Lewis relishes Durham’s ‘complete’ win

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HEAD coach Jon Lewis praised his Durham players after they turned in a “complete performance” to see off Sussex at Chester-le-Street.

Durham completed their 309-run LV County Championship win yesterday, and their second successive four-day win moved them up to fourth in the First Division table.

Before beating Lancashire last week, the defending champions had not recorded a victory in the County Championship this season, but Lewis says he was always happy with the way the team was playing.

He said: “It was a very complete performance against Sussex.

“Even when we didn’t have our first win, though, we felt we were playing OK. We just couldn’t get the 20 wickets that are needed to win a four-day game.

“Having got the first one, which was hard work against Lancashire, I’m not surprised we’ve kicked on and maybe put in an even better performance this week.”

Durham visit the Northants Steelbacks tomorrow in the first of four NatWest T20 Blast games in a row. Lewis added: “That hopefully will suit as and will allow us to get into a bit of a rhythm and winning form in that.”

Following the Northampton trip, the Jets host Derbyshire on Sunday, visit Yorkshire on Wednesday and return to the Emirates ICG to tackle Notts Outlaws next Friday.