The 1st CENTRAL COUNTY GROUND
The 1st Central County Ground in Hove has been the home of Sussex Cricket since 1872, and it remains so today.
Whether you want to sample a day of Championship cricket from one of the famous deckchairs at the Cromwell Road End or send shivers up your spine by the electric atmosphere of a Friday night T20 match, this picturesque ground is amongst the most enjoyable places to watch cricket anywhere in the world.
The 1st Central County County Ground is the site of the Aerotron Indoor School and is also an award-winning conferencing and events venue.
First team cricket is also played in Arundel and Eastbourne as we look to bring top level cricket to as much of the county as possible.
Follow the links below for full details of the facilities available at The 1st Central County Ground, ticketing arrangements and ground regulations, as well as directions to our three home grounds and the boys and girls academy facilities at Blackstone and the Aldridge Cricket Academy.
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.