Bermuda began their tour of the UK with a seven wickets defeat at the hands of Sussex II.

In very cool conditions at East Grinstead, Bermuda's batting failed to cope with the unfamiliar conditions and were dismissed for just 137 - only Dean Minors with 40 managed to play with any confidence as the ball seamed about throughout the first part of the day.

The tourists made a promising start as Irving Romaine began aggressively to take the score to 40 for one from the opening ten overs. Thereafter too many rash shots were played.

Sussex lost an early wicket to a long hop from Kevin Hurdle that was brilliantly caught by Borden . Soon after Ryan Steeed claimed a leg before decision and Mukuddem had a catch held by wicketkeeper Minors. That was to be the last success as Sharif and Hodd steered Sussex through to a straightforward victory.

After the match Gus Logie, the Bermuda national coach, said:

'Yet again we just didn't score enough runs to be competitive. Most of the players got themselves in but just didn't go on to get the big score we needed. I keep stressing the need for more concentration and more discipline but as of yet we have not seen the players respond.

'Saying that though it was our first game and it was good for the players to get out there and get used to the cold because it has been quite a shock for us coming from the heat of Trinidad straight into this kind of weather.

'I expect us to get better as the tour progresses and we now have an opportunity against Lloyds to show that we are capable of adapting quickly to the conditions.'