OXFORDSHIRE'S batsmen are set to face England pace bowler Jofra Archer later today.

The 26-year-old is part of the Sussex line-up taking on Oxon in a 50-over friendly at The County Ground in Hove.

Archer is recovering from elbow surgery in May and stepped up his comeback last weekend with his first competitive match since going under the knife.

Sussex's XI also includes Australian international Travis Head as well as Harrison Ward and James Coles, who are both graduates of Oxfordshire's system.

Ward opened the batting and was dismissed for 18, while Head was 28 not out at the end of the 26th over with the hosts 106/2.

Max Mannering and Prav Chahal took early wickets for Oxon.