Sussex’s Second Eleven held on for a draw in their three-day Championship match with Kent at Preston Nomads CC yesterday.
After beginning the day 165 runs ahead of Sussex, the visitors batted on to reach 211 for 4 with Sam Northeast hitting his second century of the match. Ashar Zaidi (pictured) claimed three wickets for Sussex to follow-up his ton with the bat earlier in the game, and Chris Liddle claimed the other scalp.
This set Sussex a target of 316 to win but despite knocks of 49 from both Matt Machan and Zaidi, the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals. However they did manage to hold on for a draw having lost nine wickets, with final pair Matthew Hobden and Liddle defying the Kent attack, for which Imran Quyyam took 5 for 37. There was also fantastic rearguard action from Phil Salt and Will Beer.
The Second Eleven are back in action at Preston Nomads today when they take on Kent once again in the Second Eleven Trophy (50-over match). Play starts at 11.00am and entrance is of course FREE. You can keep up to date with events from Nomads via the SussexSeconds Twitter page.
Kent 424 for 9 dec & 211 for 4 dec drew with Sussex 320 for 6 dec and 192 for 9. Download the full scorecard from the match in PDF format by clicking HERE
Sussex: Matt Machan, Harry Finch, Craig Cachopa, Ashar Zaidi, Callum Jackson (wkt), Stuart Thompson, Phil Salt, Will Beer (capt), Tim Moses, Matthew Hobden, Chris Liddle, Sam Grant