RESULT
Group 3, Northampton, May 06 - 09, 2021, County Championship
106 & 215

Northants won by an innings and 120 runs

Sussex 1st Innings
Northants 1st Innings
Sussex 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sussex 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aaron Thomason c †Rossington b Sanderson817191047.05
Tom Haines c Vasconcelos b Sanderson015000.00
Stiaan van Zyl  b Sanderson310250030.00
Travis Head c Vasconcelos b Berg918282050.00
Tom Clark lbw b Sanderson12226004.54
Ben Brown (c)†lbw b Berg035000.00
Delray Rawlins c Vasconcelos b Berg0512000.00
Ollie Robinson not out 49921244053.26
Stuart Meaker c †Rossington b Berg2349734046.93
Jack Carson  b Berg1034402029.41
Joseph Sarro c Berg b Sanderson036000.00
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL42.2 Ov (RR: 2.50)106
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tom Haines, 0.5 ov), 2-10 (Aaron Thomason, 4.2 ov), 3-19 (Stiaan van Zyl, 6.1 ov), 4-21 (Travis Head, 11.1 ov), 5-21 (Ben Brown, 11.4 ov), 6-21 (Tom Clark, 12.1 ov), 7-25 (Delray Rawlins, 13.3 ov), 8-81 (Stuart Meaker, 31.5 ov), 9-105 (Jack Carson, 41.4 ov), 10-106 (Joseph Sarro, 42.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ben Sanderson15.242851.82773000
0.5 to TJ Haines, tight line on a full length to the left-hander, Haines pushes forward and first slip scoops a sharp low snick. Sussex lost their first in the first over. 1/1
4.2 to AD Thomason, full once more, theoretically driveable, but a hint of late movement finds the edge instead and the keeper completes Sanderson's second of the morning. 10/2
6.1 to S van Zyl, Sanderson has three in the blink of an eye! Superb delivery, angled across the left-hander, but straightening off the pitch to thump the top of middle. Van Zyl is done all ends up. 19/3
12.1 to TGR Clark, round the wicket, curling into the left-hander, Clark plants a sturdy front foot, but that's slammed him on the pad! Six down!. 21/6
42.2 to JP Sarro, full length, catching practice to third slip as Sarro pokes his bat down the line. Five wickets apiece for the the main men!. 106/10
Tom Taylor803704.62326000
Gareth Berg1351851.38682000
11.1 to TM Head, Berg joins the party now, and Head's debut is short and to the point! Pushed across the left-hander, movement and extra bounce to snag the splice, and first slip clings onto a head-high chance. A familiar demise on a bowler's morning!. 21/4
11.4 to BC Brown, Two in the over for Berg, and Sussex are in freefall! Swinging in from outside off, lovely and full, Brown's feet are trapped on the crease, and that is plumb!. 21/5
13.3 to DMW Rawlins, Wild and awful from Rawlins! That's the pressure to make something, anything happen... a horrible hack at a hint of width, another snick to first slip. Twenty-five for SEVEN!. 25/7
31.5 to SC Meaker, In the channel outside off, a hint of late away swing, Meaker plays outside his eyeline, and a thin edge ends a battling stand. 81/8
41.4 to JJ Carson, full length, tight line, a loose drive and Berg surges through the gate to hit the top of middle. 105/9
Wayne Parnell612003.33272000
Northamptonshire 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ben Curran lbw b Robinson022000.00
Ricardo Vasconcelos lbw b Sarro851020160.00
Charlie Thurston c van Zyl b Robinson2425274096.00
Rob Keogh c Thomason b Robinson668620111076.74
Luke Procter  b Robinson1320341065.00
Saif Zaib lbw b Rawlins13520226015066.83
Adam Rossington (c)†c Head b Sarro871492067058.38
Tom Taylor not out 4457947077.19
Wayne Parnell c †Brown b Robinson087000.00
Gareth Berg c Sarro b Head3861626062.29
Ben Sanderson not out 1270050.00
Extras(b 7, lb 8, nb 10)25
TOTAL102 Ov (RR: 4.32)441/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Ben Curran, 0.2 ov), 2-8 (Ricardo Vasconcelos, 1.5 ov), 3-36 (Charlie Thurston, 6.3 ov), 4-60 (Luke Procter, 14.1 ov), 5-148 (Rob Keogh, 31.2 ov), 6-346 (Saif Zaib, 78.5 ov), 7-354 (Adam Rossington, 83.1 ov), 8-357 (Wayne Parnell, 84.3 ov), 9-420 (Gareth Berg, 99.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ollie Robinson2675852.231277001
0.2 to BJ Curran, Robinson wastes no time in getting in on the action! Full length, pitching on or around leg stump and thumping Curran's pad as he falls into a drive. Up goes the finger!. 0/1
