SECOND ELEVEN: Sussex off to winning start in Trophy01-May-2014
Sussex’s second string won their opening Second Eleven Trophy match yesterday at Horsham as they beat Surrey by three wickets.
After the visitors won the toss and elected to bat, Surrey made 172 for 9 from their 45 overs as the match was reduced by 5 overs per side due to a wet outfield delaying the start of the game. The wickets were shared between the Sussex bowlers with Lewis Hatchett (2 for 17), Steffan Piolet (2 for 28) and skipper Will Beer (2 for 24) the chief destroyers. Luke Wright and Chris Nash also picked up a wicket apiece.
In reply Sussex made their target with nearly four overs to spare. Wicketkeeper-batsman Callum Jackson top-scored with 39 whilst Harry Finch (29) and Leo Cammish (22 not out) were the main contributors. Nash and Wright, who opened the innings, couldn’t follow up their good form from the friendly match earlier in the week as they were dismissed for 5 and 18 respectively.
Two former Sussex bowlers, in the shape of Tim Linley and Michael Rippon, were the home side’s chief destroyers as they claimed three wickets each.
Sussex (174 for 7 from 41.2 overs) beat Surrey (172 for 9 from 45 overs) by three wickets. Click HERE to download a PDF scorecard
Sussex: Chris Nash, Luke Wright, Steffan Piolet, Harry Finch, Callum Jackson (wkt), Will Beer (capt), Ben Shoare, Leo Cammish, Tim Moses, Lewis Hatchett, Chris Liddle