Wells provides to Durham’s disconsolate day


Luke Wells skippered Sussex within the Championship for the principle time and marked the honour wth a century

  • ECB Newshounds Community19-Sep-2017

Durham 8 for 1 path Sussex 346 (Wells 122, van Zyl 92, Rushworth 4-64, Jennings 3-37)

Captaining Sussex for the principle time, Luke Wells led from the front with his third century of the season within the Specsavers County Championship match towards Durham at Chester-le-Aspect motorway.

He followed his 258 towards the identical opponents at Hove in Could well additionally just by making 122 in a full of 346, to which Durham spoke back with eight for one, Keaton Jennings’ miserable bustle continuing when he turn into as soon as lbw to Ollie Robinson off the final ball of the day.

On 37, Wells reached 1,000 championship runs for the principle time, shrugging off the principle ball dismissal of Harry Finch to share a 2d-wicket stand of 186 with Stiaan van Zyl.

Wells’ desire to bat on a sunny morning turn into as soon as vindicated as he chose to toss and turn into as soon as obligingly place in by Paul Collingwood.

There turn into as soon as mighty playing and missing as the ball nipped around within the principle hour, with Rushworth and Graham Onions effectively supported by the pacy Brydon Carse in his 2d appearance of the season.

The perimeters which eluded Durham then arrived when the 2d original ball turn into as soon as taken and the final five wickets went down for 18 runs in 6.3 overs.
Out of the promotion frame, Sussex handed alternatives to Laurie Evans and Phil Salt. But each fell to Jennings, who also strangled Wells down the leg aspect with an innocuous ball and had figures of 5-0-22-3 at one stage.

Wells clattered something else short and big of off stump, as when he carved Carse over backward point for the four which took him to 50 off 101 balls.
He accelerated to full his century off 178 balls by accepting a present from Rushworth, which he leg glanced for his 13th four.

Van Zyl scored one off his first 26 balls but two whipped pulls for four off successive balls from Carse obtained him going.

He cast earlier than Wells but fell for 92 when he sliced a force off James Weighell to point then Evans made simplest 19 earlier than edging at the abet of off the penultimate ball earlier than tea.

Salt hit two bright fours off Jennings in his 11 earlier than falling lbw attempting to drag a ball which saved a color low.

Luke Wright hit quite a lot of highly effective drives thru the covers in making 43 off 68 balls and place on 53 with Michael Burgess, deputising for injured captain Ben Brown.

Every departed within the principle two overs with the original ball, Burgess being a color unlucky when he played a ball from Rushworth into his stumps with just ample force to acquire a bail.

Onions nipped one abet sharply to acquire out Wright’s off stump, Ollie Robinson edged Rushworth to Tom Latham at 2d budge, George Garton became Onions straight to mid-wicket, and Sam Whittingham obtained an interior edge to depart Rushworth with 4 for 64.

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