Friday 4 May 2007 

Sussex News Ahead Of Gloucestershire Match

Sussex travel to Bristol to play Gloucestershire in their second Friends Provident Trophy match of the season. The match takes place on Monday 7 May.

Sussex will name their team from the following squad:

Adams CJ*, Ahmed Mushtaq, Goodwin MW, Hopkinson CD, Kirtley RJ, 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, Jason Lewry has a glute injury and Andrew Hodd has the flu. Luke Wright is still out with a bruised side but may be able to play some part in the game against Cardiff UCCE next week and Michael Yardy is healing well after breaking his finger.

Sussex vs Gloucestershire in One-Day Cricket:

· The teams have met on 46 previous occasions in One-Day cricket, with Gloucestershire leading the series 24-20, with two No Results.
· This will be the 9th meeting of the sides at Bristol - the hosts have won five of the previous eight, with Sussex recording three wins.

This will be the seventh meeting between the sides in the Trophy - Sussex won the first two meetings (in 1968 and 1969), but Gloucestershire the last four (in 1971, the 1973 Final, 1987 and 2006).

Interesting Facts about this fixture:

The teams have played each other only once in one-day cricket since 2002, which was last year's corresponding fixture at Arundel Castle. Gloucestershire's win in that match extended their current streak against Sussex to seven wins in the last eight meetings.
Sussex's best sequence in this fixture is seven wins, achieved from 1980-86. Gloucestershire are unbeaten in the last eight meetings between the sides - with seven wins and a No Result dating back to 1997.

As previously mentioned, the sides did meet in the 1973 Final, when Gloucestershire won by 40 Runs.

FORTHCOMING LANDMARKS.

Jason Lewry - needs 5 more wickets for 100 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.

Robin Martin-Jenkins - needs 5 more wickets for 200 Career One-Day Wickets.

Matt Prior - needs 58 more runs for 3000 Career One-Day Runs, and 2 more catches for 100 Career One-Day Catches.

Carl Hopkinson - needs 6 more runs for 1000 Career One-Day Runs, and 34 for 1000 One-Day Runs for Sussex.

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan - needs 3 more wickets for 200 Career One-Day Wickets.