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Video: That moment when Jonathan Trott took a catch with his trouser pocket
Video: That moment when Jonathan Trott took a catch with his trouser pocket

Sussex's Ed Joyce was bizarrely caught by Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott in a freak dismissal. The incident happened when left-handed Joyce attempted a powerful sweep shot and the fielder (Trott) at short-leg turned away to save himself, but the ball gets lodged into his pocket. The incident was unbelievable to witness from naked eyes and only slow motion camera could answer the question. Law 32 (3b): " A catch shall be conside

Aug 2 2015
It is unfortunate that Kevin Pietersen is not playing for England anymore: Mahela Jayawardene
It is unfortunate that Kevin Pietersen is not playing for England anymore: Mahela Jayawardene

Jayawardene wants Pietersen back in England team Mahela Jayawardene has backed Kevin Pietersen (KP) for his return to the England national squad. The two will be clashing tomorrow in NatWest T20 Blast tournament as Sussex take on Surrey. Former Sri Lanka great thinks KP is at his highest level and England should not waste the chance to pick a talent like him. “I haven’t played against Kevin for quite a while so I am looking for

Jun 13 2015
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey signs for Sussex
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey signs for Sussex

George Bailey London, April 15 (IANS) George Bailey, skipper of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kings XI Punjab, has signed a deal with English county club Sussex to play 50-over and T20 matches later this year. Bailey, 32, will replace Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene in the side. Bailey will be available for the final seven matches of England's T20 Blast competition as well as Sussex's One-Day fixtures. "I really e

Apr 15 2015
Sussex sign Jayawardene for T20 blast
Sussex sign Jayawardene for T20 blast

Jayawardena will be quitting International Cricket after the World Cup London, March 13 (IANS) England's county cricket club Sussex have signed veteran Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene for the first half of England's domestic Twenty20 competition. The 37-year-old, who has played 149 Tests, will be available for Sussex's first seven matches of the tournament. Jayawardene, who will retire from international cricket post this W

Mar 13 2015
Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event
Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event

Yuvraj Singh of Rest of the World in action during the MCC and Rest of the World match at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 5, 2014 Indian national team hero for several years and 2015 World Cup cast-off Yuvraj Singh has been added to the MCC squad for the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai in March. Yuvraj will play alongside former England Test captain Alastair Cook, international batsmen Nick Compton and Michael Carberry, Nep

A look back on England's love-hate relationship with the Champions League T20
A look back on England's love-hate relationship with the Champions League T20

Somerset in action during the CLT20 The Champions League Twenty20 (CL T20) is an annual T20 competition which was launched in 2008 with the first edition being held a year later in 2009. The league is co-owned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) and Cricket South Africa (CSA).       The basic premise of the tournament when it was launched was that the best domestic T20 teams

Sep 19 2014
Luke Wright's 153 helps Sussex pull off the highest ever run chase in T20 history
Luke Wright's 153 helps Sussex pull off the highest ever run chase in T20 history

Luke Wright hit 153 off 66 balls against Essex on Friday Sussex’s Luke Wright hit a swashbuckling 153 off 66 balls to lead a record run chase against Essex in the Natwest T20 Blast on Friday. The 29-year-old’s innings contained 12 boundaries and 11 sixes, and he has now surpassed Essex’s Graham Napier, who made 152 against Sussex in 2008, for the highest individual score in domestic Twenty20 cricket in England. Having bee

Jul 26 2014
Video: Batsman goes for a six in Natwest T20, hits a seagull instead!
Video: Batsman goes for a six in Natwest T20, hits a seagull instead!

In one of the more weird incidents on a cricket field, in a Natwest T20 Blast match between Sussex and Middlesex at Hove on 27th June 2014, an unfortunate seagull was hit by a powerful shot by Middlesex batsman Ryan Higgins. When Higgins decided to slog on the leg side against the leg-spinner Will Beer, a shot which was surely going for a six, hit a passing seagull. The bird crashed on the pitch, but only seemed dazed by the

Jul 3 2014
Naveed Arif Gondal banned for life from playing cricket
Naveed Arif Gondal banned for life from playing cricket

Naveed Arif Gondal has been banned for life for taking part in corrupt activities Former Sussex and Pakistan player Naveed Arif Gondal has been found guilty of breaching ECB’s Anti-Corruption Code. The 32-year-old has been banned for life after he accepted during a tape-recorded interview and signed statements about his involvement in corrupt activities. The pacer was guilty of six breaches of the code and all related to corrupt activ

Jun 18 2014
Father of modern cricket: John Wisden
Father of modern cricket: John Wisden

1878 edition of the Almanack The Bible of Cricket “Nothing captures the spirit of cricket quite like its 150-year-old annual” - Matthew Engel If you follow cricket and know the ABCs of it, you must be aware of ‘Wisden Cricket Almanack’, popularly known as just ‘Wisden’ or ‘The Bible of Cricket’. It is world’s most famous reference book published yearly in United Kingdom. It is

Jun 12 2014
Alfonso Thomas picks up four wickets in four balls
Alfonso Thomas picks up four wickets in four balls

Alfonso Thomas Somerset seamer Alfonso Thomas completed a rare feat by picking up four wickets in four balls. Thomas dismissed James Anyon, Rory Hamilton-Brown and had in-form batsman Ed Joyce to complete his hat-trick. He then came in the next over and bowled Matt Machan after fellow bowler Peter Trego had gotten rid of Chris Nash for 12 runs. The fiery bowling spell saw Sussex slump from 33-0 to 33-5. The 37-year-old

Jun 10 2014
Interview with Sussex cricketer Chris Nash
Interview with Sussex cricketer Chris Nash

Chris Nash As a big Sussex fan, I was extremely lucky to get the chance to speak with Chris Nash and ask him some questions. For any of you who don’t know, Chris Nash is a professional cricketer who has been playing for Sussex for many years now. He made his First Class debut for Sussex back in 2002 and since then he’s helped Sussex win several titles and scored over 10,000 runs. So without further ado, here’s Chris on playing for Sussex.

Feb 7 2014
County Cricket: The winter blog
County Cricket: The winter blog

Ben Slater I was genuinely surprised today. I saw that Sussex had released Joe Gatting, a young player who appeared destined for better things and not just because of the family name. A first-class average of 30 doesn’t truly indicate his talent, and I would have thought he will be picked up very quickly by a discerning county, as the lad can play either form of the game with equal relish (not the type his uncle Mike liked…) I’

Oct 4 2013
Stats: Players with a half-century and a three-wicket haul in the same CLT20 match
Stats: Players with a half-century and a three-wicket haul in the same CLT20 match

Jacques Kallis represented RCB in the first three seasons of the Indian Premier League There are only three players who have a half-century and a three-wicket haul in the same match in the history of the Champions League T20. Having scored a 73 not out and picked up three wickets for 18 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore, South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who now represents Kolkata Knight Riders, tops the list. Note: Stats are updat

Sep 19 2013
Sacked by Sussex, Panesar signs for Essex
Sacked by Sussex, Panesar signs for Essex

London, Aug 20 (IANS) England player Monty Panesar in action during an England nets ahead of the third Ashes Test match at Old Trafford on July 31, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Sacked by Sussex, England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar has joined Essex for the rest of the season. “Essex have secured the signing of Monty Panesar for the rest of the 2013 season. Panesar will join the club on loan from Susse

Aug 20 2013
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