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Royal New Ground


Royal New Ground

Coordinates: 50°49′52″N 0°09′50″W / 50.831°N 0.164°W / 50.831; -0.164

Royal New Ground
Location Brighton, Sussex
Home club Brighton Cricket Club
County club Sussex (pre-county club) and Sussex CCC
Established July 1814
Last used September 1847

The Royal New Ground, also known as "Box's Ground", in Brighton, Sussex was a venue for first-class cricket matches from 1814 to 1847.

The ground was the home of Brighton Cricket Club and became the county ground of Sussex CCC when this was formed in 1839. A total of 49 first-class matches were played there until September 1847.[1]

From 1848 to 1871, Sussex CCC used the Royal Brunswick Ground in Brighton, also known as C H Gausden's Ground.[2] Since 1872, the club has been based at the County Cricket Ground, Hove, its present home.


External links

  • CricketArchive – first-class matches at the Royal New Ground
  • Sussex CCC website

Further reading

  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 1-3 (1744-1848), Lillywhite, 1862

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