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GILLETTE CUP: 50th Anniversary Lunch to take place this weekend at Hove


Sussex County Cricket Club will host a very special 50th Anniversary Lunch this weekend to celebrate the victory in the inaugural Gillette Cup in 1963.

Through the Sussex Cricket Combined Appeal 2013, a celebration and luncheon will take place this Sunday to mark the anniversary of the first ever one-day competition anywhere in world cricket.

Sussex beat Worcestershire in the first ever final by a small margin of 14 runs on September 7th 1963 at Lord’s and every surviving member of the Sussex team that day will be in attendance at The County Ground, Hove on Sunday.

Ted Dexter, who was captain that day, and Jim Parks who is currently President of SCCC, will be amongst the speakers whilst guests will also include Les Lenham, who has spent more than 60 years involved at Hove, along with Tony Buss, Ian Thomson, Alan Oakman and John Snow.

Norman Gifford, who was Man of the Match and later went on to a coaching career with Sussex, will be representing Worcestershire and Mike Griffith, the current President of the MCC and former Sussex captain will also be in attendance. The lunch will be hosted by former Sussex batsman Neil Lenham.

This prestigious event will be held in the Montefiore Hospital Boundary Rooms and follows on from last month’s celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the historic 2003 first Championship win.

There are limited spaces left for the event priced at £35.00 per head. Please click HERE for more information on how to book your place.

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