PREVIEW: Sussex vs Leeds Bradford MCCU

Leeds Bradford MCCU begin an exciting summer of cricket with a fixture down at Hove against Sussex County Cricket Club.
The Leeds Bradford MCCU squad for the trip to the coast is:

Gubbins, Thompson, Root, Weston, Davis (capt), Watkinson, Wakefield (wk), Scott, Lilley, Rouse, Ellis-Grewal, Pratt.


Nick Gubbins has been released for this game by Middlesex and if he scores 65 in this game, he will become Leeds Bradford’s highest ever run-scorer (all competitions).

The current highest is Gharib Nawaz with 1,781 runs. First class debuts will be given to Weston, Root, Watkinson, Wakefield, Scott, Pratt, Ellis-Grewal.

For pre-season, Sussex have been out in the UAE on tour and had a two-day draw against a Combined XI of Sussex and Yorkshire players and a 23-run defeat to Durham in a 50-over game.

They were also narrowly defeated at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi by MCC Young Cricketers.

Pace bowlers Tymal Mills and Ajmal Shahzad, signed from Essex and Nottinghamshire respectively over the winter, are due to make their first-class debuts for Sussex; but Lewis Hatchett misses this game through injury, James Anyon is out of the first weeks of the season as he recovers from a knee problem, and Matt Prior is not yet fit from his achilles injury.

**Entrance is FREE for all three days of the match**

The Sussex squad is as follows:

BC Brown (wkt)
C Cachopa
HZ Finch
ME Hobden
EC Joyce (capt)
SJ Magoffin
TS Mills
CD Nash
A Shahzad
LWP Wells
LJ Wright
MH Yardy
SAA Zaidi


Good luck to all of the Leeds Bradford MCCU squad for the Sussex match and an action-packed season ahead.

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