Vithushan Ehantharajah at Sussex 565 v Nottinghamshire 191-5
Century stand between Chris Read and Billy Root brought up inside 111 balls, as both batsmen profit from some pretty loose bowling from Sussex. Root has passed 50 and Read (who now has a fifty from 55 balls) has gone past 15,000 first class career runs. BUT – personal milestones be damned, there’s something greater at play here.
The score at Grace Road and Northants’ sole batting point means Nottinghamshire need to get to 200 for a bonus point – which they should do – and hold tight for the draw to seal promotion. A win makes the bonus point sheggery moot, but Notts are still 374 behind and life is too short.