Rivervale’s Partnership with the Sussex County Cricket Club
The 2016 cricket season has started and at Rivervale we are proud to announce that we are continuing to be official Vehicle Partners to the Sussex County Cricket Club!
Cricket is played by around 120 million people across many countries making it the second most popular sport after football! It is thought cricket was played in England as early as the 16th century and due to the games popularity by the end of the 18th century cricket had become our national sport.
Here in Sussex, the earliest mention of cricket that can be found are in court records dating back to 1611 when 2 parishioners in Sidlesham failed to turn up to church on Easter Sunday – the reason cited was they were playing cricket! These players were duly fined 12d each for their love of the game!
Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest first class County Club in England, formed in 1839, their first County Cricket match was played on the 6th June 1872. Sussex won their first ever official County Championship after 164 years in 2003 then went on to win again in 2006 and 2007, Rivervale will be cheering on the Sussex Sharks this season and hoping for another win!
The 1st Central County Ground in Hove offers hospitality packages for those who would like an extra treat on match day! But that’s not all theatre shows are hosted as part of Brighton’s Fringe Festival, as well as quiz nights and firework displays. You can even get married there or see Tom Jones perform in July!
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28 April 2016
Written by Natalie Faughy