The Sussex men depart for their pre-season tour to Cape Town tomorrow (Saturday 10th March).
A squad of 16 players are embarking on a 12-day tour made up of warm-weather training and four 50-over friendly matches.
Sussex’s opposition is made up of both local and fellow touring sides. The first match takes place next Wednesday 14th March against the Western Province Academy at the Vineyard Oval.
The same ground is then the venue for two matches against Middlesex on Sunday 18th March and Monday 19th March.
Durham MCCU are the opponents for Sussex’s final match at Claremont Cricket Club on Wednesday 21st March.
The group return to Hove on Thursday 22nd March.
Touring alongside the professional squad are off-spinning all-rounder, Jack Carson and two left-arm seamers, Adam Barton and Will Sheffield. Jack and Will are on the Sussex boys’ Academy and Adam is an MCC Young Cricketer who made two first team appearances for Sussex in 2017.
Due to other cricketing commitments, some of the professional squad will not be joining the tour. Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills and David Wiese are involved with the Pakistan Super League, Laurie Evans and Delray Rawlins will be in the Caribbean for the ECB’s North-South series, Stiaan van Zyl is playing domestic cricket in South Africa and Stuart Whittingham is playing for Scotland in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.
Those travelling from the UK will arrive in Cape Town on Sunday morning (11th March) where they will join up with Will Beer, Ben Brown, Harry Finch, Tom Haines and Michael Yardy who are already in South Africa taking part in a training camp.
Many thanks to our Official Overseas Tour Partner, Smile Travel for their support in making the trip possible.
Playing squad for Tour to Cape Town (10th March – 22nd March)
Wednesday 14th March: Western Province Academy vs. Sussex Sharks, Vineyard Oval (50 overs)
Sunday 18th March: Sussex Sharks vs. Middlesex, Vineyard Oval (50 overs)
Monday 19th March: Sussex Sharks vs. Middlesex, Vineyard Oval (50 overs)
Wednesday 21st March: Sussex Sharks vs. Durham MCCU, Claremont CC (50 Overs)