• Specsavers County Championship 2m

    Jofra Archer wins Div 2 Player of the Week

    Sussex seamer tops the poll for his brilliant 11-wicket haul.

    Young Sussex seamer beat off stiff competition to top the poll after his sublime 11-wicket haul

    The results: 

    The contenders:

    Jofra Archer - Sussex
    11 wickets in win v Leicestershire 

    If you didn’t already know that Sussex is harbouring a supreme talent in 22-year-old Jofra Archer, you do now. Brimming with pace, hostility and movement off the seam, Archer is a batman’s nightmare and certainly gave the Leicestershire batting line-up some bad dreams after taking 11 wickets to see Sussex to a memorable five-wicket win at Grace Road.

    Sam Northeast - Kent
    109* & 72 in draw v Durham

    Kent captain Sam Northeast showed all of his leadership qualities as he batted for the best part of four hours on the final day to reach 72 and help salvage an unlikely draw against Durham. This batting vigil came after Northeast had anchored the entire first innings with an unbeaten 109 to give his team a fighting chance. The 27-year-old also passed 8,000 first-class runs in the process. Well batted. 

    Samit Patel - Nottinghamshire
    257* in draw v Gloucs

    Nottinghamshire stalwart Samit Patel hit the second-highest score in the Championship this season, racking up a mammoth 257 not out at Gloucestershire. Featuring 24 fours and one huge six, the all-rounder occupied the crease for more than eight hours facing 452 deliveries. Patel was determined to beat his previous first-class best of 256 and the Notts declaration came as soon as he did so.

    Jacques Rudolph - Glamorgan
    111 in win v Worcs

    When Glamorgan were 58/6 on day one in response to Worcestershire’s 267, it was difficult to see a way out for them. But Jacques Rudolph had other ideas. Alongside some astonishing late-order hitting, Rudolph scored 111 to help the visitors recover in spectacular fashion and post 381. The opener needed to score just 11 in the second innings as Glamorgan eased to their 16-run target to win the game.

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