Specsavers County Championship - 11 June 2019

Venue: Arundel

Sussex v Gloucestershire

DAY 1

Gloucestershire bowlers Matt Taylor and David payne took two wickets each on the opening day against Sussex at Arundel.

Will Beer, opening for Sussex for the first time, scored a career-best 76 not out against Gloucestershire at Arundel. He could not be described as a like-for-like replacement for the in-form dasher Phil Salt, who is missing this game with a badly cut left hand, sustained in the match against Middlesex at Lord’s last week.

This Specsavers County Championship Division Two game got under way with conditions still damp after heavy rain the previous day.  The pitch was low and slow, and the outfield was difficult too. The Gloucestershire bowlers got off to a terrific start, ensuring Sussex were only 47 for two at lunch.  It felt like retro cricket as both batsmen fought to see off the opening bowlers David Payne and Chadd Sayers and take the shine off the new ball.  After 12 overs the score was 15 without loss.

Matt Taylor and Ryan Higgins replaced the new-ball attack.  Wells hit a back foot cover drive off Payne for four .  Then Beer cover-drove Higgins for four before leg-glancing Taylor for another.

The loss of two wickets in the half hour before lunch heaped more responsibility on Beer.  Wells received a delivery from Taylor which left him late and he and was caught behind for 15, scored off 77 deliveries.  Sussex were 34 for one after an hour and a half of batting.  Then Harry Finch, flat-footed and playing away from his body, was caught behind off Payne for ten.  Beer lunched unbeaten on 17, scored off 85 balls.

In the afternoon the cricket brightened up through a the drying sun.  Van Zyl  hit  an 89-ball 54 before he scooped a drive to mid-on.  Laurie Evans was badly dropped at wide mid-off  early on but didn’t make the most of his reprieve – he was caught at long-off for 24.  That made it 199 for four, which became 241 for five when Ben Brown was bowled by Taylor for a chirpy, 32-ball 33.  But Beer battled on, with the air of a man intent on carrying his bat. He has faced  276 balls - most of them dots.

 



Scorecard

Gloucestershire elected to bowl.


Sussex
Luke Wells | Will Beer | Harry Finch | Stiaan van Zyl | Laurie Evans | Ben Brown | David Wiese | Chris Jordan | Oliver Robinson | Danny Briggs | Abidine Sakande |


Gloucestershire
Miles Hammond | Christopher Dent | James Bracey | Gareth Roderick | Benny Howell | Jack Taylor | Ryan Higgins | Graeme van Buuren | David Payne | Matthew Taylor | Chadd Sayers |


Match Drawn
 

Sussex First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Luke Wells Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Matt Taylor 15 88 77 2 0
Will Beer Bowled David Payne 97 461 336 14 0
Harry Finch Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled David Payne 10 23 15 2 0
Stiaan van Zyl Caught James Bracey Bowled David Payne 54 105 89 9 0
Laurie Evans Caught Jack Taylor Bowled Graeme van Buuren 24 68 69 3 0
Ben Brown Bowled Matt Taylor 33 52 32 6 0
David Wiese L.B.W. Graeme van Buuren 67 116 80 7 2
Chris Jordan Bowled Graeme van Buuren 7 24 24 0 0
Ollie Robinson Not Out 10 32 31 1 0
Danny Briggs Not Out 1 13 8 0 0
Abidine Sakande
Extras 12b 11lb 10nb 0p 0w 33
Total 351

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
34 44 154 199 241 332 334 342

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 29 9 71 3
Chadd Sayers 24 8 79 0
Ryan Higgins 23 8 49 0
Matt Taylor 25 3 83 2
Graeme van Buuren 25 3 46 3


Gloucestershire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Miles Hammond Caught Danny Briggs Bowled Ollie Robinson 5 11 8 1 0
Chris Dent Caught Ben Brown Bowled Chris Jordan 59 168 141 8 0
James Bracey Caught Danny Briggs Bowled David Wiese 21 64 36 2 0
Gareth Roderick Caught Ben Brown Bowled Ollie Robinson 158 324 246 15 1
Benny Howell L.B.W. Will Beer 29 102 90 3 0
Jack Taylor Bowled Ollie Robinson 9 25 31 1 0
Ryan Higgins Not Out 119 172 147 11 2
Graeme van Buuren Not Out 37 70 66 3 0
David Payne
Matt Taylor
Chadd Sayers
Extras 1b 6lb 0nb 0p 0w 7
Total 444

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
12 72 132 206 223 359

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Ollie Robinson 29 7 88 3
Abidine Sakande 18 3 57 0
Chris Jordan 18 3 70 1
David Wiese 11 3 25 1
Danny Briggs 15 3 39 0
Luke Wells 14 2 59 0