Chris Jordan took a catch off his own bowling to remove Jack Leaning

Sussex v Yorkshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Hove, 1st day

Ballance shows poise to rebuild Yorkshire

After being dropped by England Gary Ballance had vowed that he would have the confidence not to remodel his game. He has remained true to his word and, in an era of stultifying over-analysis, that shows a certain courage

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The rain arrived to ruin the evening at Hove

Royal London Cup, Group B

Rain helps Kent secure quarter-final

Essex, Kent and Hampshire secured progression from Group B into the quarter-finals of the Royal London Cup after a damp evening which led for four no results.

A packed Hove ground on T20 night

NatWest Blast quarter-finals

City-based T20 on hold as Blast attendances soar

Sussex fans in the NatWest Blast quarter-final at Hove were told by an ECB official to stop protesting about the possibility of T20 city franchises - and the possibility is receding in any event

David Willey smashed his way to a half-century off 27 balls

Sussex v Northants, NatWest Blast quarter-final, Hove

Willey strikes fastest hundred as Northants breeze through

If stardom is about taking your moments then David Willey surely has a chance at stardom. He turned Northants' quarter-final against Sussex into a rout, striking the fastest century of the season in the NatWest Blast

Ben Brown hit 53 in a tough chase

Middlesex v Sussex, LV= Championship, Division One, Lord's, 4th day

Middlesex narrowly survive Brown's heroics

To look at Sussex's squad and their performance at Lord's, you would be tempted to say they are too good to go down. After Ben |Brown's brave effort narrowly failed, with four games left they have to prove it

Michael Yardy made a half-century

Middlesex v Sussex, LV= Championship, Division One, Lord's, 2nd day

Yardy gritty to the last

It was quite fitting that, with England sealing a Test match victory with two days to spare, Middlesex and Sussex took the opportunity to fashion what is set to be a thrilling climax at Lord's to fill the spare time