Van Zyl brings Sussex one-day solace

Sussex 292 for 6 (van Zyl 96, Brown 60, de Lange 3-51) beat Glamorgan 221 (Cooke 62, Rudolph 51, Briggs 3-53) by 50 runs (DLS method)

Sussex won only their second Royal London Cup game since August 2014 after defeating Glamorgan by 60 runs in a rain-affected contest at Hove.

South African Stiaan van Zyl top scored with 96 as the hosts made 292 for 6 before dismissing Glamorgan for 221 to seal victory by 60 runs under Duckworth-Lewis.

On a slow pitch, Sussex's score was boosted by David Wiese's cameo of 35 from 20 balls at the end after van Zyl and Ben Brown (60) had laid the foundations with 115 in 17 overs for the fifth wicket.

Skipper Jacques Rudolph, on the ground where he compiled his List A best 169 not out in 2014, made his third score of over 50 in this season's competition and all the time he was at the crease Glamorgan had a chance.

But apart from the stand of 72 in 15 overs for the fourth wicket the South African left-hander shared with Kiran Carlson, Glamorgan struggled to build partnerships and they were kept in check by some accurate bowling, particularly from Jofra Archer and left-arm spinner Danny Briggs, who finished with 3 for 53. West Indies international Jerome Taylor also picked up a wicket on his Sussex debut.

Glamorgan were 138 for 6 when rain forced the players off and after a 50-minute delay they needed an improbable 143 in 11.5 overs under Duckworth-Lewis. Chris Cooke, one of seven South Africans playing in the match, smashed three sixes in his 62 from 46 balls but an asking rate of nearly 12 runs an over proved too much.

While van Zyl played the major hand for Sussex, there were solid contributions all the way down the order as they enjoyed the best batting conditions after winning the toss.

Chris Nash scored 41 and Harry Finch 39 but it was the stand between van Zyl and Brown which really took the game away from Glamorgan.

The pair targeted the short pavilion-side boundary, particularly against Glamorgan's seamers, with Brown hitting his runs off 53 balls with seven fours and an outrageous six over cover off Marchant de Lange.

Van Zyl scored at an even tempo throughout and looked on course for his first hundred for the county after moving into the 90s by striking David Lloyd over long-on for his second six having earlier driven a length delivery from Mick Hogan back over his head.

Van Zyl also hit nine fours from 88 balls faced but perished when he mis-timed an attempted pull after de Lange dropped short. De Lange had earlier bowled Brown and Laurie Evans with successive deliveries as they made room to hit through the off side. He finished with 3 for 51 and was the pick of the Glamorgan attack.

Wiese clobbered three sixes at the end and Sussex's total always looked 30 or 40 runs above par.

Glamorgan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st9JA RudolphDL Lloyd
2nd9JA RudolphWD Bragg
3rd29JA RudolphCA Ingram
4th72JA RudolphKS Carlson
5th10JA RudolphCB Cooke
6th9CB CookeAO Morgan
7th40CAJ MeschedeCB Cooke
8th9CB CookeAG Salter
9th16CB CookeM de Lange
10th18MG HoganM de Lange