Sussex Set Sights On Twenty20 Record
The only way to see the unbeaten Sussex Sharks charge on in the 2010 campaign this week is to get down to Hove, as they look to break the record for the most consecutive victories in the Friends Provident t20 competition.
The defending champions have now won 13 straight t20 matches, equalling the record set by Surrey in 2003, and they will now look to make it six wins out of six for the 2010 campaign this week.
After planning to show the Wednesday’s Gloucestershire Gladiators match live on Sky, BSkyB have had to change their plans for operational reasons. The Sharks’ clash starts at 7.10pm under the floodlights at The County Ground, Hove, and the county are keen for those who were thinking of staying in and watching the game on television to get down to Hove and join in the party that is the Friends Provident t20.
With the defending champions making it five wins out of five with victory over Glamorgan Dragons yesterday, the county are running the ‘Farnrise Friends For A Fiver’ scheme, where any full-paying adult can bring along a friend of any age to the game for only £5.
Another big crowd is expected at Hove and New Zealand International Brendon McCullum will be available to make his home debut. It promises to be another action-packed evening as the Gladiators will be aiming to get their own back for the seven-wicket defeat the Sharks inflicted on them on Friday evening.
Advance bookings must be made before 12pm on the day of the game and supporters wishing to book their tickets should call the ticket office on 0844 264 0206 or log on to www.sussexcricket.co.uk