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LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 11 Day 2: Tuesday 26th July - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports

County Ground, Worcester
County Ground, Worcester
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Here is all the latest news, scores and match reports for the LV= Insurance County Championship 2022 Round 11 Day 1: Tuesday 26th July.

 

Tuesday 26th July

 

Division One

 

Essex vs Somerset, The Cloud County Ground

 

Nick Browne tenaciously scored the fourth LV= Insurance County Championship double century of his career as Essex afflicted 505 on Somerset.

Opening batter Browne has a belligerent and unflustered temperament which gives him the ability to go big once he gets in. His mammoth unbeaten 234 showcased the best of these traits.

Tom Lammonby collected three for 35 for his personal best figures and Peter Siddle claimed his 700th first-class wicket in a testing five-and-a-bit sessions for the visitors.

In reply, Simon Harmer pinched his 45th wicket of the season as Somerset reached 99 for one at quite a tempo, ending the day 406 runs in arrears.

Browne batted and batted and batted some more, 10 hours and 38 minutes to be precise from 11am on Monday to the time Tom Westley finally pulled his side in on Tuesday afternoon.

Not much changed in his approach through his vigil, very rarely altering from his tried and tested late-play methods, only slowly accelerating through his innings. His first 50 came in 124 balls, his second 104, then 95 and 94 deliveries to move to 200.

Somerset’s inroads were as equally hard to come by as on the first day, but the decision to throw the ball to Lammonby in the 114th over was inspired. The left-arm pace bowler had six wickets ahead of the game, but within four overs had added two more scalps.

Paul Walter’s 172 partnership with Browne ended first when he lost his off stump for 86 before Matt Critchley followed when he couldn’t resist prodding behind.

Adam Rossington arrived, pumped 32 off 40 balls, added 72 with the unmovable Browne and slog-swept to deep midwicket, giving Lammonby his third.

Simon Harmer didn’t continue the acceleration, sitting on seven off 49 balls at one point in the afternoon where the scoreboard felt like it had frozen – a period where 15 overs passed without a boundary.

Meanwhile, Browne had taken himself past 200 in 417 balls. He had previously celebrated double centuries against Middlesex and twice versus Derbyshire. By way of reference, Alastair Cook has never reached the milestone for Essex, although the legendary Graham Gooch managed it 10 times.

Incredibly Browne eventually faced 454 balls, which was four more than Sam Northeast dealt with in his incredible 410 for Glamorgan against Leicestershire last week.

Harmer did pick up his pace against the Somerset spinners, thrice swiping them to the midwicket boundary, before slogging to long off to depart. Shane Snater and Aaron Beard both showed attacking intent and both fell to maximum attempts before the declaration came.

Other than a dropped catch behind in the first over, Somerset openers Matt Renshaw and Lammonby tottered around nicely to score 40 in the first nine overs before Harmer arrived on the scene from his favourite River End.

Where Leach had gone wicketless in 39 overs, Harmer needed only four balls to bowl Lammonby. The off-spinner had laid a seed of panic with his first delivery which sharply turned but the fourth was fuller and Lammonby fatally went back and chopped onto his stumps.

It turned out to be a false dawn for the hosts, Renshaw and Tom Abell continued the quick scoring with a 59-run stand in the 27 evening overs.

Gloucestershire vs Northamptonshire, Cheltenham

 

Ryan Rickelton fell five short of a century as Northamptonshire built a first innings lead over Gloucestershire on the second day of the LV= Insurance County Championship match at Cheltenham College. 

The 26-year-old member of South Africa’s Test squad, already with two Championship hundreds under his belt in his first three games for Northants, hit 13 fours and a six in helping them post 353 for seven in reply to Gloucestershire’s 317. 

Luke Procter contributed 78 and skipper Will Young 61, while left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar clamed four for 93 from 31 overs. 

Overcast conditions offered encouragement to the home seam attack when Northants began the day on 30 without loss. 

