Nash, Vincent centuries set up huge win
Sussex 271 for 2 beat Netherlands 123 by 148 runs
Centuries from Chris Nash and Lou Vincent set Sussex up for a comfortable Clydesdale Bank 40 Group A win over Holland at Amstelveen. Nash hit an unbeaten 116 and Vincent scored 102 out of the visitors' 271 for 2 and then Chris Liddle claimed an impressive five wickets for just 18 runs as the home side were bowled out for 123. Only four of the Holland batsmen reached double figures as they were defeated by 148 runs with nearly five overs remaining.
Nash and Ed Joyce put on 41 before the latter fell for 21 but then Nash and Vincent got to work, both reaching half-centuries in pretty much even time. Both went on to reach their centuries before Vincent fell with the score on 235 with three overs to go.
Nash was then joined by Rana Naved (19 not out) and together they took the total to 271 without further loss. Nash's knock came from 135 balls and included five fours and two sixes, Vincent making his 102 from 91 balls with five fours and a six.
Liddle quickly got to work with the home side's batsmen and wickets fell at regular intervals, opener Wesley Barresi the first to go with the total on 5 when he was caught by wicketkeeper Ben Brown off Liddle. The left-arm medium pacer went on to claim four more victims as the home side struggled to make runs, finding themselves at 32 for 5 when Tim Gruijters (23) was joined by Tom de Grooth.
They put on 47 for the sixth wicket but when De Grooth, the top scorer with 30, was trapped leg before by Luke Wells the fight was taken out of the home side's reply. Wells claimed 3 for 19 from his eight overs as the visitors claimed an easy win which leaves them in top spot in Group A with their opponents in fourth.