County Championship: Leicestershire’s lower-order rescues draw in opposition to Sussex

Harry Swindells


Harry Swindells’ eighth-wicket stand with Callum Parkinson was worth 111
LV= County Championship Division Two, Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester (day four)
Leicestershire 210 & 333-9: Patel 68, Swindells 57; Lenham 4-80
Sussex 450: Clark 138, Carter 72; Parkinson 3-98
Leicestershire (11 pts) drew with Sussex (15 pts)
Match scorecard

Brave resistance, untimely showers and a flat pitch combined to thwart Sussex as Leicestershire secured an unlikely draw in the County Championship fixture at the UptonSteel County Ground, Grace Road.

An eighth-wicket partnership of 111 off 275 deliveries between Harry Swindells and Callum Parkinson, along with rain breaks that saw 27 overs lost, ensured the game went into its final hour, and though both young batters were dismissed, hands were shaken with eight overs remaining and Leicestershire leading by 93 runs in light that prevented Sussex from using their pace bowlers.

Earlier the visitors had looked certain to end a run of 17 Championship matches without…