With 16 runs added, Emilio Gay pushed half forward to a delivery from David Payne and fell lbw for 15. 

But that was as good as it got for Gloucestershire as Young and Rickleton settled in to enjoy full value for their shots on the parched College Ground outfield. 

There were plenty of sweetly-timed drives from both Test players, Young moving to a 109-ball half-century with a straight six off Zafar. 

The New Zealander had also struck 10 crisp fours and it was a major surprise when he fell just before lunch, caught behind pushing forward to Zafar with the score on 132. 

Three runs were added before lunch was taken at 135 for two, from 40 overs, with Rickleton unbeaten on 42. 

The in-form left-hander went to fifty off 90 balls, with 8 fours, at the start of the afternoon session and celebrated by sweeping a six over deep square off Zafar. 

It proved a frustrating session for Gloucestershire’s bowlers. Procter had to battle for his runs and on 32 edged Ryan Higgins between wicketkeeper James Bracey and a wide first slip. 

Rickelton was given a life on 88, driving a wide ball from Higgins to short cover where Miles Hammond spilled a chance he would have expected to take. 

It looked likely to prove an expensive miss when the century stand between Rickelton and Procter was brought up in 34.3 overs. 

But, with his score on 95 and the total 245, Rickleton got a touch to a leg side delivery from Zafar and Bracey took an excellent catch to his right standing up to the stumps. 

Rickleton departed having taken his run tally in seven Championship innings for Northants to 471 at an average of 78.5. 

Tea was taken immediately, with Northants 72 behind and still having seven wickets in hand. On the resumption, Procter reached his half-century, having faced 116 deliveries and hit 7 fours. 

Tom Taylor could make only a single before falling leg before to Zafar to make it 257 for four. The second new ball was then taken and accounted for Rob Keogh, caught and bowled by Zak Chappell off a leading edge for 13. 

Gloucestershire looked back in the game when Procter was bowled by Tom Price to end a 170-ball innings featuring 10 fours, with Northants still 18 runs behind. 

But Lewis McManus put the visitors in front with a glorious cover driven four off Price and then swept Zafar for six on his return to the attack. 

With a fourth batting point in the bag, McManus became Zafar’s fourth victim, bowled sweeping for a useful 29. James Sales was unbeaten on 21 at stumps, with his side 36 runs ahead.

 

Lancashire vs Kent, Emirates Old Trafford

Kent finished the happier of the two sides at the end of a captivating second day of this LV=Insurance Division One clash with Lancashire after building a substantial first innings lead over their hosts.

Lancashire had been honest about their intentions to play on a pitch used just a few days before for England’s one day international match with India but their decision backfired somewhat when they were bowled out for just 145 in a calamitous morning session that saw nine wickets fall in 28 overs.

Kent struggled to do much better until half-centuries from Joe Denly, Jack Leaning and Grant Stewart saw a topsy turvy day swing in favour of the visitors who were dismissed for 270 replying to Lancashire’s 145 before the Red Rose closed on 2-0 at the beginning of their second innings.

The day began with the news that Kent captain Sam Billings had tested positive for Covid and was to be replaced by Ollie Robinson behind the stumps with Leaning taking over as captain.

It set the tone for a bizarre day which saw Washington Sundar play no shot to the second delivery of the morning from Matt Henry only to see the ball jag back and take out his off stump.

Two balls later and George Lavelle had departed, edging his second ball from Henry to Zak Crawley without scoring and 112-4 overnight had quickly become 112-6.

The excellent Henry was on a roll and Steven Croft was next to go for 31, caught behind by temporary wicket keeper Jordon Cox who had donned the gloves as Kent awaited the arrival of Robinson.

Henry’s fourth quickly followed when Tom Bailey received a brute of a third delivery he’d faced that uprooted his stumps with Luke Wood handing the New Zealander his five for when he chipped a catch to Stewart at mid-on for 18.

