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PREVIEW: LV=County Championship returns to Hove

05-Apr-2014

Steve Magoffin returns to the squad after being rested in midweek

The 2014 LV=County Championship begins at Hove tomorrow when Sussex take on Middlesex at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground (11.00am start).

Sussex have been in first-class action this week against Loughborough MCCU in preparation for the start of the Championship. There were centuries for Ed Joyce, Matt Machan and Steffan Piolet whilst Lewis Hatchett and James Anyon were amongst the early season wickets.

The hosts will be missing Chris Nash as he continues to recover from a ruptured appendix, and Luke Wright who has a side injury. Chris Jordan is rested at the request of England following the ICC World T20, but Jon Lewis and Steve Magoffin, who were both rested in midweek in preparation for tomorrow, re-join the squad.

Ben Brown will keep wicket as Matt Prior's achilles problem continues to be managed.

The Brighton Marathon takes place in the city tomorrow and supporters are reminded of road closures in the local area. Click HERE for more information.

The Sussex squad is as follows:

JE Anyon
BC Brown (wkt)
RJ Hamilton-Brown
LJ Hatchett
EC Joyce (capt)
J Lewis
MW Machan
SJ Magoffin
SA Piolet
MJ Prior
LWP Wells
MH Yardy
SAA Zaidi

BBC Sussex are covering the game with LIVE ball-by-ball commentary. Click HERE to access the feed.

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