Names on the buses

885 Ken Suttle


Connections with Brighton and Hove : He was a popular and successful batsman for Sussex in the Fifties and Sixties. He was a model of consistency, passing 1,000 runs in 17 successive seasons from 1953. Suttle scored more than 30,000 runs altogether and took 266 wickets with his left arm spinners. He played in 423 consecutive matches between 1954 and 1969. He was picked to tour the West Indies in 1953 but never played a Test match there. Suttle played in four Gillette Cup finals and adapted well to one-day cricket. Later he became an umpire. He was also a talented footballer, being on Chelsea's books and making three appearances for Brighton and Hove Albion. He was, without doubt, one of Sussex cricket's stalwarts. He holds the unique record of not missing a single game in seventeen years, 423 games, and a record that is highly unlikely ever to be broken. He scored 30,225 first-class runs from 1954 to 1969.

885 Dennis trident - carried name since repaint in April 2006. Repainted into Route 27 livery May 2011. Route 27 branding removed July 2013. Bus sold in February 2014.

Sussex County Cricket Club