Friday 17 August 2007 

Sussex News For Warwickshire Match

After two great wins in the NatWest Pro40 competition at Hove and a disappointing washout at Old Trafford this week, Sussex Sharks travel to Edgbaston to face Warwickshire Bears on Sunday August 19.

Pro Cricket Manager, Mark Robinson, said; "we have been pleased with our two results at Hove in the NatWest Pro40 Competition in recent weeks and look forward to taking on Warwickshire Bears this weekend. We have been disappointed with our results at Edgbaston and hope we can right a few wrongs now and keep moving up the table."

Sussex Sharks will name their team from the following squad:

Adams CJ*, Mushtaq Ahmed, Goodwin MW, Hodd AJ+, Hopkinson CD, Kirtley RJ, Lewry JD, Martin-Jenkins RSC, Montgomerie RR, Nash CD, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Saqlain Mushtaq, Wright L, Yardy MH.

Injuries: There are injury doubts over Robin Martin-Jenkins and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan.

HISTORY OF THE FIXTURE

Sussex vs Warwickshire

· Overall, Warwickshire leads the series 23-17, with 1 No Result.
· In matches in Warwickshire, the home team lead the series by 11 wins to 5, with one match abandoned as a No Result (1991).
· This will be just the fifth meeting between the sides in one-day cricket since the 1998 season.

Interesting Facts about this fixture:

Sussex completed the double over Warwickshire in 2005, winning at Hove by 44 runs (on the D/L Method) in May, followed by a 5 wicket victory at Edgbaston in August under lights. That was the match in which Michael Yardy recorded career-best bowling figures of 6-27.

Prior to 2005, Warwickshire had been on an 8-game winnings streak, their best in the fixture. Sussex's best win-streak is 4 games, which was recorded in 1985-88.

Forthcoming Landmarks:

Murray Goodwin - needs 95 more runs for 9000 Career One-Day Runs.
Jason Lewry - needs 5 more wickets for 100 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.
Luke Wright - needs 1 more wicket for 50 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.

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