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Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 30 2022, 6:00 AM | 3 Min Read

County Championship Division Two Round-up: September 29

image-l8nfv1rpNottinghamshire emerged as champions of County Championship Division Two (PC: Twitter)

The County Championship Division Two witnessed four matches being continued on Thursday (September 29) at Hove, Nottingham and Derby and Worcester. With this, the 2022 season came to an end as well, with Nottinghamshire emerging as champions. 

Sussex vs Glamorgan

Sussex were at 312/0 at the start of the final day, with Tom Haines and Ali Orr at the crease. The duo could add only 16, as Orr fell two runs shy of his double century. Haines continued his momentum to score 177 off 257, before getting dismissed to Ajaz Patel. 

image-l8nfli8qDanial Ibrahim scored 100* off 194 balls (PC: Twitter)

Then, the batting all-rounder Danial Ibrahim stole the show by remaining unbeaten on 100 off 194 balls. Sussex ended on 554/8 and saved the match as well. 

Brief scores:

Glamorgan (1st innings): 533/9d

Chris Cooke 141 (165), Shubman Gill 119 (139);
Sean Hunt 3/89, Bradley Currie 3/109

Sussex (1st innings): 258/10
Tom Haines 108* (169), Charlie Tear 56 (85);
Timm van der Gugten 3/56, James Harris 3/58

Sussex 2nd innings (Following on): 554/8d

Ali Orr 198 (174), Tom Haines 177(257);
Andrew Salter 5/138, Ajaz Patel 2/151

Result: Match drawn

Nottinghamshire vs Durham

Durham needed 563 runs, while Notts needed eight more wickets to secure a title victory. The experienced batters like Liam Trevaskis (14) and Nic Maddinson (13) could not provide notable contributions.  

Chris Benjamin (33) and Jonathan Bushnell (29) were involved in a 44-run partnership, which gave a ray of hope to draw the match. However, Broad and Liam Patterson-White were proficient with three scalps each to help the team in winning the game by 462 runs. 

On the account of cementing a top place in the table, Notts were declared the champions of Division Two. 

Brief scores:

Nottinghamshire (1st innings): 662/5d

Matthew Montgomery 178 (253), Lyndon James 164* (222);
Matthew Potts 3/83, Ben Raine 2/98

Durham (1st innings): 207/10
Nic Maddinson 40 (42), Matthew Potts 40 (36);
Dane Paterson 3/50, Liam Patterson-White 3/73

Nottinghamshire (2nd innings): 121/2d
Haseeb Hameed 49* (87), Joe Clarke 48* (59);
Matthew Potts 1/14, Ben Raine 1/34

Durham (2nd innings): 114/10
Chris Benjamin 33 (42), Jonathan Bushnell 29 (52);
Stuart Broad 3/36, Liam Patterson-White 3/41

Result: Notts won by 462 runs

Derbyshire vs Leicestershire

At the start of Day 4, Leicestershire were at 131/2 and trailed by 188 runs in the second innings. The in-form Lewis Hill was clinical with his strokeplay to contribute 60 off 157, and exude confidence to the lower middle-order. 

Afterwards, the young spinner Rehan Ahmed, being promoted in the batting order smashed 122 off 113, laced with 14 fours and five sixes. Then, Harry Swindells (46) and Tom Scriven (30) were strong support as match ended as a draw. 

Brief scores:

Leicestershire (1st innings): 249 /10

Tom Scriven 53 (74), Rehan Ahmed 31 (42);
Sam Conners 5/51, Ben Aitchison 3/46

Derbyshire (1st innings): 568/9d

Billy Godleman 158 (328), Luis Reece 116 (235);
Rehan Ahmed 5/114, Roman Walker 3/84

Leicestershire (2nd innings): 405/7

Rehan Ahmed 122 (113), Sam Evans 64 (124);
Sam Conners 2/85, Ben Aitchison 2/102

Result: Match drawn

Worcestershire vs Middlesex

No play was possible on Day 4 at Worcester due to the incessant rain, and the match ended as a draw. 

Brief scores:

Worcestershire (1st innings): 225/10

Brett D'Oliveira 44 (137), Josh Tongue 39* (50)
Toby Roland-Jones 4/50, Ryan Higgins 3/52

Middlesex (1st innings): 509/10

Stephen Eskinazi 115 (208), Pieter Malan 93 (182)
Josh Tongue 2/94, Jake Libby 2/10

Result: Match drawn

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