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Day 4 of 4
Match Drawn

Sussex vs Warwicks

County Championship: Wet draw for Sussex and Warwickshire

Ben Brown: Sussex batsman finished unbeaten on 82

James Anyon: scored the only five runs on day four

Sussex and Warwickshire were forced to settle for a draw after only 20 deliveries were possible due to bad weather on day four of their LV= County Championship Division One fixture at Hove.

A share of the spoils always looked the most likely outcome with Sussex starting the day on 416-7 in reply to the defending champions' 453 all out and persistent rain confirmed the outcome, Sussex on 421-7 at the close.

Both teams leave the fixture with eight points, preserving their unbeaten start to the season in the process.

The wet weather meant Ben Brown could not add to his overnight score of 82 with James Anyon adding the five runs scored on a truncated day.

Umpires George Sharp and Neil Mallender decided that play could get under way again at 2pm but when the rain returned they abandoned proceedings 30 minutes later.

Brown's third half-century in four innings contained seven fours and came off 149 balls but a desperately slow pitch and some accurate bowling inhibited both teams' efforts to force victory.

Match Details

Date
1st - 4th May 2013
Toss
Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
The PROBIZ County Ground
Umpires
N A Neil, G George

sussex BATTING CARD

Batsman R
C.D. Nash c Chopra b Wright 43
L.W.P. Wells b Rankin 96
M.H. Yardy c Ambrose b Rankin 32
E.C. Joyce c Chopra b Milnes 42
M.J. Prior c Ambrose b Wright 42
R.J. Hamilton-Brown lbw Woakes 18
B.C. Brown Not out 82
C.J. Jordan c Chopra b Rankin 16
J.E. Anyon Not out 24
Extras 8nb, 1w, 1b, 11lb 26
Total 145.2 Overs 421 - 7
Full Batting Card

warwicks BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
C.J.C. Wright 27 4 81 2
C.R. Woakes 24.2 4 40 1
J.S. Patel 45 6 127 0
W.B. Rankin 22 2 60 3
T.P. Milnes 20 1 72 1
L.J. Evans 7 0 24 0
Full Bowling Card