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Wright replaces Joyce as Sussex skipper

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Sussex have announced that all-rounder Luke Wright will replace Ed Joyce as the club’s captain.

Joyce stepped down after three-and-a-half years as captain after the club suffered relegation from Division One. 

The 30 year old Wright will now captain the side in all three formats of the game after leading the Hove side in the T20 blast earlier this year.

“Once Ed had made his decision, the club asked if I was interested. It was a pretty easy decision to say yes,” Wright said.

“I was proud and honoured to do the T20. Now I get to put my stamp on the whole club and I am excited about it.”

Wright joined Sussex from Leicestershire in 2004, and the England international, who has made over 100 appearances for his country, firmly believes that the club can make an immediate return to the top flight.

“Relegation gives you even more drive, hunger and desire,” Wright said.

“We had an honest meeting as a group and things we have got to change. That is a great starting point.

“We have a good squad but there are a few things I want to tinker with and, with the odd person coming in, hopefully we can get back to winning ways.”

Sussex manager Mark Robinson said that Wright would bring “passion, commitment and energy” to the position.

“It comes at an important time for the club, as we look to rebuild and come back stronger for the 2016 season,” Robinson said.

“Luke will bring a lot of experience from around the world. He will have the full respect from everybody from within the club and the game.”

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About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He writes on the lower leagues of English football and Speedway in particular.

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