Tuesday 29 July 2008 

Sussex Name Squad For Somerset Match At Horsham

SCCC today announce the following squad as the Sussex take on the Somerset tomorrow: CJ Adams*, CD Collymore, MW Goodwin, CD Hopkinson, JD Lewry, RSC Martin-Jenkins, CD Nash, MJ Prior+, OP Rayner, TMJ Smith, LJ Wright and MH Yardy.

Sussex take on Somerset in this all important Liverpool Victoria County Championship match at Cricketfield Road, Horsham. Sussex sit just 10 points behind the visitors and just 21 points off top spot in the very close Division One.

Sussex vs Somerset

Since Somerset joined the County Championship in 1892

· Overall, Sussex leads by 61-44, with 60 draws and a tied match.
· In matches in Sussex, the home side lead the series by 38 wins to 19, with 26 matches drawn.
· This will be the fourth meeting between the sides at Horsham, with the previous 3 games being split, with one win each and one match drawn.
· This will be the first meeting between the sides at Horsham since 1951.

Interesting Facts about this fixture:

Since Somerset joined the County Championship in 1892

· Sussex’s best run is the history of this fixture is just five wins, which was achieved between 1907 and 1910. Somerset’s best run of wins is also five, which they achieved from 1965-68.
· The longest unbeaten streak in this fixture is 17 games by Somerset (1988-2002); this run consisted of 7 wins and 10 draws. Sussex’s best unbeaten run is 16 matches, which was achieved between 1898 and 1906. Somerset’s run of 17 was broken by Sussex in the last match between the teams, back in 2002.
· The last meeting between the sides at Horsham, in 1951, resulted in a win to the home side by just 19 runs.

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