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Sussex excited about Vitality Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston

Delray Rawlins and his Sussex team are aiming to clinch the Vitality Blast T20 trophy on finals day in Birmingham tomorrow.

Delray Rawlins and his Sussex Sharks team-mates are at Edgbaston for the Vitality Blast Finals Day tomorrow when they are hoping to land a piece of silverware for the season.

The Sharks will be involved in the second semi-final starting at 10.30am Bermuda time when they play Kent Spitfires for the right to meet the winner of Hampshire Hawks and Somerset (7am) in the final, which is set to start at 2.45pm.

Rawlins scored a valuable 27 in their quarter-final win over Yorkshire Vikings on August 24, after chasing down the Vikings’ 177 for seven with the loss of five wickets and with just two balls remaining.

Luke Wright, the Sussex captain, says he would love to bring a trophy to the 1st Century County Ground at the end of what is anticipated to be an exciting full day of cricket.

“That’s the one thing I would love to bring as captain, some silverware, it’s been far too long,” Wright said.

“I was brought up on winning trophies and that’s what this club was all about when I came here. That was the mentality that was instilled in myself and other players.

“It’s been a few tough years, too long. We came very close in 2017 so to get over the line would mean everything. There’s always a few butterflies and nerves because you want to do well and do the club justice.”

Wright added: “I just love the fact that you get all the people from Sussex being there for the big day. You want to give the fans and sponsors, and everyone connected to Sussex, these big days to enjoy.

“Edgbaston do it so well on Finals Day, we’re there and we want to win it.”

Sussex will have white-ball overseas player David Wiese, back for Finals Day after his Caribbean Premier League commitment ended with a runners-up medal for St Lucia Kings.

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Published September 17, 2021 at 7:55 am (Updated September 17, 2021 at 7:49 am)

Sussex excited about Vitality Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston

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