6.3 to CO Thurston, . 36/3
14.1 to LA Procter, . 60/4
31.2 to RI Keogh, . 148/5
84.3 to WD Parnell, five for Robinson, and it's a typical scalp for Sussex's metronome. Round the wicket, cramping Parnell on the drive, a touch of movement to take the edge and a simple take for the keeper. 357/8
Joseph Sarro1417125.075110000
1.5 to R Vasconcelos, back of a length, pinned on the knee-roll as Vasconcelos slides deeper into his crease! Sussex have hit back hard with the new ball!. 8/2
83.1 to AM Rossington, back of a length, Rossington swings into a pull but doesn't get hold of it at all. A simple chance to mid-on, and he misses out on a richly merited hundred. 354/7
Stuart Meaker2118303.95789001
Tom Clark1505803.86576001
Jack Carson503406.80156000
Tom Haines201608.0053000
Delray Rawlins1215314.41343000
78.5 to SA Zaib, down on one knee for the sweep, but he's through the shot too soon! Up goes the finger, struck in front of leg stump, and there ends a superb maiden first-class hundred. 346/6
Aaron Thomason3030010.0095002
Travis Head412315.75144000
99.6 to GK Berg, round the wicket, slapped airily to third man. Sussex will settle for that, as their ninth bowling option makes the breakthrough. 420/9
Sussex 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aaron Thomason c Curran b Sanderson717341041.17
Tom Haines c Taylor b Berg18171730105.88
Stiaan van Zyl c Vasconcelos b Sanderson7212316511058.53
Travis Head c †Rossington b Berg815241053.33
Tom Clark  b Sanderson13111320118.18
Ben Brown (c)†lbw b Berg391011375038.61
Delray Rawlins c †Rossington b Berg0914000.00
Ollie Robinson lbw b Sanderson2325485092.00
Stuart Meaker c †Rossington b Sanderson620231030.00
Jack Carson  b Taylor1022381045.45
Joseph Sarro not out 721240033.33
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 2)12
TOTAL63.2 Ov (RR: 3.39)215
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Tom Haines, 3.5 ov), 2-34 (Aaron Thomason, 8.3 ov), 3-55 (Travis Head, 13.2 ov), 4-68 (Tom Clark, 16.3 ov), 5-159 (Stiaan van Zyl, 44.1 ov), 6-160 (Delray Rawlins, 47.1 ov), 7-169 (Ben Brown, 49.4 ov), 8-194 (Stuart Meaker, 54.6 ov), 9-205 (Ollie Robinson, 58.1 ov), 10-215 (Jack Carson, 63.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ben Sanderson2257153.221008001
8.3 to AD Thomason, angled in on a full length, and squirted straight into the hands of fourth slip. And the fact that there are four slips is a testament to how dominant Northants have been. 34/2
16.3 to TGR Clark, . 68/4
44.1 to S van Zyl, . 159/5
54.6 to SC Meaker, . 194/8
58.1 to OE Robinson, . 205/9
Gareth Berg2157243.429612000
3.5 to TJ Haines, . 24/1
13.2 to TM Head, . 55/3
47.1 to DMW Rawlins, . 160/6
49.4 to BC Brown, . 169/7
Tom Taylor8.232212.64414000
63.2 to JJ Carson, . 215/10
Wayne Parnell521703.40243000
Rob Keogh40902.25160000
Luke Procter301404.66133000
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MATCH DETAILS
County Ground, Northampton
TossNorthamptonshire, elected to field first
Series
Season2021
Match days6,7,8,9 May 2021 - day (4-day match)
FC debut
Joseph Sarro
Joseph Sarro
Umpires
England
Neil Bainton
England
Paul Baldwin
Match Referee
England
Wayne Noon
PointsNorthamptonshire 24, Sussex 3
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 06 May - day 1 - Northants 1st innings 214/5 (Saif Zaib 66*, Adam Rossington 27*, 51 ov)
Fri, 07 May - day 2 - Sussex 2nd innings 154/4 (Stiaan van Zyl 71*, Ben Brown 30*, 43 ov)
Sat, 08 May - day 3 - no play
Sun, 09 May - day 4 - Sussex 2nd innings 215 (63.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Batting and Bowling points: Northamptonshire 8, Sussex 3
Sussex Innings
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County Championship
Division 1
TEAMMWLDPT
WARKS421177
LANCS421173.5
NOTTS431073
HANTS421161.5
YORKS412144.5
SOM404032.5
Division 2
TEAMMWLDPT
ESSEX430196
GLOUC431076
DURH311144
NHNTS412154
SURR301240
GLAM403134.5
Division 3
TEAMMWLDPT
KENT440094
MIDDX431080
WORCS422067.5
LEICS412154.5
DERBS412151.5
SUSS404030
Group 1
TEAMMWLDPT
NOTTS10424151
WARKS10415145
DURH10325132
ESSEX10325129
WORCS10136109
DERBS1005572
Group 2
TEAMMWLDPT
SOM10415148
HANTS10424145
GLOUC10532131
SURR10226123
LEICS10244111
MIDDX1027184
Group 3
TEAMMWLDPT
LANCS10415150
YORKS10514149
GLAM10226127
NHNTS10334123
KENT1003797
SUSS1015494