4.44pm – That’s it. No play. The players and coaches are shaking hands. Yorkshire take nine points and Sussex 11 from this draw.
3.49pm – There will be a further inspection at 4.30pm.
3.09pm – The umpires have called a further inspection at 3.45pm.
2.35pm – Maybe it’s not safe to assume that if there’s any more rain, that will be it. It has now stopped raining, and the sun is out at Hove. The ground staff are back out there.
2.28pm – It is indeed raining again, and pretty heavily too.
2.15pm – It’s safe to assume that any more rain and that will be it here. It’s dry at the moment and the super sopper is in full swing. But it is very wet out there.
1.58pm – The clean-up operation continues here at Hove. Sounds like the umpires are going to give the ground staff time to do their work and have a look again a bit later.
1.07pm – The rain has disappeared and things are looking much brighter. The ground staff are on their way out to start the mopping up process.
12.32pm – The weather seems mixed around the country at present. The other two games in Division Two at Glamorgan and Worcestershire are currently ongoing.
11.49am – The rain continues to fall here at Hove. Not heavy. Fingers crossed it stops and we get on at maybe 4ish, something like that.
10.49am – If you want to do a bit of Sherlock Holmes detective work on who the Sussex member of staff is who has a Wembley ticket, has the Sussex twitter feed just given a clue? They have just tweeted this photo.
10.10am – There are quite a few nerves knocking around here at Hove, and not just in the Yorkshire camp. Just been told a tale of a Sussex member of staff who has a ticket for the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley this afternoon between Brighton and Manchester United. An early call off and there’s a chance. It’s certainly not raining as heavily now as it was 40 minutes or so ago, and some of the puddles are draining away. Fingers crossed, that ticket at Wembley is still going spare come 4.30pm this afternoon.
9.30am – Good morning from Hove, where it is as wet as an Otter’s pocket, unfortunately. Heavy rain has met our arrival at the 1st Central County Ground. We will have a delayed start.
Yorkshire are closing in on a victory, 63 runs away from their 201 target with seven wickets in hand.
There was quite a bit of talk last night about wet weather being likely today, but amongst all of that a number of the locals in the media centre here were confident that there would be a long enough dry spell to finish the game later today. However, the concern is that it may already have put too much down. There are puddles all over the outfield.
Fingers crossed that is not the case and Yorkshire get the chance to claim the victory their day three performance deserves.
The lads were outstanding yesterday with ball and bat, a day which started with Yorkshire 216-7 in reply to a first-innings 361. Ben Coad’s 45 off 32 balls got the total up to 298 before a collective effort with the ball led by three wickets for Dom Bess bowled Sussex out for 137. Yorkshire then closed on 138-3 in pursuit, with Adam Lyth and Shai Hope passing 50.
If you want to recap yesterday’s play, you can do via our match report and reaction piece with Dom Bess. The links are below.
If you want some more Sunday morning reading, why not catch up with the Northern Diamonds and their opening day Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy win over Western Storm at Headingley when Katie Levick’s four wickets took her beyond 300 senior career wickets.
To view the scorecard and live stream – if and when we get underway today – visit the Match Centre tab at the top of the page. We will keep you updated. But there will not be any play imminently here at Hove.