Jordan misses out on maiden century
DERBY, England – Barbados all-rounder Chris Jordan followed up a three-wicket haul with a blistering 92 – his highest first class score – to put Sussex on top against Shiv Chanderpaul’s Derbyshire here Thursday.
The 24-year-old Jordan finished with three for 77 as the hosts, resuming the second day of the Division One contest at 158 for six, were dismissed for 223.
At the close, Sussex were 328 for eight, already a lead of 105.
Jordan, with two wickets on Wednesday’s opening day, prised out Ross Whiteley before the batsman could add to his overnight 12, to strike the first blow of the day for Sussex.
Jonathan Clare (25) and Richard Johnson (22), however, put on 52 for the eighth wicket before the last three wickets fell for seven runs.
Sussex then found themselves labouring at 109 for five before Jordan combined with Michael Yardy, unbeaten at the close on 121, to stage a 179-run stand for the sixth wicket.
Jordan took to the Derby attack with relish, striking 13 fours in an innings that required a mere 105 balls and which spanned 131 minutes.
Yardy, meanwhile, faced 192 balls in 4-1/2 hours at the crease, and counted 14 boundaries.
With his maiden first class century in sight, Jordan provided seamer Tim Groenewald with his only wicket of the day as one of three that fell for 29 runs late in the evening.