Sussex CCC News

Sussex CCC players released from England duty

Matt Prior and Luke Wright look set for a return to domestic action with Sussex in the next few weeks after the ECB announced their availability to return to the county scene. Both Prior and Wright will be back in Sussex colours for much of May, with Prior in the running for crucial Division One [...]

Sussex CCC squad announced for pre-season tour

Sussex CCC are building up to the new campaign with a pre-season tour to Dubai. A 16 man squad will fly out to the emirate for a warm-up clash against Durham in Dubai Sports City. New signings Lou Vincent and Kirk Wernars will be amongst the players booked on today’s flight. Here’s the squad list [...]

Hove Festival of Cricket to make a return

Dates for this year’s Hove Festival of Cricket have been confirmed. The event will run from Saturday 8th May until Sunday 15th May, and will incorporate three Sussex CCC fixtures. iInsure365 will take up sponsorship duties. Sussex CCC Chief Executive Dave Brooks said, “We are delighted that iInsure365 have been confirmed as our official sponsors [...]

Sussex CCC complete triple swoop

Sussex CCC have completed the signing of three new players ahead of the start of the 2011 season. Naved Arif, Lou Vincent (pictured) and Kirk Wernar are all awaiting ECB clearance before they can start their new careers at the Probiz County Ground. Left arm seamer Arif and batsman Vincent both come with international pedigree, [...]

Joyce relishes Ireland recall

Ed Joyce has spoken of his determination to contribute to the development of Irish cricket after calling time on playing for his adopted country, England, in order to return to the Ireland squad for the first time in five years: “It’s good to be back. It’s been a bit weird watching the lads do so [...]

Sussex CCC snap up South African star

Sussex CCC have secured the services of South African international Wayne Purnell for their forthcoming campaign. Purnell will link up with his teammates at the newly named Probiz County Ground during the second half of the season as their overseas player. The 21 year old left-arm seamer, who hails from Port Elizabeth, believes the move [...]

County Ground renamed following sponsorship deal

Sussex CCC have announced this afternoon that their spiritual home will be renamed as the ‘PROBIZ County Ground’ after agreeing a lucrative sponsorship deal. The deal, reportedly worth a “significant six figure sum”, will run for two years and Sussex bosses are hoping to use some of that income to benefit cricket at all levels [...]

Prior reveals shock at World Cup call

Sussex cricketer Matt Prior has admitted he was as surprised as anyone to receive a call up for England’s World Cup campaign in India and Sri Lanka. Three Sussex players will be making an appearance at the tournament, with Prior appearing alongside Mike Yardy and Luke Wright in the 15 man squad. Prior’s selection, however, [...]

Prior gets surprise England call-up

Matt Prior has received a surprise recall to the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup campaign. The Sussex keeper-batsman has been preferred to Surrey’s rising star Steven Davies, and will link up with the 15 man squad as they prepare for next month’s tournament, which will take place in India and Sri Lanka. England [...]

Sussex CCC head for warm weather training

Sussex CCC players are escaping the January blues and heading for Port Elizabeth for an intense training camp. The squad will undergo a rigorous training regime from the 10th January all the way through to early February, marking the second year in a row the club has headed to the country for a pre-season trip. [...]