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Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest of eighteen
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within the domestic
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. It represents the historic county of
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team is called the Sussex Sharks. The club was founded in 1839 as a successor to the various
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, including the old
Brighton Cricket Club Brighton Cricket Club was based at Brighton, Sussex and was briefly a top-class team, playing seven matches between 1791 and 1814 which have been given first-class cricket status. It is often seen as being representative of Sussex county cricket t ...
, which had been representative of the county of Sussex as a whole since the 1720s. The club has always held first-class status. Sussex have competed in the
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since the official start of the competition in 1890 and have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England. The club colours are traditionally blue and white and the shirt sponsors are Galloways Accounting for the LV County Championship and Dafabet for
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matches and
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matches. Its home ground is the
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. Sussex also play matches around the county at
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,
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Eastbourne
and
Horsham Horsham is a market town on the upper reaches of the River Arun on the fringe of the Weald in West Sussex, England. The town is south south-west of London, north-west of Brighton and north-east of the county town of Chichester. Nearby town ...
. Sussex won its first official
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title in 2003 and subsequently became the dominant team of the decade, repeating the success in 2006 and 2007. In 2006 Sussex achieved ‘the double’, beating
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to clinch the
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, before winning the
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following an emphatic victory against
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at
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Trent Bridge
, in which Sussex defeated their hosts by an innings and 245 runs. Sussex then won the title for the third time in five years in 2007, when in a nail-biting finale on the last day of the season, Sussex defeated
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early in the day and then had to wait until past five o'clock as title rivals Lancashire narrowly failed to beat
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– prompting relieved celebrations at the
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. Sussex enjoyed further limited overs success with consecutive
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wins in 2008 and 2009 as well as beating
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at
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Edgbaston
to lift the 2009
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. The south coast county ended the decade having won ten trophies in ten years. On 1 November 2015, Sussex County Cricket Club (SCCC) merged with the
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(SCB) to form a single governing body for cricket in Sussex, called Sussex Cricket Limited (SCL).


Honours


First XI honours

* County Championship (3) – 2003, 2006, 2007 :''Division Two'' (2) – 2001, 2010 * Friends Provident Trophy (5) – 1963, 1964, 1978, 1986, 2006 * Pro40 National League (3) – 1982, 2008, 2009 :''Division Two'' (2) – 1999, 2005 * Twenty20 Cup (1) – 2009


Second XI honours

* Second XI Championship (3) – 1978, 1990, 2007 * Second XI Trophy (1) – 2005


Notes


Earliest cricket

Sussex, along with
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Kent
, is believed to be the birthplace of cricket. It is believed that cricket was invented by children living on the
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in Anglo-Saxon or Norman times. The first definite mention of cricket in Sussex relates to ecclesiastical court records in 1611 which state that two parishioners of Sidlesham in West Sussex failed to attend church on Easter Sunday because they were playing cricket. They were fined 12d each and made to do penance. Cricket became established in Sussex during the 17th century and the earliest village matches took place before the
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. It is believed that the earliest county teams were formed in the aftermath of the
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in 1660. In 1697, the earliest "great match" recorded was for 50 guineas apiece between two elevens at a venue in Sussex. Matches involving the two great Sussex patrons
Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond, 2nd Duke of Lennox, 2nd Duke of Aubigny, (18 May 17018 August 1750) of Goodwood House near Chichester in Sussex, was a British nobleman and politician. He was the son of Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmo ...

Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond
and
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were first recorded in 1725. The earliest known use of Sussex in a match title occurred in 1729. From
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, Richmond patronised the famous
Slindon Cricket Club Slindon Cricket Club was famous in the middle part of the 18th century when it claimed to have the best team in England. It was located at Slindon, a village in the Arun district of Sussex Sussex (), from the Old English Old English ...
, whose team was representative of the county. After the death of Richmond in 1751, Sussex cricket declined until the emergence of the Brighton club at its Prince of Wales Ground in 1790. This club sustained cricket in Sussex through the Napoleonic Wars and, as a result, the county team was very strong in the 1820s when it included the great bowlers
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and
William Lillywhite Frederick William Lillywhite (13 June 1792 – 21 August 1854) was an English first-class cricket First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. A first-cla ...
.


