Sussex Cricket is delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Irwin as its men’s first team scorer. He succeeds Mike Charman who stepped down from the role at the end of the 2019 season.
Graham has served as the club’s second team scorer since 2012 and was the boys’ academy scorer between 2009 and 2011.
He has scored at a number of Test matches and one-day internationals, including at this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, as well as at a number of Sussex’s Specsavers County Championship and Vitality Blast fixtures last season.
Prior to his scoring career, Graham managed and coached Sussex age-group squads and was an accomplished player himself, appearing for both MCC and Surrey 2nd XI.
In response to his appointment, Graham said: “I’m elated to be appointed as Sussex’s 1st XI scorer following an eleven-year apprenticeship as the club’s 2nd XI & Academy scorer since I started officiating in matches for the club back in 2009.
“If you’d said to me when I was playing competitive club and representative cricket that I would be a county 1st XI scorer someday, I’d have replied: ‘there’s no way!’. But here I am and delighted to be selected ahead of some very strong candidates.
“It was fantastic to have the opportunity to score at some of the team’s matches last season and am looking forward to working more closely with fellow county scorers, Sussex team management and our players whose company I enjoy immensely.”