By then Henry had taken 5-14 from 29 deliveries and Lancashire were all but done at 145-9 with Nathan Gilchrist picking up the final wicket of Will Williams to a great catch in the gully from Daniel Bell-Drummond with no addition the total.

Six wickets had fallen for 33 runs inside the first hour but the fun didn’t stop there when Kent came out to bat with Ben Compton finding Sundar at Point off Bailey’s second ball of the reply without scoring, before Bell-Drummond was trapped lbw by Williams, to leave the visitors 5-2.

Meanwhile Crawley was defending for his life and the England opener had faced 26 balls without getting off the mark when the 27th saw him clip Williams to a diving Wood at midwicket to leave Kent 12-3 off 10 overs and the Lancashire members wondering if they’d better make plans for day three.

It was left to Denly and Leaning to start the rebuild and they did it in painstaking fashion with the slow outfield meaning boundaries were at a premium and hard run threes the order of the day.

Leaning had his first of three lives when he was dropped by Rob Jones at slip on 32, but by the time the century partnership came up for the fourth wicket off 212 balls, the sun was out at Emirates Old Trafford and batting was appearing a far easier prospect.

Denly finally departed just before tea for 59 when he failed to remove his bat in time to a Bailey delivery and edged one to a grateful Lavelle, but the 106 partnership had put his county well on the way to a lead and changed the narrative of the day.

Or had it? Straight after the interval two wickets fell in an over for the second time in the day as Cox top edged a Bailey delivery to Wood for two before Robinson was lbw third ball for 0.

This left Kent 120-6 and Lancashire hopeful they could stay in the game with a narrow lead for the visitors. It was not to be. Just as Leaning had found a willing partner in Denly, Grant Stewart stepped up and the seventh wicket pair began building the second century partnership of the innings but with far more attacking intent.

Leaning would eventually depart just after 6pm for 90 off 209 balls, edging Jack Morley to slip where Luke Wells took a fine catch low down to his right.

From there Stewart did his best to marshal the tail as a Henry nick behind gave Bailey his fifth wicket before Williams claimed his third by rearranging by Gilchrist’s stumps.

By the time Navdeep Saini skied one to Josh Bohannon for three to leave Bailey with figures of 6-64 and Stewart unbeaten on 64, Kent had a lead of 125 and Lancashire were forced to take to the field for two overs which were safely negotiated by Wells and Keaton Jennings.

Surrey vs Warwickshire , Kia Oval

Ollie Pope’s sparkling 65, and a determined ninth wicket stand of 72 between Conor McKerr and Jamie Overton, edged Surrey ahead of Warwickshire at the midway point of a hard-fought LV= Insurance County Championship contest at the Kia Oval.

Pope, who faced only 73 balls and hit two sixes and nine fours, scored the only half-century of the match so far, while McKerr and Overton’s heroics enabled Surrey to reply with 316 to Warwickshire’s 253. In two overs’ batting before stumps, Warwickshire reached 1 without loss in their second innings, reducing their overall deficit to 62.

Fast bowler McKerr, called up only as a late replacement for Dan Worrall, who suffered a shoulder injury in the warm-ups before the game, scored an assured career-best 37 in two hours’ resistance.

And Overton, batting down at No10 because of a damaged right hand, contributed an equally responsible 38 to earn Division One leaders Surrey a precious third batting bonus point as well as a handy first innings lead.

Just after McKerr’s dismissal, lbw on the back foot to slow left-armer Danny Briggs, and before he was last out, pulling Ollie Hannon-Dalby to deep mid wicket, Overton was struck a painful blow on the same hand by Liam Norwell but, after on-field treatment, he batted bravely on. Hannon-Dalby finished with 3-44, taking his season’s championship wicket-tally to 46.

In contrast to Warwickshire’s first innings, Surrey’s reply was always more aggressive in intent with Ryan Patel setting the tone almost immediately by taking three successive fours off Norwell’s opening over.

