County Championship: Alex Lees and Sean Dickson placed on 313 for Durham first wicket

Alex Lees

Alex Lees has scored two centuries in his first three innings of the season
LV= County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day four)
Durham 223 & 364-3: Dickson 186, Lees 105
Sussex 538: Pujara 203; Trevaskis 5-128
Sussex (15 pts) drew with Durham (10 pts)

Opening batters Sean Dickson and Alex Lees compiled the fourth highest partnership in Durham’s history as their County Championship match against Sussex at Hove predictably petered out to a draw.

They put on 313 for the first wicket with Dickson making 186 – his highest score for Durham – and Lees 105 before both fell in the same over from leg-spinner Mason Crane.

By then they had knocked off all but two runs of their first-innings deficit of 315 and when the players shook hands at 16:50 BST Durham were 364-3 and leading by 49. Sussex take 15 points from this Division Two contest, five more than their opponents.

It was an outstanding effort by the Durham pair, whose partnership was also the county’s…