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Surrey and Sussex rained off

Sussex and Surrey were both denied fourth straight wins in the Vitality Blast last night at the Kia Oval when rain forced their match to be abandoned as a no-result after just five overs of the Surrey innings.

Jason Roy was an early wicket to fall for Surrey before rain stopped play

After a delay of 20 minutes because of rain, Surrey, put in to bat, lost a wicket on the third ball of the first over when Jason Roy pulled a short ball from David Wiese to fine leg where he was caught off a stunning catch by teenager Archie Lenham running back towards the boundary from inside the circle.

However, Surrey had a good response after that, reaching 53 for two after five overs when rain stopped play. Opener Will Jacks led the fightback, smashing 38 off 18 balls with four fours and three sixes. His sixes came off successive balls from fast bowler Tymal Mills’s lone over as Surrey raced to 42 for one after just three overs.

Jacks and Laurie Evans put on 50 for the second wicket before Will Beer broke up the stand when he trapped Evans leg-before for eight. The match was stopped soon after at 8.10pm because of the wet conditions, to the disappointment of the crowd of 4,000. Both teams collected one point for the no-result.

Surrey will welcome Hampshire to the Kia Oval for their next match tonight while Sussex are at home to Somerset tonight.

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Published June 18, 2021 at 7:55 am (Updated June 18, 2021 at 7:55 am)

Surrey and Sussex rained off

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