About Us

A Message from our Curator

Welcome to the website of the Sussex Cricket Museum and Educational Trust. This website, gives a glimpse of what we have on display in the museum, details of how to visit the museum and in its history section, articles about the story of Sussex Cricket and profiles of those who played for Sussex. Read On


Rob Boddie

A Message from our Chair

It was a huge joy to have the Museum back open during the first game of the season against Nottinghamshire and especially good to see the Museum packed when Luke Wright cut the ribbon to open the 2022 exhibition. It was ten years ago in April that Matt Prior opened our first exhibition and since then we have been privileged to have the Museum opening conducted by many of the greats of Sussex Cricket. Long may that tradition continue.

The Aims of the Museum

The Sussex Cricket Museum and Educational Trust aims to advance the education of the public in the history and the development of cricket by establishing a museum for the permanent exhibition and preservation of items of educational and/or historical value and in particular with regard to Sussex Cricket.

To achieve this, the museum aims to acquire, document, protect and preserve, and exhibit the history of Sussex Cricket. The Museum’s additional aim is to research, promote and publicize the history of Sussex Cricket for the benefit of all those interested, wherever they might live. The role of the website is to help promote the collection of the Museum, and help encourage a greater understanding of the history of Sussex Cricket.

How are we run?

The full name of the organisation  is ‘The Sussex Cricket Museum and Educational Trust’ referred to as SCMET. SCMET has  members who are responsible for the appointment of Trustees/Directors who then have the role of managing the Trust.

The day to day work of running the museum and preparing and maintaining exhibitions is done by the Curator and a team of volunteers.

The Trustees Report for 2020 can be viewed here

Friends and Patrons of the Museum

The support of Friends and Patrons of the Sussex Cricket Museum (SCM) is pivotal to our very existence. All the money raised is invested directly into creating the exhibitions in SCM and into the interactive computer software as we continue to build the educational side of the museum.  Read On

How to Find Us

To find details of how to find us and when we are open, please, click here

Museum News

For details of what is happening in the Museum go to Museum News

The Official Opening of the Museum for the 2022 season, with the curator of the Museum, Rob Boddie and Luke Wright

How to be involved

We are adding new pages to the website all the time, many produced by the volunteers of the museum but also from followers of Sussex cricket all over the world. We invite you to add your own photos, memories, documents and stories of Sussex County Cricket Club  and Sussex Women’s Cricket to the website by contacting us.

Our editors will check your contribution and publish it as soon as possible. Please do not forget to add a title to any photos, words or documents you might contribute and please provide us with details of yourself should we need to get in contact with you.

Inclusion of all material will be at the editor’s discretion.

Does the Museum answer queries about past players and the club’s history?

We are always happy to receive inquiries about aspects of the history of cricket in Sussex. You can use the contact form here to get in touch with someone who can help you

Who are our Trustees and Volunteers?

For profiles of our Trustees and Volunteers, click here

Three of our volunteers: David, Nigel and Paul

How the museum began

The Sussex Cricket Museum is now well established and considered to be one of the finest on the county circuit.   How it all came about is a fascinating story and owes much to the intense and dedicated efforts of its current curator, Rob Boddie, who has voluntarily acted as Librarian, Archivist and custodian of the club’s artefacts, pictures and memorabilia for some 25 years. Read On

The opening of the museum for the 2018 season with Ian Thomson, Rob Boddie, Chris Adams and Jon Filby

Do we accept donations of artefacts?

We welcome donations of artefacts although we aren’t always able to accept them. See here for further details

Sources and Credits

The Home Page header image is courtesy of ‘Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove’. It is a print of Sussex CCC’s first home at Ireland’s Gardens, also known as the Hanover Ground, where the club was based from 1839 until 1848.

Every effort has been made to ensure that images used on this  website, Sussex Cricket Museum, are part of the collections of Sussex Cricket Museum, Women’s Cricket on the Web, are part of other collections which have granted permission for Sussex Cricket Museum to use their material, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence, or are in the Public Domain. Sussex Cricket Museum apologies for any errors or omissions and would welcome these being brought to its attention.

Ireland’s Royal Brighton Gardens, early 19th century