Shiv fails to convert start in England


LONDON – Barbados seamer Chris Jordan celebrated his new two-year contract with Sussex with a five-wicket haul, on the second day of their County Championship game against Somerset on Monday.

The right-armer picked up five for 76 as Somerset, resuming on 83 for three following Sunday’s rain-marred opening day at Hove, were dismissed for 372.

At the close, Sussex were 25 for one.

Jordan, who penned the contract extension last weekend, had taken two of the three wickets to fall on the first day and followed up with three more, as his outstanding start to the season continued.

He claimed Alfonso Thomas for four in the third over of the morning, lbw with just six runs added but then watched as captain and opener Marcus Trescothick (112) and South African Alviro Petersen (76), posted 139 for the fifth wicket to prop up the innings.

Once Petersen was out, five wickets fell for 69 runs before Lewis Gregory (47) and Johann Myburgh (37 not out) frustrated Sussex with a last wicket stand of 75.

Jordan fittingly broke the partnership when he had Gregory caught in the deep on the cover boundary.

At New Road, veteran West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul got a start but failed to push on as his Derbyshire were bowled out for 219 against Worcestershire.

Resuming on three runs for two wickets, Derbyshire were propelled by 32 from Chanderpaul in a 75-run, fourth wicket stand with captain Wayne Madsen who stroked 111 not out.

Worcestershire were 31 without loss in reply at the close.


Mon, 04/28/2014 - 13:35