Styris to return as Sussex CCC’s overseas player

Scott Styris.
Scott Styris.

Sussex County Cricket Club has confirmed that Scott Styris will be returning to The PROBIZ County Ground, Hove next season as an overseas player in the Friends Life t20.

The 37 year-old former New Zealand International enjoyed an impressive season with Sussex Sharks in 2012 as he made vital contributions to the side that reached Finals Day at Cardiff, and none more so than the magical 37-ball century against Gloucestershire Gladiators in the Quarter-Final tie at The PROBIZ.

He smashed 5 fours and 9 sixes in an incredible knock which equalled the third fastest century of all-time in global Twenty20 cricket.

In all, he scored 204 runs in his 8 matches whilst also taking 7 wickets with his medium pace.

His unbeaten hundred also earned him the Walter Lawrence Trophy which is awarded to whoever makes the fastest ton in matches that take place in England each season.

Styris said of his return to The PROBIZ: “I’m delighted to sign this contract with Sussex for the 2013 t20 competition.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team this year and feel we have unfinished business in this competition. I want to contribute next season so we can go all the way to securing the silverware.”

Sussex’s Professional Cricket Manager Mark Robinson added, “We are all delighted at the prospect of having Scott back. His performances on and off the pitch obviously made him not only a crowd favourite but one within the whole club.”