Jordan back in Sussex squad as Sharks aim for hat-trick of wins

The Sussex Sharks are back in Vitality Blast action tonight (Thursday 12 July) for the first of two back-to-back fixtures. And Chris Jordan, back from England duty, is ready to return to the bowling attack, replacing George Garton in the 13-man squad. With wins at Essex and...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018 at 12:06 pm

Sussex to field unchanged side for T20 clash with Glamorgan

Sussex boss Jason Gillespie has named an unchanged squad for the T20 Vitality Blast match with Glamorgan tomorrow (Sunday 8 July). The same 13-man contingent who travelled to Essex on Wednesday night will make the trip across the border, hoping to make it back-to-back victories...
Posted On 07 Jul 2018 at 2:42 pm

Sussex Sharks open T20 Blast with a win

Sussex (181-6) beat Essex (145) by 36 runs Michael Burgess and Laurie Evans smashed 81 in a six-and-a-half-over stand for the fourth wicket to set up Sussex with a 36-run win in the Vitality T20 Blast opener at Chelmsford. Burgess, having his first T20 knock for Sussex, finished...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018 at 11:48 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – Wright ready for a Blast

Luke Wright has plied his trade in T20 all over the world but he’d love to enjoy some more success close to home and lead Sussex Sharks to glory in this year’s Vitality Blast. The 33-year-old has played in Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand and Pakistan as...
Posted On 03 Jul 2018 at 7:27 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – Robinson spots talent and mum’s the word

Mark Robinson has a good eye for a player. These days he’s in charge of England’s successful women’s team and is credited with spotting the potential of opening bat Tammy Beaumont. Last week she scored successive hundreds in a one-day and T20 international having been on the...
Posted On 24 Jun 2018 at 3:28 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – Contract news ain’t wot it used to be

The most interesting bit about Sussex’s announcement this week that captain Ben Brown had signed a new contract wasn’t the headline news itself. Brown came through the Sussex age group system and has been around the first-team squad since making his debut 11 years ago. He is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2018 at 5:28 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – Sussex can kick-start promotion push at Arundel, says Brown

Sussex make their annual pilgrimage to Arundel this week confident that they can use the game against Durham to kick-start their promotion push in the Specsavers County Championship. They won one and lost one of their first five games and find themselves 19 points behind...
Posted On 19 Jun 2018 at 12:58 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – A familiar delivery from Gillespie

Missed opportunities. It’s been the theme of quite a few of Jason Gillespie’s post-match debriefs in recent weeks. But the Sussex head coach is confident that his side will learn their lessons from a disappointing Royal London One-Day Cup campaign as they prepare to switch to...
Posted On 13 Jun 2018 at 12:01 pm

Bruce on the Boundary – Looking forward to a Blast

Compared to recent years, these are relatively straitened times at the County Ground and no bigger illustration of that came last week when the club confirmed the identity of their second overseas player for the Vitality T20 Blast next month. Tom Bruce is 26 and has played 14 T20...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018 at 3:01 pm

Evans relishes chance to face Australian bowlers at Hove

There’s nothing that gets Laurie Evans’s juices flowing more than a big occasion so it’s no surprise that the Sussex batsman is relishing the game against Australia on Thursday (7 May). Evans thrilled a full house back at Edgbaston in 2014 with a man of the match half-century...
Posted On 05 Jun 2018 at 11:03 pm