There were wins for Durham, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Glamorgan and Middlesex in the evening's Friends Life t20 matches. Meanwhile, at Cheltenham, Kent and Gloucestershire set up a last day run chase in their LV= County Championship Division Two match.
The LV= County Championship made a return as the Friends Life t20 takes a break before its return in earnest at the weekend. There were good performances today from Mark Footitt, Michael Yardy, Varun Chopra and James Vince
Further to the recent announcement of the Academy Intake for the new season, Sussex CCC have confirmed that three young pace bowlers have been awarded Academy Plus Scholarships for the 2012 season.
The Academy Plus is the holding ground between the Academy and the Professional Staff.
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has handed acting Sussex captain Murray Goodwin a one-game ban following three incidents of poor conducts.
Goodwin was handed a reprimand and a suspended fine by his club for twice being reported by umpires for showing dissent but the ECB has decided to take even firmer action.
Acting Sussex captain Murray Goodwin has been reprimanded and warned about his future conduct by the club. The actions come after him twice being reported for showing dissent at an umpire's decision after being dismissed.
Goodwin has also been fined an undisclosed amount by the club although this penalty has been suspended for two years as recognition of his service to the club and a previously clean disciplinary record.
Sussex fast bowlers James Anyon and Chris Liddle have put pen to paper on a new contract that keep them at Hove until the end of the 2013 season.
Anyon joined Sussex from Warwickshire in 2009 while Liddle moved from Leicestershire in 2006 and both played key roles in last season's LV= County Championship Division Two success.
Sussex all-rounder Michael Yardy will play no part in the Friends Life t20 match against Somerset this evening (14th June) as he takes a short break from the game, the club have confirmed.
Yardy withdrew from England's World Cup squad in March due to depression, returning home but has made a comeback, playing first-team cricket from May
Sussex County Cricket Club is delighted to announce Herbalife as its Official Nutrition Partner for the 2011 season.
The partnership began in early April and involves the entire squad using Herbalife Formula 1 shakes, meal replacement bars, protein bars and H30 Proâ„¢ for the coming season. As part of the relationship, Herbalife has also now become official nutrition product supplier to the team.
Sussex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce a tie-up with the Downâ€™s Syndrome Association as one of their charity partners.
The DSA, founded in 1970, are committed to helping people with Down's Syndrome live full and rewarding lives, and are the only organisation in the United Kingdom focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's Syndrome.
Sussex CCC are delighted to announce the renewal of their community partnership with Southern Rail.
The partnership allows Sussex Cricket to further widen its community offering, providing meaningful quality cricket provision for those without it.
The stars of Sussex County Cricket Club have made a declaration - that they very much like the new green way they have of getting to the green, green grass of Hove and itâ€™s all thanks to Ford and to Apex Car Rental.
Apex, Sussex CCC's new official vehicle partner, has provided the newly promoted LV= County Championship Division One side with a fleet of new Ford models for use by the players - including England star Monty Panesar, vice-captain Murray Goodwin and overseas star Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, as well as the County's backroom staff.
Sussex have signed Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul to boost their Twenty20 campaign, where he will join forces with compatriot Rana Naved-ul-Hasan.
Gul, 27, has played 34 Tests, 88 One-Day Internationals and 34 Twenty20 Internationals, playing a leading role in Pakistan's success in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.
Sussex have included leg-spinner Will Beer in their 14-man squad to take on Hampshire in their LV= County Championship clash that gets underway at The Rose Bowl from 4th May.
Luke Wright, who missed the CB40 win over the Netherlands, is included as the newly-promoted side aim to build on a start to the season that has seen them take a win, a draw and a loss from their opening fixtures.
Further to them receiving ECB grants, two Sussex cricket clubs have been able to make much needed improvements to their practice facilities.
Both Findon Cricket Club and Horsham Cricket Club have redeveloped their net facilities, and received their grants partly on the basis that they are both progressive clubs in terms of developing cricket for women and girls.