Royal New Ground

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Coordinates: 50°49′57″N 0°07′53″W / 50.8324°N 0.1314°W / 50.8324; -0.1314

Royal New Ground
Location Brighton, Sussex
Home club Brighton Cricket Club
County club Sussex (pre-county club) and Sussex CCC
Establishment 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. It was located where Park Crescent, Brighton now stands.[1]

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.[2]

From 1848 to 1871, Sussex CCC used the Royal Brunswick Ground in Hove, also known as C H Gausden's Ground.[3] Since 1872, the club has been based at the County Cricket Ground, Hove, its present home.


  1. ^ Carder, Tim. "Encyclopaedia of Brighton". My Brighton and Hove. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  2. ^ CricketArchive
  3. ^ CricketArchive

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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