Sussex draw washed out match with West Indies

Posted On 07 May 2012 at 5:29 pm
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Sussex drew with West Indies 90-3

The West Indies tour match was rained off with just 34 overs having been played over three days.

Sussex won the toss and chose to field but a wet outfield combined with rain and bad light prevented much play.

The match was officially abandoned this afternoon (Monday 7 May) with the tourists having had precious little opportunity to warm up before the first test against England in ten days.

Opening batsman Adrian Barath made 16 before being bowled by Kirk Wernars in the ninth over.

Chris Nash caught Kirk Edwards in the slips off the bowling of Chris Liddle, with Edwards scoring just eight runs. He had already been dropped by Luke Wells before getting off the mark.

With only 18 overs having been played, bad light brought proceedings to an end yesterday (Sunday 6 May) despite the floodlights being switched on.

Play resumed on the third day today at 46-2 and the weather permitted just 16 more overs.

In that time, wicketkeeper Matt Prior caught the young left-handed opener Kieran Powell off the bowling of Naveed Arif Gondal.

Powell proved to be the West Indies’ top scorer with 35 runs.

The match was declared a draw.


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