Northamptonshire v Sussex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1996
VenueCounty Ground, Northampton on 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th August 1996 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSussex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthamptonshire won by 6 wickets
PointsNorthamptonshire 24 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Sussex 8 (Batting 4, Bowling 4)
UmpiresA Clarkson, JW Holder
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 368/7 (Drakes 59*, Phillips 23*)
Close of play day 2Northamptonshire (1) 160/4 (Curran 79*, Taylor 4*)
Close of play day 3Northamptonshire (2) 42/3 (Capel 12*, Ripley 8*)

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NJ Lenhamc Ripley b Penberthy14522625222- 
CWJ Atheylbw b Taylor1339531- 
K Greenfieldc Ripley b Penberthy2263682- 
*AP Wellsb Penberthy5112215351 
MP Speightc Ambrose b Emburey1257652- 
DR Lawlbw b Penberthy1114162- 
+P Mooresb Emburey279-- 
VC Drakeslbw b Taylor5970828- 
NC Phillipsnot out30801102- 
JD Lewryb Emburey1422262- 
RJ Kirtleyc Ripley b Taylor077-- 
Extras(6 b, 13 lb, 10 nb, 1 w)30
Total(all out, 117.1 overs)389
Fall of wickets:
1-45 (Athey), 2-95 (Greenfield), 3-244 (Lenham), 4-261 (Wells), 5-277 (Law), 6-280 (Moores), 7-289 (Speight), 8-369 (Drakes), 9-388 (Lewry), 10-389 (Kirtley)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ambrose20   7460-2
Capel15   1580-1
Emburey31   8773--
Snape15   2490--
Penberthy15   4364--

Northamptonshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RR Montgomerieb Drakes6731- 
*A Fordhamc Moores b Lewry410171- 
DJ Capelc Speight b Drakes013-- 
KM Curranb Kirtley117163282151 
AL Penberthyc Moores b Drakes421311853- 
JP Taylorb Phillips73746-- 
KJ Innesc and b Phillips2045522- 
JN Snapelbw b Kirtley011-- 
+D Ripleynot out669413011- 
JE Embureyc Athey b Law3088904- 
CEL Ambroseb Law2326273- 
Extras(1 b, 8 lb, 34 nb, 3 w)46
Total(all out, 97.4 overs)361
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Montgomerie), 2-12 (Capel), 3-22 (Fordham), 4-146 (Penberthy), 5-178 (Taylor), 6-226 (Curran), 7-226 (Snape), 8-236 (Innes), 9-319 (Emburey), 10-361 (Ambrose)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drakes24   11033-15
Lewry17   5531--
Kirtley17   56321-
Phillips22   2762--
Lenham3   0100--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
NJ Lenhamc Penberthy b Ambrose021-- 
CWJ Atheyc Ripley b Taylor22133-- 
K Greenfieldc Ripley b Taylor95102- 
*AP Wellsb Ambrose4052627- 
MP Speightb Capel616181- 
DR Lawb Ambrose1311182- 
+P Mooresb Ambrose8991- 
VC Drakesrun out610211- 
NC Phillipsb Ambrose041-- 
JD Lewrynot out111561-- 
RJ Kirtleyc Taylor b Ambrose31249-- 
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 4 nb, 2 w)14
Total(all out, 25.5 overs)112
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Lenham), 2-12 (Greenfield), 3-32 (Athey), 4-53 (Speight), 5-80 (Law), 6-81 (Wells), 7-88 (Moores), 8-88 (Phillips), 9-100 (Drakes), 10-112 (Kirtley)
Northamptonshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Taylor5   1212--
Capel6   13811-
Curran4   0190-1

Northamptonshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RR Montgomerieb Lewry1418232- 
*A Fordhamlbw b Lewry336-- 
DJ Capelnot out39861274- 
JP Taylorb Drakes143-- 
+D Ripleyc Moores b Drakes30     
KM Currannot out30     
KJ Innesdid not bat      
AL Penberthydid not bat      
JE Embureydid not bat      
JN Snapedid not bat      
CEL Ambrosedid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 4 lb, 12 nb, 1 w)25
Total(4 wickets, 31.2 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Fordham), 2-23 (Montgomerie), 3-24 (Taylor), 4-87 (Ripley)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Drakes13   2562-4
Lewry6   0202--
Law7   035011

--> NJ Lenham (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 50
--> CWJ Athey (1) passed 24500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 13
--> VC Drakes (1) equalled his previous highest score of 59 in County Championship matches
--> KM Curran (1) passed 11000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 18
--> AP Wells (2) passed 16000 runs in County Championship matches when he reached 30





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