Warwickshire are on the brink of joining Kent in winning promotion from the second division of the Specsavers County Championship after consolidating their position on the third day of their match against Sussex at Hove.
Hailsham CC had a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at one of the most famous grounds in the country, if not the world, the Kia Oval. They won a competition in the Cricketer magazine after proving they are a club that has the ‘power to surprise’.
There’s no hiding from the fact that it was gutting to fall at the final hurdle in this year’s T20 competition – and we will reflect on what we could have done better to win – but that doesn’t stop me looking back fondly at what was an incredible occasion.
Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott enjoyed another profitable day against Sussex to put second division leaders Warwickshire in a strong position after day one of their Specsavers County Championship match at Hove.