In a ten-team Championship second-division in which each club has 14 matches, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire and Glamorgan are the four counties that Sussex will play only once.
As announced last month, three teams will be promoted into division one next year as part of the restructure of the Championship from 2020.
Gloucestershire are the visitors for both of Sussex’s outground fixtures in 2019. The West Country county are the opposition for the one-day match at The Saffrons on Sunday 5th May before heading to Arundel for a Championship fixture in mid-June.
Arundel will also host the tour match between Sussex and Australia A between Sunday 7th and Wednesday 10th July.
After pre-season friendlies against Hampshire and Kent and a university match against Cardiff MCCU, Sussex’s competitive season gets underway with the visit of Leicestershire to The 1st Central County Ground in a Championship match that spans the first weekend of April.
A trip to Durham in the same competition follows the week after, before Sussex Sharks begin their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with the visit of Surrey to Hove on Friday 19th April.
Somerset and Glamorgan are the other visitors to The 1st Central County Ground in the group stages of the 50-over competition, while Gloucestershire will be the opposition for the Sharks’ annual trip to The Saffrons in Eastbourne.
Those fixtures as well as away trips to Canterbury, Lord’s, Chelmsford and the Ageas Bowl will dictate whether the team progress to the quarter-finals on Friday 10th May. The semi-finals follow two days later, before the final Lord’s one-day final ahead of a move to Trent Bridge from 2020 on Saturday 25th May.
That final is sandwiched between Sussex’s Championship matches away at Northamptonshire and at home to Glamorgan.
The second of those fixtures begins an uninterrupted run of seven four-day matches at the height of summer, including trips to Lord’s, New Road and Old Trafford, matches against Durham and Northamptonshire at The 1st Central County Ground and the Arundel Festival.
The team’s next red-ball appointment is the visit of Middlesex to Hove that punctuates the Vitality Blast in the middle of August. Next year’s Blast fixtures will be released at 5pm.
Sussex have three Championship matches in September, one fewer than in 2018. Their run in sees them head to Bristol and Derby, before the season concludes against Worcestershire at The 1st Central County Ground.
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Sussex CCC – 2019 Pre-Season Friendlies, University Match & Tour Match
Mon 25 Mar to Tue 26 Mar – Sussex v Hampshire, The 1st Central County Ground
Thu 28 Mar to Fri 29 Mar – Sussex v Kent, The 1st Central County Ground
Sun 31 Mar to Tue 2 Apr – Sussex v Cardiff MCCU, The 1st Central County Ground
Sun 7 Jul to Wed 10 Jul – Sussex v Australia A, Arundel
Sussex CCC – 2019 Specsavers County Championship fixtures
Fri 5 Apr to Mon 8 Apr – Sussex v Leicestershire, The 1st Central County Ground
Thu 11 Apr to Sun 14 Apr – Durham v Sussex, Chester-le-Street
Mon 20 May to Thu 23 May – Northamptonshire v Sussex, Northampton
Mon 27 May to Thu 30 May – Sussex v Glamorgan, The 1st Central County Ground
Mon 3 Jun to Thu 6 Jun – Middlesex v Sussex, Lord’s
Tue 11 Jun to Fri 14 Jun – Sussex v Gloucestershire, Arundel
Mon 17 Jun to Thu 20 Jun – Worcestershire v Sussex, New Road
Mon 24 Jun to Thu 27 Jun – Sussex v Durham, The 1st Central County Ground
Sun 30 Jun to Wed 3 Jul – Sussex v Northamptonshire, The 1st Central County Ground
Sat 13 Jul to Tue 16 Jul – Lancashire v Sussex, Old Trafford
Sun 18 Aug to Wed 21 Aug – Sussex v Middlesex, The 1st Central County Ground
Tue 10 Sep to Fri 13 Sep – Gloucestershire v Sussex, Bristol
Mon 16 Sep to Thu 19 Sep – Derbyshire v Sussex, Derby
Mon 23 Sep to Thu 26 Sep – Sussex v Worcestershire, The 1st Central County Ground
Sussex Sharks – 2019 Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures
Fri 19 Apr – Sussex Sharks v Surrey, The 1st Central County Ground
Sun 21 Apr – Kent Spitfires v Sussex Sharks, Beckenham
Wed 24 Apr – Sussex Sharks v Somerset, The 1st Central County Ground
Sat 27 Apr – Middlesex v Sussex Sharks, Lord’s
Tue 30 Apr – Essex Eagles v Sussex Sharks, Chelmsford
Thu 2 May – Hampshire v Sussex Sharks, Rose Bowl
Sun 5 May – Sussex Sharks v Gloucestershire, Eastbourne
Tue 7 May – Sussex Sharks v Glamorgan, The 1st Central County Ground (D/N)
Fri 10 May – Play Offs
Sun 12 May – Semi Finals
Sat 25 May – Final, Lord’s
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