Kent Pair Score County Record Partnership Against Sussex
County cricket’s all-time highest partnership came to a disappointing end on Monday when the new rule introduced this season halted Kent duo Jordan Cox and Jack Leaning’s stunning stand.
But the stand was enough for Kent to defeat Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates in Canterbury.
Both Cox and Leaning scored unbeaten double centuries while sharing the record-breaking partnership of 423 runs for the second wicket. Cox was unbeaten on 238 while Leaning remained not out on 220. They scored at almost 4.5 runs an over during their 95-over partnership. The stand was studded with an incredible 56 fours and three sixes.
Both players registered their maiden first-class centuries for Kent. 19-year old Cox is a wicketkeeper-batsman who was playing only his fifth first-class game while Leaning had moved to Kent from Yorkshire during the off-season.
Cox and Leaning’s heroics with the bat helped Kent post an incredible 530 for 1 in reply to Sussex’s first innings total of 332. The 423-run stand is the county’s highest partnership ever and the third-highest unbroken second-wicket stand in the history of first-class cricket. The duo could have added more runs to their already huge partnership if not for the new rule that has been introduced for this season that caps each team’s first innings at 120 overs.
With the county season delayed by four months due to COVID-19, the regular County Championship has been replaced by a shortened red-ball competition, the Bob Willis Trophy. In another change, the number of overs per day has been reduced to 90 from 96 too.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Delray Rawlins & Sussex Fall to Kent
Veteran Darren Stevens bagged five wickets to help clinch his side’s three-day innings and 25-run win over Delray Rawlins and Sussex after a record-breaking display of Kent batting that featured double hundreds by Jordan Cox and Jack Leaming.
In near ideal batting conditions at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Stevens, revealed all his bowling wiles to bag five for 50 as the visitors succumbed in their second innings for 173 inside 46.1 overs to lose with six overs and a day to spare on another glorious Canterbury day.
Needing almost 200 to make Kent bat again, the visitors lost four wickets in 22.1 overs through to tea after Kent had declared their mammoth first innings on 530 for one.
Rawlins finished with figures of 18-0-73-0.
In the Sussex second inning, Rawlins was the third top scorer with 19, his 19 came off 19 balls, in 19 minutes. Rawlins hit 2 fours and 1 six in his inning.
Monday, August 10, 2020
BCB Top Players of the Weekend
Kamau Leverock scored 2nd Century
Following yet another weekend of Premier and First Division, Cricket was played, Somerset Cricket Club’s Kamau Leverock has yet again scored a century, today we take a look at the top performers.
Leverock scored 126 not out, off 56 balls, he hit 9 fours and 11 sixes, Seion Darrell from Western Stars scored 67 to be the second-highest scorer and Dominic Sabir from Warwick Workmen’s Club was the third-highest scorer with a knock of 65.
In the bowling department, Terence Corday from the Somerset Cricket Club returned figures of 4-0-18-4, with figures of 4-0-19-4 saw Derrick Brangman from the St. David’s Cricket Club was the second-best bowler and Jahre Blakeney from Bailey’s Bay was the third-best bowler of the weekend with figures of 3-1-17-3.
126* Kamau Leverock - Somerset Cricket Club ..67 Seion Darrell - Western Stars ..65 Dominic Sabir - Warwick Workmen’s Club ..59 Temiko Wilson - St. George’s Cricket Club 49* Kristian Singh - Cleveland County 48* Jermel Proctor - Bermuda Under 19 National Team *Denotes Not Out
4-0-18-4 Terence Corday - Somerset Cricket Club 4-0-19-4 Derrick Brangman - St. David’s Cricket Club 3-1-17-3 Jahre Blakeney - Bailey’s Bay 4-0-19-3 Tybrae Robinson - Cleveland County
Batting first, Southampton Rangers were restricted to just 112/9, Shannon Raynor was the top scorer with 29, while Derrick Brangman would return bowling figures of 4-0-19-4 to lead the St. David’s Cricket Club bowling attack.
In reply St. David’s Cricket Club scored 114/4 with one over to spare, Sean Simons was the top scorer with 41, while Dion Stovell was the pick of the Southampton Rangers bowlers with figures of 4-0-16-1.
Cleveland County Won by 94 runs
Cleveland County 197/6 Devonshire Recreation Club 103
Cleveland County would score 197/6 in their allotted 20 overs, Kristian Singh was the top score with 49 before he retired hurt, three Devonshire Recreation Club bowlers claimed 2 wickets each, with Levar Talbot having the best figures of 4-0-20-2.
In reply the Devonshire Recreation Club were bowled out for 103, Chris Daley was the top scorer with 31, while Tybrae Robinson was the pick of the Cleveland County bowlers with figures of 4-0-19-3.
Western Stars batted first and scored 131/2, with Seion Darrell the top scorer with 67, which came off 29 balls, he hit 4 fours and 7 sixes in his inning, Sharye Tavares was the pick of the Somerset Bridge bowlers with figures of 1-0-15-1.
In reply, Tavares was the only Somerset Bridge batsman to score in double figures as he scored 36, with Darrell then returning impressive figures of 0.4-0-3-2.
Sunday, August 09, 2020
Rawlins & Sussex Struggle on Day Two Against Kent
Rawlins batting in the Nets
Teenager Jordan Cox and winter recruit Jack Leaning notched their first centuries for Kent as the home side took control of their Bob Willis Trophy south group game against Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates.
Sussex endured an 85-over day in the Canterbury dirt for only one wicket as Kent’s second-wicket pair piled on a record unbroken stand worth 231 - beating the club’s previous best against Sussex of 229, set by Kentish legends Arthur Fagg and Leslie Ames at Hastings in 1948.
By stumps and the midpoint of the match, Cox had reached a career-best 167 not out while Leaning finished unbeaten on 110 as Kent closed on 338 for one for a narrow six-run lead over their neighbors from Hove.
Rawlins finished the day with figures of 10-0-34-0.