Tony Greig - former Sussex cricket captain

Tributes for cricket's Tony Greig

Tributes are being paid to the former Sussex and England cricket captain Tony Greig, who died this weekend after having a heart attack.

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New Sussex contract extension for Matt Prior

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Sussex wicketkeeper Matt Prior Credit: PA

Sussex County Cricket Club have announced that their England wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior has signed a two-year contract extension with the County, which will see him remain at Hove until at least the end of the 2015 season.

The 32-year-old former Brighton College student made his first class debut for Sussex well over a decade ago in 2001, before being awarded his county cap in 2003. He went on to make his England Test debut in 2007 against the West Indies at Lord’s.

He has made nearly 13,000 first-class runs in his career, which includes 75 Test matches for England, making him one of their most capped wicketkeepers.

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England retain Women's Ashes after nine wicket win

England have retained the Women's Ashes after a nine-wicket win over Australia.

Captain Charlotte Edwards holding the Ashes trophy after England's win last year. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Captain Charlotte Edwards hit 92 not out in the first Twenty20 match of the Ashes tour to give England an unassailable lead in the series.

The victory meant England won the multi-format series 10-4 with two Twenty20 games to spare and will lift the trophy for the second time inside six months.

England's success in Australia starkly contrasts the performance of the men's team who were whitewashed 5-0.

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Sussex cricketer will leave Club

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The cricketer will be allowed to leave the club at the end of the season Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Sussex County Cricket Club have confirmed that Monty Panesar will be allowed to leave the Club at the end of the season.

The Club recently investigated the player after an incident took place on Monday, August 5 where both parties reached an agreement.

Monty will become a free agent as of Friday, September 27, 2013.

Sussex have agreed to Monty's request to play on loan for a club in Division Two for the rest of the season.

Zac Toumazi, Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket, said “Having reviewed the whole situation the Club has agreed that Monty be released from his contract. This will give him every opportunity to put his personal and professional life back on track.”

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