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  • Stonegate Eggs

    Throwback Thursday


    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


    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


    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 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


    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


    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


    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


    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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  • Horsham Memories - Old George rolls back the years


    This week marks our annual Festival of cricket in Horsham where Sussex CCC will be playing Somerset in a 4 day LV=CC County Championship encounter from May 22nd and Kent in a YB40 game on Sunday 26th . To celebrate, we’ve written a blog which remembers one of the most memorable moments from Horsham’s cricket history! The Festiva..

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  • The 2013 Sussex County Cricket Club Beer Festival



    The 2013 Sussex County Cricket Club Beer Festival was an enormous success. The sun shone, the County Ground was packed to the rafters and, despite a loss for the Sharks, the game, promoted by LED Sport Europe, was deemed to be a big success. We took a video of the occasion too, so take a look and we can't wait until ..

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  • Tony Greig

    Throwback Thursday


    Sussex cricket supporters first caught sight of Tony Greig in May 1967 when they hosted Lancashire at The County Ground, Hove in their first Championship game of the season – and he was quick to make an impression. At 6ft 7in and with a mop of fair hair, the South African-born all-rounder wasn’t hard to spot! Soon he was laying ..

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