Cricket: Lewry's short spell

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LEICESTERSHIRE reached 32 without loss by tea after being put into bat by Sussex at Grace Road yesterday. A steady drizzle washed out the morning session of the Championship match and when play finally started at 3.30 it was limited to one ball.

This was sent down by the left-arm seamer Jason Lewry, but then rain started again and the sides dashed back to the pavilion. Another hour's stoppage followed before play could resume.

Sussex were unable to extract as much help as they had hoped for from a greenish-looking pitch and Vince Wells and Darren Maddy reached the safety of the tea interval with few alarms. Both batsmen produced cracking cover drives to the boundary off James Kirtley.