One-Day Cup: Hove abandonment sees Essex qualify for last eight

The covers remained on for around three hours at Hove
Royal London One-Day Cup, 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.