Luke Wright expects Sussex to give T20 cricket another big push next year.

Sharks went out at the quarter-final stage of the Vitality Blast as Moeen Ali turned on the magic for Worcestershire at Hove on Friday.

The county have brought in world class talent for the tournament and had high hopes of improving on last season’s efforts, when they were runners-up.

T20 skipper Wright told The Argus: “For a small club, finances are huge as well. You only have to see over the last six weeks the crowds we have had.

“We sold out seven out of eight, which is huge for a club like this.

“To get a home quarter-final, for the financial gains and for the crowd to get another game, is massive.

“We decided at the start of the season, we wanted to give youth a chance in the four-dayers.

“We knew we have a lot of senior players in T20 and it seemed to make sense to really push for it.

“The club have got the (financial) rewards. I am sure the money is back ten-fold after this quarter-final.

“It is disappointing not to get to Finals Day and win it. That is always the target and we have got to pick ourselves up and go again next year.”

Sussex have three Championship games left, starting tomorrow at Gloucestershire, but Laurie Evans is not in contention having joined up with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League.