Laurie Evans can’t wait to face his former club Surrey in the Vitality Blast on Thursday and the Sussex Sharks batsman believes plenty of his team-mates will relish the raucous Kia Oval atmosphere too.
After a fourth away win of this year’s Vitality Blast against Middlesex earlier in the week, Sussex Sharks will look to open their home account today when they take on Somerset at the County Ground (2.30pm start).
Some professional sports players only start to think about how they can contribute something back to their communities after they have finished their playing careers, writes Sussex Cricket’s Abi Sakande.
Sussex's Vitality Blast T20 clash with Kent was abandoned 11.2 overs into the Spitfires’ innings as the hottest day of the year ended in a crescendo of lightning, thunderstorms and a sudden deluge of rain over Canterbury.
After a successful break from T20 cricket that brought two four-day wins and saw Sussex climb to second place in division two of the Specsavers County Championship, the side return to Vitality Blast action on Friday night - and they do so with Tymal Mills in the squad.