Two magnificent extra cover driven boundaries were followed by another four to square leg but then, from the very next ball, Patel’s attempt to hit a near long hop through square cover was undone when the ball hit the toe-end of his bat and looped up almost comically to Nathan McAndrew at cover, who ran in to take the easiest of catches.

Patel departed in understandably high dudgeon and when Hashim Amla was leg-before to the probing Hannon-Dalby for 9 in the ninth over Surrey were in early bother at 25 for 2.

Opener Rory Burns’ reaction, now in partnership with Pope, was to counter-attack and the pair had added 47 in six overs when, shortly before lunch, Burns was adjudged lbw to McAndrew for 27.

Pope, who had shuffled down the pitch to drive his very first ball, from Hannon-Dalby, deliciously wide of mid on for four, and had also in the morning session swivelled in his crease to club a shortish ball from Brad Wheal high over square leg for six, was now joined by Ben Foakes in a stand of 55 in 15 overs that continued to take the attack to Warwickshire.

Hannon-Dalby, though, impressed in a lengthy spell from the Vauxhall End and, in his 13th over and the 30th of the innings, his perseverance paid off when an off-cutter pinned Foakes plumb lbw for a well-made 31.

Will Jacks was away quickly with a flicked four to long leg against Hannon-Dalby and Pope went to the game’s first half-century with a superb square driven four off Norwell. Jacks then whipped Will Rhodes’ medium pace twice wide of mid on for further boundaries.

Pope, however, had just pulled Wheal for six when, attempting to repeat the stroke next ball, skied for Alex Davies to take the catch running in from deep square leg.

He and Jacks had added 46 in eight overs and another 39 in seven came from Jacks’ subsequent alliance with Jordan Clark, who offered some thumping strokes of his own until McAndrew bowled him for 28 with an excellent ball that removed off stump.

By then Jacks had also gone, for a bright 51-ball 44, caught behind off McAndrew, but Surrey’s middle order had scored 164 in 36 afternoon overs and, after tea, the tail added another 73 thanks largely to McKerr and Overton.

Tom Lawes, caught at second slip off Norwell for 12, had enjoyed a remarkable escape just before the interval when he was beaten by a ball from McAndrew which clipped the outside of the off stump so hard that it deflected away past diving keeper Michael Burgess for four byes. The bails, though, did not budge!

Day two had begun with Warwickshire, on 240 for 8 overnight, losing their last two wickets for the addition of only 13 runs. McAndrew, who resumed on 40, at least made sure of a third batting bonus point before he sparred at a ball from Kemar Roach, berating himself for edging a catch to Pope at second slip.

And Lawes, replacing Roach, struck with his fourth ball to bowl Norwell with a perfect inswinger that plucked out middle stump. It gave Lawes figures of 3 for 38 from 20.4 overs, and the teenager was the pick of Surrey’s attack throughout the innings in just his fifth first-class appearance.


Yorkshire vs Hampshire, Scarborough

Fifties for Ben Brown and Keith Barker helped Hampshire maintain their advantage over Yorkshire as wickets fell again on day two of this intriguing LV= Insurance County Championship fixture at Scarborough.

Hampshire, replying to 159, recovered from 72 for six after lunch to 218 all out thanks to an 88-run seventh-wicket partnership between Brown and Barker, who made 53 and 52 respectively.

A day which started with Yorkshire on 158 for eight first time around saw them end it on 23 for one from 13 overs of their second innings, trailing by 36.

Kyle Abbott returned an excellent six for 36 from 12.1 for Hampshire before Jordan Thompson impressed with five for 60 from 15.2 for the hosts, including his 100th first-class wicket. Both were season’s best hauls.

Five wickets fell in the day’s first seven overs, intertwined with two rain breaks through to 2.15pm.

Yorkshire resumed on 158 for eight and lost their last two wickets inside 11 balls to the excellent Abbott, who had Steve Patterson caught behind and Thompson caught at second slip.

Yorkshire’s innings included nine single-figure scores, Patterson and Thompson making nought and six.

