East Sussex Cricket Ground

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East Sussex Cricket Ground
Ground information
Location St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex
Establishment 1857 (first recorded match)
Team information
Sussex (1857)
As of 27 August 2010
Source: Ground profile

East Sussex Cricket Ground was a cricket ground in St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex. The ground was located at the site of a racecourse which had moved after 1826 from the Bulverhythe Salts. It was during its time regarded as one of the finest racecourses in the United Kingdom.[1]

The first recorded match on the ground was in 1857, when Sussex played the Marylebone Cricket Club in the grounds only first-class match.[2] The final recorded match held on the ground came in 1894 when the South Saxons played the Gentlemen of the Netherlands,[3] a Netherlands side which contained the famous Carst Posthuma.

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Coordinates: 50°51′09″N 0°31′51″E / 50.85256°N 0.53095°E / 50.85256; 0.53095