LONDON, CMC – West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul and Barbadian all-rounder Jofra Archer both turned in telling performances but their respective Counties suffered contrasting fates in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
At the historic Oval on Sunday, Trinidadian Rampaul produced a four-wicket haul which laid the foundation for Surrey’s 66-run win over Fidel Edwards’ Hampshire under Duckworth/Lewis.
Opting to bat first, the visitors rallied to 271 for eight off their 50 overs with Australian George Bailey carving out an unbeaten 145 from 132 deliveries.
Rampaul, in his second season with the London-based club, topped the bowling with four for 61.
In reply, Sri Lankan star Kumar Sangakkara struck an unbeaten 124 from 121 deliveries, to lift Surrey to 238 for two off 38 overs – ahead on Duckworth/Lewis – when rain ended play prematurely.
Edwards, the former Barbados and Windies pacer, proved expensive with his 10 overs leaking 80 runs with just one wicket to show for his efforts.
At The Saffrons in Eastbourne, Archer extended his form with yet another solid all-round contribution for Sussex but they went down by six wickets to Gloucestershire.
Sent in, Sussex got a top score of 84 from captain and opener Luke Wright to tally 240 all out off 49.5 overs.
With the visitors having lost their way at 191 for six in the 42nd over, Archer arrived at number eight to blast a cameo 30 from 25 balls with a four and two sixes.
Gloucestershire then rode on the backs of half-centuries from George Hankins (67) and Jack Taylor (64) to reach their target with eight balls remaining.
Archer was excellent in his nine-over spell, taking two for 38, including the wicket of Taylor with the scores tied.