Prior back with the Sharks

Matt Prior returns to the Sussex Sharks Friends Life t20 squad for the first time this season
Matt Prior returns to the Sussex Sharks Friends Life t20 squad for the first time this season

Sussex Sharks are hoping to extend their lead at the summit of the Friends Life t20 South Group this evening (Thursday June 28) when they take on Essex Eagles at The Ford County Ground, Chelmsford (7.10pm start).

The Sharks are hoping to make it a quick ‘double’ over the Eagles and open up a four point gap at the top in the process, following their 19 run victory against them at The PROBIZ County Ground on Sunday.

There were 399 runs scored across the 40 overs with Chris Nash (52), Luke Wright (40), Scott Styris (36) and Joe Gatting (45 not out) all helping Sussex pass the 200-mark. Chris Liddle’s three wickets in reply helped dismiss the visitors for 190.

Sussex can welcome back their England-wicketkeeper Matt Prior to the squad for tonight’s televised clash whilst Styris, who dislocated his thumb taking a sharp return catch on Sunday, could still be set to play.

The Sussex squad is as follows:

Amjad Khan

WAT Beer

BC Brown

JS Gatting

MW Goodwin

Naveed Arif Gondal

CJ Liddle

MW Machan

CD Nash

MJ Prior

SB Styris

LJ Wright

MH Yardy (capt)