One-Day Cup: Hove abandonment sees Essex qualify for last eight
|Royal London One-Day Cup, BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground|
|Sussex 154-3 (32.3 overs): Bailey 48 not out; Porter 1-29|
|Essex: Did not bat|
|No result (rain)|
Essex qualified for the One-Day Cup quarter-finals after their game against Sussex was abandoned because of rain.
The match at Hove started on time at 14:00 BST after the visitors won the toss and elected to field first.
Sussex had reached 154-3, with George Bailey unbeaten on 48 and Callum Jackson 34 not out, when the players were taken off at 16:00 BST.
With no prospect of the weather improving after a three hour delay, the umpires called the game off.
Essex will play Yorkshire at Chelmsford in the last eight on Thursday, 27 August, at 14:00 BST.
Sussex finish the group stage without a win.