It’s too wet for the Sharks as T20 clash with Kent is called off

Posted On 11 Aug 2018 at 12:17 pm

Heavy rain during the day and late afternoon forced the Sussex Sharks’ Vitality Blast south group game against the Kent Spitfires at Hove to be abandoned.

Both sides take one point for a “no result” last night (Friday 10 August).

With the outfield saturated, there was no option but to announce that the ground was unfit for play.

And there was no chance of conditions improving, after the scheduled 7pm start, even for a five-over match to be contested later in the evening.

Both counties have now had four “no result” matches in the group stage.

Although they stay in contention for quarter-final qualification, it is Kent who will be the happier of the two with this wash-out point.

The Spitfires have 14 points from 11 games, with home fixtures to come against Middlesex tomorrow Sunday (12 August) at Beckenham and Somerset next Thursday (16 August) at Canterbury.

Their final south group fixture is an away match against the Essex Eagles at Chelmsford on Friday 17 August.

Sussex now have 12 points from 11 matches and face having to win at least two of their final three fixtures – and possibly all three – to guarantee a last eight knock-out place.

The Sharks are due to play Glamorgan at Hove on Tuesday (14 August) before travelling to Bristol to take on Gloucestershire on Thursday (16 August).

Their final group game is at home to Middlesex at Hove on Friday (17 August).

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