Close of Play

  • Wed, 30 Apr - day 1 - no play
  • Thu, 01 May - day 2 - Sussex 1st innings 318/5 (MJ Prior 16*, RJ Kirtley 2*, 96 ov)
  • Fri, 02 May - day 3 - Surrey 1st innings 164/2 (MR Ramprakash 66*, MA Butcher 10*, 50 ov)
  • Sat, 03 May - day 4 - Sussex 2nd innings 13/0 (13 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Prior shines but not bright enough

    The third, soporific day at Hove inched the match inexorably closer to a batsman's draw, with Sussex's last five batsman adding 157 in 45 overs, only occasionally breaking into a trot

  • Jordan bides his time

    Will Luke meets Surrey's Chris Jordan, their 19-year-old fast bowler with a blistering future

  • Mushtaq out for three weeks after knee surgery

    Sussex's members looked quizzically at one another this morning at Hove when Mushtaq Ahmed's name was not mentioned in the team to face Surrey, and it was later revealed that Mushtaq, Sussex's whirling legspinner, underwent keyhole surgery on his right kn

  • Hopkinson and Goodwin fall short

    Carl Hopkinson and Murray Goodwin both fell short of hundreds, but Sussex nevertheless made Surrey's bowlers toil in the Hove sunshine to reach 318 for 5 at stumps on the second day