Sussex sign up Styris for 2013

October 15, 2012

by John Sutton

Sussex County Cricket Club have announced that they have re-signed New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris for the 2013 Friends Life Twenty20 competition.

Styris became a firm favourite down at Hove when he smashed 100 off just 37 balls in the quarter-final victory over Gloucestershire. His hundred was the third fastest century in Twenty20 history.

In the whole competition Styris scored 204 runs at an average of 51 with the bat, and claimed 7 wickets with the ball. Sussex lost in the semi-finals of the competition when they were beaten by Hampshire who went on to lift the trophy.

Sussex previously won the competition in 2009 and have reached two semi-final positions since the format was introduced in 2003.

Speaking about his new contract Styris said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time this year and feel we have unfinished business in this competition. I want to contribute next season so we can go all the way to securing the silverware.”

Sussex have already made the signing of Rory Hamilton-Brown this winter who returns to the County for the second time after moving again from Surrey.

The Scoop 15/10/2012

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