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Cricket World Player of the Week - Luke Wright

Cricket World Player of the Week - Luke Wright (Sussex)
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Luke Wright is this week’s Cricket World Player of the Week for his performance for Sussex in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

He rewrote the Sussex List-A record books to lead his side to a crushing 122-run win over Middlesex in their Royal London One-Day Cup South Group Clash at Lord’s.

The veteran opener showed maturity mixed with belligerence to hit 166, so eclipsing Chris Adam’s 163 against the same opponents at Arundel back in the early noughties.

It meant Sussex totalled 298 all out in a game reduced to 48 overs a-side by early morning rain – a total Middlesex were never likely to challenge.

Wright’s heroics were all the more commendable as the visitors had been 6-2, 30-3 and 101-5 in the face of a magnificent opening spell from Middlesex warhorse Tim Murtagh (3-24).

Other notable performances in the Royal London One-Day Cup –

Worcestershire Rapids all-rounder Wayne Parnell returned his best List A bowling figures in England finishing with 5-24 against Notts Outlaws.

Liam Dawson hit a 93-ball 108 in Hampshire’s 307 all out and then took 2 for 39 with his accurate left-arm spin against Surrey.

Chris Cooke’s career-best List A score of 161 guided Glamorgan to a 74 victory over Gloucestershire at Bristol.

David Wiese scored an epic 171 to take Sussex within 13 runs of a victory after slipping to 103 for five chasing a massive 355

 ©Cricket World 2019


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