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Prior looks forward to “landmark” Sussex benefit

Eleven years after making his Sussex debut, Matt Prior has been awarded a benefit by the county for 2012. The 29-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman’s appearances for his county are limited these days by England commitments. A fixture in the Test side for … Continue reading

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Sussex “close to my heart” says Prior

Matt Prior said he had no hesitation in extending his Sussex contract for a further two years after the England wicketkeeper-batsman agreed a new deal which will keep him at Hove until the end of the 2013 season. Prior made his … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: Prior elevated to rank of ‘England’s Gilchrist’

Matt Prior has become England’s Adam Gilchrist. He now has a better Test batting average than any previous England wicketkeeper. His recent productivity has enabled him to overtake Les Ames, the legendary Kent and England gloveman, in the batting stakes. … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: England fight back, Lord’s, day four, afternoon

Prior and Broad start to take game away from India Tea: First Test, day four, Lord’s Match score: England 174-6 (Prior 55*, Broad 36*; Sharma 4-41) and 474-8 dec (Pietersen 202*, Prior 71, Trott 70; Kumar 5-106) lead India 286 (Dravid … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Prior kicks on, Lord’s, day one, evening

Cook falls four short of another hundred but England just on top Close: Second Test, day one, Lord’s Match score: England 342-6 (Prior 73*, Broad 17*) Session score: England 177-2 England win England rattled along at almost five an over during … Continue reading

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County clash at Hove will have Test intensity: Matt Prior

Matt Prior is predicting a County Championship clash with Test match intensity when Sussex take on champions Nottinghamshire at Hove this week. As well as the Ashes-winning wicketkeeper, two other members of the successful squad in Australia, off-spinner Graeme Swann … Continue reading

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Robinson rues absence of experience

Coach Mark Robinson has admitted that it could be a while before some of Sussex’s most experienced players are available for their County Championship campaign. Last season’s second division winners made a dismal start on their return to the top … Continue reading

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Yardy to miss Sussex’s season opener

Sussex will give skipper Mike Yardy as much time as possible before he plays again as he battles depression. The 30-year-old county captain had his first practice with the squad earlier this week a fortnight after returning early from England’s … Continue reading

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Sussex aim to pass tests of character

Sussex’s players have undergone a series of character assessment workshops so they can understand more about what makes their team-mates tick. Ahead of the new season, coach Mark Robinson hopes the sessions will improve team spirit and give his side … Continue reading

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‘Job share’ overseas slot on Sussex agenda

Sussex coach Mark Robinson admits he is considering a “job share” for the role of overseas player in the coming season. Like most counties hunting for overseas replacements, Sussex are waiting until after the Indian Premier League auction on January … Continue reading

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