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28th August 2009

Will Smith on Durham’s defeat to Sussex

“It all went wrong from the moment we lost the toss really. The toss is important but you can’t use that as an excuse – we still had to bowl well and field well and we didn’t do either.   We didn’t get going with the bat and generally didn’t play well”, said Smith.

“It was a thoroughly professional and clinical approach from Sussex, they just outplayed us.  It’s not great being beaten in such a comprehensive manner.  

“We’re using this competition to blood a few youngsters as a means of developing a good one day side for the coming years and we’ve had a few ups and downs.  We’ve had some good games which have been confidence builders and now we need to bounce back from today’s result”, he added.