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Delray Rawlins raises the bar as Sussex humble Leicestershire

Delray Rawlins bagged List A career-best figures of three for 22 as Sussex beat Leicestershire by eight wickets in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Hove on Sunday (Photograph courtesy of Sussex County Cricket Club)

Delray Rawlins bowled his way to career-best List A figures to help guide Sussex to a comfortable eight wicket victory over Leicestershire in their Royal London One-Day Cup group A match at the 1st Central County Ground in Hove on Sunday.

The Bermuda all-rounder claimed three for 22 with his left-arm spin to continue his sparkling form of late with the ball.

He was introduced into the Sussex attack at the start of the 23rd over and opened his account in his third over by bowling Roman Walker for 23.

It proved to be a timely and crucial wicket as Walker had added 44 with Wiaan Mulder (27) to lead a mini-fightback after the visitors slipped to 29 for five in the ninth over.

Rawlins then bowled Mulder and last man Beuran Hendricks in successive overs as Leicestershire were dismissed for 120 in 32.4 overs after being sent to bat.

The 24-year-old’s display eclipsed his previous List A career best of three for 50 in Sussex’s 51-run win over Gloucestershire at Hove two days earlier when he also struck a career-best 91.

Fellow all-rounder Ari Karvelas was the pick of the Sussex bowling with four for 21, while Brad Currie took two for 24.

The hosts encountered very little resistance as they replied with 123 for two in 18.1 overs to secure a second straight win in the 50-overs competition and condemn Leicestershire to their first loss.

Tom Clark led the chase with an unbeaten 53, while Ali Orr added 44 and captain Cheteshwar Pujara 14 not out.

Sussex next travel to Edgbaston to face Warwickshire on Friday.

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Published August 09, 2022 at 7:56 am (Updated August 09, 2022 at 7:56 am)

Delray Rawlins raises the bar as Sussex humble Leicestershire

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