Nash hits 128, Jordan saves Sussex


LONDON – Former West Indies vice-captain Brendan Nash completed his second century of the County season but Kent were held to a draw by Leicestershire in the rain-affected encounter here Saturday.

The left-hander, who played the last of his 21 Tests for West Indies two years ago, finished on an unbeaten 128 – his 14th first class hundred – to spur Kent to 353 for three declared on the final day at Tunbridge Wells.

Resuming on 65 with Kent on 159 for one, the Australia-born Nash stroked 15 fours and two sixes in an innings that required 207 balls and lasted just over 4-1/2 hours.

He added 190 for the second wicket with former England batsman Robert Key who converted his overnight 81 into 106.

Nash also put on 149 for the third wicket with Darren Stevens who pummelled a remarkable 97 from 58 balls with eight fours and seven sixes.

Trailing by 167 on first innings, Leicestershire were 139 for one when the game was abandoned as a draw.

The entire second day was lost to rain.

At Hove, Barbados seamer Christopher Jordan finished with a six-wicket haul and then helped prop up Sussex, on the second day of their game against Nottinghamshire.

The lively 24-year-old added the wicket of Luke Fletcher for eight as Notts were dismissed for 356 after resuming from their overnight 321 for eight.

Jordan’s effort was his second six-wicket haul this season following his careesr-best six for 48 against Yorkshire at Leeds in April.

He has now taken 31 wickets this season at a superb average of 19.64.

In reply, Sussex were cruising at 188 for three behind half-centuries from captain Ed Joyce (59) and opener Luke Wells (59) before slipping to 249 for six.

However, Jordan hit an unbeaten 21 in a 41-run, unbroken seventh wicket partnership with Ben Brown (29 not out), to keep Sussex in the hunt for first innings points.


Sat, 06/01/2013 - 10:22