Magoffin says he is in best form of his life

Steve Magoffin is happy with his form

Steve Magoffin is happy with his form

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Steve Magoffin believes he is in the best form of his life after producing another stunning performance against Somerset.

The Australian seamer followed up his career best figures of 8-20 against Somerset at Horsham last season by taking 6-60 at Taunton yesterday.

Magoffin blew away the top order and at one stage had figures of 5-13 before Somerset fought back from 39-5 as the 34-year-old tired to make 289.

Magoffin said: “The past 12 to 18 months is definitely the best I have ever bowled.

“It is the most relaxed I have been about my bowling and I think I know my game as well as I ever have at any stage.

“Going back a number of years I probably had distractions of trying to push for higher honours which got in the way at different times but I don’t have to worry about that any more. “I am just going out and trying to bowl the best I can and stick to my strengths as best I can. Hopefully I can keep doing it for a few more years yet.”

Sussex resume on 26-0 today, 49 runs behind Somerset.

Magoffin added: “We are behind at the moment so we need to break that down and get ourselves in front and then see what the position is. “The ball did nip around a lot early but when the ball gets soft it does flatten out quite a lot. We are confident if we bat long today we can eliminate the runs we are behind and push on to a big lead.”

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1:04pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Piglet1 says...

Hope he is with the bat as well!! We need him to be.
Hope he is with the bat as well!! We need him to be. Piglet1
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2:54pm Tue 10 Jun 14

bruce beckett says...

Only Sussex could have the opposition 39-5 in their first innings...and still lose by a landslide margin, which now seems likely. This season, much like last, is turning into a shambles after a promising start. With the notable exception of Joyce, the batting has been pathetic. And without Jordan, our bowling attack relies too heavily on the Goff.
Only Sussex could have the opposition 39-5 in their first innings...and still lose by a landslide margin, which now seems likely. This season, much like last, is turning into a shambles after a promising start. With the notable exception of Joyce, the batting has been pathetic. And without Jordan, our bowling attack relies too heavily on the Goff. bruce beckett
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