• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    4.2 full once more, theoretically driveable, but a hint of late movement finds the edge instead and the keeper completes Sanderson's second of the morning 10/2
    0.5 tight line on a full length to the left-hander, Haines pushes forward and first slip scoops a sharp low snick. Sussex lost their first in the first over 1/1
    6.1 Sanderson has three in the blink of an eye! Superb delivery, angled across the left-hander, but straightening off the pitch to thump the top of middle. Van Zyl is done all ends up 19/3
    11.1 Berg joins the party now, and Head's debut is short and to the point! Pushed across the left-hander, movement and extra bounce to snag the splice, and first slip clings onto a head-high chance. A familiar demise on a bowler's morning! 21/4
    12.1 round the wicket, curling into the left-hander, Clark plants a sturdy front foot, but that's slammed him on the pad! Six down! 21/6
    11.4 Two in the over for Berg, and Sussex are in freefall! Swinging in from outside off, lovely and full, Brown's feet are trapped on the crease, and that is plumb! 21/5
    13.3 Wild and awful from Rawlins! That's the pressure to make something, anything happen... a horrible hack at a hint of width, another snick to first slip. Twenty-five for SEVEN! 25/7
    not out
    49
    92
    124
    4
    0
    53.26
    31.5 In the channel outside off, a hint of late away swing, Meaker plays outside his eyeline, and a thin edge ends a battling stand 81/8
    10
    34
    40
    2
    0
    29.41
    41.4 full length, tight line, a loose drive and Berg surges through the gate to hit the top of middle 105/9
    42.2 full length, catching practice to third slip as Sarro pokes his bat down the line. Five wickets apiece for the the main men! 106/9
    Extras
    3 (lb 3)
    TOTAL
    106 all out (42.2 Overs, RR: 2.50)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tom Haines, 0.5 ov), 2-10 (Aaron Thomason, 4.2 ov), 3-19 (Stiaan van Zyl, 6.1 ov), 4-21 (Travis Head, 11.1 ov), 5-21 (Ben Brown, 11.4 ov), 6-21 (Tom Clark, 12.1 ov), 7-25 (Delray Rawlins, 13.3 ov), 8-81 (Stuart Meaker, 31.5 ov), 9-105 (Jack Carson, 41.4 ov), 10-106 (Joseph Sarro, 42.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    BW Sanderson15.242851.8200
    TAI Taylor803704.6200
    GK Berg1351851.3800
    WD Parnell612003.3300
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.2 Robinson wastes no time in getting in on the action! Full length, pitching on or around leg stump and thumping Curran's pad as he falls into a drive. Up goes the finger! 0/1
    1.5 back of a length, pinned on the knee-roll as Vasconcelos slides deeper into his crease! Sussex have hit back hard with the new ball! 8/2
    c van Zyl b Robinson
    24
    25
    27
    4
    0
    96.00
    c Thomason b Robinson
    66
    86
    201
    11
    0
    76.74
    b Robinson
    13
    20
    34
    1
    0
    65.00
    135
    202
    260
    15
    0
    66.83
    78.5 down on one knee for the sweep, but he's through the shot too soon! Up goes the finger, struck in front of leg stump, and there ends a superb maiden first-class hundred 346/6
    83.1 back of a length, Rossington swings into a pull but doesn't get hold of it at all. A simple chance to mid-on, and he misses out on a richly merited hundred 354/7
    not out
    44
    57
    94
    7
    0
    77.19
    84.3 five for Robinson, and it's a typical scalp for Sussex's metronome. Round the wicket, cramping Parnell on the drive, a touch of movement to take the edge and a simple take for the keeper 357/8
    99.6 round the wicket, slapped airily to third man. Sussex will settle for that, as their ninth bowling option makes the breakthrough 420/9
    not out
    1
    2
    7
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    25 (b 7, lb 8, nb 10)
    TOTAL
    441/9d (102 Overs, RR: 4.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Ben Curran, 0.2 ov), 2-8 (Ricardo Vasconcelos, 1.5 ov), 3-36 (Charlie Thurston, 6.3 ov), 4-60 (Luke Procter, 14.1 ov), 5-148 (Rob Keogh, 31.2 ov), 6-346 (Saif Zaib, 78.5 ov), 7-354 (Adam Rossington, 83.1 ov), 8-357 (Wayne Parnell, 84.3 ov), 9-420 (Gareth Berg, 99.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    OE Robinson2675852.2301
    JP Sarro1417125.0700
    SC Meaker2118303.9501
    TGR Clark1505803.8601
    JJ Carson503406.8000
    TJ Haines201608.0000
    DMW Rawlins1215314.4100
    AD Thomason3030010.0002
    TM Head412315.7500
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    8.3 angled in on a full length, and squirted straight into the hands of fourth slip. And the fact that there are four slips is a testament to how dominant Northants have been 34/2
    c Taylor b Berg
    18
    17
    17
    3
    0
    105.88
    c Vasconcelos b Sanderson
    72
    123
    165
    11
    0
    58.53
    c †Rossington b Berg
    8
    15
    24
    1
    0
    53.33
    b Sanderson
    13
    11
    13
    2
    0
    118.18
    lbw b Berg
    39
    101
    137
    5
    0
    38.61
    c †Rossington b Berg
    0
    9
    14
    0
    0
    0.00
    lbw b Sanderson
    23
    25
    48
    5
    0
    92.00
    c †Rossington b Sanderson
    6
    20
    23
    1
    0
    30.00
    b Taylor
    10
    22
    38
    1
    0
    45.45
    not out
    7
    21
    24
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    12 (b 4, lb 6, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    215 all out (63.2 Overs, RR: 3.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Tom Haines, 3.5 ov), 2-34 (Aaron Thomason, 8.3 ov), 3-55 (Travis Head, 13.2 ov), 4-68 (Tom Clark, 16.3 ov), 5-159 (Stiaan van Zyl, 44.1 ov), 6-160 (Delray Rawlins, 47.1 ov), 7-169 (Ben Brown, 49.4 ov), 8-194 (Stuart Meaker, 54.6 ov), 9-205 (Ollie Robinson, 58.1 ov), 10-215 (Jack Carson, 63.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    BW Sanderson2257153.2201
    GK Berg2157243.4200
    TAI Taylor8.232212.6400
    WD Parnell521703.4000
    RI Keogh40902.2500
    LA Procter301404.6600

Close of Play

  • Thu, 6 May - day 1 - Northamptonshire 1st innings 214/5 (SA Zaib 66*, AM Rossington 27*, 51 ov)
  • Fri, 7 May - day 2 - Sussex 2nd innings 154/4 (S van Zyl 71*, BC Brown 30*, 43 ov)
  • Sat, 8 May - day 3 - no play
  • Sun, 9 May - day 4 - Sussex 2nd innings 215 (63.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Sussex 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24TJ HainesAD Thomason
2nd10S van ZylAD Thomason
3rd21S van ZylTM Head
4th13S van ZylTGR Clark
5th91BC BrownS van Zyl
6th1BC BrownDMW Rawlins
7th9BC BrownOE Robinson
8th25SC MeakerOE Robinson
9th11OE RobinsonJJ Carson
10th10JJ CarsonJP Sarro