Royal Brunswick Ground

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Coordinates: 50°49′34″N 0°10′16″W / 50.826°N 0.171°W / 50.826; -0.171

Royal Brunswick Ground
Location Hove, Sussex
Home club Brighton Cricket Club
County club Sussex CCC
Establishment 1848
Last used 1871

The Royal Brunswick Ground, also known as "C H Gausden's Ground", in Hove, Sussex was a venue for first-class cricket matches from 1848 to 1871. The ground was situated to the west of the Brunswick Town area of Hove, roughly where Third and Fourth Avenues are today.[1] As the land near the seafront was required for the expansion of the town, the club moved in 1872. [2]

The ground was the home of Sussex County Cricket Club which had previously (1814–1847) been based at the Royal New Ground. In all, 64 first-class matches were played at the Royal Brunswick.[3] The ground was used for many non-Sussex county matches, for example in 1864, a "Gentleman of Sussex" team played against a "Gentleman of South Wales" team,[4] in 1866, county players played a match against a team including nine "Gentleman of the County" and nine "Colts of Sussex",[5] and in 1866 the ground was used for a match between Brighton Club and Eashing Park Club.[6] 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. ^ Gray, James. "Photographic archive". Regency Society. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  3. ^ CricketArchive
  4. ^ "Grand Cricket Week". Brighton Gazette. 14 July 1864. p. 8. Retrieved 27 July 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "Cricket- Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove, Brighton". Brighton Gazette. 20 September 1866. p. 1. Retrieved 27 July 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Cricket". Brighton Gazette. 12 July 1866. p. 5. Retrieved 27 July 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 

Further reading[edit]

  • Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 4-11 (1848-1870), Lillywhite, 1863–1871

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