Hampshire had reduced Yorkshire to 33 for six and encountered early issues themselves, slipping to 12 for three in five overs as swing, seam and bounce wreaked havoc.

The first two wickets immediately preceded morning rain breaks, with lunch taken at five for two.

Ian Holland edged Ben Coad to fourth slip for a duck before opening partner Felix Organ was trapped lbw for five by Thompson.

When play resumed after lunch, Nick Gubbins was also adjudged lbw for four. 

Joe Weatherley and James Vince steadied with a fourth-wicket partnership of 37. But the innings was soon in choppy waters again at 72 for six in the 26th over.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore played his part with two first slip catches - he finished with four in all.

First, captain Patterson trapped Weatherley lbw for 23 before the same bowler had his opposite number James Vince caught at slip for 15.

And when Kohler-Cadmore went to his right to hold on again off a Liam Dawson edge, it handed Thompson a second wicket and left the title-chasers still 87 behind with only four wickets left.

This was a big day in Scarborough, with Sir Tom Jones playing an evening concert at the town’s Open Air Theatre.

Of course, he sings ‘It’s Not Unusual’. But this season, watching wickets fall was unusual for Yorkshire supporters, their county having been involved in a plethora of high-scoring draws on featherbed pitches. 

It is certainly not unusual, however, for wicketkeeper-batter Brown to score runs against Yorkshire. This was the seventh time he had reached 50 against them in 17 first-class innings for Sussex and Hampshire.

Both he and Barker played significant roles in last month’s win against Yorkshire at the Ageas Bowl, and they were at it again in entertaining fashion.

After settling, they counter-attacked in a near 16-over alliance either side of tea.

Barker reached his fifty off 49 balls with a sumptuous six over long-on against Coad before getting a leading edge to cover as Thompson secured his 100th wicket - 160 for seven.

Brown flashed Thompson over the slips shortly afterwards in reaching his off 75, only to fall caught behind to the same bowler next ball, leaving the score at 175 for eight.

Abbott continued his memorable match with an important 22, but he edged Patterson (three for 49) to Kohler-Cadmore, who clung on again as James Fuller top-edged a pull at Thompson having also made 22.

That ended Hampshire’s innings inside 52 overs and left Yorkshire 59 behind.

They lost George Hill lbw to Muhammad Abbas before close.

Sixty four overs have been lost to rain across two days and not one over of spin has been bowled.

 

Division Two

 

Durham vs Middlesex, Riverside

 

Michael Jones scored a career-best 206 to anchor Durham's innings of 421 for seven declared on day two of their LV= Insurance County Championship Division Two clash against Middlesex at Seat Unique Riverside.


Resuming on an overnight score of 78, the Durham opener played a perfect knock to play himself in before taking the attack to the visitors. Jones notched 28 boundaries and three sixes to post his maiden double-hundred, ensuring that Durham recorded four valuable batting points after losing the majority of day one due to rain.

Scott Borthwick and David Bedingham supported Jones with half-centuries as the hosts opted to declare in an attempt to force a result over the final two days, while Toby Roland-Jones finished with impressive figures of four for 67 from his 28.3 overs. Middlesex openers Sam Robson and Mark Stoneman then saw their side through to the close unbeaten, although still trailing Durham's total by 379 runs.

Play was delayed in the morning session due to overnight rain, and when it began Durham added only nine runs to their overnight total before Roland-Jones nipped one back to bowl Alex Lees for 46, ending the opening stand for 141 as the left-hander failed to add to his total. The Middlesex bowlers attempted to make further inroads in a miserly first hour and bowled a tight line and length to keep Jones penned down on 99 for 19 deliveries.

The opener endured a nervy wait, but finally got over the line by piercing a gap between mid-wicket and mid-on to notch his second first-class century. Borthwick and Jones built the foundations of another solid partnership, passing fifty before the lunch break with the hosts adding a patient 71 runs in the session for the loss of only Lees.

