Jon Filby is the new chairman of Sussex.

And former wicketkeeper and umpire Ian Gould has joined the board.

Filby, who has been a Sussex member since 1971, replaces Bob Warren at the helm as the county start their 2022 season.

The new chairman said: “I urge all Sussex Cricket supporters to come out and support our teams.

“Your support has never been needed as much as it is now, and I look forward to seeing you all at Hove this summer.”

The club revealed Sussex Cricket recorded an operating profit of £205,000 for the year ending October 31, 2021.

That compares to a loss of £34,000 over the previous 12 months.

Sussex finished bottom of the Championship last season and begin the new season tomorrow when Nottinghamshire visit Hove.

Former Sussex and England wicketkeeper Matt Prior – an outspoken critic of many recent developments at the county - has welcomed the change at the top.

He posted on Twitter: “The majority of @SussexCCC fans/members won’t realise how important the changes made over the last week have been for the club. I wholeheartedly believe the right calls have been made & am now hopeful we will be able to rebuild & right many of the wrongs from the last 6 years!