Close of Play

  • Sun, 4 May - day 1 - Sussex 1st innings 276/8 (MH Yardy 132*, SJ Magoffin 7*, 91.3 ov)
  • Mon, 5 May - day 2 - Lancashire 1st innings 157/6 (TC Smith 45*, AL Davies 41*, 61.3 ov)
  • Tue, 6 May - day 3 - Sussex 2nd innings 216/5 (MW Machan 44*, BC Brown 6*, 68 ov)
  • Wed, 7 May - day 4 - Lancashire 2nd innings 19/0 (8.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Yates weathers the storm

    Gary Yates insisted that rain wrecked the chance of an absorbing Lancashire run chase and, as sceptical as some supporters seemed to be, nobody could prove him wrong

  • Lancashire fail to get the point

    Lancashire failed to reach 200 for the third time in four innings before Sussex gave them a lesson at Old Trafford about how to construct an innings

  • Battling Davies stifles Old Trafford grumbles

    When bullets meet balsa wood there is generally only one winner. The metaphors regularly employed should have warned that Lancashire would find Sussex's attack hard to handle