Thursday 10 May 2007 

Sussex News Ahead Of Glamorgan Floodlit Match

Sussex Sharks welcome Glamorgan Dragons to Hove for the first Friends Provident Trophy home match of the season. The match is floodlit and takes place on Friday 11 May starting at 14.30.

Sussex squad:

Adams CJ*, Ahmed Mushtaq, Goodwin MW, Hopkinson CD, Kirtley RJ, Lewry J, Liddle CJ, Martin-Jenkins RSC, Montgomerie RR, Nash CD, Prior MJ+, Rayner OP, Smith TMJ, Thornely MA.

Injuries

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has a sore stomach muscle and Michael Yardy is healing well after breaking his finger.

Sussex vs Glamorgan in One-Day Cricket

. Overall, Sussex leads the series 31-11, with two No Results and one Tie (1988).
. In matches in Sussex, the home side dominate the series, 17-4 with one No Result and one Tie.
. This will be the 20th meeting of the teams at Hove; to date Sussex have 16 wins to Glamorgan's three.

Interesting Facts about this fixture:

. Last season's two meetings between the sides were the only occasions they have met in one-day cricket since 2001 - with Sussex winning both.

. In recent history, Sussex have won five of the last six meetings between the sides (and six of the last eight), and Sussex have batted first in seven of the last nine games.

. The best sequences in this fixture have been a nine-game win-streak by Sussex (1979-84), and three consecutive wins by Glamorgan (1995-7).

. All three of Glamorgan's wins at Hove have been achieved batting first - in 1973 (scored 139 off 26 overs), 1996 (183 off 40) and 1998 (212/7 off 40).

Miscellaneous facts:

Vs Somerset at Taunton (30th April)

· Richard Montgomerie, upon reaching a score of 61, achieved the milestone of 6000 Career One-Day Runs.

· Sussex extended their winning streak against Somerset to six matches, dating back to September 2003.

Vs Gloucestershire at Bristol (7th May)

· Carl Hopkinson, upon reaching a score of 6, achieved the milestone of 1000 Career One-Day Runs.

Forthcoming Landmarks.

Jason Lewry - needs 5 more wickets for 100 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.
Robin Martin-Jenkins - needs 3 more wickets for 200 Career One-Day Wickets.
Matt Prior - needs 44 more runs for 3000 Career One-Day Runs, and 1 more catch for 100 Career One-Day catches.
Carl Hopkinson - needs 3 for 1000 One-Day Runs for Sussex.
Rana Naved-ul-Hasan - needs 3 more wickets for 200 Career One-Day Wickets.