Marcus Trescothick's blitz at Taunton beaten by rain
|Friends Life t20, Taunton|
|Somerset 177-4, Sussex 40-2. No result. 1 pt each|
Marcus Trescothick smashed an unbeaten 87 off 39 balls, but Somerset had to settle for a point as rain halted their FL t20 game with Sussex.
Trescothick and Kieron Pollard compiled an exhilarating stand of 68 in 4.5 overs to help Somerset to 177-4.
But it proved in vain as a match already reduced to 15 overs after a delayed start had to be abandoned.
Umpires Nick Cook and Nigel Cowley ruled the light too poor to continue with Sussex 40-2 off 3.4 overs.
Both sides had to settle for a point and a large crowd went away frustrated and disappointed.
Eight more balls would have constituted a match and the Duckworth/Lewis method would have decided the outcome.