Jason Gillespie has praised Sussex’s willingness to graft after their trip to Arundel ended in a predictable draw.

Hands were shaken at 4.50pm yesterday with Gloucestershire 444-6 in reply to Sussex’s 351-8 declared.

Each team takes ten points from a round of fixtures which was ruined by rain.

The match will be remembered for Will Beer’s 97 on his first crack at opening in the absence of Phil Salt.

Head coach Gillespie said: “The surface was quite benign and there was not much in it for the bowlers.

“If you bowled with good discipline with a ring field it was hard at times to score freely because the pitch was so slow. A draw was always the likely result.

“Our attitude throughout was really good. We gave Will Beer a chance at the top of the order and the way he applied himself was excellent.

“I thought our seam bowlers bowled quite nicely. Ollie (Robinson) got some wickets and I thought Chris Jordan was better than we have seen in the last couple of games. So there are certainly some positives.

“We go to Worcestershire now and we know they are a very good side. There has been a lot of rain about so hopefully we can get a game in.”

The Worcestershire game has been moved from New Road to Kidderminster due to concerns over flooding.

It has also been pushed back 24 hours and will start on Tuesday.

Gloucestershire’s Gareth Roderick ended a three-year wait for a century as he reached 158, his first hundred outside Gloucestershire since 2013.

Ryan Higgins weighed in with a career-best 119 not out