County Championship: Nottinghamshire’s Steven Mullaney hits profession finest 192

Steven Mullaney


Steven Mullaney surpassed his previous first-class best of 179
LV= County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove (day three):
Sussex 375 & 29-1: Orr 14*
Nottinghamshire 534-9 dec: Mullaney 192, Evison 109*; Finn 3-84
Sussex (5 pts) trail Notts (7 pts) by 130 runs

A captain’s innings by Steven Mullaney helped Nottinghamshire turn their match against Sussex on its head on the third day at the 1st Central County Ground.

Mullaney, who had come to the wicket with Nottinghamshire on 52-4 in reply to Sussex’s 375, scored a career best 192 and figured in stands of 96 with Tom Moores, 69 with Liam Patterson-White and 144 with Joey Evison, whose unbeaten 109 was also a career highest.

By scoring their runs at four an over, the visitors put pressure on a young Sussex side and when they eventually declared at 534-9, a lead of 159 after adding 320 in the day, they still had time to bowl 15 overs at their weary opposition.

Sussex were 29-1 at the close after losing…