Bognor Observer (England) – Ben Brown wants to play a big part as Sussex try to improve on their disappointing record in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Summary

  • Ben Brown wants to play a big part as Sussex try to improve on their disappointing record in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
  • The county’s captain paid his own way to spend two weeks in South Africa last month working on his white-ball skills with team-mate Luke Wright and is desperate to make his team more competitive in the 50-overs format.
  • The Sharks have won only nine Royal London games in the past five years and just two last season, although one of them was against beaten finalists Kent.
  • Ton-up hero says Sussex’s win in Durham meant a lotWright can be a white-ball wonder for Sussex“We only played 50-over cricket in Cape Town so naturally the first part of pre-season has been focussed around that format,” Brown said.
  • Wright, who announced last week he is concentrating on limited-overs formats, will once again have a key role at the top of the order while South African Stiaan van Zyl’s experience – he averages 36 in List A cricket – will also be crucial.

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