WILL BEER wants super-fit Sussex to keep on running – all the way to a Lord’s final.

The leg-spinning all-rounder says extra work on fitness and fielding has got Sharks looking razor sharp in 50-overs cricket.

Sussex could take a big step towards progress direct to the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-finals if they beat South Group leaders Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl today (11am).

Beer, whose career best 75 helped secure a one-wicket win at Essex on Tuesday, has praised the unsung work of fitness coach Matt Spence.

He has also highlighted head coach Jason Gillespie’s close-season focus on fitness and fielding.

Beer said: “Fitness has been a big thing. We have a new fitness coach who has come in with new ideas.

“Dizzy’s big thing was being fit, being better fielders, having better throwing arms, running between the wickets.

“We did a lot of running sessions on the 4G pitch in Hove Park.

“We haven’t re-invented the wheel but we have worked hard and the whole squad has bought into it.

“We have probably saved 20 runs in the field in some games and that can be the difference.

“We didn’t field at our best on Tuesday but we still out-fielded Essex.”