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Group 3, Hove, May 27 - 30, 2021, County Championship
175 & 298
(T:218) 256 & 218/3

Northants won by 7 wickets

Sussex 1st Innings
Northants 1st Innings
Sussex 2nd Innings
Northants 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sussex 1st Innings 
Aaron Thomason lbw b Sanderson412121033.33
Tom Haines c Vasconcelos b Berg1330481043.33
Stiaan van Zyl c Vasconcelos b Sanderson532450015.62
Travis Head c Berg b Sanderson1360033.33
Tom Clark  b Taylor1130371036.66
Ben Brown (c)†c †Rossington b Parnell914271064.28
Delray Rawlins lbw b Parnell25120040.00
George Garton lbw b Sanderson1223340052.17
Jack Carson c Taylor b Sanderson521061415049.05
Henry Crocombe not out 46881247052.27
Jamie Atkins c Curran b Berg515131033.33
Extras(b 9, lb 4, nb 2)15
TOTAL59.3 Ov (RR: 2.94)175
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Aaron Thomason, 2.6 ov), 2-28 (Tom Haines, 11.2 ov), 3-29 (Travis Head, 12.2 ov), 4-30 (Stiaan van Zyl, 12.6 ov), 5-51 (Ben Brown, 19.2 ov), 6-55 (Tom Clark, 20.4 ov), 7-57 (Delray Rawlins, 21.1 ov), 8-67 (George Garton, 28.2 ov), 9-166 (Jack Carson, 56.3 ov), 10-175 (Jamie Atkins, 59.3 ov)
Ben Sanderson1824552.50904001
2.6 to AD Thomason, hit on the back pad offering no shot, and the finger is up this time! No shot offered so impact not a problem, and this nipped in appreciably off the seam. Thomason doesn't look to happy about it, but it looked like it would have crashed into the top of off stump. 8/1
12.2 to TM Head, another one goes and this is beginning to resemble the reverse fixture a few weeks ago! A beauty from Sanderson from round the wicket, angling the ball in and nibbling it away just a fraction off the seam, and Head's outside edge flies to second slip as he shapes to nudge into the leg side. Northants are flying!. 29/3
12.6 to S van Zyl, the procession continues, Sanderson has another left-hander! Perfect length, angling in to force a shot, and van Zyl's limp edge just about carries to Vasconcelos at first slip, who takes an excellent low catch before flinging it away in celebration. Northants have four within the first hour. 30/4
28.2 to GHS Garton, angled in, smashed on the knee roll, and Sanderson has a fourth! Only problem might have been the angle past leg stump, but it looked very good to the naked eye. 67/8
56.3 to JJ Carson, edged, and third slip snaffles the chance this time! Carson trudges off to hearty applause with a maiden first-class fifty to his name. Partnership of 99 with Crocombe, keeping Sussex in the game after their collapse this morning. Five-for for Sanderson too - his third of the season, all against Sussex. 166/9
Gareth Berg13.313122.29664000
11.2 to TJ Haines, got him! Haines falls, edging to slip! A bit of extra bounce from a length, veering from his generally full length, and Haines was surprised by it, steering to Vasconcelos at first slip. Just rewards for Berg after a probing opening spell. 28/2
59.3 to JA Atkins, edged, and an excellent catch, diving low to his right at third slip. Curran finally clings onto one, and Sussex are bowled out for 175. Not much of a score after choosing to bat, but significantly better than they'd feared at 67 for 8!. 175/10
Wayne Parnell1022722.70494000
19.2 to BC Brown, nicked through to Rossington who snaffles it! Parnell is round the wicket and wide on the crease, and draws an inside edge through to the keeper. Rossington throws himself to his left and clings on one-handed!. 51/5
