HomeCricketNewsSussex's John Simpson scored his maiden double century at Leicester

Sussex’s John Simpson scored his maiden double century at Leicester

John Simpson who plays for Sussex in the ongoing County Championship game scored his maiden double ton in a match against Leicestershire at Grace Road, Leicester.

J Simpson scored an unbeaten 205 and led Sussex to score 694 runs for 9 wickets loss in the 1st inning where the team declared with a wicket remaining.

Simpson finished on 205 not out, having shared a seventh-wicket partnership of 255 (89 short of their county record) with Danny Lamb, whose 134, including seven sixes, was also a career-best.

Speaking on the game, Sussex won the toss and opted to bowl first. Rishi Patel and Marcus Harris opened the inning for Leicestershire and scored 59 runs for the 1st wicket. With Handscomb’s 51 and Trevaskis’ 82, Leicestershire scored 338 runs for 10 wickets loss.

On the other hand, Sussex’s opening batters Tom Clark and Tom Haines opened the inning but Tom Clark returned for a golden duck and shocked everyone.

Following his dismissal, Alsop and Tom Haines added 168 runs for the second wicket. It was Salisbury who broke the partnership by dismissing Alsop for 49 runs. The Indian senior batter Pujara scored just 38 runs on his counterpart and lost his wicket to Tom Scriven.

J Simpson with his unbeaten 205 along with Danny Lamb’s 134 Sussex moved to a much-advanced position after scoring 694 runs for 9 wickets loss.

Simpson reached his fifty from 108 balls and his hundred from 197, passing the bigger milestone when he pulled Salisbury for four to bring up the Sussex 450.

Who is John Simpson?

John Simpson is a wicketkeeper batter who was born in July 13, 1988, in Bury, Lancashire.  Simpson is a left-handed batsman who won the Denis Compton Award in 2004 at Lancashire, and 2011 at Middlesex. He made his international debut for the England cricket team in July 2021.

In July 2021, Simpson was named in England’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Pakistan, after the original squad for the tour was forced to withdraw following positive tests for COVID-19. Simpson made his ODI debut on 8 July 2021, for England against Pakistan.

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