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CLUB HISTORY

NEXT MATCH: Hampshire vs Sussex CCC

Founded in 1839, Sussex CCC is believed to be the oldest professional sports club in the world. The first of the 18 first class counties, we have been home to some of the world’s most legendary cricketers, including Mushtaq Ahmed, Ted Dexter, Tony Greig, Imran Khan and K S Ranjitsinhji.

An early force in one-day cricket, Sussex won the the first ever limited-overs competition in 1963, and repeated the feat the very next year. Further one-day titles came 1978 and 1986, but it wasn’t until 2003 that the club secured its first County Championship.

That momentous occasion marked the beginning of the ‘golden decade’ for Sussex Cricket, as we won two further Championships in 2006 and 2007, one-day trophies in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and a first T20 cup in 2009.

The club has played at a total of 17 grounds across the county during its existence, but we have called The 1st Central County Ground on Eaton Road, Hove our permanent home since 1872. We currently also play first team cricket at Eastbourne and Arundel Castle.

Join us for the next chapter in our long and distinguished history and be part of a club like no other.

To discover more about the rich history of Sussex Cricket, why not pay a visit to the Sussex Cricket Museum?

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