Sussex County Cricket Club is one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Sussex. Its limited overs team is called the Sussex Sharks.
Having won its first-ever official County Championship title in 2003, Sussex repeated the success in 2006. The 2006 title was secured following a victory against Nottinghamshire, in which Sussex outplayed their hosts by an innings and 245 runs . In 2006, Sussex could officially claim that they are the best cricket team in England.
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