Cricket: Salisbury Gives England a Nudge

The Independent (London, England), June 25, 1994 | Go to article overview
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Cricket: Salisbury Gives England a Nudge


IAN SALISBURY, the Sussex leg- spinner, alerted the England selectors with 5 for 79 against Worcestershire at New Road yesterday and has now taken 17 wickets in four innings. Bowling with outstanding control on a turning surface, he delivered 37.2 overs, 30 of them in a three and a half hour spell, as Worcestershire scrambled a first-innings lead of 22.

They were eventually dismissed for 317 after half-centuries by the left-hander Philip Weston, who made 70, and the all-rounder Stuart Lampitt, 57, on a day dominated by the spinners.

Eddie Hemmings supported Salisbury with 3 for 70 and the only wicket to go to a pace bowler was taken by Worcestershire's Neal Radford as Sussex reached 42 for 1 by the close.

Darren Gough boosted his England claims by taking 6 for 70 - his best return in 11 Championship matches - as Yorkshire dismissed Hampshire for 305 at Headingley. In one impressive burst, the 23- year-old seamer claimed 3 for 6 in 16 balls to polish off the resistance.

Meanwhile, the Hampshire opener Paul Terry carried his bat through a completed innings for the first time, totalling 141.

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