Publications Available In Stock
Murray Goodwin. A modern-day Sussex great
Sussex Cricket Museum is very pleased to publish “Murray Goodwin. A modern-day Sussex Great” by Bruce Talbot. This is a limited edition of 150 copies signed by Murray Goodwin and is available at £15 with all profits going towards the running of the Sussex Cricket Museum. To order your copy contact Jon Filby using the Contact Form at the bottom of the page.
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A Treasure Trove at Hove by David Stoner
The unfolding story of the Club’s lowly library to magnificent museum. The fascinating and much overdue story of the long and often tortuous journey of the Sussex County Cricket Club Library from its humble pre-war origins through to its transition and reopening as a magnificent museum is revealed in this absorbing book.
But much more than that, David’s detailed research has unearthed countless interesting and lesser-known occurrences and events in the history of the Sussex club in the last 70 years or so. As a former Club Treasurer, a current Vice President and long-term devotee of the Library, David is able to impart a wealth of knowledge on the evolution and difficulties encountered by the former Library on this perilous voyage, and its transformation into an award-winning museum.
This is a ‘must read’ for all Sussex Cricket supporters. 92 pages in a perfect bound book which is now on sale from the Sussex Cricket Museum at £12.00 (plus £2.00 p&p). Use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page to order your copy from Jon Filby.
Prince Philip, Cricket’s Royal Duke
To coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the birth of HRH Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on June 10 2021, Sussex Cricket Museum and Educational Trust is very pleased to announce the publication of “Prince Philip, Cricket’s Royal Duke” edited by Jon Filby, Nicholas Sharp and Roger Packham.
We are very grateful to Sir John Major, Ted Dexter, Robin Marlar and Colin Maynard for providing most interesting contributions which reveal the Duke’s passion for cricket, his skill as an off-break bowler and, above all, his deep understanding of the ability of cricket to make a positive impact on lives and communities around the world.
In this well-illustrated booklet, Colin Maynard tells the stories of Royal visits to Lord’s, Ted Dexter recalls the many times that through cricket and golf he met The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family and Robin Marlar describes the two great matches played at Arundel in the 1950s between the Duke of Edinburgh’s team and the Duke of Norfolk’s team, together with a fascinating number of related anecdotes and insights into the life of one of our country’s most extraordinary men.
All profits from the sale of this booklet will go to the running of the Sussex Cricket Museum.
Copies are available from Jon Filby at £14 each, which includes postage, or can be delivered in the Brighton and Hove area at £12 each. Please use the Contact Form below to order your copy from Jon.
‘World Cup’ by Robin Marlar
This publication is in the usual museum style. It is however a new venture for us. Robin Marlar, who is a huge supporter of the museum, approached us last year to see if we would be willing to publish a booklet he wanted to write. We said yes and the booklet is titled – Golden Minnows in the World Cup 2019. Afghanistan and Bangladesh hit the big time. It is in my view a most interesting read. It is just under 50 pages and has some lovely photographs many taken by the well-known Graham Morris. Robin Marlar with others took a great interest in the progress of cricket in those two countries. He for instance turned up in Dhaka to speak to the Sports Minister high up in a Government building – no lifts. He found himself in a large room and in front of him were several Russians making their case to the Sports Minister, with bulging brief cases offering vast sums for football in Bangladesh. When Robin’s turn came It transpired that the Sports Minister was a cricket fanatic and MCC tours were in due course arranged. As one would expect from a cricket writer of The Sunday Times it is a very good read and covers ground one might not expect.
The booklet is issued in a limited edition of 500 copies all signed by Robin Marlar. The cost is £10 plus postage of £2.50. It can also be collected from the museum.
‘On The Level’ Cricket and Society in 18th Century Brighton by John Goulstone
The latest issue from the publishing arm of the Sussex Cricket Museum is a scholarly written and beautifully produced 108 page book on cricket in late 18th–century Brighton, titled ‘On the Level’.
‘It was not until about 1790 that the Level just north of Brighton became a fashionable centre for cricket. Here we look at some of the personalities, respectable and not so respectable, actively engaged in or else attending matches during this period, along with the more raffish elements’ scandals, pranks, bizarre wagers and other escapades which in turn both amused and annoyed the town’s inhabitants. Following a glance at the Prince’s early experiences on the cricket field, the five key seasons from 1788 to 1792 are examined in sequence with entries arranged in diary form and biographical profiles inserted at the end of each year’.
Newspaper reports and numerous notices have been re published in cricket books, and many of these are quoted, along with ‘new’ references culled from both London and provincial papers, with other actual or near contemporary source materials. Some original scorecards of the matches are reproduced along with 30 illustrations, many in full colour.
About the Author
The most important writer on early cricketing history is John Goulstone. He was born in September 1939 in Bexleyheath and spends much of his time researching archives for early cricket references. On this subject he has had published several books, and numerous booklets and articles.
He is the authority on 18th century cricket, and the Sussex Cricket Museum is proud to publish his latest book ‘On the Level’.
The book is published in two limited editions:
50 copies in hardback at £80.00 each, just a few copies left
Softback edition SOLD OUT
Other Items In Stock
Pamphlets priced at £5 each
Phil Salt and Tom Haines – Two maiden centuries in the same innings – Sussex v Durham at Arundel (limited edition of 50 – signed by Phil Salt and Tom Haines). By Paul Edwards (2018)
Don Smith-Sussex and England Cricketer-The Entertainer. Limited edition 150 copies signed by Don Smith Available at £18 each Published 2019
Mark Robinson – An Appreciation (limited edition of 150 – signed by Mark Robinson, Mike Yardy and Tony Cottey ) (2016) Copies £7 Each
A celebration lunch for Robin Marlar and Jim Parks – 80th Birthdays – Hove – 5th June 2011 (limited Edition of 150 of which 1-80 were signed by Marlar and Parks). Unsigned copies are still available at £5
Celebration Special menus
Richard Barrow Celebration Dinner (2019) (limited edition of 25) £5 Each
Should you be interested in any of the above please contact Jon Filby at the Sussex Cricket Museum using the contact form below.