Sussex CCC heading north (and east and west) in 2013

Ed Joyce in action at Arundel in 2012 - he and his Sussex team-mates will be back in 2013
Ed Joyce in action at Arundel in 2012 - he and his Sussex team-mates will be back in 2013

Sussex will begin the 2013 LVCC division-one season on the road - they face a trip to newly-promoted Yorkshire at Headingley Carnegie to kick-start the new campaign.

The action will begin on Wednesday, April 10, before Sussex make the short trip to the Kia Oval to take on rivals Surrey in a mouthwatering affair from Wednesday, April 24.

The first championship match at The PROBIZ County Ground, Hove sees current LVCC champions Warwickshire make the journey south from Wednesday, May 1.

Before then, Loughborough MCCU will be the visitors for a first-class three-day match beginning on Friday, April 5.

The Sharks’ first Clydesdale Bank 40 fixture of the season will take place on Sunday, May 5, at The PROBIZ against the Worcestershire Royals before away trips to Northamptonshire Steelbacks, Warwickshire Bears and the Netherlands.

Sussex reached the CB40 semi-finals last summer.

Sussex begin their Friends Life t20 campaign at home to neighbours Surrey on Friday, June 28, in front of what will surely be a huge crowd under the floodlights, before heading to Lord’s to take on Middlesex Panthers two days later.

The highlight of Sussex’s fixtures calendar is often the outground festivals.

The 2013 Horsham Festival features the LVCC match against Somerset and CB40 clash with Kent Spitfires between Wednesday, May 22 and Sunday 26.

The Arundel Festival begins on Wednesday, June 12, when Surrey are the visitors in the LVCC while Northamptonshire Steelbacks are the CB40 opponents.

The touring Australian team will be playing a three-day tour fixture against Sussex between Friday, July 26, and Sunday 28.

There are also two NatWest women’s one-day internationals at Hove this season, with England taking on their Australian counterparts on Friday, August 23, and Sunday 25.

Here are Sussex’s full 2013 fixtures.