Henry: The win is the most important

Henry: The win is the most important

New Zealand paceman Matt Henry says the win against Sussex was a team effort despite his heroics with bat and ball in a see-saw Specsavers County Championship match.

The 26-year-old passed 200 career wickets in his 50th first class appearance and took his tally to 37 for the season, the most in English first class cricket.

The Black Caps international praised the attack for creating pressure and Ivan Thomas for breaking the key partnership of experienced Sussex duo Luke Wright and Ben Brown with a fine return catch.

“They were batting very well and their partnership was ticking over nicely so we had to break that. They made it look easy but when we broke that partnership, the bowling unit had to bring energy and make it uncomfortable for their lower order coming in.

“It’s always nice to contribute but it’s all about winning games of cricket. That’s why we play the game and that was a special win.

“We had to fight really hard, Sussex played well and looked like they were cruising. It’s the best feeling to win a four-day game like that.”