Duckworth-Lewis under fire

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Sussex are lodging an official complaint with the English Cricket Board following their farcical Sunday League defeat at Durham this week. The county faced a revised target of 80 in four overs under the complex Duckworth-Lewis system after torrential rain caused a 100-minute delay to the match at Chester-le-Street.

Sussex, who lost by 62 runs, are also furious that the 10th over of their innings, the number necessary to ensure a result, was bowled as the heavens opened. Their chief executive, Tony Pigott, said: "The target proved that the Duckworth-Lewis system doesn't work and we played in torrential rain when we should have been off the park."

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