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Sussex romp to emphatic win against Middlesex

The Argus: Steve Magoffin celebrates the wicket of Toby Roland-Jones Steve Magoffin celebrates the wicket of Toby Roland-Jones

Sussex wrapped up an emphatic victory against Middlesex on the final day of their opening County Championship game of the season at Hove.

Middlesex were skittled out for just 154 before lunch having started the day on 57-1 as Sussex romped to a 127-run win.

Seamers Steve Magoffin led the way with 5-56 with Jon Lewis and Jimmy Anyon shared the other wickets as Middlesex collapsed from 89-1.

There was no hint of the carnage to come when Chris Rogers and Dawid Malan extended their third wicket partnership which had stood at 48 overnight to 80.

Anyon sparked the collapse by having Rogers caught behind for 41 and followed it up by dismissing Eoin Morgan in similar fashion for two and trapping Adam Rossington for a duck as he finished with figures of 3.67.

Lewis added to his four wickets in the first innings by having Neil Dexter and Malan – who made 36 – in the slips to claim 2-21 in the innings and 6-55 for the match on his Sussex debut.

Magoffin then joined the party by dismissing John Simpson and Toby Roland-Jones in successive balls before bowling James Harris for ten. The Australian seamer finished things off just after 1pm by bowling Steven Finn to complete the 14th five-wicket haul of his career.

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1:42pm Wed 9 Apr 14

MikeTheMan says...

Early days and winning the toss was extremely important but what a superb performance against a team who totally outplayed us twice last season. And we were without Nash, Jordan and Wright! A great start to what will hopefully be a great season.
Early days and winning the toss was extremely important but what a superb performance against a team who totally outplayed us twice last season. And we were without Nash, Jordan and Wright! A great start to what will hopefully be a great season. MikeTheMan
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1:54pm Wed 9 Apr 14

claud59music says...

MikeTheMan wrote:
Early days and winning the toss was extremely important but what a superb performance against a team who totally outplayed us twice last season. And we were without Nash, Jordan and Wright! A great start to what will hopefully be a great season.
Actually the victory margin was an innings and 127 runs and bodes very well for the season. When the missing players are fit to return there will be healthy competition for places in the starting XI. Well done Sussex!
[quote][p][bold]MikeTheMan[/bold] wrote: Early days and winning the toss was extremely important but what a superb performance against a team who totally outplayed us twice last season. And we were without Nash, Jordan and Wright! A great start to what will hopefully be a great season.[/p][/quote]Actually the victory margin was an innings and 127 runs and bodes very well for the season. When the missing players are fit to return there will be healthy competition for places in the starting XI. Well done Sussex! claud59music
  • Score: 5

2:54pm Wed 9 Apr 14

bruce beckett says...

Good spot, Claud. Either way, it was a mightily impressive victory and a great way to the start the season. I didn't even realise Sussex had signed Jon Lewis. Have they announced who the T20 overseas players will be yet?

I would imagine Prior and quite possibly Jordan will be away on England duty for much of the summer.
Good spot, Claud. Either way, it was a mightily impressive victory and a great way to the start the season. I didn't even realise Sussex had signed Jon Lewis. Have they announced who the T20 overseas players will be yet? I would imagine Prior and quite possibly Jordan will be away on England duty for much of the summer. bruce beckett
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4:42pm Wed 9 Apr 14

claud59music says...

bruce beckett wrote:
Good spot, Claud. Either way, it was a mightily impressive victory and a great way to the start the season. I didn't even realise Sussex had signed Jon Lewis. Have they announced who the T20 overseas players will be yet?

I would imagine Prior and quite possibly Jordan will be away on England duty for much of the summer.
With Brown seeming to get better each game, both keeping and batting, and wth Lewis and Hatchett getting some early wickets it may not be too much of a problem replacing them although I do not think Jordan will not get too many test call-ups just yet. By the way, where is RHB?
[quote][p][bold]bruce beckett[/bold] wrote: Good spot, Claud. Either way, it was a mightily impressive victory and a great way to the start the season. I didn't even realise Sussex had signed Jon Lewis. Have they announced who the T20 overseas players will be yet? I would imagine Prior and quite possibly Jordan will be away on England duty for much of the summer.[/p][/quote]With Brown seeming to get better each game, both keeping and batting, and wth Lewis and Hatchett getting some early wickets it may not be too much of a problem replacing them although I do not think Jordan will not get too many test call-ups just yet. By the way, where is RHB? claud59music
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7:30pm Wed 9 Apr 14

warwick shark says...

Yes it was an important toss to you still have to put a score on the board and then bowl a team out again, in what is a less than three day game, we did all these, and without jordan, nash and wright!
Well played lads, now lets break that edgebaston hoo-doo!!
Yes it was an important toss to you still have to put a score on the board and then bowl a team out again, in what is a less than three day game, we did all these, and without jordan, nash and wright! Well played lads, now lets break that edgebaston hoo-doo!! warwick shark
  • Score: 0

10:07pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Old Scrote of the Amex says...

I don't know if anyone saw it on the highlights but the Magoffin ball that got out Robson in the second innings was an absolute jaffa.
I don't know if anyone saw it on the highlights but the Magoffin ball that got out Robson in the second innings was an absolute jaffa. Old Scrote of the Amex
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