May 8, 2021

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Wayne Parnell denied it was a top notch Yorkshire movie

South African Wayne Parnell had fun with the bat and ball for Northamptonshire, but failed to prevent his team’s defeat.
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London: Wayne Parnell of South Africa played both the club and the ball but was unable to prevent Northamptonshire from losing a dramatic one-off loss in Yorkshire at the English Provincial Championship on Sunday.

Visitors 206-9 were chasing 220 to win when the rain stopped playing for nearly an hour on the fourth day in Leeds.

Parnell, having already taken five wins in each round, appeared to be leading Northamptonshire to a racket victory. But when the 31-year-old, who last played international cricket in 2017, was arrested behind Stephen Patterson for 33 years, that meant Northamptonshire had a total of 218 people.

Yorkshire’s third win in several Group C matches brought him close to Lancashire after his arch-rivals enjoyed a five-wicket away win over Sussex in Hove.

Keaton Jennings, England’s opening-time player born in South Africa, scored 91 unbeaten after his first 60 innings as he finished in Lancashire in 255-5.

Gloucestershire chased 348, apparently to defeat Leicestershire with four wickets as they topped the second set, with Ian Planckbain making 117.

Lewis Goldsworthy completed his first-class debut with a score of 41 not out as Somerset beat Middlesex by four wickets in Taunton, the 20-year-old and sharing a steady 86 position with Stephen Davies.

Tim Mortag, a veteran tailor in Middlesex and Ireland, scored 4-53 but was unable to stop Somerset from hitting a 207. Meanwhile, neither Worcestershire nor Essex could outpace slow New Road as their match ended in a draw.