Tuesday 24 April 2007 

Sussex Team News Ahead Of Warwickshire Clash

Sussex travel to Edgbaston to play Warwickshire in the second LV Championship game of the 2007 season with the match taking place between Wednesday 25 and Saturday 28 April.

Sussex have named the following squad:

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

Luke Wright (bruised side) and Michael Yardy (surgery on broken finger) are out injured.

Sussex vs Warwickshire

Since Warwickshire joined the County Championship in 1905

. Overall, Warwickshire leads by 49-36, with 52 draws and one tied match.

. In matches in Warwickshire, the home side lead 27-11, with 32 draws.

. At Edgbaston, the home side again lead the series, by 24-11 with 26 draws.

Interesting Facts about this fixture:

Since Warwickshire joined the County Championship in 1905

. Sussex's best run is the history of this fixture is five wins, recorded between 1921-23. Warwickshire's best run is seven wins, achieved in 1890-3.

. Warwickshire have won the last two games between the sides at Edgbaston, in 2005 by 101 Runs, after Sussex collapsed in their second innings for 126 when chasing 228, and by 13 Runs last season, when the visitors fell just short of a target of 273

. The longest unbeaten streak in this fixture is 14 games by Warwickshire (1993-2003), comprising 10 wins and 4 draws. Sussex's best run is 13 games, made between 1912-23, incorporating 9 wins and 4 draws.

FORTHCOMING LANDMARKS

Murray Goodwin - needs one more century for 50 Career First-Class Hundreds.

James Kirtley - needs one more wicket for 600 Career First-Class Wickets.

Mushtaq Ahmed - needs 11 more runs for 1500 First-Class Runs for Sussex, and 84 more runs for 5000 Career First-Class Runs.

Matt Prior - needs 136 more runs for 6000 Career First-Class Runs.

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan - needs 6 more wickets for 100 First-Class Wickets for Sussex (currently 94 in 16 matches).