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Sussex Cricket’s head coach replaced

Sussex say head coach Ian Salisbury is currently “not part of the business”, having not taken charge of the first team since mid-August.

Salisbury, the first-class and 50-over coach, has been replaced by T20 boss James Kirtley.

Photo credit: BBC/GETTY IMAGES
Ian Salisbury (second from right) played 15 Tests and four one-day internationals for England

It is understood the 52-year-old has been placed on gardening leave over the handling of off-spinner Jack Carson.

Sussex are set to finish second-bottom of Division Two in the County Championship.

Carson, 21, is highly rated and seen as an England prospect. Born in Northern Ireland, he qualified to play for England two years ago.

He has been on the sidelines for most of the season after undergoing knee surgery, but has also been the subject of a non-cricketing disagreement with Salisbury.

Since Salisbury has been removed from the first team, Carson has made his return and played three matches in the Championship.

Sussex would not discuss the nature of Salisbury’s absence, other than to confirm he is not currently working at the club.

Salisbury and Kirtley, both former England internationals, were given the split responsibilities as head coaches at Hove at the end of 2020.

Kirtley took over from Salisbury during the One-Day Cup, in which Sussex finished top of Group A, only to lose to Lancashire in the semi-finals.

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Football Update

Crawley Town are third from bottom of the League 2 table after their 4-1 defeat away to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Dorking Wanderers lost their National League match 3-2 away to Scunthorpe.

There were losses too for both East Grinstead Town and Three Bridges in their Isthmian South East league games.

Merstham are out of the FA Trophy after losing their second qualifying round tie 4-1 to Grays Athletic.

However, there was some success for our local teams in the FA Vase; Horley Town are through to the next round after winning 5-4 on penalties against Holmesdale FC.  Redhill’s match against Croydon FC also went to penalties with Redhill winning 4-2.

Football Update

In League 2, Crawley Town travel to AFC Wimbledon this evening.  The Reds will be looking to improve their recent form with only one league win so far this season.  

Three Bridges host Lewes FC in their FA Cup replay after their 2nd qualifying round match ended in an 1-1 draw last week. 

Kick off for both matches is at 7.45 pm.

Football Update

Crawley Town gained a point in their 2-2 draw away to Salford City on Saturday.  The Reds are still looking for their first league win of the season and are third from bottom in the League 2 table.

Dorking Wanderers lost their National League match 5-0 against Wrexham at Meadowbank.

Three Bridges are through to the next round of the FA Cup after winning their first qualifying round tie 2-1 over Erith.  East Grinstead Town’s FA Cup tie against Beckenham Town ended in a 2-2 draw.  The replay takes place tomorrow night at 7.45 pm.

Top scorer leaves Crawley Town FC

Crawley Town Football Club have confirmed striker Kwesi Appiah has joined Colchester United on loan until the end of the season.

The striker has made five appearances for Crawley this season, having finished as the 2021/22 top goal scorer.

Speaking on Kwesi’s loan move, Kevin Betsy said: “Kwesi is an outstanding professional, and we have loved working with him, but we could not guarantee him the match minutes his quality deserves. He will be missed by us all at the club, and wish him well with Colchester.”

Ahead of his departure, Kwesi said: “Thank you to everyone who welcomed me as part of the Crawley town family. The endless support from has been touching. There are so many special people who make the club what it is.
I will see you all soon. Best of luck for the season.”

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