The game was Bangladesh’s tour opener as they prepare for the ICC Champions Trophy starting in June. Chris, who won five Test caps for England and captained Sussex to three Championship titles, led a Duke of Norfolk XI that included former England and Sussex fast bowler James Kirtley.
Batting first, Bangladesh posted 345-7 off their 50 overs, with Mushfiqur Rahim making an unbeaten 134. In reply, the Duke of Norfolk XI made an excellent start to their run chase but sadly after 15 overs of their innings it started raining, and the match was abandoned due to the weather.
“It was a real privilege to captain the Duke of Norfolk XI against a very good Bangladesh side,” said Chris after the game. “Our bowlers did really well and I was really pleased to see my old friend and team mate James Kirtley taking three wickets. A couple of the younger lads from the MCC ground staff did a great job for us and the whole day was played in the perfect spirit in front of a very good crowd at Arundel”.