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Sussex: Michael Burgess, Delray Rawlins, Abi Sakande and Stu Whttingham pen deals

Michael Burgess has impressed in both red and white ball cricket for Sussex Sussex wicketkeeper Michael Burgess is one of four players to have signed new deals with the Division Two county. The 23-year-old played eight first-team games while Ben Brown was injured and has penned a one-year contract. All-rounder Delray Rawlins, 20, medium-pacer Abi Sakande, 22, and 23-year-old seamer Stu Whittingham have also signed contract extensions until 2019. “We’re very excited by their continued development,” director of cricket Keith Greenfield said. Source link

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Durham v Sussex: Graham Clark gives hosts edge after day two

Graham Clark’s unbeaten 73 took Durham’s deficit down to just 25 at the close on day two Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Emirates Riverside (day two): Sussex 346: Wells 122; Rushworth 4-64 Durham 321-6: Latham 77, Clark 73*; Robinson 4-69 Durham trail by 25 runs Sussex 5 pts, Durham 6 pts Scorecard Graham Clark’s unbeaten 73 ensured Durham closed just 25 runs behind Sussex on day two at Chester-le-Street. Tom Latham (77) and Cameron Steel (73) also hit half-centuries but both fell to seamer Ollie Robinson (4-69) as Sussex took…

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Sussex v Derbyshire: Hardus Viljoen takes 15 wickets in dramatic win at Hove

Hardus Viljoen (left) finished with match figures of 15-170 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day four): Derbyshire 338 & 322-8 dec: Podmore 66*; Whittingham 5-80 Sussex 271 & 344: Van Zyl 85, Wright 80, Wells 77; Viljoen 8-90 Derbyshire (22 pts) beat Sussex (5 pts) by 45 runs Scorecard Hardus Viljoen took 15 wickets in the match as Derbyshire secured a dramatic victory over Sussex at Hove, all-but ending the hosts’ promotion hopes. He took 8-90 in the second innings as the visitors bowled…

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Sussex v Derbyshire: Critchley, Hosein and Podmore put Derbys on top

Matt Critchley has now scored two 50s and one century in four-day cricket this season Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day three): Derbyshire 338 & 322-8: Podmore 66* Hosein 52 Critchley 51; Whittingham 5-80 Sussex 271: Wright 70; Viljoen 7-80 Derbyshire lead by 389 runs Derbyshire 6 pts, Sussex 5 pts Scorecard Matt Critchley, Harvey Hosein and Harry Podmore all scored half-centuries as Derbyshire built a lead of 389 after day three against Sussex at Hove. Ben Slater (45), Critchley’s 51 from 69 balls,…

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Sussex v Derbyshire: Hardus Viljoen takes seven wickets on day two at Hove

Luke Wright helped Sussex improve from 149-7 to 271 all out with David Wiese also making 47 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove: Derbyshire 338 & 31-1: Slater 13*; Archer 1-14 Sussex 271: Wright 70; Viljoen 7-80 Derbyshire lead by 98 runs Derbyshire 6 pts, Sussex 5 pts Scorecard South African paceman Hardus Viljoen took 7-80 as Derbyshire took control against Sussex on day two at Hove. Jofra Archer bowled Hamidullah Qadri with the first ball of the day as Derbyshire were all out for…

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Sussex v Derbyshire: David Wiese leads fight back on day one at Hove

Billy Godleman reached 7,000 career first-class runs in his 51 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove: Derbyshire 338-9: Reece 51, Godleman 51; Wiese 4-63 Sussex: Yet to bat Derbyshire 3 pts, Sussex 3 pts Scorecard Sussex took six wickets in the evening session to fight back against Derbyshire on day one at Hove. The visitors reached 227-3 at tea but ended on 338-9 with David Wiese taking 4-63 and George Garton 3-79. Luis Reece (51) and captain Billy Godleman (51) both made half centuries while…

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Northamptonshire v Sussex: Ben Duckett’s 193 puts hosts in charge

Ben Duckett’s century was his third in the County Championship this season Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The County Ground, Northampton (day one): Northamptonshire 329-5: Duckett 193 Sussex: Yet to bat Northants 3 pts, Sussex 1 pt Scorecard Ben Duckett scored a brilliant 193 as Northamptonshire dominated the first day’s play against visitors Sussex. Rain delayed the start of play before Duckett put on 91 for the opening partnership with Rob Newton (32), who was bowled by seamer David Wiese. Alex Wakely quickly followed for only 10, but Duckett carried…

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T20 Blast: Hampshire beat Glamorgan, Middlesex beat Sussex in South Group

Vince’s sparkling 60 helps Hampshire beat Glamorgan NatWest T20 Blast Dates: 7 July – 2 September Coverage: Ball-by-ball local radio commentary on every match online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary of selected games on the BBC Sport website. Selected commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Hampshire spun their way to an eight-wicket victory over T20 Blast South Group leaders Glamorgan at Southampton. Leg-spinner Mason Crane, called into the England Test squad earlier in the day, took 3-21 as the hosts restricted…

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Ben Brown: Sussex wicketkeeper replaces Luke Wright as captain

Ben Brown averages 63.00 in four County Championship Division Two innings this season Ben Brown has been appointed as Sussex captain after Luke Wright stepped down from the role on 1 June. New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been named as captain for the upcoming T20 Blast competition. Wright gave up the captaincy earlier this month, saying the role had affected him “on and off the pitch”. Wicketkeeper Brown, 28, had been vice-captain at the Division Two county, and skippered the side when Wright missed games through injury last season….

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