There will be no county cricket at Horntye Park Sports Complex yet again next summer.
The 2013 fixtures were released today (Monday) and for the fifth year in a row, Hastings was not on the list. Sussex will again play the bulk of their home matches at Hove with Horsham and Arundel also getting a slice of the action.
Sussex last came to Horntye Park in May 2008, but the 50-overs-per-side Friends Provident Trophy tie against Essex was abandoned without a ball being bowled following overnight rain.
There was hope that Hastings would be on the calendar in 2011, but Sussex chief executive Dave Brooks said at the time “from a commercial point of view, there just wasn’t a suitable slot”.
The only Sussex first team action to take place at the Bohemia Road ground remains a Benson & Hedges Cup game against Kent in 2001 and a tour match versus Zimbabwe in 2000.