Origin of club

On 17 June 1836, the Sussex Cricket Fund was set up to support county matches, after a meeting in Brighton. This led directly to the formation on 1 March 1839 of Sussex County Cricket Club, England's oldest county club. Sussex CCC played its initial first-class match versus
Marylebone Cricket Club Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is a cricket club founded in 1787 and based since 1814 at Lord's Cricket Ground Lord's Cricket Ground, commonly known as Lord's, is a cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played betw ...
(MCC) at
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on 10 & 11 June 1839.


Sussex crest

The Sussex crest depicts a mythological, footless bird called the
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, and is similar to
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. Capped players have six martlets on their sweaters, and the crest with gold trimming on their caps; uncapped players instead have only the club crest on their left breast, and white trimming on their caps.


Sussex grounds

In total, Sussex CCC have played at 17 grounds, four of which have been in
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. The first County match was played at Eaton Road on 6 June 1872 against
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. Currently, the main venue for the club's First and Second XI is The County Ground in Hove, although matches are also played regularly at the grounds at
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Arundel
and
Horsham Horsham is a market town on the upper reaches of the River Arun on the fringe of the Weald in West Sussex, England. The town is south south-west of London, north-west of Brighton and north-east of the county town of Chichester. Nearby town ...
. Other grounds for first class matches have included Sheffield Park,
Chichester Chichester () is a City status in the United Kingdom, cathedral city and civil parish in West Sussex, England.OS Explorer map 120: Chichester, South Harting and Selsey Scale: 1:25 000. Publisher:Ordnance Survey – Southampton B2 edition. Publis ...
,
Worthing Worthing () is a seaside town in West Sussex, England, at the foot of the South Downs, west of Brighton, and east of Chichester. With a population of about 110,000 and an area of , the borough is the second largest component of the Brighton a ...

Worthing
,
Eastbourne Eastbourne () is a town and seaside resort in East Sussex East Sussex is a county in South East England on the English Channel The English Channel,, "The Sleeve"; nrf, la Maunche, "The Sleeve" ( Cotentinais) or (Jèrriais), (Guer ...

Eastbourne
and
Hastings Hastings () is a seaside town A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages and smaller than city, cities, though the criteria to distinguish between them vary considerably in different parts of the world. Origi ...

Hastings
.


Current squad

* No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt. * denotes players with international caps. * denotes a player who has been awarded a
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.


Coaching staff

* Director of Cricket: Keith Greenfield * Head coaches:
Ian Salisbury (FC/LA)
James Kirtley Robert James Kirtley is a former List of English Test cricketers, English Test cricketer, who was born on 10 January 1975 in Eastbourne in the county of Sussex. He is a right arm fast medium bowler and a right hand batsman. After prep school at S ...
(T20) * Academy Director: Michael Yardy * Batting coach: Jason Swift * Fielding coach: * Seam Bowling coach:
James Kirtley Robert James Kirtley is a former List of English Test cricketers, English Test cricketer, who was born on 10 January 1975 in Eastbourne in the county of Sussex. He is a right arm fast medium bowler and a right hand batsman. After prep school at S ...
* Spin Bowling Coach: Ian Salisbury * 1st Team Scorer: Graham Irwin * 1st Team Analyst: Luke Dunning * Strength & Conditioning Coach: Matthew Spence * Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach: Dave McIlwaine * Head of Medical Management: Jon Marrale


