Sussex’s Championship clash at Arundel Castle set to start on time

Sussex skipper Mike Yardy
Sussex skipper Mike Yardy

SUSSEX’S County Championship match with Durham at Arundel Castle is set to start on time this morning (Wednesday).

Sussex have won the toss in the Division 1 match and will bowl with procedings getting underway at 11am.

The Sussex side is Chris Nash, Luke Wells, Murray Goodwin, Joe Gatting, Luke Wright, Ben Brown, Kirk Wernars, Steve Magoffin, James Anyon, Monty Panesar and captain Mike Yardy.

The match runs from today until Saturday, with an 11am start each day.

Sussex will be aiming to put pressure on the leading sides in the table with victory at the Arundel Castle Ground against a Durham outfit who are yet to taste victory in the four-day game this season.

The rain frustrated Sussex in their latest County Championship encounter as only two days’ play was possible against Warwickshire at Edgbaston, although Panesar returned to first-team action with four wickets.

Ben Brown replaces Matt Prior, who prepares for England’s First Test against South Africa which begins later this week, behind the stumps, while Ed Joyce is in action for Ireland in their Twenty20 series with Bangladesh.