Monday 9 November 2009 

Sandri Exits Sussex After One Year

Sandri Exits Sussex After One Year
Sandri Exits Sussex After One Year
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Sussex have confirmed that South African bowler Pepler Sandri has left the club after one year, in which he played just one first-class match for the county.

Having signed in the close season, he appeared against Nottinghamshire in the LV County Championship in August, failing to take a wicket although he did have more success when he played against the touring Australians, taking three for 73 and one for 70 as Sussex held the then world-leading side to a draw at Hove.

He spent the rest of the season playing for Sussex's second team, for which he appeared only thrice.

“We’re really disappointed that it didn’t work out with Pepler," Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said.

"He was never able to really settle into the demands of English cricket.  We wish him all the best and thank him for all the hard work that he put into the season.”

Sussex were relegated from the top division of the LV County Championship but did retain their NatWest Pro40 title, win the ECB Twenty20 Cup and reach the final of the Friends Provident Trophy, which they lost to Hampshire.

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