Alumnus Luke Wells Scores Third Century Of 2017 While Captaining Sussex

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Alumnus Luke Wells scored his third century of 2017 in his first game as Sussex captain.

The 26 year old hit 122 helping Sussex to 328-5. Sussex are playing Durham in the penultimate championship game of the season.

Luke was in charge of Sussex for the first time in the absence of club captain Ben Brown who is out injured.

Quite coincidentally, Luke was captaining the team 21 years to the day that his father Alan, Bede’s Director of Cricket, last captained Sussex.

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Having the honour of leading Sussex is one thing, but Luke added to his memorable day when reaching 37, he completed 1000 championship runs for the season for the first time.

He also passed 6000 career runs during his innings and also finished off a quite incredible day by scoring a century.

Commenting on the day, Luke said “To have all that happen in one day is amazing. It has been best day of my career to date.”

Sussex were bowled out towards the end of the day for 346 but had time to pick up the prize wicket of Keaton Jennings off the last ball of the day.

Well done Luke! 

 

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