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Styris extends stay at Sussex
Scott Styris has agreed to stay at Sussex to play in their FL T20 quarter-final against Gloucestershire – but Rusty Theron will not be returning to Hove.
Styris initially signed for the group stages but has extended his contract to cover the clash with the Gladiators on Tuesday July 24.
The former New Zealand international played a big role in helping the Sharks top the south group, scoring vital runs against Middlesex and Essex and bowling at an economy rate under seven. The 36-year-old missed two games after dislocating a thumb but returned for the final three group matches.
He will also be available for the three CB40 games Sussex are due to play before their T20 quarter-final, starting in the top of the table clash against Warwickshire at Edgbaston tomorrow.
Theron made his only appearance for Sussex against Middlesex at Lord’s before returning to South Africa for personal reasons.
Sussex had hinted the seamer may return for the knockout stages but coach Mark Robinson said: “We would only bring him back if there was an injury to one of our seamers as he has not played any cricket in the last few weeks.”
Robinson is also hopeful Matt Prior will be able to play against Gloucestershire saying: “It depends on his fitness and the will of Andy Flower (England coach). Matt is very keen to play but England have a massive series against South Africa.”
Tickets for the quarter-final clash with Gloucestershire at the PROBIZ County Ground go on sale tomorrow at 9am to both members and the general public. To book call 0844 2640206 or go to sussexcricket.co.uk.