County Championship: Tom Clark places Sussex in management towards Leicestershire

Sussex's Tom Clark


Tom Clark also made a century in Sussex’s opening game of the season against Nottinghamshire
LV= County Championship Division Two, Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester (day two)
Leicestershire 210: Hill 35; Crocombe 3-37, Beard 3-58, Rawlins 2-28
Sussex 386-6: Clark 138, Carter 72, Haines 50; Parkinson 2-75
Sussex (7 pts) lead Leicestershire (3 pts) by 176 runs
Match scorecard

A fine century from Tom Clark helped Sussex overcome a rare failure on the part of Cheteshwar Pujara and establish a dominant position in their County Championship game against Leicestershire at the UptonSteel County Ground.

It was Clark’s second century of what is proving a breakthrough season for the 21-year-old from Haywards Heath.

Only five wickets fell during the day as the pitch flattened in almost unbroken sunshine, but with two spinners in the side, Sussex, who finished on 386-6 with a first-innings lead of 176, will be hopeful it starts to take turn when they attempt to bowl Leicestershire out for a second time.