Rain Affects Rawlins & Sussex Against Essex Day One
Delray Rawlins teammate opener Phil Salt made 57 before becoming Jamie Porterís second victim as Sussex reached 93 for 2 from on a rain-affected first day against Essex in the Bob Willis Trophy at Hove.
Play didnít get underway until 2.30pm because of a wet outfield then drizzle and bad light returned after tea. Only 30 overs had been bowled when umpires Ian Gould and Mark Newell called off play at 6pm.
Rawlins is yet to bat.
Salt had been put down at gully by Dan Lawrence in the 18th over on 32 and looked like making south group leaders Essex pay as he reached his third half-century of the season.
But Porter, who had already removed Tom Haines for 14, picked up a second wicket after switching ends when Salt was well taken low down at second slip by Simon Harmer in the 24th over after facing 82 balls and hitting 11 fours.