Durham v Sussex, Pro40, Chester-le-Street August 28, 2006

Sussex continue one-day form

Cricinfo staff

Sussex 155 for 3 (Montgomerie 71) beat Durham 154 for 8 (Breese 50, Kirtley 3-27) by seven wickets

Sussex followed up their C&G Trophy success with an impressive seven-wicket victory against Durham in the Pro40 to keep their hopes of a treble alive. Richard Montgomerie carried them most of the way towards their target after James Kirtley, riding high after his match-winning effort on Saturday, bagged three wickets.

Kirtley and Yasir Arafat knocked the stuffing out of Durham's innings as they slumped to 10 for 3. That became 40 for 4 when Ben Harmison fell to Luke Wright and, although Gareth Breese's 50 led a recovery, Durham could only muster a modest total. Robin Martin-Jenkins produced a miserly spell with the ball, as his eight overs cost just 10 runs with four maidens.

Matt Prior fell early in the chase, but Chris Nash added 66 for the second wicket with Montgomerie. Chris Adams was at the crease to complete the formalities and Sussex had a massive 82 balls to spare.