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T20 Blast: Rabada proves an instant hit as Spitfires beat Sharks

South African pace bowler Kagiso Rabada proved an instant hit with Kent supporters by claiming two wickets on debut to help steer Spitfires to a tense 10-run win over NatWest T20 Blast rivals Sussex Sharks in Canterbury.

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Naved-ul-Hasan. Photo: Barry Zee

Who has been your favourite Sussex CCC overseas player?

With news today that Sussex Sharks have signed Sri Lankan international Nuwan Kulasekara, we are asking who has been your favourite Sussex CCC overseas signing over the years?

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The opening of the Sir Rodney Aldridge Cricket Centre by Charlotte Edwards - the Sussex Under-11 girls' team enjoying the new facilities   Picture - Simon Dack / Vervate

Edwards opens new Sussex cricket centre

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards was guest of honour at the opening of the Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre.

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Nuwan Kulasekara has joined the Sharks for the next three NatWest T20 Blast matches (Getty Images)

New Sussex signing Kulasekara set for T20 debut against Kent

Sussex Sharks have signed Sri Lankan international Nuwan Kulasekara who is set to make his debut in the NatWest T20 Blast South Group this evening.

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The umpiring journey: The rain had to come at some point

It took six games but I finally had to deal with it - the rain.

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Arundel Castle Cricket Ground

Marshall’s classy knock sinks Sussex

Hamish Marshall’s classy knock of 90 helped Gloucestershire to a 11-run win over Sussex in their Natwest T20 encounter at Arundel this afternoon.

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Action from the first day

Northants in a strong position against Sussex

A career-best 138 not out from Adam Rossington has put Northamptonshire in a position to push for their first win of the season in the Specsavers County Championship.

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Action from the first day of the festival

Northants continue to dominate on day three at Arundel

Adam Rossington scored his first hundred of the season as Northamptonshire moved into a strong position to push for their first win of the season on the third day of their Specsavers County Championship match at Arundel.

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Productive morning for Northants

Sean Terry made a debut half-century as Northamptonshire earned a productive morning against Sussex at Arundel in the Specsavers County Championship.

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Arundel Castle Cricket Ground

Sussex left with it all to do following rain-affected second day

Northamptonshire strengthened their position in the 30 overs that were possible on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Sussex at Arundel.

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Ajmal Shahzad. Picture: Phil Westlake

Sussex’s struggles continue at Arundel

Ajmal Shahzad provided Sussex with a much-needed breakthrough but Northamptonshire continued to build a strong position on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship match at Arundel.

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Mustafizur Rahman is set to play in both white-ball formats for Sussex Sharks in 2016 (Photo: Getty Images) SUS-160403-074241001

Is Mustafizur Rahman finally heading to Hove?

Sussex’s summer-long dream of getting one of the best young bowlers in world cricket into their one-day team finally looks like happening.

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The umpiring journey: Not sure how I would have felt if he got out on 98!

Sussex Sports editor Mark Dunford is in his first year as a qualified umpire, after passing his ECBACO Level 1 course over the winter. On Saturday he umpired Henfield v Slinfold in Sussex Cricket League Division 4.

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Sussex skipper Luke Wright. Picture: Phil Westlake

Azharullah rips through Sussex

Mohammad Azharullah took advantage of perfect conditions for swing bowling to take 6 for 68 and give Northamptonshire control on the first day of their Specsavers Championship match against Sussex at Arundel.

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Chris Nash. Picture: Phil Westlake

Nash holds Sussex innings together

Chris Nash held Sussex’s top order together with an unbeaten half-century after Northamptonshire seamer Mohammad Azharullah had taken four wickets in the opening session of the Championship game at Arundel.

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Will Beer in action against Surrey at last year's Arundel Festival of Cricket

Excitement builds ahead of annual Arundel festival

Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club executive secretary James Rufey cannot wait to welcome Sussex for the annual Festival of Cricket tomorrow.

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Harrison Reed in action for Southampton

Premier League star shines for Worthing

Premier League footballer Harrison Reed claimed three wickets as Worthing Cricket Club’s 3rd XI beat Horsham Trinity by nine wickets on Saturday.

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Sussex frustrated as another T20 game is lost

Sussex captain Luke Wright reflected on a second T20 game lost to the weather in 24 hours - and questioned whether one heavy shower should have put paid to a game at a Test ground.

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The weather intervened at Lord's

Sussex denied by weather at Lord’s - will Hants visit fare better?

A big Lord’s crowd of around 17,000 was left bitterly disappointed as Middlesex’s NatWest T20 Blast South Group fixture against Sussex Sharks was abandoned in persistent rain in north London.

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Phil Salt is making progess at Sussex CCC

Sussex star Salt can take away plenty from Sir Gary Sobers

Phil Salt tells an amusing story about involving Gary Sobers and an Indian takeaway – but he is deadly serious about carving a career for himself at Sussex.

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