Youngest Sussex cricket debutant signs professional contract at 17

The youngest cricketer to make his debut for Sussex has become the first professional signing from a player development partnership with the Oxfordshire Cricket Board. All-rounder James Coles was 16 when he took three wickets against Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy. Coles, now...
Posted On 11 May 2021 at 2:41 pm

Archer will return at the right pace, says Salisbury

Sussex and England bowler Jofra Archer will be back on the pitch at the right pace for the player, according to county head coach Ian Salisbury. He was asked what the likelihood was of 26-year-old Archer playing soon and who would make the call. Salisbury said: “Jof’s been in a...

Sussex slump to an innings defeat at Northants

Sussex 106 and 215 lost to Northants 441/9 (dec) by an innings and 120 runs Gareth Berg and Ben Sanderson shared 19 wickets in the match as Northamptonshire quashed Sussex by an innings and 120 runs in the LV= Insurance County Championship. The fast-bowling duo returned match...

Bruce on the Boundary – Travis determined to make up for lost time

Fourteen months later than scheduled, Travis Head finally made his debut for Sussex this week. The Australian left-hander was due to begin his stint at Hove in 2020 but then covid-19 intervened. He finally arrived last week, after the end of the domestic season back home, and...
Posted On 08 May 2021 at 7:57 am

Bruce on the Boundary – Salisbury’s approach merits a positive spin

There’s a lot to admire in the way that Ian Salisbury and James Kirtley have settled in as head coaches at Sussex, not least their willingness to make the tough calls. After taking 20 wickets in his first three LV=Insurance County Championship matches, Ollie Robinson was allowed...
Posted On 03 May 2021 at 11:12 am

Jennings steers Lancashire to victory over Sussex

Sussex 328 and 154: Rawlins 45, Bailey 3-28 Lancashire 230 and 255-5: Jennings 91* Lancashire (20pts) beat Sussex (6pts) by five wickets Former England opener Keaton Jennings led Lancashire to their third win on the spin in the LV=Insurance County Championship against Sussex at...

Bruce on the Boundary – Robinson ready to take the next step

Sussex supporters have got used to not seeing much of Jofra Archer during his meteoric rise to England stardom in the last few years. But irony of ironies, it might be Archer rather than his erstwhile new-ball partner Ollie Robinson whom they could be watching when supporters are...
Posted On 21 Apr 2021 at 6:01 pm

Former Sussex cricketer dies aged 85

A former Sussex cricketer has died at the age of 85. Terry Gunn played for the county for seven years in the 1960s as a wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman. Gunn was restricted in the number of appearances that he made mainly because England wicket-keeper Jim Parks was also a...
Posted On 16 Apr 2021 at 10:21 am

Sussex Cricket slips into the red as coronavirus wipes £2m from revenues

Members and supporters helped minimise losses at Sussex Cricket as the response to the coronavirus pandemic led to a £2 million drop in revenues. Sussex Cricket Limited – which runs Sussex County Cricket Club and the Sussex Cricket Board – also reported receiving grants wort...
Posted On 01 Apr 2021 at 1:37 pm

Neighbours fight plan for Hove pub to stay open after midnight

Twenty people have objected to plans to extend the opening hours of a Hove pub which wants a return to its original closing time. Neighbours are concerned about noise in the early hours of the morning if the recently demolished Sussex Cricketer reverts to a 12.30am closing time...