County Championship: Dom Sibley’s century helps Bears keep away from follow-on at Northampton

Dom Sibley has now hit 17 first-class centuries - 11 of them for Warwickshire


Dom Sibley has now hit 17 first-class centuries – 11 of them for Warwickshire
LV= County Championship Division One, The County Ground, Northampton (day three)
Northamptonshire 451: Keogh 130, Cobb 88, Gay 70, McManus 58; Hannon-Dalby 4-84
Warwickshire 396-8: Sibley 102, Burgess 77, McAndrew 54*, Rhodes 42; White 4-62
Warwickshire (4 pts) trail Northants (7 pts) by 55 runs with two wickets remaining
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Dom Sibley posted his second County Championship century of the campaign as Warwickshire frustrated Northamptonshire’s hopes of pushing for victory at Wantage Road.

Sibley’s patient knock of 102 was backed up by a belligerent 77 from 80 balls by Michael Burgess, ensuring the visitors passed the follow-on target to close on 396-8, just 55 behind.

Nathan McAndrew struck his maiden Bears half-century, an undefeated 54, while Northamptonshire seamer Jack White ended the day with 4-62.

However, it looks unlikely either of the sides – who have registered just one Championship win between them…