Sussex hope to build on Netherlands win against Nottinghamshire

L25662H13   Sussex v Surrey at Arundel. Mike Yardy Batting
L25662H13 Sussex v Surrey at Arundel. Mike Yardy Batting

SUSSEX Sharks are hoping to make it two wins out of two this week in Group A of the Yorkshire Bank 40 as they welcome the Nottinghamshire Outlaws to The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground today (4.40pm start).

It will be the last chance to see Sussex in one-day action this season at Hove and the last home game in any format for nearly a month, in what should be a fantastic spectacle.

The Sharks were triumphant under the floodlights on Tuesday at Hove as they comfortably saw off the Netherlands by nine wickets. Luke Wright’s stunning knock of 114 from only 69 balls, as he put on 175 with skipper Ed Joyce (51 not out), saw Sussex chase down the target of 186.

Will Beer led the way with the ball taking three wickets, whilst Lewis Hatchett, Chris Nash and Chris Liddle all picked up two scalps apiece.

Group leaders Nottinghamshire will represent a stiff test for Sussex who lie six points behind their visitors in the Group A standings.

It promises to be a mouthwatering affair between the two sides, with the Outlaws possessing England’s opening T20 pair in the shape of Alex Hales and Michael Lumb, Australian star David Hussey, and James Taylor who of course played for Sussex against the Australians last month.

The squad remains unchanged from the Netherlands match, and tickets are still available via the website www.sussexcricket.co.uk or by calling 0844 264 0206.

The Sussex squad is as follows: JE Anyon, WAT Beer, JS Gatting, LJ Hatchett, RJ Hamilton-Brown, CF Jackson, CJ Jordan, EC Joyce, CJ Liddle, MW Machan, CD Nash, LJ Wright and MH Yardy.