The game was played on the same pitch as on Thursday, of course, but one would never have guessed it.
Bowlers may have been fattening their averages in the opening weeks of the season but they do not tend to dominate too often at Hove whatever the weather.
Lancashire, proud county champions, have had a dire start to their season; two matches, two defeats.
Bradley Wiggins has already shown the form to be considered a contender for this year's Tour de France, where success is likely to be forged in the mountains and during the two stretches of time trials.
The future of the Grand National seems sure to be the main point of discussion at the offices of the British Horseracing Authority on Monday when its chief executive, Paul Bittar, meets his opposite from World Horse Welfare, Roly Owers.
The launch of the World Snooker Championship, which starts on Saturday in Sheffield, saw the sport's governing spirit Barry Hearn put on a bravura display of pizzazz, salesmanship and generally being Barry Hearn.
Rain was the last thing on anyone's mind when James Doyle enjoyed the most rewarding moment of his eight-year riding career in Dubai less than a month ago.
Earlier this year, the story goes, Sir Dave Brailsford was watching the time-trial stage of a World Tour race on television, witnessed one of the 22-year-old Yates brothers riding out of his skin to a high overall placing and muttered something like: “Ouch, we should have signed that one.”
The prospect of Mo Farah being questioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency appeared to move closer after Treniere Moser, his fellow Nike Oregon Project athlete, revealed that Usada officials had spoken to her in the past week.
Brock Lesnar has revealed that he did not want to end the Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak.