Sussex 2nd XI 382 & 177/3 Declared - Derbyshire 2nd XI 275/8 Declared & 270/6
Delray Rawlins and his Sussex Seconds teammates drew their 2nd XI 3 Day Friendly with Derbyshire, this match was due to start Monday, but the day was washed out and the two teams agreed to start the match on Tuesday.
Sussex resumed their second inning on 50/0 and declared on 177/3 adding 127 runs to set Derby shire a total of 284 for victory, but they could only manage 270/6 when play came to an end.
In the Sussex Inning opener H Ward was the top scorer with 72, while J Ludlow added 54, Rawlins scored 15 from 7 balls hitting 2 fours and 1 six, Hamidullah Qadri was once again the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with figures of 6-0-32-2.
Derbyshire would take up the challenge, but fell 14 runs short of their target ARI Umeed followed up his century in the first inning with a second one in the second inning scoring 101. William Beer was the pick of the Sussex bowlers with figures of 7-1-29-2, while Rawlins bowled 20-2-79-2.
Sussex Seconds 2nd Inning
..72 (96) HD Ward c H Wanford b G Wade ..54 (73) JH Ludlow Not Out ..15 (07) Delray Rawlins b H Qadri ..10 (05) LJ Evans c ARI Umeed b H Qadri ..15 (06) GHS Garton Not Out ..11 Extras (5b-4lb-2nb) 177 Total for 3 Wickets after 31 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-116 (Ward), 2-131 (Rawlins), 3-157 (Evans)
11.-2-48-0 JWA Taylor 3.0-0-21-0 H Wanford 6.0-0-32-2 H Qadri 10.-1-52-1 G Wade 1.0-0-15-0 CR Marshall
Derbyshire Seconds 2nd Inning
..36 (83) JM Kettleborough LBW WAT Beer ..20 (34) CAJ Brodrick c MLG Robinson b GHS Garton ..32 (28) TA Wood LBW Delray Rawlins 101 (119) ARI Umeed c A Sakande b WAT Beer ..42 (88) ZU-A Malik c MLG Robinson b Delray Rawlins ..16 (26) FR Trenouth c WAT Beer b WCHP Collard ..01 (01) CR Marshall Not Out ..00 (01) H Qadri Not Out ..22 Extras (16b-1lb-1w-4nb) 270 Total for 6 Wickets after 63 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-30 (Brodrick), 2-81 (Wood), 3-110 (Kettleborough), 4-207 (Malik), 5-260 (Trenouth), 6-270 (Umeed)
10.-2-34-0 A Sakande 12.-2-53-1 GHS Garton 20.-2-79-2 Delray Rawlins 6.0-1-22-0 AP Barton 7.0-1-29-2 WAT Beer 8.0-0-36-1 WCHO Collard
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Rawlins & Sussex Build The Lead
Sussex 2nd XI 382 & 50/0 Derbyshire 2nd XI 275/8 Declared
Delray Rawlins and his Sussex Seconds teammates resumed their overnight total of 353/9, they would add another 29 runs to their total to be all out for 382. In reply Derbyshire Seconds declared on 275/8, Sussex would lead by 107 runs. ARI Umeed was the top scorer with 128 not out, William Beer was the pick of the Sussex bowlers with figures of 12-2-17-2, Rawlins bowled 17-0-67-1, he also held onto to a catch.
At the close of play Sussex reached 50/0, with a lead of 157.
Derbyshire Seconds Innings
..04 (05) JM Kettleborough c GHS Garton b A Sakande ..12 (29) CAJ Brodrick c Delray Rawlins b AP Barton ..08 (12) TA Wood c JH Ludlow b GHS Garton 126 (182) ARI Umeed Not Out ..25 (52) ZU-A Malik LBW Delray Rawlins ..43 (80) FR Trenouth LBW WAT Beer ..03 (07) CR Marshall c MLG Robinson b WAT Beer ..10 (39) H Qadri c MLG Robinson b A Sakande ..08 (13) JPA Taylor Run Out ..00 (05) A Zazai Not Out ..30 Extras (12b-8lb-10nb) 269 Total for 8 Wickets in 69.5 overs
Fall of Wickets: 1-4 (Kettleborough), 2-21 (Wood), 3-29 (Brodrick), 4-99 (Malik), 5-188 (Trenouth), 6-196 (Marshall), 7-238 (Qadri), 8-263 (Taylor)
Sussex Seconds Bowlers
15.-4-64-2 A Sakande 12.-1-39-1 GHS Garton 5.0-0-14-1 AP Barton 4.0-0-16-0 JM Cooke 16.-0-64-1 DMW Rawlins 11.-1-14-2 WAT Beer 7.0-0-38-0 WCHP Collard
Sussex Seconds 2nd Inning
..30 (36) HD Ward Not Out ..10 (25) JH Ludlow Not Out ..10 Extras (4b-4lb-2nb) ..50 Total for 0 Wickets after 10 Overs
Fall of Wickets:
5.0-1-17-0 JPA Taylor 3.0-0-21-0 H Wanford 2.0-0-04-0 H Qadri
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Leverock Talks 2018 Cricket & More
Kamau Leverock has had an up and down 2018, something he say’s has made him a stronger person, “When you go through the ups and downs it could be mentally draining much like Golf, but you just have to focus more.”
