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PREVIEW: Sharks back at Hove as Bears visit in Yorkshire Bank 40


Sussex Sharks are aiming to keep up the pressure at the top of Group A of the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition, as they entertain Warwickshire Bears tonight, in a televised floodlit affair at The County Ground, Hove (4.40pm start).

The Sharks are four points shy of the summit in Group A with a game in hand after their victory over Kent Spitfires at the Horsham Sports Club on Sunday.

After amassing 222 for 9 from their 40 overs, a tight bowling performance managed to restrict their neighbours to 202 all out to claim a second win of the season in the 40-over format.

The hosts can welcome back skipper Ed Joyce to the squad after he represented Ireland in the ODI Series with Pakistan, with him hitting an unbeaten century in the second match on Sunday. Will Beer and Lewis Hatchett are also added to boost the spin and seam bowling options respectively.

Warwickshire were finalists in the competition last season but are yet to get off the mark so far this term.

Tickets are still available for the clash, priced at £20 for Adults and £5 for Juniors. Call 0844 264 0206 for more details.

The Sussex squad is as follows:

JE Anyon
WAT Beer
BC Brown (wkt)
JS Gatting
RJ Hamilton-Brown
LJ Hatchett
CJ Jordan
EC Joyce (capt)
CJ Liddle
MW Machan
CD Nash
MJ Rippon
LWP Wells
LJ Wright
MH Yardy

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

Image: Luke Wright was back in action for the Sharks on Sunday at Horsham, playing his first game for Sussex this season

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