4:33pm Monday 28th May 2012
By Steve Hollis
Sussex slipped to their first defeat in all cricket since the opening game of the season as they lost by seven wickets to Nottinghamshire at Hove.
Notts successfully chased down a target of 145 after tea to replace Warwickshire at the top of division one.
It was Sussex's first defeat at Hove to Nottinghamshire since 1983.
Sussex began the day just 58 ahead on 177-4 and knowing they needed to push on to 300 to put the visitors under pressure.
Luke Wright reached his 50 and took his partnership with Murray Goodwin to 100 to raise hopes before Sussex lost four wickets for just 20 runs.
Wright was first to go for 55 when he was caught behind off the bowling of Andre Adams before Ben Brown followed three overs later for a duck.
Murray Goodwin's battling innings came to an end for 74 when he chipped a soft catch to midwicket off Adams and was quickly followed by Steve Magoffin.
Naved Arif and Jimmy Anyon ensured Sussex had something to bowl at with a partnership of 32 before Notts wrapped up their innings for 263.
A target of 145 was never going to be enough to cause Notts much trouble, especially after Riki Wessels and Adam Voges put on 48 for the first wicket.
Chris Nash, Mike Yardy and Monty Panesar picked up a wicket apiece but Samit Patel guided Notts home with an unbeaten 50.
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