Seconds trounced at Horsham

Northamptonshire were well-beaten in Monday's Second XI Trophy match against Sussex at Horsham - going down by exactly 100 runs.

Put in to bat, the hone side battled to 192-7 - scoring 78 of those runs in their last ten overs - thanks largely to useful contributions from Luke Wells (63) and Joe Gatting (30).

Ollie Stone (1-29) and Matt Spriegel (1-24) both kept it tight in their eight-over stints while trialist Usman Arif picked up 2-25 from five.

But the County's batting then disintegrated and they were dismissed for just 92 with Lewis Hatchett (4-11), Will Beer (3-22) and Wells (2-14) all on target.

Josh Tolley did his best to hold things together with a battling 51 before he was seventh man out at 73.  No-one else reached double figures.

The two sides begin a three-day Championship match at Horsham on Tuesday.

 

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