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Live Blog: Sussex v Lancashire, Day Two

Live Blog: Sussex v Lancashire, Day Two

Live updates from the 1st Central County Ground, Hove

Welcome to the live blog for Day Two of Lancashire's LV= Insurance County Championship match away to Sussex. 

Live updates from today's play will appear below.

6.31pm, CLOSE Day 2, 87.0 overs
Lancashire 193-6, Bohannon 26* Lamb 18* and they trail Sussex by 135 runs.
That was a great effort by Josh Bohannon and Danny Lamb who initially stemmed the clatter of wickets and have started to build a very useful partnership of 41 over this final hour of play.

Thanks for following this blog today. We will be back at 11am tomorrow.
Today’s match report will appear shortly.

6.15pm, 83.2 overs
Lancashire 184-6, Bohannon 23* Lamb 14*
Well Sussex do take the new ball after 82 overs, prompting a chat between the umpires, but Josh Bohannon has square cut the second delivery from Henry Crocombe for four.

6.05pm, 80.0 overs:
Lancashire 180-6, Bohannon 17* Lamb 14*
The floodlights are on at Hove as we head into the last half hour with six overs left and the new ball due from the next over. Not sure it will be taken given the conditions. Josh Bohannon and Danny Lamb continue to battle away to try reach the close.

5.40pm, 72.0 overs:
Lancashire 163-6, Bohannon 14* Lamb 4*
Josh Bohannon and Danny Lamb fighting hard against some accurate Sussex bowling from Jack Carson, who has 4-42 from 22 overs, with Delray Rawlins joining the attack for the first time.  

5.17pm, 63.6 overs:
Lancashire 152-6, Bohannon 7* Lamb 0*
Wickets continue to tumble! Liam Livingstone turns spinner Carson to Aaron Thomason at short leg and that’s his fourth wicket

5.13pm, 62.6 overs:
Lancashire 151-5, Bohannon 6* Livingstone 0*
Jamie Atkins has his maiden first-class wicket as Dane Vilas plays on from his fourth ball faced. What a turnaround this afternoon

5.07pm, 61.5 overs:
Lancashire 145-4, Bohannon 5* Vilas 0*
Carson strikes again with his third wicket. Steven Croft gets a nick that wicketkeeper Ben Brown needs two attempts to grab.

4.55pm, 58.4 overs:
Lancashire 145-3, Bohannon 3* Croft 0*
Luke Wells has cracked another square cut for four, this time off Stuart Meaker, but the bowler has got swift revenge in the same over when Wells gets an edge to wicketkeeper Ben Brown after making 28.  

4.43pm, 55.1 overs:
Lancashire 137-2, Wells 18* Bohannon 0*
Following a steady start after tea which included Luke Wells lofting Jack Carson straight for four the off spinner has struck with the wicket of Keaton Jennings caught by Stiaan van Zyl at slip for 60.  

4.25pm, 50.0 overs:
Lancashire 128-1, Jennings 57* Wells 18*
There are 36 overs to be bowled in this final session and we have bright sunshine at Hove as play gets under way. One delivery from spinner Jack Carson in the final over before the break kept low, so we will keep an eye on that. Carson starts with a maiden and Stuart Meaker ready to bowl the next.  

4.05pm, TEA Day 2, 49.0 overs:
Lancashire 128-1, Jennings 57* Wells 18*
That was a lively finish to the afternoon session!
Keaton Jennings is much relieved to have been put down at slip and then his edge from the next ball goes between the wicketkeeper and first slip for four, George Garton the unlucky bowler and we have reached tea with things going Lancashire’s way, now 200 runs behind.

3.58pm, 48.0 overs:
Lancashire 124-1, Jennings 53* Wells 18*
It’s all happening! Luke Wells gets up onto his toes and absolutely cracks a square cut off George Garton for four. From the following delivery Wells hits a short delivery high to third man where Jack Carson makes a tremendous effort to take the catch, throwing the ball in the air as he falls over the ropes but he can’t get back quickly enough to complete the catch.

3.42pm, 42.5 overs:
Lancashire 106-1, Jennings 50* Wells 5*
Well played Keaton Jennings who reaches his first half-century of the season from 125 balls including 4 fours with a nice drive for three through extra cover!

3.35pm, 41.0 overs:
Lancashire 103-1, Jennings 47* Wells 5*
Luke Wells plays a lovely front foot drive for four off Jamie Atkins to bring up the Red Rose hundred.

3.21pm, 37.3 overs:
Lancashire 93-1, Jennings 45* Wells 0*
A wicket falls as Alex Davies plays back to Jack Carson and bottom edges onto his stumps after making 34. Luke Wells strides out to face his former county.

3.12pm, 35.0 overs:
Lancashire 90-0, Jennings 43* Davies 33*
Lost ball! A lively bouncer from Jamie Atkins evades wicketkeeper Ben Brown and vanishes under the covers. Took a number of players crawling under the covers to retrieve but we are back under way after a delay to check its condition.

2.52pm, 30.0 overs:
Lancashire 68-0, Jennings 31* Davies 27*
Keaton Jennings square cuts for four again, this time from a short ball from Henry Crocombe and post the highest opening partnership of the season so far. Irish spinner Jack Carson who claimed five wickets last week gets a twirl for the first time.

2.35pm, 25.0 overs:
Lancashire 58-0, Jennings 25* Davies 24*
That’s the shot of the day so far - Keaton Jennings has square cut George Garton savagely for four in the 23rd over. Now Tom Haines on to bowl medium pace with Ben Brown standing-up.

2.19pm, 21.1 overs:
Lancashire 50-0. Jennings 18* Davies 24*
George Garton getting some swing this afternoon, Keaton Jennings squirting one delivery away along the ground for four to third man from a thick outside edge. The fifty partnership has just arrived from 127 balls as the sun breaks through.

2.00pm, 17.0 overs:
Play has restarted after the rain delay, just a couple of singles added to the score by Alex Davies 21*. Lancashire 41-0. Keaton Jennings 12*

1.25pm: We are due for a 1.55pm restart here at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove. Lancashire will be keen to get back out there and build on a positive day with both bat and ball, so far.

Morning session update:
Having expressed disappointment at not bowling Sussex out yesterday, the Red Rose bowlers would have been somewhat cheered when the hosts lost their three remaining wickets for 10 runs inside thirty minutes at the start of the morning.

And it was a one-man show as Danny Lamb (3-59) had a hand-literally-in all three dismissals.

First the all-rounder hit the top of Jack Carson’s off stump after nipping one back. He then deflected George Garton’s straight drive onto the stumps at the bowler’s end in his follow through to run out the unfortunate Henry Crocombe-eagerly backing up and out of his ground-and finished by having Garton well caught for 35 at fine leg by Saqib Mahmood from a pull to end the Sussex innings on 328.

In reply opening pair Keaton Jennings (11 not out) and Alex Davies (19 not out) have batted carefully and watchfully and had taken Lancashire to 38 without loss before rain ended the morning session early at 12.35pm.  

 
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