Leicestershire 210 and 195 for five (Patel 67*, Azad 54, Lenham 3-47) path Sussex 450 (Clark, 138, Carter 72, Haines 50) by 45 runs
As he’s a yr older now, a younger shaver now not, it’s most likely clever to intimate that no extra do spectators come over all protecting if anyone hits him a great distance. He appears to be like barely much less weak now, extra game-hardened. He’ll likely be mightily relieved about that and, anyway, by the point his third over had completed with three wickets for eight runs to his title he had underlined the purpose for himself.
A coltish legspinner in T20 has the benefit of time strain on the batting facet and might take wickets by hanging in there. And by trying notably younger which might result in batters muttering “play the ball not the bowler” in a determined try to not be psyched out by the expertise. Within the Championship, particularly when the opposition are confronted with a deficit of 240 and might choose him off at will, the problem is way tougher.
The pitch is popping (it’s a effective sight as many surfaces have refused to put on this summer season) and Leicestershire have a good spinner within the sluggish left-armer, Callum Parkinson. They are going to be determined to present him one thing to bowl at, and woe betide them if they do not as a result of judging by his exasperation if folks misfield off his personal bowling, he’s a tough taskmaster, his requirements not undermined by the county’s place on the foot of the Second Division.
Leicestershire had fielding follies of their very own as Sussex added 64 to their in a single day rating. Robinson reached 26 due to drops off consecutive balls from Ben Mike, by Patel at second slip and Hill at third man, however it’s luck with the ball that Robinson wants if he’s to draw the England selectors and at the moment not less than it was Lenham who was attracting consideration. Spinners bowled 36 overs in all, limiting Robinson to 11 wicketless overs, strong sufficient, however no clear message to England’s selectors in solely his second match of the season about his type or stamina ranges.
Lenham additionally added a personal-best 48 with the bat earlier than he was dismissed attempting to tug Chris Wright. “Two PBs, so a good day for me,” he stated. “I was a bit annoyed to get out on 48, but never mind, I had a dream start with the ball and those three wickets got us right back in the game. I just feel lucky to be playing first-class cricket early in my career, and I’m loving it. That said, it feels like a long day and I’m pretty tired right now.”
by way of EspnCricket