Notable Sussex players

This list includes those Sussex players who have played in
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since 1877,
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since 1971, or have made an outstanding contribution (e.g.: scoring most runs or taking most wickets in a season). Afghanistan *
Rashid Khan Rashid Khan Arman ( ps, ; born 20 September 1998) is an Afghan cricketer and the current vice-captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team, national team. In franchise leagues, he plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League ( ...
Australia *
Michael Bevan Michael Gwyl Bevan (born 8 May 1970) is a former Australian cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a cricket pitch, p ...
* Alex Carey *
Michael Di Venuto Michael James Di Venuto (born 12 December 1973) is an Australian cricket coach and former first-class cricketer who represented both Australian cricket team, Australia (in One Day Internationals) and Italian national cricket team, Italy. The b ...
* Tony Dodemaide * Ryan Harris *
Travis Head Travis Michael Head (born 29 December 1993) is an Australian international cricketer. He is contracted to South Australia cricket team, South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers for domestic matches. He is a left-handed middle-order batsman and a ...
*
Steve Magoffin Steven James "Steve" Magoffin (born 17 December 1979) is a former Australian cricketer, who most recently played for Worcestershire Worcestershire ( , ; written abbreviation: Worcs) is a county A county is a geographical region of ...
* Jason Voros Bangladesh *
Mustafizur Rahman Mustafizur Rahman (born 6 September 1995) is a Bangladeshi international cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a cricket ...

Mustafizur Rahman
Bermuda * Delray Rawlins England * Chris Adams * Tim Ambrose *
Jofra Archer Jofra Chioke Archer (born 1 April 1995) is a Barbadian-born English cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a cricket pitch ...
*
Ravi Bopara Ravinder Singh "Ravi" Bopara (born 4 May 1985) is an English cricketer who plays for Sussex and England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its we ...

Ravi Bopara
* Ted Bowley *
Danny Briggs Danny Richard Briggs (born 30 April 1991) is an English cricketer who currently plays for Warwickshire County Cricket Club, previously playing for Hampshire County Cricket Club and Sussex County Cricket Club. Briggs is a right-handed batsman (c ...
*
Jem Broadbridge James "Jem" Broadbridge (1795–1843) was an English professional cricketer who is widely accounted the outstanding all-rounder in England during the 1820s. He is best remembered for his part in the introduction of roundarm bowling. He played ma ...
*
Harry Butt Henry "Harry" Rigden Butt (27 December 1865 – 21 December 1928) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Sussex County Cricket Club and the Marylebone Cricket Club between 1890 English cricket season, 1890 and 1912 English cr ...

Harry Butt
*
Henry Charlwood Henry Rupert James Charlwood (19 December 1846 – 6 June 1888) played cricket professionally for English cricket team, England in the first two Test cricket, Test matches ever played, against Australian cricket team, Australia in 1877. He played ...
* George Cox senior *
Jemmy Dean James "Jemmy" Dean (4 January 1816 – 25 December 1881) was an English first-class cricket, first-class cricketer with Amateur status in first-class cricket#Distinction between amateurs and professionals, professional status. Mainly associated w ...
*
Ted Dexter Edward Ralph Dexter, (born 15 May 1935) is a former English national cricket team, England international cricketer. An aggressive middle-order batsman of ferocious power and a fast bowling, right-arm medium bowler, he captained Sussex County Cri ...
* Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji * C. B. Fry *
Ed Giddins Edward Simon Hunter Giddins (born 20 July 1971) is a former English cricketer who played in four Test cricket, Tests from 1999 to 2000. Giddins was born in Eastbourne, Sussex, Giddins was educated at St. Bedes Preparatory School in Eastbourne ...
*
Tony Greig Anthony William Greig (6 October 194629 December 2012) was an English Test cricket'' Test cricket is the form of the sport of cricket with the longest match duration, and is considered the game's highest standard. Rotary Test matches are ...
* Chris Jordan *
James Kirtley Robert James Kirtley is a former List of English Test cricketers, English Test cricketer, who was born on 10 January 1975 in Eastbourne in the county of Sussex. He is a right arm fast medium bowler and a right hand batsman. After prep school at S ...
*
James Langridge James Langridge (10 July 1906 – 10 September 1966) was an English cricketer, who played for Sussex County Cricket Club, Sussex and English cricket team, England. He played in eight Test cricket, Tests than spanned either side of World War II. ...
*
John Langridge John George Langridge Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE (10 February 1910 – 27 June 1999) was a cricketer who played for Sussex County Cricket Club, Sussex. His obituary in ''Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, Wisden'' called him "one of ...
*
Jason Lewry Jason Lewry (born 2 April 1971) is an English former cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a cricket pitch, pitch wi ...
*
William Lillywhite Frederick William Lillywhite (13 June 1792 – 21 August 1854) was an English first-class cricket First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. A first-cla ...
* Robin Martin-Jenkins * * Tymal Mills *
Richard Montgomerie Richard Robert Montgomerie (born July 3, 1971, Rugby, Warwickshire) is a former English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Sussex County Cricket Club, Sussex, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, Northamptonshire and Oxford University ...
* Peter Moores * Alan Oakman *
Monty Panesar Mudhsuden Singh "Monty" Panesar ( Punjabi: ਮਧੁਸੂਦਨ ਸਿੰਘ ਪਨੇਸਰ, born 25 April 1982) is a former English international cricketer. A left-arm spinner, Panesar made his Test cricket'' Test cricket is the form o ...

