Styris heads to Sussex

February 1, 2012

by John Sutton

Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has signed for Sussex county cricket club for this year’s Friends Life T20 competition.

The 36 year-old will team up with the county in mid-June when the tournament gets underway, and he will remain at Hove for the duration of the competition.

Styris retired from international cricket in June last year, after a successful one-day career with New Zealand. Styris is no stranger to county cricket, and represented Essex in the last two T20 competitions. The big-hitting all-rounder has also taken part in the Indian Premier League.

About his move back to England Styris said: “I love playing in the UK, and I feel privileged to have played for a couple of great clubs. While I am sad to be leaving Essex, where I have enjoyed the last two seasons, I’m really excited about joining Sussex in June and July for the competition.”

Sussex reached the quarter-finals of last season’s competition and they will be hoping with the addition of Styris, they can go all the way in 2012.

The Scoop 01/02/2012

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