Tim Wigmore at Sussex 419-3 v Durham
Luke Wells is going berserk here. He’s just helped himself to 32 in an over from Ryan Pringle (and there was a no-ball too, so 34 runs in all) and has cleared 250, with seven sixes. Not bad from a man considered a first-class specialist. And now he’s out. Job done.
Tim Wigmore at Sussex 371-2 v Durham
This is now the highest ever third wicket stand against Durham. The previous highest? That would be Trevor Penney and Brian Lara in 1994, when Lara was en route to his 501. If this was a boxing match, it would have been called off long ago.
Tim Wigmore at Sussex 298-2 v Durham
Durham have taken the second new ball; the trouble is, without Graham Onions, that is rather less of a weapon. Certainly Luke Wells doesn’t seem remotely disconcerted by it all: he’s hit a delightful pair of on drives against the second new ball already, and now has just reached his 150 with a flick to midwicket, almost flamingo-like, off James Weighell. These two already have added over 250, and taken Sussex into the lead. Full batting points, and a lead of 200+ surely awaits.