Sussex suffer four-run defeat against Warwickshire
Delray Rawlins and his Sussex team-mates suffered a four-run defeat to Warwickshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup in a high scoring match at Edgbaston.
Winning the toss and batting, Warwickshire scored 310 for six in their 50 overs with Rob Yates their high man with 114 as the top order laid the foundation for a good total.
Yates, who opened the batting with Hamza Shaikh, scored his runs off 111 balls with 14 fours and two sixes and he and Shaikh shared in an opening stand of 69 before Shaikh was run out for 25.
After that Yates and captain Will Rhodes brought up the 200 with a second wicket stand of 131, Rhodes going on to score 76 from 70 balls with seven fours and two sixes.
Warwickshire then lost two wickets on 235 as Sussex fought back, before a fifth wicket stand of 70 between Michael Burgess (58) and Matthew Lamb (17 not out) took them to 305 late in the innings.
Openers Aristides Karvelas and Brad Currie Archie took two wickets apiece, Karvelas giving up 44 runs in eight overs and Currie finishing with two for 51 off ten. Rawlins, the fourth bowler used, was the only other Sussex bowler to bowl his allotted ten overs, finishing with 0-44 in a spell of left arm spin.
Sussex came agonisingly close to victory as captain Cheteshwar Pujara, batting at No 4, led from the front with a 79-ball 107 which includes seven fours and two sixes. Opener Ali Orr scored 80 from 102 balls, hitting six fours and three sixes.
Rawlins, batting at No 6, was out for eleven runs off 13 balls after 21 minutes at the crease. Sussex, required to scored 20 runs off the last eleven balls from Karvelas and Archie Lenham, fell just short in their run chase as they finished on 306 for seven from 50 overs.