Friday 22 June 2007 

Twenty20 Cricket Returns For Sussex

Sussex Sharks begin their Twenty20 Cup campaign on Friday June 22, against Essex Eagles at Chelmsford. Twenty20 Cup cricket is now in its fifth year and should be as exciting as ever.

Mark Robinson, Pro Cricket Manager, said; "We are now into the fifth year of Twenty20 Cup cricket and we are yet to qualify for Finals Day. We have had one year where our transit was curtailed by the weather and last year we had to win one of our last three games, which without Mushtaq and Goodwin, we failed to do. Logically, we had to sit down and take a new look at how we attack the game and what we do and who does it. Like most plans, they're only as good as the personnel involved and their ability to deliver. As always, the T20 games will be won by the brilliance of individuals and of the team."

"The squad, as ever, is excited at the prospect of playing in front of good crowds in profile games and hopefully with some good weather. It is an exciting period now, when all we have to do for this period is to concentrate on one-day cricket. The second team is now also embarking on their one-day trophy campaign, which means the whole squad will be able to concentrate on honing the techniques best suited to one-day cricket."

Sussex will name their team from the following squad: Adams CJ*, Ahmed Mushtaq, Goodwin MW, Hopkinson CD, Hodd AJ+, Kirtley RJ, Martin-Jenkins RSC, Nash CD, Rana Naved ul Hasan, Rayner OP, Smith TJ, Wright LJ, Yardy MH.

Last Meeting Between the Sides:

Hove - 11th July 2006 - Essex won by 4 Wickets (from the last ball)

Sussex 173/5 (20 Overs; Prior 73, Adams 36, Yardy 22*, Bopara 2/24)

Essex 177/6 (13.3 Overs; Irani 100* (61BF), Jefferson 25, M-Jenkins 2/29, Arafat 2/37)


History of the Fixture:

2003

21st June at Hove Sussex 180/6 beat Essex 173/4 by 7 Runs

2004

15th July at Chelmsford (Fl) Essex 134/8 lost to Sussex 136/1 by 9 Wickets

2005

22nd June at Hove (Fl) Essex 109 lost to Sussex 110/1 by 9 Wickets

26th June at Chelmsford Essex 151/5 beat Sussex 108 by 43 Runs

2006

28th June at Chelmsford (Fl) Essex 196/6 beat Sussex 109 by 87 Runs

11th July at Hove Sussex 173/5 lost to Essex 177/6 by 4 Wickets

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