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Derbyshire vs Sussex: County Championship match preview

18 Sep 2023

After a thrilling win on the final day against Leicestershire, Sussex travel to Derbyshire tomorrow in search of a third win in the LV= Insurance County Championship.

Paul Farbrace has named a 13-player squad for the trip to the Incora County Ground.


Alsop (c), Carter (wk), Clark, Coles, Crocombe, Currie, Foreman, Hudson-Prentice, Hunt, Ibrahim, Orr, Unadkat, Ward

Team news

Captain Cheteshwar Pujara is suspended for one game following the announcement from the ECB earlier today, because of the sanctions imposed relating to disciplinary issues during the Leicestershire fixture. 

Tom Haines and Jack Carson have been made unavailable for selection by Head Coach Paul Farbrace due to their conduct in the previous game.

Ari Karvelas is also unavailable until an investigation into an incident in the Leicestershire game has been concluded.

Ollie Robinson misses out due to an injury to a finger on his bowling hand.  

Read the full story regarding the fixed penalty sanctions by clicking here. 

Jack Carson and Tom Haines statements

Jack Carson and Tom Haines have both issued apologies following the fixed penalty’s they received for their conduct last week.

“In the heat of the battle during the previous match against Leicestershire my desperation to compete and ultimately win the game resulted in me crossing the line in what is deemed acceptable within the spirit of cricket.

“I would like to apologise to my teammates and to all our Sussex supporters for my actions during the game.”

“I plan to learn from the experience and conduct myself in the correct manner without losing my fierce determination to compete in all fixtures while representing the Club.” - Jack Carson

“In light of the recent game against Leicestershire, I’d like to apologise to all Sussex supporters for overstepping the mark with regards to discipline on the field.

“It came out of pure passion to compete and help the team win the game. This is something I will learn from and channel better in future games for Sussex.” – Tom Haines

Paul Farbrace

“We have made Jack and Tom unavailable for selection for this game at Derbyshire.

“Following the umpires and match referee’s decision to charge both players with on field level one and level two offences, we needed to take a stance, and show them we will not condone such behaviours.

“Ultimately it has cost us the availability of Cheteshwar and we have been deducted 12 points.

“We have also decided it is not appropriate for Ari Karvelas to be made available for selection until the investigation that is in place has been concluded.

“This provides other players in our squad with a great opportunity to show they can perform at this level, and more importantly contribute towards the team challenging to win matches in the County Championship.

“It is a great shame that these incidents have tarnished what was a fantastic game against Leicestershire, and all the hard work that has gone into the season.

“I am disappointed for our fantastic members and supporters and can assure them we will be working hard to make sure we are not in this position again.”

How to watch

Action gets underway at 10:30am tomorrow morning and you can watch every single ball for free, on our livestream, via the Match Day Centre.

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