County Championship Division 1

County wrap: Records fall on electrifying day

Kleinveldt and Sangakkara headline extraordinary performances from County Championship

Mike Cranmer

21 September 2017, 11:18 AM AEST

Former South Africa allrounder Rory Kleinveldt has taken a season-best 9-65 for Northamptonshire on day two of their County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire on Wednesday.

Kleinveldt's devastating spell was his greatest first-class bowling return - eclipsing his previous best figures of 8-47 - as he claimed his 20th first-class five-wicket haul of his career.


The powerfully built seamer has taken 48 wickets this season and his nine-fer was the best Division Two bowling performance since Northamptonshire teammate Rob Keogh's 9-52 last year.

Kleinveldt also claimed the first two wickets of Notts' second innings, meaning he'd accounted for 11 of their first 12 wickets, as they had to face a nasty 14-over spell before the close of play.

Nottinghamshire were 2-33 at stumps on day three chasing 314 for victory.

Meanwhile, Australia's George Bailey made an impressive 89 as he helped Hampshire to a competitive first innings total of 254.

Bailey smashed 13 boundaries in his crucial knock, while former England batsman James Vince also made a half-century.

Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara made his eighth Division One century this season, playing one of his trademark shots through the off-side to bring up the milestone.


Sangakkara became the first player since Marcus Trescothick in 2009 to register eight first-class centuries in a single season.

The Sri Lankan legend, who will bow out of first-class cricket at the end of this season, has the chance to add to his 1369 runs for this county campaign, as he returns to the crease tomorrow unbeaten on 119.

Other county scores: (day two of four)

First Division

At Headingley  

Warwickshire 219 (J Patel 100, I Bell 51; M Fisher 5-54) and 1-49 v Yorkshire 296 (A Lyth 62)

At Lord's 

Middlesex 233 (T Roland-Jones 53, O Rayner 52 no; T Bailey 5-54, R McLaren 4-63) and 152 (S Robson 58; T Bailey 5-44) v Lancashire 165 (T Murtagh 4-49) and 46-1

At The Oval 

Somerset 269 (S Davies 86, M Trescothick 65; R Clarke 7-55) v Surrey 6-328 (K Sangakkara 119 no, M Stoneman 51, O Pope 50; P Trego 4-53)

At Southampton

Hampshire 254 (G Bailey 89, J Vince 60; J Porter 4-53) v Essex 76 (K Abbott 6-20) and 3-208 (D Lawrence 78 no, R Bopara 52 no)

Second Division

At Cardiff

Glamorgan 442 (K Carlson 191, A Salter 84, C Cooke 51) v Gloucestershire 1-161 (B Howell 96 no)

At Chesterfield 

Derbyshire v Kent

No play Wednesday due to wet outfield

At Durham

Sussex 346 (L Wells 122, S van Zyl 92; C Rushworth 4-64) v Durham 6-321 (T Latham 77, G Clark 73 no, C Steel 73; O Robinson 4-69)

At Northampton 

Northamptonshire 194 (L Wood 4-52) and 270 (R Levi 115, R Newton 53; L Wood 4-31) v Nottinghamshire 151 (R Kleinveldt 9-65) and 2-33