Sussex's County Championship match against Middlesex at Merchant Taylor's School has been abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Despite improved weather on the final day the umpires pulled the plug at 1pm due to a waterlogged outfield.

Sussex had been keen to attempt to play to try to pick up some bonus points but had to settle for the five for a draw.

It lifts them back to fifth in division one ahead of their home game against Nottinghamshire at Hove on Sunday.