Sussex Sharks have today announced an unchanged squad ahead of the televised Friends Provident t20 South Group top of the table clash with Essex Eagles, which takes place this evening at Chelmsford (7.10pm start).
Sussex are still in pole position at the top of the FP t20 South Group, sitting four points clear at the summit, having won an impressive eight games out of eleven for the campaign so far. Their opponents tonight are now their nearest challengers in the table.
Essex eased to victory on Sunday against Hampshire Royals by nine wickets at The Rose Bowl, Ravi Bopara starring with 94 not out. Along with Bopara, they can call upon the services of several International stars such as Scott Styris, Grant Flower, Danish Kaneria and skipper James Foster, but they will be without Graham Napier and Ryan ten Doeschate who are both injured.
The Sharks’ clash with the Eagles tonight will follow the NatWest Womens International Twenty20 between England Women and New Zealand Women, and it will be a similar arrangement at The County Ground, Hove on Friday when Sussex take on Middlesex Panthers (7.10pm start). Visit www.sussexcricket.co.uk or call 0844 264 0206 for information regarding tickets for both matches Friday.
The match can also be followed at www.sussexcricket.co.uk
The squad is as follows: RG Aga, WAT Beer, JS Gatting, MW Goodwin (c), AJ Hodd, EC Joyce, CB Keegan, RJ Kirtley, RSC Martin-Jenkins, CD Nash, MJ Prior, OP Rayner, DR Smith, Yasir Arafat