21.1 to DMW Rawlins, full, straight, smashed on the pad, and Nigel Llong's finger is straight up! Sussex lose their seventh as Rawlins tries to whip a straight one into the leg side. Northants are on fire. 57/7
Tom Taylor1213613.00543000
20.4 to TGR Clark, off stump goes cartwheeling and Taylor is in on the act! Prods forwards beaten all ends up, and the stump is out of the ground. 55/6
Simon Kerrigan602303.83242000
Northamptonshire 1st Innings 
Ben Curran c †Brown b Crocombe724191029.16
Ricardo Vasconcelos c †Brown b Garton2054881037.03
Luke Procter c †Brown b Atkins942520021.42
Rob Keogh c Rawlins b Carson2447523051.06
Saif Zaib c †Brown b Atkins641231875052.03
Simon Kerrigan  b Garton1539372038.46
Adam Rossington (c)†c Clark b Garton2839533171.79
Tom Taylor run out (Head)39110033.33
Wayne Parnell c Head b Crocombe18110012.50
Gareth Berg not out 4373814158.90
Ben Sanderson  b Garton2038403052.63
Extras(lb 11, nb 10, w 1)22
TOTAL81.5 Ov (RR: 3.12)256
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Ben Curran, 4.5 ov), 2-42 (Luke Procter, 18.1 ov), 3-53 (Ricardo Vasconcelos, 22.2 ov), 4-81 (Rob Keogh, 31.6 ov), 5-107 (Simon Kerrigan, 41.3 ov), 6-160 (Adam Rossington, 54.1 ov), 7-167 (Tom Taylor, 56.4 ov), 8-176 (Wayne Parnell, 58.6 ov), 9-205 (Saif Zaib, 70.6 ov), 10-256 (Ben Sanderson, 81.5 ov)
Henry Crocombe1944422.31893001
4.5 to BJ Curran, top-edged, and Brown runs miles back to settle underneath it! Shaping to pull but made a mess of it, and Brown ran back towards fine leg to take the catch. Sussex have their first as Crocombe strikes. 11/1
58.6 to WD Parnell, Parnell gets a leading edge trying to nudge into the leg side, which skews up and Head takes a steepler in the covers! Sussex have another and this game is moving along at some rate. 176/8
Jamie Atkins2144922.331016012
18.1 to LA Procter, Procter has a waft at a full outswinger, and can only edge through to Brown! Atkins strikes, and Sussex have a hard-earned second. 42/2
70.6 to SA Zaib, nicked off! Atkins gets his reward and it's the big wicket of Zaib. Fullish length, angling away off the seam, and a little tickle through to the keeper. 205/9
George Garton14.506944.65508001
22.2 to R Vasconcelos, edged and snaffled by Brown! Just a hint of movement away to take Vasconcelos' outside edge, and this game is bubbling up nicely. 53/3
41.3 to SC Kerrigan, cleans him up! Inswinging yorker, Kerrigan can't jam his bat down in time, and turns around to find his stumps have been rearranged. Off stump out the ground, middle stump at an angle. Comprehensive. 107/5
54.1 to AM Rossington, gets his man! Garton makes the breakthrough, Rossington edging low to second slip where Clark takes an excellent catch. Hint of nip off the seam but the key thing was the line, angling across Rossington into the corridor of uncertainty. Tried to defend into the covers, but could only steer into the cordon. 160/6
81.5 to BW Sanderson, knocked him over! Garton takes his fourth to finish the job, rearranging Sanderson's stumps with a full, straight one. 256/10
Jack Carson1826013.33744201
31.6 to RI Keogh, Carson strikes! Half-century and a wicket in his first appearance in front of a crowd. Keogh was shuffling around in his crease and looked to flick into the leg side, but could only manage to offer a low chance to Rawlins at short midwicket, who held onto the catch. 81/4
Delray Rawlins902302.55371000
Sussex 2nd Innings 
Aaron Thomason c †Rossington b Sanderson811112072.72
