|Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Arundel (day three):|
|Sussex 351-8 dec: Beer 97, Wiese 67; Van Buuren 3-46|
|Gloucestershire 146-3: Drop 59, Roderick 51*|
|Gloucestershire (1 pt) trail Sussex (4 pts) by 205 runs with nine wickets remaining|
Gareth Roderick and Chris Dent struck half-centuries for Gloucestershire, who are heading for a fabulous draw at Sussex after a rain-affected day three at Arundel.
Sussex declared overnight on a 351-8 and had Miles Hammond realized in the third over of Gloucestershire’s reply.
Danny Briggs took a fine catch to get The james Bracey out but Dent suspended in there in tricky conditions, opting for 59.
Roderick use six fours on his way to a strong unbeaten 51, with Gloucestershire 146-3 – 205 behind – whilst rain intervened.
At the stop-start day, the weather forced the members into an early lunch and though which they resumed at 16: 00 BST, play lasted just an hour before you once again coming to a halt.
With so little time left amongst people, it would seem the sides will fight for batting and bowling points, rather than a definite result, on the fourth and coto day.