Leverock who this year played in his second Eastern County Cup match disgusted that one decision in the last two games has cost Flatt’s Victoria, “This year was not bowling after we won the toss and last year it was on me, I bowled way too many overs.”
“The Cup Final on Sunday in the Flatt’s players chat group it was a discussion about who was going to open, I said I know one of the openers, I was just wondering who would be my partner,” continued Leverock.
“I am hoping my time in Australia is positive and I am able to fit in quickly and help them get over the finish line of winning a championship,” concluded Leverock.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Rawlins Leads Sussex Seconds to a Big Score
Sussex Seconds 353/9 Derbyshire Seconds 0/0<
Delray Rawlins led his Sussex Seconds teammates to a total of 353/9, in their 2nd XI 3 Day Friendly against Derbyshire at the Blackstone Academy Ground.
Derbyshire won the toss and decided to bowl, Rawlins would score 78 off 110 balls in 122 minutes, he hit 11 fours and 1 six in his inning, Rawlins would share a 132 run 4th wicket partnership with George Garton. Jonty Jenner added 67, and when bad light halted play Abi Sakande was on 50 not out. Hamidullah Qadri was the pick of the Derbyshire bowlers with figures of 23-3-95-4.
Sussex Seconds Inning
..33 (40) HD Ward c FR Trenouth b JWA Taylor ..13 (30) WAT Beer c TA Wood b H Wanford ..05 (05) LJ Evans c CAJ Brodrick b G Wade ..78 (110) Delray Rawlins c ZU-A Malik b H Qadri ..45 (72) GHS Garton c TA Wood b H Qadri ..67 (69) JW Jenner b JWA Taylor ..09 (18) JH Ludlow b H Qadri ..00 (07) JM Cooke LBW H Qadri ..50 (60) A Sakande Not Out ..17 (29) MLG Robinson c CAJ Brodrick b G Wade ..06 (11) WCHP Collard Not Out ..27 Extras (4b-2lb-1w-20nb) 316 Total for 9 Wickets after 76.2 overs
13.2-2-62-2 G Wade 11.-3-40-1 H Wanford 14.-0-50-2 JWA Taylor 4.0-0-33-0 A Zazai 23.-3-95-4 H Qadri 10.-0-59-0 CR Marshall 1.0-0-05-0 JM Kettleborough
Monday, September 17, 2018
Rawlins Highlighted by Cricinfo
It is difficult to slip under the radar when your name is Delray Millard Wendell Rawlins, and Sussex's big-hitting Bermudan has made no attempts to do that in his fledgling career, according to Matt Roller from cricinfo.
His record in this year's Vitality T20 Blast might not look spectacular in its own right - 164 runs at 27.33 and a strike rate of 147.74 - but it would be foolish to view at Rawlins' career to date through the lens of numbers alone.
After all, this is a man who made his international debut as a diminutive 15-year-old; a man who was picked to represent the South after just one List A game; and a man whose innings in Sussex's quarter-final win against Durham caught the eye of so many fans that he had to turn off his Twitter notifications. It has not taken long for him to garner the reputation of being a big-game player.
"There's a bit of banter going around in the changing room that I like the TV cameras," he admits, "and I suppose it's a nice trait to have.
"But I'm just trying to put in performances for the lads, whether it's on telly or not, and trying to show that I'm capable of playing at this level. Thankfully, it's come off."
It may just be 'banter' as far as he is concerned, but Rawlins has quickly developed the knack of playing attention-grabbing innings at the perfect time. His debut in the shortest form came in front of 20,000 fans at Lord's, and his 35-ball 49 featured a reverse-swept six off Ashton Agar that stunned the majority into silent disbelief.
A televised 35 against Glamorgan followed two weeks later in the first of three must-win games for Sussex in their quarter-final bid, and if a hold-the-pose straight drive down the ground in that innings at Chester-le-Street was the main cause of his phone's explosion that evening, his calmness in a match-winning partnership with Laurie Evans was that of a seasoned campaigner.
That is not to say that Rawlins has let the attention get to his head. "You'd be lying if you said you didn't look at social media a little bit," he says, "but I try to approach every game the same - it's just another game of cricket really.
"I just try and back myself and my ability. Luckily, it's come off for me so far, and hopefully I can just carry on like I have done."
Something else that sets Rawlins apart is the regularity with which he hits early boundaries. His strike rate after five balls of an innings is 196.29, making him the world's fastest starter this year after Birmingham's pinch-hitting opener Ed Pollock. Of course, it is a high-risk strategy to target quick runs from the word go, as evidenced by a pair of first-ball ducks against Gloucestershire and Middlesex in Sussex's critical last week in the group stages, but Rawlins says he sees that as his role in a team that lacks the batting depth of some teams in the competition.
"When I bat, if I see a bowler I like, I try and take it on, and this year most of the time that's come off for me. I just want to take as much pressure as I can off the other end. Most of the time that's been Laurie Evans, who's been outstanding for us this year, so if that's hitting early boundaries and running hard then that's my role."
While Sussex might lack batting depth - Rawlins started the competition out of the side, and might not be playing but for a horror tournament for the New Zealand overseas player Tom Bruce - they have heaps of star quality with the ball to make up for it, and the laid-back feeling around the club is one of confidence rather than complacency.