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Sharks tumble at the Oval

Sussex Sharks were easily beaten by Surrey last night.

They posted a meagre total of 146 – with only Fynn Hudson scoring a significant 49 not out – a target which Surrey reached easily with 3 overs to spare.

I watched the match as a guest in the excellent corporate hospitality of the upper level of the Finn Stand called the Corinthian Suite – all food and drink were included – and the view behind the wicket was superb.

Viewing the Oval, I could reflect how much the ground has improved over the years.  Even quite recently it was a collection of small hickeldy-pickedly stands but now it is a modern arena.

I was surprised that it was only half full and one explanation might be that T20 attracts an office post-work crowd who may still be working at home.

Surrey fielded two Sussex old boys – Laurie Evans and Chris Jordan.

It was Jason Roy and Jacks that got the home side off to the best possible start with a stand of 100 not out.

Sussex, without Rashid Khan, looked no match.

Once a formidable T20 side – no longer.

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About Ivan Conway

Ivan Conway will be reporting on Sussex sport. He is a member of the 1901 club at Brighton HAFC, Sussex County Cricket Club and an enthusiastic horse race goer. After selling his freight forwarding and conference business he settled in Hove. His other interests are bird watching, brass rubbing and bridge. More Posts