County Championship: Northamptonshire progress at Sussex held up by rain

Ben Duckett
Ben Duckett is the leading run scorer in Division Two this season, with 718 runs in 12 innings at an average of 65.27
Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Arundel
Sussex v Northamptonshire, day two
Sussex 178: Nash 75; Azharullah 6-68
Northamptonshire 142-2: Duckett 72, Wakely 46*
Sussex lead by 36 runs
Sussex 0 pts, Northants 3 pts
Match scorecard

Northamptonshire reached 142-2 to trail Sussex by 36 runs, but rain at Arundel checked their progress on day two.

Only 29.1 overs were possible before the weather turned during lunch and play was abandoned at 17:10 BST.

Northants opener Ben Duckett missed out on a third Championship century of the season, edging Ajmal Shahzad to Chris Nash at slip to be dismissed for 72.

Duckett was the only Northants wicket to fall, while captain Alex Wakely will resume 46 not out on the third day.

Azharullah's 6-68 helped to bowl out Sussex for just 178 on day one.