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Sharks happy to learn from sensational exit

After last night’s spine tingling exit from the Champions League Twenty20 competition in India, the Sussex Sharks management have revealed what a valuable and lesson-learning experience the tournament was.

Sussex qualified for the inaugural competition, which saw domestic teams from around the world fight it out, by winning the English domestic Twenty20 competition earlier this season. Sussex also added the NatWest Pro40 title to their trophy cabinet, ensuring the Club did ‘the double’ having finished runners-up in the Friends Provident Trophy competition to mark a quite sensational one-day season.

Losing out in a ‘super over’, Sussex were obviously disappointed after clawing their way back in to the must win match against the Diamond Eagles of South Africa, but great lessons have been learnt and the team is stronger from the defeat.

Mike Yardy, Sussex CCC Captain, said: “It has been a great Tournament and we have loved being part of it. The team will have all learnt a huge amount from playing in these conditions and building on that will make us a stronger team in 2010.”

Mark Robinson, Sussex CCC Professional Cricket Manager, said: “Mixing with teams and coaches from all over the world has been a great opportunity and will help us challenge ourselves as coaches and players to continually strive for that extra 5%.”

Dave Brooks, Chief Executive Sussex Cricket, said :"The Tournament has been a real pleasure to be a part of. Brilliantly run, good balance of entertainment and cricket, and some interesting potential commercial opportunities. We can’t wait to come back in 2010!"

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