Styris to return to Sussex for t20
Scott Styris, who hit a 37-ball hundred in Sussex’s Friends Life t20 quarter-final victory over Gloucestershire during July, will play for the county in next season’s competition.
The 37-year-old former New Zealand batting all-rounder helped the Sharks to this year’s semi-finals with 204 runs in seven innings at a strike-rate of 190.65. He also took seven wickets at an average of 15.85 with his seamers.
Styris’ 100 not out - the joint third quickest Twenty20 ton - was the fastest century of the county season thus earning him the 2012 Walter Lawrence Trophy.
Styris, who also made two Clydesdale Bank 40 appearances this year, said: "I'm delighted to sign this contract with Sussex for the 2013 t20 competition.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team 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 professional cricket manager Mark Robinson added: "We are all delighted at the prospect of having Scott back. His performances on and off the pitch obviously made him not only a crowd favourite but one within the whole club."