Ed Joyce makes move to Sussex

November 4, 2008 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

joyceMiddlesex batsman Ed Joyce is set to leave the county to join Sussex. Joyce, 30, will hope that the move will help him rediscover the form that got him into the England side. The departure of the former captain will take place after the domestic Twenty20 Champions League Tournament.

The Irish-born batsman is switching counties in order to play Division One cricket and add to 17 one-day international caps for England. This is a good move for Joyce as it brings him a chance to face Division One bowling, which can only make him a better batsman. As for his England chances, at the age of 30, his international career may well be over. Only a fantastic season with Sussex can bring him into the thoughts of the selectors, and even then he will be fighting for a spot with the likes of Ravi Bopara and Robert Key.


Middlesex Chief Executive told the county’s website:


We agreed with Ed back in September that he would be available for both Antigua and the Champions League whatever his decision as he was an integral part of our successful 2008 Twenty20 campaign. He leaves with our best wishes and hopefully can help bring home the Champions League title as a leaving present! We would like to wish Ed all the best in the future.”


The eight-team Champions League event takes place in India from December 3-10. Middlesex are joined by the best domestic Twenty20 teams from the India, Australia, South Africa and Pakistan.


Entry filed under: County cricket, Cricket, England, Twenty20.

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