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.