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Sussex suffer second successive washout

Washed out: The 1st Central County Ground yesterday

Delray Rawlins and his Sussex Sharks team-mates suffered a second washout in two days as heavy rain left the outfield at the 1st Central County Ground unplayable for last night’s Vitality Blast South Group match with Somerset.

The match was abandoned by the umpires more than two hours before the scheduled start, leaving the teams to take a point each for the no-result.

Sussex, after winning their first three matches, remain unbeaten after five matches, after also having to settle for a no-result against Surrey at the Kia Oval on Thursday.

Five other Vitality Blast matches were called off yesterday because of the rain.

Meanwhile, Sussex have been given a suspended points deduction by the Cricket Discipline Commission after receiving five fixed penalties in a 12-month period. The decision was made at a remote disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

The CDC's decision will result in a penalty of 12 points in the LV= Insurance County Championship and/or two points in the Vitality Blast and/or two points in the Royal London Cup being imposed if members of the Sussex men’s team incur a further two fixed penalty breaches in any competition within a period of 12 months from the date of the hearing.

The precise nature of the points deductions will be decided by the panel depending on the seriousness of any future breaches and the competition in which they occur.

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Published June 19, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated June 19, 2021 at 12:27 am)

Sussex suffer second successive washout

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