Tom Haines c Taylor b Kerrigan10322126511046.60
Stiaan van Zyl c & b Kerrigan1751721033.33
Travis Head c Vasconcelos b Kerrigan049000.00
Tom Clark c Curran b Berg1333391139.39
Ben Brown (c)†c Procter b Kerrigan9517024510055.88
Delray Rawlins  b Taylor15141820107.14
George Garton c Vasconcelos b Taylor013000.00
Jack Carson lbw b Kerrigan3584815041.66
Henry Crocombe lbw b Taylor078000.00
Jamie Atkins not out 00200-
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 2, w 1)12
TOTAL99.1 Ov (RR: 3.00)298
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Aaron Thomason, 2.3 ov), 2-77 (Stiaan van Zyl, 21.6 ov), 3-79 (Travis Head, 23.5 ov), 4-98 (Tom Clark, 34.2 ov), 5-209 (Tom Haines, 71.6 ov), 6-232 (Delray Rawlins, 76.5 ov), 7-232 (George Garton, 76.6 ov), 8-297 (Jack Carson, 97.2 ov), 9-298 (Henry Crocombe, 98.6 ov), 10-298 (Ben Brown, 99.1 ov)
Ben Sanderson2465312.201156001
2.3 to AD Thomason, nicked off! Classic Sanderson, nibbly length, inducing the shot with a tight line, and Thomason can only edge behind to Rossington. 10/1
Gareth Berg2017913.958111000
34.2 to TGR Clark, edged to third slip and Curran clings on! Fullish, wide-ish, and only a hint of movement, but Clark's loose drive flies into Curran's hands. Sussex four down and wobbling.... 98/4
Tom Taylor1314333.30586000
76.5 to DMW Rawlins, . 232/6
76.6 to GHS Garton, . 232/7
98.6 to HT Crocombe, . 298/9
Wayne Parnell612904.83214000
Simon Kerrigan34.157052.041563100
21.6 to S van Zyl, van Zyl goes! Bit of flight from Kerrigan, looking to work it towards mid-on but a bit of a nothing shot, and he tamely chips back to Kerrigan who dives to take the catch in his follow-through! Sussex two down and still in arrears. 77/2
23.5 to TM Head, comes forward, thick outside edge, and Vasconcelos takes an excellent low catch at slip! Head's form slump extends with a duck, and Northants have three while still in the lead.... 79/3
71.6 to TJ Haines, . 209/5
97.2 to JJ Carson, . 297/8
99.1 to BC Brown, . 298/10
Rob Keogh201507.5042010
Northamptonshire 2nd Innings (T: 218 runs)
Ben Curran c †Brown b Atkins107920142.85
Ricardo Vasconcelos run out (Haines)3858663165.51
Luke Procter c Thomason b Atkins511511555033.77
Rob Keogh not out 601121445053.57
Saif Zaib not out 47434752109.30
Extras(b 9, lb 1, nb 2)12
TOTAL61.4 Ov (RR: 3.53)218/3
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Ben Curran, 1.6 ov), 2-57 (Ricardo Vasconcelos, 18.2 ov), 3-141 (Luke Procter, 48.1 ov)
Henry Crocombe402205.50154000
Jamie Atkins1613922.43744001
1.6 to BJ Curran, . 15/1
48.1 to LA Procter, . 141/3
Jack Carson1324603.53535000
Delray Rawlins2027103.55783300
George Garton301204.00111000
Travis Head5.411803.17253000
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County Ground, Hove
TossSussex, elected to bat first
Match days27,28,29,30 May 2021 - day (4-day match)
Nigel Llong
Paul Baldwin
Match Referee
Wayne Noon
PointsNorthamptonshire 21, Sussex 3
Thu, 27 May - day 1 - Northants 1st innings 91/4 (Saif Zaib 14*, Simon Kerrigan 3*, 36 ov)
Fri, 28 May - day 2 - Sussex 2nd innings 142/4 (Tom Haines 64*, Ben Brown 34*, 48 ov)
Sat, 29 May - day 3 - Northants 2nd innings 131/2 (Luke Procter 47*, Rob Keogh 24*, 43 ov)
Sun, 30 May - day 4 - Northants 2nd innings 218/3 (61.4 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • Northamptonshire 2nd innings
  • Batting and Bowling Points: Northamptonshire 5, Sussex 3
Northants Innings
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