Friday 27 April 2007 

Sussex Preview For Friends Provident Clash

Sussex travel to Taunton to play Somerset in their first Friends Provident Trophy match of the season. The match takes place on Sunday 29 April.

Sussex will name their team from the following squad:

Adams CJ*, Ahmed Mushtaq, Goodwin MW, Hodd, AJ, Hopkinson CD, Kirtley RJ, Lewry JD, Liddle CJ, Martin-Jenkins RSC, Montgomerie RR, Nash CD, Prior MJ+, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Rayner OP, Smith TMJ, Thornely MA.

Injuries

Luke Wright is still out with a bruised side and Michael Yardy is healing well after breaking his finger.

Sussex vs Somerset in One-Day Cricket

. Overall, Sussex lead the series 27-26, with one match tied (Taunton 1989)

. In matches in Somerset, the home side lead the series, 14-11 with one tie.

. This will be the 21st meeting between the sides at Taunton - to date, Somerset have won 10 to Sussex's 9, with the 1989 meeting tied.

Interesting Facts about this fixture:

. Sussex have won the last five games between the teams, and 7 of the last 8 encounters.

. Sussex's best run in this fixture is its current streak of 5 consecutive wins. Somerset's best run of wins is 4-in-a-row, achieved on two separate occasions, most recently from 1997-9.

. Sussex have won the last four matches between the sides at Taunton, and last lost there in 1997.

FORTHCOMING LANDMARKS.

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

Richard Montgomerie - needs 61 more runs for 6000 Career One-Day Runs.

Robin Martin-Jenkins - needs 9 more wickets for 200 Career One-Day Wickets.

Matt Prior - needs 75 more runs for 3000 Career One-Day Runs.

Carl Hopkinson - needs 13 more runs for 1000 Career One-Day Runs, and 41 for 1000 One-Day Runs for Sussex.

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan - needs 6 more wickets for 200 Career One-Day Wickets.