Sussex County Cricket Club have announced that they will be marking the 100 year anniversary of the First World War with a permanent War Memorial plaque which will be officially unveiled on Sunday.
The special unveiling ceremony takes place on Sunday 6th July during the luncheon interval of Day One of the LV=County Championship match between Sussex and Northamptonshire at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground, Hove.
The memorial plaque has been erected on the wall of the Spen Cama Pavilion, next to the Sussex Cricket World Museum at Hove. The plaque carries the names of the ten Sussex cricketers and the one Club Secretary who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars.
The ceremony will be introduced by Jim May DL, Chairman of Sussex County Cricket Club. The plaque will be officially unveiled by Peter Field, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and there will be a blessing by Father Philip Ritchie of the All Saints Church in Hove.
Assisting the with the unveiling ceremony and reading traditional excerpts and epitaphs will be two international cricketers; former Sussex captain and current President, Jim Parks, and current all-rounder and former captain Michael Yardy. The Royal Sussex Regiment Standard Bearers will raise flags as part of the ceremony.
Sussex Chairman, Jim May, said “As the world marks the centenary of the Great War we think it is entirely appropriate that the Club commemorate the lives of eleven young men who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country in the two World Wars.”
Due to the ceremony taking place on Sunday, we regret to inform supporters that there will be no public parking available on Day One of the match