Monty Panesar
* Paul Parker * Jim Parks, Jr. * Jim Parks, Sr. * Tony Pigott *
Matt Prior Matthew James Prior (born 26 February 1982) is a South African-born English former cricketer, who played for England England is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wal ...

Matt Prior
* K S Ranjitsinhji * Rajesh Rao * Dermot Reeve * Albert Relf * Ollie Robinson * Ian Salisbury * Ajmal Shahzad *
David Sheppard David Stuart Sheppard, Baron Sheppard of Liverpool (6 March 1929 – 5 March 2005) was a Church of England Bishop of Liverpool who played cricket for Sussex County Cricket Club, Sussex and English cricket team, England in his youth. Sheppard rema ...
*
John Snow John Snow (15 March 1813 – 16 June 1858) was an English physician and a leader in the development of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the founders of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the s ...
* Martin Speight *
Ken Suttle Kenneth George Suttle (25 August 1928 – 25 March 2005) was an English cricketer Cricket is a bat-and-ball gameBat-and-ball may refer to: *Bat-and-ball games Bat-and-ball games (or safe haven games) are field games played by two oppo ...
*
Maurice Tate Maurice William Tate (30 May 1895 – 18 May 1956) was an English cricketer of the 1920s and 1930s and the leader of England's Test cricket, Test bowling attack for a long time during this period. He was also the first Sussex cricketer to take a ...
* Ian Thomson *
Joe Vine Joseph Vine (15 May 1875 – 25 April 1946) was a professional cricketer, who played his first-class cricket for Sussex County Cricket Club and London County Cricket Club, London County. Vine also played two Test cricket, Test matches for English ...
* Alan Wells * Colin Wells *
John Wisden John Wisden (5 September 1826 – 5 April 1884) was an English cricketer who played 187 first-class cricket matches for three English county cricket teams, Kent County Cricket Club, Kent, Middlesex County Cricket Club, Middlesex and Sussex Count ...

John Wisden
*
Luke Wright Luke James Wright (born 7 March 1985) is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler. Born in Bottesford, Leicestershire, Bottesford near Grantham, Wright joined Sussex County Cricket Club, Sussex in 2004, h ...
* Michael Yardy England / Sri Lanka * Gehan Mendis India *
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*
Piyush Chawla Piyush Chawla (; born 24 December 1988) is an Indian cricketer who has played for the India national cricket team. He has also played for the India Under-19 cricket team, India under-19 team and the Central Zone cricket team, Central Zone. He i ...

Piyush Chawla
*
Ishant Sharma Ishant Sharma (; born 2 September 1988) is an Indian cricketer who has represented India in Test cricket, Tests, One Day International, ODIs and T20Is. He is a tall right-arm fast-medium bowler. At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the ...

