Sussex maintain winning form

  • Last Updated: August 6 2014, 23:05 BST

A review of Wednesday's action in the Royal London One-Day Cup, including wins for Sussex, Kent and Leicestershire.

Luke Wright: Helped Sussex claim victory
Luke Wright: Helped Sussex claim victory

Sussex made it two wins in successive days to keep their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup alive after a 36-run win over Surrey at the Kia Oval.

Half-centuries from Luke Wright, Ed Joyce and Craig Cachopa lifted the Sharks to 289 for eight - and Surrey could only manage 253 for nine despite 85 from 97 balls from Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Azhar Mahmood chipped in with 40 for the hosts but Sussex bowled superbly on a slow pitch being used for the third successive game and Surrey's innings petered out.

Ebullient Australian paceman Doug Bollinger equalled his career-best List A figures of five wickets for 35 runs to ease Kent to a comfortable six-wicket win over Glamorgan.

Bollinger's bubbly bowling display helped dismiss Glamorgan for 209, after which the 33-year-old left-armer sat with his feet up on the players' balcony at Canterbury as he watched a successful Spitfires' pursuit - inspired by an unbeaten 62 from Darren Stevens.

Meanwhile, Niall O' Brien's perfectly-paced century enabled Leicestershire to defeat Hampshire by six wickets in the final over of a rain-truncated match at the Ageas Bowl.

O'Brien hammered seven sixes, including the winning hit off James Tomlinson, and five fours in his 105 not out as Leicestershire chased down a revised target of 186 from 25 overs with four balls to spare.

Leicestershire, who were heavily beaten by Gloucestershire the previous night, required 10 from Tomlinson's last over but left-handed O'Brien made light of it by hitting the first ball for four and the second over the ropes at mid-wicket.