Club cricketers to take on Sussex in T20

Club will take on county at Hove on May 26

The Sussex league has announced the squad from which a team will be selected to play in a Twenty20 against a full-strength Sussex county side under floodlights at Hove on May 26.

Of the 15 league players below, eleven will be chosen to bat and a seperate eleven picked to bowl in the curtain-raiser for Sussex’s T20 campaign.

Andy Hobbs, Sussex’s head of recreational cricket, said: “The Sussex team use it as a warm up for the Twenty20s. They do take it seriously and all the Twenty20 specialists will get selected.”

The game marks the return to Hove of James Kirtley, who retired from professional cricket last year but has rejoined his club Eastbourne for the 2011 season.

The representative squad will be captained by Kashif Ibrahim, the Preston Nomads skipper, whose team is chasing a fourth successive league title led by their Antiguan fast bowler Carl Simon who will probably open the bowling at the county ground against the likes of Luke Wright and Murray Goodwin.

Also included is Joe Adams, who helped Glynde win the 2009 Village Cup before his team was promoted to the county league. Richard Logan, joint-founder of the League Cricketers’ Association is also named.

Squad to play Sussex on May 26
Kashif Ibrahim (Preston Nomads) (Captain)
Chris Mole (Cuckfield) (Wicket-keeper)
Mark Tomsett (Eastbourne)
Rohit Jagota (Pulborough)
Jason Finch (Hastings)
Stuart Faith (Preston Nomads)
Jibran Khan (Three Bridges)
Malcolm Johnson (Bexhill)
Joe Adams (Glynde)
Matthew Junk (Haywards Heath)
James Kirtley (Eastbourne)
Richard Logan (Chichester)
John Morgan (Hastings)
Matthew Wood (Brighton)
Carl Simon (Preston Nomads)

Manager: Paul Hacker (Eastbourne)
Coach: Jason Finch (Hastings)
Scorer: Kevin Bethell (Horsham)

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