Saturday 4 August 2007 

Sussex Preview Ahead Of Gloucestershire Pro40 Match

Sussex Sharks take on Gloucestershire Gladiators in their first home NatWest Pro40 fixture of the season on Monday August 6. The match will be broadcast live on Sky, is floodlit and starts at 4.40pm, with gates opening at 3pm.

Pro Cricket Manager Mark Robinson said; "we will pick from our squad of 18 for this game and see how our players scrub up from our recent heavy itinerary. We will have half an eye on Wednesday's game but will pick the best team in a competition that we want to do very well in."

Sussex will name their team from their following squad of eighteen: Adams CJ*, Ahmed Mushtaq, Goodwin MW, Hopkinson CD, Hodd AJ+, Kirtley RJ, Lewry JL, Liddle CJ, Martin-Jenkins RSC, Montgomerie RR, Mushtaq Saqlain, Nash CD, Rana Naved ul Hasan, Rayner OP, Smith TMJ, Thornely MA, Wright LJ, Yardy MH.

HISTORY OF THE FIXTURE

Sussex vs Gloucestershire in One-Day Cricket

· The teams have met on 47 previous occasions in One-Day cricket, with Gloucestershire leading the series 25-20, with two No Results.· This will be the 23rd meeting of the sides at Hove - Sussex have won 13 matches to Gloucester's 8, with 1 match abandoned by rain.· This will be just the third meeting of the teams since the 2002 season - and their second meeting of the season in One-Day cricket.

Interesting Facts about this fixture:

* Sussex's best sequence in this fixture is seven wins, achieved from 1980-86. Gloucestershire are currently unbeaten in the last nine meetings between the sides - with seven wins and a No Result dating back to 1997.
* Gloucestershire won the last meeting between the sides, at Bristol in May, by 1 Wicket with 1 ball to spare.
* The teams have met twice previously in Floodlit matches - both encounters were at Hove, with Gloucester winning the first under D/L, and the second being abandoned by rain.

Forthcoming Landmarks

Murray Goodwin - needs 113 more runs for 9000 Career One-Day Runs.
Jason Lewry - needs 5 more wickets for 100 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.
James Kirtley - needs 8 more wickets for 300 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.
Luke Wright - needs 1 more wicket for 50 One-Day Wickets for Sussex.

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