Australia stars all set for two-day clash at Arundel

ARUNDEL Castle will host a number of Australian Test stars for a two-day Australia A fixture next week.

The game will see two Australian Test cricketers, Brad Haddin and Steven Smith, each captain a team for the match on Monday and Tuesday as the build-up to the Ashes begins.

Australia A are on a tour of the British Isles and the game at Arundel is the first match of the tour.

The game will be between a high-quality group of youngsters, chosen by the Australian national selection panel, who have all tasted state selection and under-19 World Cup action, either in 2010 or 2012, and Test players named in the tour party.

Test players Haddin, Smith, Moises Henriques, Nathan Lyon, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle and James Pattinson are all in the Australia A squad.

Play starts at 11am each day and tickets cost £10 (including parking), with under-16s free.

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Later next month, Sussex County Cricket Club have their annual festival at Arundel, between June 12-16.

Sussex entertain local rivals Surrey in the County Championship from Wednesday, June 12, until Saturday, June 15.

Then, on Sunday, June 16, Sussex play Northamptonshire in the YB40 competition.