Rawlins & Sussex Draw Warm Up Match with Hampshire
Sussex's bowling attack starred against Hampshire on Day Two as the warm-up match against their local rivals ended in a draw.
After Harry Finch and Ben Brown impressed with the bat on the opening day, Sussex declared on 102-3 overnight and allowed Hampshire a chance to bat in far kinder conditions than 24 hours earlier.
Felix Organ and Joe Weatherley opened for the visiting side, but the former was soon dismissed when Ollie Robinson - back from England duty - had him caught in the covers by Delray Rawlins for eight.
Weatherley was joined at the crease by Ollie Soames, but he was quickly looking for another partner when Mitchell Claydon had Soames caught by Tom Clark in the deep for one to claim his first wicket in a Sussex shirt.
Despite the wickets falling around him, Weatherley looked in fine form and found an accomplice in captain, Sam Northeast.
The duo put on a partnership of 81 for the fourth wicket and Hampshire were looking comfortable as they reached lunch on 108-2, but following the interval, the visitors collapsed amidst some impressive Sussex bowling.
Robinson began the onslaught when he had Northeast caught behind by Brown for 37, before George Garton and Henry Crocombe dismissed Tom Alsop and Ian Holland respectively.
Finch then took a stunning reflex catch at second slip to bid farewell to James Fuller and give Claydon his second of the match, and the former Kent man had his third in Sussex colors when Scott Currie was caught by Rawlins before Jack Carson got the final wicket of the innings to dismiss Hampshire for 150.
Sussex came back into bat after a short interval, with Finch and Brown opening the second innings after their encouraging showing during the opening innings.
The pair both passed fifty runs for the match before retiring not out at tea to provide their teammates with some essential time at the crease, ahead of the Bob Willis Trophy getting underway this Saturday.
Rawlins was caught smartly in the slips for 14 off the final delivery of the day.
Hampshire First Inning
..08 (27) FS Organ c Delray Rawlins b Robinson ..55 (98) JJ Weatherley Retired Not Out ..01 (14) OC Soames c Clark b Claydon ..37 (67) SA Northeast c Brown b Robinson ..04 (16) TP Alsop c Brown b Garton ..02 (13) IG Holland c Brown b Crocombe ..17 (37) LD McManus Not Out ..00 (08) JK Fuller c Finch b Claydon ..00 (01) KHD Barker c Garton b Crocombe ..05 (04) SW Currie c Delray Rawlins b Claydon ..11 (15) MS Crane LBW Meaker ..00 (03) AS Dale c Finch b Carson ..10 Extras (4b-1lb-1w-4nb) 150 Total All Out in 50.2 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-22 (Organ), 2-27 (Soames), 2-108* (Weatherley retired not out), 3-113 (Northeast), 4-115 (Alsop), 5-116 (Holland), 6-121 (Fuller), 7-122 (Barker), 8-127 (Currie), 9-149 (Crane), 10-150 (Dale)
..09 (21) HZ Finch Retired Not Out ..10 (16) BC Brown Retired Not Out ..00 (04) TGR Clark LBW Holland ..04 (21) GHS Garton c Currie b Crane ..27 (56) TJ Haines c McManus b Currie ..36 (60) LWP Wells Not Out ..14 (26) Delray Rawlins c Organ b Fuller ..00 (00) OE Robinson Not Out ..02 Extras (2nb) 102 Total for 4 Wickets after 33.5 overs
Fall of Wickets: 0-21* (Brown retired not out), 0-21* (Finch retired not out), 1-21 (Clark), 2-33 (Garton), 3-55 (Haines), 4-102 (Rawlins)
6.5-1-31-1 JK Fuller 6.0-1-22-0 AS Dale 5.0-4-01-1 IG Holland 9.0-0-32-1 MS Crane 6.0-2-11-1 SW Currie 1.0-0-05-0 FS Organ