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ACADEMY: Sussex secure first-innings win in Sri Lanka


The De Soysa Ground, Moratuwa

Sussex’s Academy secured a first-innings victory in their latest two-day match in Sri Lanka, despite the wet weather causing an abandonment on the second day at the De Soysa Ground, Moratuwa.

After only 31 overs of play was possible on the opening day, in which a strong Sri Lankan Development Under-19 XI reached 114 for 5, the hosts moved on to 181 for 8 before declaring.

Sussex then managed slightly more than 52 overs before heavy rain brought a halt to proceedings with the tourists making 217 for 8. Joe Ludlow top-scored with 52, skipper Jonty Jenner made 43 and George Garton 30.

The Academy have a one-day match remaining tomorrow as well as a two-day game over the weekend before departing to return home.

You can download a complete scorecard from the match by clicking HERE (PDF format)

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