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Second day of four

Play abandoned at Kent

Persistent rain meant that play was abandoned for the day at 3.0pm in this County Championship match between third-placed Sussex, the defending champions and eighth-placed Kent.

Downpour helps Essex slip into quarter-final

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Ebbsfleet United 1 Torquay United 0: McPhee eyes move after final touch for Ebbsfleet

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Radio 1 DJ jailed for four years in Dubai on cannabis charge

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Backing of the Net: The true meaning of planet football

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Colyton Grammar School, Whitwell Lane, Colyford, Colyton, Devon. EX24 6HN.

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