Sussex produced a run of wickets either side of tea to take control of the match at Northamptonshire. The home side were cursing at 143 for 1 replying to 422 but slipped to 186 for 5 before closing the second day 242 for 6.
Ben Brown and Chris Jordan produced a remarkable recovery for Sussex on the opening day against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road with a pair of fluent centuries to transform a dire position at 68 for 6 to close, incredibly, on 370 for 6.
It’s been satisfying to score the runs I have in this year’s one-day competition and to help the team win some games, but ultimately we had a good opportunity to qualify for the play-offs this year and it’s disappointing that we haven’t.
Some you win, some you shrug your shoulders. In the previous two years since County Cricket returned to the Saffrons, we were thoroughly spoiled. May 2017 saw a baking hot day and even some early-summer sunburn, and last May was also warm and bright. Could we possibly hope for a third successive blazer?