, one-day pioneers

    Throwback Thursday

    30-May-2013

    2013 marks the 50th anniversary of one-day cricket in England and Sussex made an impression right at the outset of this new version of the game. In a move to improve county cricket attendances, which had declined steadily from their post-War boom, the authorities had inaugurated the One-Day Knockout after a limited overs competition among E..

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  • The Sussex revolution!

    Throwback Thursday

    23-May-2013

    This week’s Throwback Thursday blog is all about the Sussex CCC revolution of 1998! In the previous winter of 1996-97, Sussex lost six, senior capped players to other counties. A member’s revolt in March had seen the old committee overthrown and a new one, including current chairman, Jim May, elected after a stormy AGM at The Gr..

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