Sussex v Surrey at Horsham: Play abandoned

JPCT-CTSPORT Sussex v Surrey Day 2
JPCT-CTSPORT Sussex v Surrey Day 2

Sussex have struggled to 90-6 on a rain affected second day of their County Championship match against Surrey at Horsham.

Resuming on 81-2, having dismissed the away side for 124 yesterday, Sussex were soon in trouble when Mike Yardy fell to the first ball of the day, fending a short Stuart Meaker ball into the hands of Mark Ramprakash at gully.

Joe Gatting soon followed, clean bowled by Meaker in his second over of the day, the Surrey paceman uprooting Gatting’s off-stump for two. That was the final action before a 40 minute rain-break, and upon the resumption Luke Wright last five balls before he feather a catch behind to Steve Davies off Murali Kartik. Surrey wicketkeeper Davies had been called into the England squad, but rushed back to Horsham this morning after Matt Prior was passed fit to play in the Third Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston.

The last action of the day saw Ben Brown (1) trapped LBW by the lively Meaker, before the rain arrived to force the teams off before lunch. With the Cricketfield Road outfield now sodden, play has now been abandoned until tomorrow morning