Nottinghamshire complete innings victory against Sussex

James Pattinson picked a seven wicket haul for Nottinghamshire
James Pattinson picked a seven wicket haul for Nottinghamshire

James Pattinson starred with a seven wicket haul as Nottinghamshire completed an innings victory over Sussex while the remaining games in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two are evenly poised.

Nottinghamshire 447 (Wessels 202no) beat
Sussex 155 & 204 (f/o) (Pattinson 3-33) by an innings and 88 runs
County Championship Division Two, Nottingham, day two

Sussex were reeling at 11 for three in their first innings at the start of the day. Pattinson (4-22) created early inroads triggering collapse with only Jofra Archer (40) and Luke Wright (34) making decent contributions. They were bowled out for 155 runs in the first innings, trailing Nottinghamshire by 292 runs.

Nottinghamshire enforced the follow on which proved successful as Pattinson (3-33), Stuart Broad (3-40) and Luke Fletcher (3-43) shared nine wickets between equally to bowl out Sussex for 204 in the second innings. The innings victory helped Nottinghamshire gain 24 points from the game while Sussex managed three.

Kent 259 & 142-7 (Stevens 53no) v
Derbyshire 159 (Stevens 6-47)
County Championship Division Two, Canterbury, day two

Kent resumed the day at 238 for eight and managed to add 21 runs on day two before they were bowled out for 259 runs. In response apart from Shiv Thakor (44) and Wayne Madsen (56) rest of the batting struggled and Derbyshire were bowled out for just 159 runs, courtesy a six-wicket haul from Darren Stevens (6-47).

Having a handy lead of 100 runs, Kent top order struggled against the fast bowlers of Derbyshire and it was Stevens (53 not out) once again, who provided some respite taking the total to 142 for seven at stumps.

Gloucestershire 303 (Tavare 61) v
Durham 270-4 (Jennings 87)
County Championship Division Two, Bristol, day two

Gloucestershire started the day at 265 for seven. David Payne (28) played a handy 33-ball knock to help the team cross the 300 run mark and were eventually bowled out for 303.

In response, Durham openers, Stephen Cook (64) and Keaton Jennings (83) provided a 114 run opening stand but Craig Miles (2-66) and Chris Liddle (2-40) helped Gloucestershire pull back things a little to keep Durham down to 270 for four at stumps.

Leicestershire 420 (Dearden 87) v
Glamorgan 281-4 (Selman 117)
County Championship Division Two, Bristol, day two

Leicestershire started the day at 275 for five. Mark Pettini (69), Lewis Hill (32), Ben Raine (45) and Clint Mckay (41 not out) all made useful contributions to stretch the total to 420 runs before they were bowled out. Lukas Carey (4-127) was the pick of Glamorgan bowlers with a four-wicket haul to his name.

Nicholas Selman (117), Jacques Rudoplh (58) and Colin Ingram (84 not out) provided solid response to take Glamorgan's score to 281 for four at stumps. They now trail Leicestershire by 139 runs with six wickets in hand.

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