Jordan grabs five, Nash hits 65*


LONDON – Seamer Chris Jordan’s five-wicket haul and left-hander Brendan Nash’s half-century, were two of the bright spots in the English County Championship here Friday.

Jordan, the impressive Barbados fast bowler, picked up five for 83 as Nottinghamshire, sent by Sussex, were limited to 321 for eight on the opening day of the contest at Hove.

In two outstanding spells, the 23-year-old kept Notts at bay, in the face of a superb 157 from Samit Patel.

His spell before lunch yielded three for 16, including the wickets of openers Ed Cowan (27) and Alex Hales (2), along with James Taylor (11).

Jordan returned late in the day to account for Patel who struck 17 fours and a six off only 199 deliveries.

The performance was his third five-wicket haul this season.

At Tunbridge Wells, Nash hammered an unbeaten 65 to help put Kent on the brink of first innings points over Leicestershire.

Playing on the third day of the game, Kent finished the day on 159 for one, in reply to Leicestershire’s 186 all out.

Nash, the discarded West Indies batsman, faced 150 balls in just under three hours at the crease and struck ten fours, and has shared an unbroken second wicket stand of 145 with former England batsman Robert Key (81 not out).

At Derby, veteran West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul converted his overnight unbeaten 112 into 129 as the hosts were bowled out for 452, after resuming the second day on 232 for two.

Captain Wayne Madsen, unbeaten on 92 overnight, hit 152.

Surrey were 35 for one at the close.


Fri, 05/31/2013 - 16:45