Sayer’s impressive Leicestershire debut, more county wickets for Dawborn

Rob Sayer claimed 2-16 from four overs for Leicestershire against Durham.
Rob Sayer claimed 2-16 from four overs for Leicestershire against Durham.
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Former Peterborough Town player Rob Sayer made an outstanding Twenty/20 debut for Leicestershire last night (July 3).

Off spinner Sayer, whose only other first-team appearance for the first-class county was against the touring New Zealand side earlier this summer, bagged 2-16 from four overs in a 38-defeat in Durham.

Sayer’s victims were Gordan Muchall and Ryan Pringle as Durham reached 163-5 in their Twenty overs. Sayer, a former England Under 19 star, was later dismissed for four late on in the Leicestershire reply of 138.

Leicestershire host Warwickshire in another Twenty/20 clash today (July 4).

And it was also a great day for current Peterborough Town paceman Joe Dawborn whose dream of a first-class future surely moved a step closer.

Dawborn played twice for Northants seconds this week, taking 2-14 from five overs in a 60-run defeat at the hands of Durham seconds at Finedon on Wednesday (June 30) and then bagging 5-19 in a handsome win over Unicorns at Desborough yesterday.

Unicorns are made up of the best players in the country without a first team contract.

Dawborn is a former member of the Northants Academy. The 21 year-old played second XI cricket for Middlesex last season and has played at the same level for Leicestershire and Northants this summer.