Early signs suggest the race for the Division 1 title is going to be tight this season.
Steve Magoffin said he could hardly believe taking eight wickets in one innings as Sussex dominated Somerset on a thrilling first day at Horsham.
Day One at Horsham belonged to Sussex as they built on Steve Magoffin’s fabulous bowling display to rack up a huge first innings lead of 222 over Somerset.
A magical spell of swing bowling from Steve Magoffin has Sussex well on top against Somerset after the first session at Horsham.
Chris Nash lead out Sussex at the Horsham Cricket Festival in overcast conditions.
This is a video highlights package from Horsham v Three Bridges on Saturday. The video was filmed and edited by Simon Rose.
On the eve of the first day of the Horsham Festival of Cricket, Sussex Cricket Manager Mark Robinson spoke to the West Sussex County Times to give his thoughts on the week.
Opening batsman Chris Nash says leading Sussex out on the Horsham ground he grew up playing on will be one of his proudest moments.
Steyning suffered their first defeat of the new season as Pagham made it three wins from three to set the early pace.
Slinfold got off the mark for the new season with a 62-run win at local rivals Wisborough Green on Saturday.
Roffey skipper Josh Fleming is eyeing another long run in the National Knock Out Cup after Sunday’s second round win at Guildford.
Henfield are still searching for a first win of 2013 after a ‘below par’ performance in losing at Crawley Eagles.
Billingshurst sit second in the early Division Three (West) standings after a comfortable win over Arundel on Saturday.
Jono Bennett made his first Pulborough century in a draw with Middleton on Saturday.
Three Bridges captain Danny Alderman admitted he did not expect his side to beat last season ‘s title contenders Horsham at their own ground which his young side managed to do by 31 runs on Saturday.
PREMIER DIVISION: Cuckfield remain joint top of the Sussex Premier League despite a heavy defeat at Brighton and Hove on Saturday. Worthing are now equal top following a narrow 3 run win at Hastings ahead of Last Year’s Champions Preston Nomads who enjoyed their first win on 2013 by six wickets at Chichester.
World record-breaking scores and high-quality cricket have helped make Horsham Cricket Week the most eagerly anticipated event in the town’s sporting calendar.
Homegrown hero Chris Nash says leading Sussex out on the Horsham ground where he first lifted a bat will be one of the proudest moments of his stellar career so far.
Watch action from Roffey’s Sussex Premier League game against Hastings on Saturday.
This video is a highlights package from Three Bridges v Cuckfield on the opening day of the Sussex Premier League season.
Newly promoted Cuckfield lead the Sussex Premier League after beating reigning champions Preston Nomads at Cuckfield Park on Saturday. It is only the second time Cuckfield have beaten Nomads in the Sussex League.
Ansty ladies travelled to Sidcup & Bexley to play their first ever WSCL Fixture. On an overcast day with rain forecast, Ansty lost the toss and where put into bat on a drying wicket.
The weather was not the only frustration for Henfield captain Brett Moore in their rain-interupted draw at Arundel.
PREMIER DIVISION: Newly promoted Cuckfield are the early leaders of the Sussex Premier League following their 39 run win at home to current champions Preston Nomads. Nomads have surprisingly lost their first two games.
Three Bridges III lost by one wicket against Dome Mission in a low scoring affair in Brighton.
Sussex Sharks aim to make it two wins out of two this weekend in the Yorkshire Bank 40, as they continue the tournament with a trip to last year’s finalists Warwickshire Bears at Edgbaston tomorrow, Sunday May 12 (1.45pm start).
Newly-promoted West Chiltington and Thakeham enjoyed the perfect start to life in Division One thanks to a fabulous eight-wicket haul from club stalwart James Chaloner.
Birchwood Grove girls Yr 5/6 cricket team took on Warden Park Yr 7/8 girls team in a league game and clinched a tight win.
Sussex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce the return of West Indian International Dwayne Smith to The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground as their overseas player for the 2013 Friends Life t20 tournament.
Both Roffey and Horsham enjoyed winning starts to the new Sussex Cricket League season on Saturday.
A sell out crowd at Hove were left disappointed today (Sunday, May 5) as the Sussex Sharks lost to Worcestershire by 91 runs in the Yorkshire Bank 40.
PREMIER DIVISION: There was a nail-biting finish to the game at Preston Nomads which saw last year’s champions lose by three wickets with a ball to spare.
Craig Gallagher has admitted the lack of seam bowling options at Horsham has him worried ahead of the new cricket season.
Roffey CC’s first match of the new season saw them sail through to Round 2 of the ECB National Club Championships with a comfortable six-wicket win away at Ventor.
Sussex will look to continue their good opening form in Division One of the LV=County Championship tomorrow (Wednesday April 24) as they travel to The Kia Oval to take on rivals Surrey (11am start).
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Weather for West Sussex
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 23 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 5 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 26 mph
Wind direction: North west