Sussex keep Championship promotion hopes alive with win over Derbyshire

Sussex beat Derbyshire by 243 runs: Sussex 440 and 353-6d, Derbyshire 389 and 161. Sussex regained second place in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two when they defeated Derbyshire by 243 runs at Hove. It was their heaviest defeat of Derbyshire in terms of runs,...
Posted On 22 Aug 2018 at 4:50 pm

Sussex blast their way into T20 quarter-finals

Sussex romped into the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast for the first time since 2015 with a 31-run win over Middlesex in front of a packed County Ground last night (Friday 17 August). Skipper Luke Wright, returning after missing two games with a back injury, made 74 and...
Posted On 18 Aug 2018 at 7:15 am

Bruce on the Boundary – Sussex will miss Khan after international call up

Sussex will have to do without Rashid Khan when they bid to reach the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast tonight. The brilliant Afghanistan leg-spinner, who has taken 17 wickets in the competition, has been told to link up with his country on Friday ahead of their T20 and...
Posted On 17 Aug 2018 at 10:25 am

Sussex keep hopes alive with T20 triumph over Gloucestershire at Bristol

Sussex boosted their hopes of a quarter-final place with a four-wicket Vitality Blast south group win over Gloucestershire at Bristol. The home side posted 159 for nine after winning the toss. Skipper Michael Klinger top-scored with 59. Spinner Rashid Khan claimed three for 24,...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018 at 10:02 pm

Sussex Sharks thrash Glamorgan

Tymal Mills’ left-arm thunderbolts finished the match with a thrilling hat-trick and Rashid Khan, their mesmerising Afghan leg spinner, took 3 for 9 in three overs as Sussex Sharks produced a near-complete all-round performance under the Hove floodlights to thrash Glamorgan by 98...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018 at 12:20 am

It’s too wet for the Sharks as T20 clash with Kent is called off

Heavy rain during the day and late afternoon forced the Sussex Sharks’ Vitality Blast south group game against the Kent Spitfires at Hove to be abandoned. Both sides take one point for a “no result” last night (Friday 10 August). With the outfield saturated, there was...
Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 12:17 pm

Bad weather defeats Sussex and Surrey as T20 clash is abandoned

Bad weather, and ultimately a threat of lightning in late evening, meant that both Surrey and Sussex had to be content with a No Result point in the Vitality Blast south group game at the Kia Oval. Sussex did manage to score an impressive 159 for 2 from 13 overs in a game...
Posted On 09 Aug 2018 at 9:30 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – Evans relishes full house at the Oval

Laurie Evans can’t wait to face his former club Surrey in the Vitality Blast on Thursday (9 August). And the Sussex Sharks batsman believes that plenty of his team-mates will relish the raucous Kia Oval atmosphere too. A crowd of 24,000 is expected as the Sharks bid to maintain...
Posted On 07 Aug 2018 at 9:34 pm

Sussex cricket star welcomes fellow Afghans to County Ground in Hove

Sussex cricket star Rashid Khan welcomed more than 80 fellow Afghans to the 1st Central County Ground in Hove this week. The group, predominantly based in Brighton and Hove, were enthusiastic in support of Khan and the Sussex Sharks in their T20 match against Gloucestershire....
Posted On 04 Aug 2018 at 8:24 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – Sussex need to pick up the pace at Hove

Jason Gillespie believes his Sussex Sharks need to be more adaptable if they are to replicate their outstanding away form in the Vitality Blast in front of their own supporters. Sussex are second in the South Group after Thursday’s 12-run win over Middlesex at Lord’s which was...
Posted On 03 Aug 2018 at 9:19 am