Borthwick found his rhythm after lunch and worked his way to his sixth fifty of the season, but for the sixth time of the campaign the Durham skipper failed to convert his platform into a hundred. The left-hander played a loose waft against Umesh Yadav to present the seamer with a simple return catch for 55, ending a stand worth 107 for the second wicket. Nic Maddinson had a brief stay in the middle as a stumble going for a second run cost the Aussie as he was run out by Yadav and Bamber for 17.

Jones continued his fine knock and opted for an aggressive approach after being struck on the head by a Yadav bouncer. He dispatched a four and two sixes in three-straight deliveries off Yadav to power his way to his first score of over 150 in first-class cricket. The 24-year-old pressed on in the evening session and recorded his maiden double-century with a drive into the off-side, reaching the milestone from 373 balls.

Jones' mammoth innings was ended by Roland-Jones lbw for 206, but only after putting Durham into a dominant position. Bedingham added a quick-fire 62 from 87 balls as the hosts accelerated the run rate before declaring to leave themselves an hour to bowl at Middlesex. However, the visitors got through to stumps unscathed, leaving the match in the balance heading into day three.

Worcestershire vs Derbyshire, New Road

Veteran Wayne Madsen completed 1,000 first class runs as he and Anuj Dal helped manoeuvre Derbyshire back into strong contention on day two of the LV=Insurance County Championship match with Worcestershire at New Road.

Madsen reached four figures in a campaign for the sixth time when he reached 32 and went onto make an invaluable 69.

The 38-year-old had scored six Championship centuries in 2016 but had taken the next five seasons to double that tally as his impact slowly declined in red ball cricket in recent years.

But he has enjoyed a renaissance under new Head Of Cricket, Micky Arthur during 2022 and this was his 10th fifty plus score, including three hundreds.

Dal then capitalised on Madsen’s foundations with a second half century of the game and this is by far his most prolific season with the bat.

He has now surpassed 700 Championship runs this summer in the number seven role after ending unbeaten on 85 in addition to chipping in with 22 wickets.

Mattie McKiernan, 58 not out, gave him sterling support during an unbroken stand of 120 and 169 runs were scored in an elongated final session which ended at 7.10pm.

Aitchinson ensured that Worcestershire lead was restricted to only 55 with a three wicket burst after they had resumed on 141-5 under overcast skies on a pitch where the ball still nibbled around.

Gareth Roderick undone by a delivery of extra bounce which he edged through to keeper Brooke Guest, Joe Leach (0) was lbw working to leg and Josh Baker (2) pushed forward and was bowled.

Ed Barnard again looked in good form and when on 13 surpassed his previous best first class run tally in a season of 746 achieved last summer.

But after making 39 he presented Guest his sixth catch of the innings when nicking an away swinger from Dal.

It was the first time a Derbyshire keeper had taken six or more dismissals in an innings since Harvey Hosein against Surrey at The Oval in 2014.

Former Worcestershire pace bowler George Scrimshaw wrapped up the innings when Muhammad Hasnain was pouched at first slip.

Aitchinson finished with figures of 15-3-40-4 and Sam Conners lifted his wicket tally for the summer to 35 with a return of 15-2-63-3.

The sun had come out by the time Derbyshire launched their second innings but ball initially continued to dominate over bat.

Joe Leach made good use of the new ball either side of lunch as Luis Reece went back to a good length ball and was lbw and then Guest was bowled via an inside edge.

Opener Harry Came looked in good touch as Derbyshire wiped out their first innings arrears with still eight wickets in hand.

But the return to the attack of Dillon Pennington dealt a double blow to the Peakites.

Came, on 39, went lbw to a delivery which arrowed back in and then Derbyshire captain, Leus du Plooy was bowled after working to leg.

Derbyshire were only 37 ahead when they lost a fifth wicket as Hilton Cartwright was stumped in bizarre fashion.

