County Championship: Archie Lenham places Sussex in sight of win over Leicestershire

Archie Lenham takes a wicket


Archie Lenham trapped Lewis Hill leg before first ball
LV= County Championship Division Two, Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester (day three)
Leicestershire 210 & 195-5: Patel 67*, Azad 54; Lenham 3-47
Sussex 450: Clark 138, Carter 72, Haines 50; Parkinson 3-98
Leicestershire (3 pts) trail Sussex (7 pts) by 45 runs with 5 wickets remaining
Match scorecard

Archie Lenham took three quick wickets as Sussex finished the third day of their County Championship fixture against Leicestershire within touching distance of a first first-class win since April last year.

The teenage leg-spinner took 3-8 in three overs after the Foxes, needing 240 to make Sussex bat again, had made solid progress in reaching 94-1 in their second innings, with opener Hassan Azad passing 50 for the fourth time this season.

With tea approaching, Sussex skipper Tom Haines threw the ball to Lenham, and the 17-year-old struck with his third delivery, having Azad leg before on the back foot.

Two overs later he bowled Leicestershire…