Ishant Sharma
Ireland *
George Dockrell George Henry Dockrell (born 22 July 1992) is an Irish cricketer. Dockrell is right-handed batsman (cricket), batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler who plays international cricket for Ireland national cricket team, Ireland after learning his ...
*
Ed Joyce Edmund Christopher Joyce (born 22 September 1978) is a former Irish cricketer who played for both the Ireland cricket team, Ireland and England cricket team, England national cricket teams. After beginning his career with Middlesex County Cricke ...
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Ross Taylor Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor (born 8 March 1984) is an international cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is a cricket p ...

Ross Taylor
* Lou Vincent Pakistan * Mushtaq Ahmed * Mohammad Akram *
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* Naved Arif * Umar Gul * Mir Hamza *
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Imran Khan
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Javed Miandad Mohammad Javed Miandad (Urdu: ; born 12 June 1957), popularly known as Javed Miandad (Urdu: ), is a Pakistani cricket coach, commentator and former cricketer known for his unconventional style of captaincy and batting. ESPNcricinfo described h ...
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Saqlain Mushtaq
* Rana Naved-ul-Hasan * Mohammed Sami *
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Scotland * Matt Machan * Calum MacLeod * Stu Whittingham, Stuart Whittingham South Africa * Peter Kirsten * Garth Le Roux * Wayne Parnell * Vernon Philander * Johannes van der Wath * Kirk Wernars * Kepler Wessels * Stiaan van Zyl Sri Lanka * Nuwan Kulasekara West Indies * Corey Collymore * Vasbert Drakes * Dwayne Smith * Franklyn Stephenson * Jerome Taylor Zimbabwe * Murray Goodwin


Records

Most first-class runs for Sussex
Qualification – 20,000 runs Most first-class wickets for Sussex
Qualification – 1,000 wickets


Team

* Highest total for – 742/5d v. Somerset, Taunton, 2009 * Highest total against – 7226 by Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, 1895 * Lowest total for – 19 v. Surrey, Godalming, 1830, v. Nottinghamshire, Hove, 1873 * Lowest total against – 18 by Kent, Gravesend, 1867


Batting

* Highest score – 344* Murray Goodwin v. Somerset, Taunton, 2009 * Most runs in season – 2,850 J. G. Langridge, 1949


Highest partnership for each wicket

* 1st – 490 Ted Bowley and
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v. Middlesex, Hove, 1933 * 2nd – 385 Ted Bowley and
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v. Northamptonshire, Hove, 1921 * 3rd – 385* Michael Yardy and Murray Goodwin v. Warwickshire, Hove, 2006 * 4th – 363 Murray Goodwin and Carl Hopkinson v. Somerset, Taunton, 2009 * 5th – 297 Jim Parks senior, Jim Parks and Harry Parks (cricketer), Harry Parks v. Hampshire, Portsmouth, 1937 * 6th – 335 Luke Wright and Ben Brown (cricketer), Ben Brown v. Durham, Hove, 2014 * 7th – 344 Ranjitsinhji and Billy Newham v. Essex, Leyton, 1902 * 8th – 291 Robin Martin-Jenkins and Mark Davis (cricketer, born 1971), Mark Davis v. Somerset, Taunton, 2002 * 9th – 178 Harry Parks and Albert Wensley v. Derbyshire, Horsham, 1930 * 10th – 164 Ollie Robinson (Sussex cricketer), Ollie Robinson and Matt Hobden v. Durham, Chester-le-Street, 2015 Source:


Bowling

* Best bowling – 10–48 C. H. G Bland v. Kent, Tonbridge, 1899 * Best match bowling – 17–106 G. R. Cox v. Warwickshire, Horsham, 1926 * Wickets in season – 198 M. W. Tate, 1925


See also

* Cricket in Sussex * Sport in Sussex


Explanatory notes


Citations


Further reading

* Timothy J McCann, ''Sussex Cricket in the Eighteenth Century'', Sussex Record Society, 2004 * ''Playfair Cricket Annual'': various issues * ''Wisden Cricketers' Almanack'' (annual): various issues


External links


Official site
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