He failed to connect with a legside hit aimed at spinner Josh Baker and was stumped as the ball rebounded off the pads of keeper Gareth Roderick onto the stumps.

Madsen swept Baker for four to complete 1,000 first class runs for the season before going lbw to a ball that nipped back in from Barnard.

But Dal and McKiernan swung the game in Derbyshire’s favour with a 100 partnership from just 121 balls as batting looked increasingly straightforward.

 

Starts Tuesday July 26

Division Two

 

Nottinghamshire vs Sussex, Trent Bridge

England fast bowler Ollie Robinson took four wickets on his return to competitive action as Sussex bowled out Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire for 240 but sunk to 49 for five before closing on 94 for five in reply on an eventful opening day of their latest LV= Insurance County Championship match.

Robinson, whose problems in recent months have included a bout of Covid, a tooth infection and food poisoning in addition to a persistent back injury, dismissed the first four names on the Nottinghamshire scorecard to finish with four for 44 from 16 overs in his first appearance since May.

He produced two particularly high quality deliveries to bowl openers Haseeb Hameed and Ben Slater, albeit 89 runs apart, the latter making 55 as one of two Nottinghamshire players to post half-centuries in an otherwise largely miserable looking scorecard in which skipper Steven Mullaney’s 70 was vital in giving the innings some substance.

James Pattinson added a useful 39 batting at nine before taking three wickets in his principal role as spearhead of the Nottinghamshire attack. Much responsibility will rest with Cheteshwar Pujara, captaining the side here, to build on his 34 not out if Sussex are to claim any advantage tomorrow, although the Indian Test star needed checking over late in the day after being struck on the helmet by a ball from Dane Paterson.

After Sussex won the toss and made the home side bat first on a wicket with a good covering of grass, Robinson quickly put Nottinghamshire on the back foot, dismissing Hameed with his 12th delivery.

Hameed fell four short of a maiden 200 against Derbyshire last week but went for just five this time, offering no shot to a ball that came back a long way to clip his off stump.

Slater put early runs on the board as a fast outfield added value to any attacking shot, particularly with a short boundary on the Bridgford Road side.

But he lost partners in Robinson’s fourth and fifth overs as Ben Duckett clipped one straight to backward square leg and Joe Clarke nibbled outside off stump to be caught behind at 41 for three.

Nottinghamshire went to lunch at 87 for four after Lyndon James was caught at second slip off seamer Ari Karvelas for seven, having been dropped by the same fielder on the same score in the previous Karvelas over.

Back after lunch, Robinson struck another blow by removing Slater for 55 with the ball of the day, pitching on middle and hitting the top of off.

Tom Moores flailed at a wide loosener from 20-year-old left-armer Sean Hunt to be caught behind and Liam Patterson-White nicked a loose drive to second slip off Karvelas as Nottinghamshire slipped to 152 for seven.

Mullaney was dropped at second slip on 26 and by the ‘keeper on 53 but made the most of his opportunities otherwise, hitting eight fours and two sixes, helping Pattinson add 65 for the eighth wicket.

After Pattinson nicked one behind, the last two wickets fell quickly as left-armer Brad Currie, who took six for 93 on his debut at Lord’s last week,  picked up the final three, Mullaney perhaps unlucky to be given leg before to the left-armer coming round the wicket before Paterson was caught behind off an inside edge.

Nottinghamshire missed out on a second batting bonus point but in the context of the match their 240 began to look a decent effort as Sussex stumbled to 49 for five.

Pattinson pinned Tom Clark leg before, Paterson produced a beauty to beat Fynn Hudson-Prentice’s defensive push on his return from a stress fracture and then Pattinson took two in five balls, ending Ali Orr’s good start with a ball to match Paterson’s and squaring up Oli Carter for another lbw.

Paterson then drew an edge to second slip from James Coles to leave Sussex with half their wickets gone and still 191 behind, but Pujara and Archie Lenham survived the last 18 overs to cut that deficit to 146.



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