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Owzat! Your chance to become a cricket umpire

Next year will see a major change to cricket which will have an impact on ECB Association of Cricket Officials members whether a scorer or an umpire with the introduction of the new Laws of Cricket.

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Sussex players Ben Brown and Luke Wells with Parafix Managing Director, Michael Punter and Sussex Crickets Chief Executive, Rob Andrew.

Parafix extend One-Day Cup shirt sponsorship

Parafix have agreed to continue their sponsorship of Sussex Sharks’ Royal London One-Day Cup shirt for a further two seasons.

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Dave Herbert in action for Chichester City. Picture by Tommy McMillan

Chichester City striker joins Worthing

Chichester City striker Dave Herbert as signed for Bostik Premier  side Worthing.

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Chris Coleman is Sussex Crickets new Head of Community Cricket.

Chris Coleman appointed Head of Community Cricket at Sussex

Chris Coleman has been appointed Head of Community Cricket at Sussex. He will join the organisation on Monday 8th January 2018.

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Division 1 Pairs Winners Lee Franklin & Micky Rowland

Divisional Pairs Knockout finals in Bognor Friday Night Benevolent League

One week closer to Christmas and the Divisional Pairs knockouts took place at the Newtown Social Club. 44 teams took part, 2 more than last year, but far off the record from 5 years ago.

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

Review: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, The Brighton Centre

Is there a more crowd-pleasing duo than Michael Ball and Alfie Boe?

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Sussex last welcomed Australia to Hove in July 2013 for a three-day match

Sussex to play Australia in 2018

New Head Coach, Jason Gillespie won’t be the only Australian heading to The 1st Central County Ground in 2018.
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The Specsavers County Championship returns to The 1st Central County Ground on Friday 27th April 2018

Cricket fixtures: Sussex start County Championship with a trip to Edgbaston

Sussex will start the 2018 Specsavers County Championship Division Two season on Friday April 13 with a trip to Edgbaston to take on relegated Warwickshire.

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Ed Cassidy

On Your Marks: Startling statistic opened my eyes

In my conversion with Ed Cassidy a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs (see last week’s column) he told me a startling statistic that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.

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Former Sussex and England wicketkeeper, Tim Ambrose, was discovered via the clubs Open Trial Day

‘X-Factor’ of cricket returns to Hove

Sussex’s hunt for undiscovered cricketing talent returns with our annual Open Trial Day at the The 1st Central County Ground, Hove on Friday 12th January 2018.

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Ed Cassidy, a senior manager in mental health commissioning for Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex CCGs

On Your Marks: Life is stressful, and we want to make it less so

In the first of these columns, I spoke to Dr Minesh Patel from the CCG, and something he said really resonated with me. He said that he had prescribed someone with anxiety and depression to do a parkrun - and it really helped.
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On Your Marks: Lunges and skipping are my mortal enemies!

The first steps to my target to do a half marathon in six months are well and truly passed. I completed my first 5km run two weeks ago - The Poppy Run at Clapham Common.

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Will Sheffield

Sussex Boys Academy welcomes first Aldridge student

Will Sheffield has become the first boy from the Aldridge Cricket Academy (ACA) to be accepted into Sussex Cricket’s Academy.

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Sussex clubs face tough trips in FA Vase third round

Chichester City, Eastbourne Town and Haywards Heath all face away trips in the third round of the FA Vase.

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George Garton signs the contract extension that keeps him at The 1st Central County Ground until at least 2020.

Garton signs contract extension

Left-arm fast bowler, George Garton will be staying at Sussex until at least the end of the 2020 season after signing a two-year contract extension.
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George Garton in action for Sussex during the 2017 season.

Sussex seamer Garton joins up with England squad

Sussex left-arm seamer, George Garton, will join the England squad in Australia having been called up for the side’s final warm-up match before the Ashes series gets underway.

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Sportshall League Match. Picture by Lee Hollyer

Juniors have first taste of the new Sportshall League

Chichester’s juniors had their first taste of the new Sussex Sportshall League on Sunday and soon realised that this coming season is going to be as competitive as ever.
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Bognor - Home Guard captain Brian Wolstencroft

Bognor Seniors hold their last ‘Major’ of the year

Bognor Seniors held their last ‘Major’ of the year last week. Known as The Poppy Day Competition, members who were in a service played for that team in a team competition, and were joined by many non-services members.

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Action on the waterin the International 420 open at Itchenor

Vita and Millie dominate with four bullets out of five

Fresh from training in Weymouth and Rutland, the International 420 class travelled to Itchenor Sailing Club in West Sussex for a coached open meeting.

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Jack Pearce. Picture by Tim Hale

Rocks boss Pearce: 'It's a big challenge for us'

When you have lost five out of the last six games, the last thing you need is to face the most in-form team in your league.

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