Essex beat Sussex by 4 wickets in One Day Cup thanks to Tom Westley
Essex won the toss and decided to field at the Saffrons, Eastbourne this morning and it wasn’t long before they had Sussex 46-3 and in a bit of bother, thanks to Matt Coles taking the wickets of openers Luke Wells and Luke Wright.
Sussex 281-7 ( Laurie Evans 107*, Harry Finch 56; Ashar Zaidi 2-32, Neil Wagner 2-52)
Essex 285-6 (Tom Westley 88, Adam Wheater 60; Jofra Archer 2-53)
Result - Essex won by 4 wickets
However, a battling century by Laurie Evans (107*) supported by Harry Finch (56) and latterly Jofra Archer (33*) helped Sussex to a defendable 281-7.
However, in reply Tom Westley (88) and Adam Wheater (60) took Essex to 282 with 2 overs to spare and it means Essex keep the possibility of reaching the One-Day Cup knockout stages.
Essex move up to third, in the South Group table, with a game to play against Kent this Wednesday. Sussex won just two games in their Cup campaign this year.
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