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Sussex won by 17 runs.

Essex vs Sussex

Sharks feast on Eagles

Wright's forthright 81 not out sets up 17-run victory

Wright on cue: the Sussex opener regularly found the boundary

Sussex Sharks maintained their excellent start in the Friends Life t20 South Group with a 17-run success against Essex Eagles at Chelmsford.

Sharks openers Luke Wright and Chris Nash put on 106 in 11.1 overs after being asked to bat.

Nash went for 44, the first of four victims for Eagles spinner Tim Phillips (4-27), but Wright batted throughout the innings, finishing with 81 not out from 51 balls - featuring seven fours and three sixes - in a total of 168-6.

And that proved enough as Essex mustered 151-7 in reply, Owais Shah's 39 the top score.

Seamers Chris Liddle (3-25) and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (2-23) led the way with the ball for Sussex, who have won all three of their matches so far in this season's competition.

Match Details

8th Jun 2011
County Ground, Chelmsford
M A Gough and R K Illingworth


Batsman R
Pettini b Naved-ul-Hasan 25
Bopara c Gatting b Liddle 1
Napier c Naved-ul-Hasan b Liddle 7
Shah c Vincent b Wright 39
ten Doeschate lbw b Naved-ul-Hasan 14
Styris c Gatting b Parnell 20
Walker c Liddle 11
Foster not out 19
Southee not out 11
Extras 1w, 3lb 4
Total Close, 20.0 Overs 151 - 7
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Panesar 3 0 29 0
Liddle 4 0 25 3
Parnell 4 0 37 1
Yardy 4 0 27 0
Naved-ul-Hasan 4 0 23 2
Wright 1 0 7 1
Full Bowling Card