Libby passes Bedingham as Championship’s main run-scorer with 125*
Worcestershire 213 (Haynes 47, Crocombe 3-44) and 315 for 4 (Libby 125*, Haynes 62, D’Oliveira 56*) beat Sussex 264 (Carson 87, Orr 52, Leach 5-68) and 263 (Ibrahim 94, orr 57, Leach 4-68) by means of six wickets
Libby scored his fourth Championship century of the marketing campaign and he overhauled the 945 run tally of Bedingham who was once now not in motion as a result of Durham’s recreation in opposition to Surrey was once known as off on account of COVID-19.
Worcestershire picked up 20 issues to emerge because the early pace-setters in Department 3. However they had been driven the entire manner by means of a tender Sussex aspect containing no capped avid gamers and with a median age of 19 and a 1/2, appearing nice doable.
Sussex resumed on 199 for six and the closing 4 wickets went down for 64 runs in 15.5 overs.
Adam Finch made the primary step forward when Archie Lenham went for a pull and top-edged a head-high catch to keeper Cox. Finch struck once more when Jack Carson, on seven, aimed a blow at the leg aspect and Josh Baker pulled off a nice low catch after working in from deep sq. leg.
Dillon Pennington got here into the assault and shortly accounted for Henry Crocombe ,who was once stuck off a vanguard by means of Ed Barnard at quilt.
Dan Ibrahim went inside six runs of changing into the youngest century-maker within the historical past of County Championship cricket sooner than falling to Worcestershire captain, Joe Leach. The 17-year-old attempted to hook Leach however most effective gloved thru to Cox.
When Worcestershire introduced their answer, Daryl Mitchell and Libby placed on 39 till the previous on 19 was once bowled by means of a supply from Crocombe to the closing ball sooner than lunch.
Tom Fell survived one likelihood at the back of the wicket sooner than he was once stuck on 4 off a peak edge at midwicket making an attempt to tug Crocombe.
Haynes joined Libby and the third-wicket pair consolidated Worcestershire’s place.
Libby reached his half-century off 121 balls with 5 fours and Worcestershire went into tea on 129 for two, requiring an extra 186 off 34 overs within the ultimate consultation. A very good half-century was once finished by means of Haynes from 83 deliveries with six limitations.
However Fynn Hudson-Prentice ended the partnership on 105 when Haynes was once stuck and bowled for 62.
Libby went into overdrive with 6-4-4 off successive balls from Crocombe and Cox, promoted up the order, additionally scored freely. A unmarried off James Coles took Libby to 3 figures off 190 balls with one six and 8 fours.
Cox (37) holed out to lengthy on off Lenham to finish a stand of 86 in 18 overs with Libby. However D’Oliveira ensured the momentum was once maintained and successive sixes off Hudson-Prentice enabled him to finish a 26 ball fifty.