Sussex’s bowlers helped them to take charge on day one of their County Championship match against Kent at Hove.

The hosts bowled the visitors out for just 145, but in reply they closed the day on 51-2.

Eight of the wickets were taken by the seamers with Ollie Robinson (3-29) and George Garton (3-65) leading the way.

Jofra Archer picked up 2-29 in his first County Championship match since 2018 and spinner Jack Carson took the final two wickets, to finish with figures of 2-7.

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Sussex made two changes from the side which were heavily beaten by Northants with Archer and Garton coming in for Joe Sarro and Stuart Meaker.

Skipper Ben Brown won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Meanwhile the visitors made one change from the side which drew with Yorkshire as Eastbourne College product Tawanda Muyeye made his first-class debut.

The big question for fans watching online would be who would open the bowling for Sussex.

England hopeful Robinson got the nod from the Cromwell Road end, while Archer started from the sea end.

The England international started the morning well bowling two maidens, before then striking with the first ball of his third over, as his delivery was edged by skipper Daniel Bell-Drummond to George Garton at second slip.

Archer then struck again with the final ball of his next over, as he got the better of his England Colleague Zak Crawley, who nicked a delivery to skipper Brown.

That left him with some impressive figures from his first spell of four overs, of which three maiden and him conceding just six runs for his two wickets, with an economy rate of 1.50.

Jordan Cox and Jack Leaning then managed to get Kent back on track by putting on 57 runs to leaves them 68-2 at lunch.

However, straight after lunch, Robinson broke the 59 partnership for the third wicket as he bowled Cox for 24, taking his off stump out of the ground in the process to leave Kent 70-3.

Just five minutes into the afternoon session play had to be stopped due to rain. Luckily the shower passed over quickly and after a short delay the player re-emerged and against Sussex did not take long pick up another wicket.

This time through Garton as his delivery was mis-hit by Ollie Robinson (the Kent batsman) and the ball then carried to Tom Haines at short mid-off, who got down well to take the catch.

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Robinson then picked up his second wicket of the innings as he trapped debutant Muyeye lbw for just one.

Garton then made it wickets in consecutive overs for himself as he got rid of veteran Darren Stevens, after the 40-year-old edged the ball to Aaron Thomason at second slip, leaving the visitors in big trouble at 91-6.

The only player who hung around and managed to make a score was Jack Leaning, who brought up his half century off 94 balls.

But not after he had another partner after Marcus O’Riordan went for nine after he flashed at a delivery from Garton and the ball flew towards the Thomason at second slip, who took the catch, to leave Kent 112-7.

But as Sussex closed in on bowling out the visitors, the innings was once again brought to halt due to rain stopping play.

The players came back out another rain delay and Kent looked to be putting together a partnership, Robinson picked up a big wicket.

That is after the former Kent seamer got rid of Leaning for 63 after he edged a delivery to Thomason at second slip.

Carson had bowled well in his opening two overs earlier in the day and was rewarded by picking up the last two wickets of the innings.

Firstly he picked up Nathan Gilchrist who went for 13 after chipping the ball back to Carson.

Then he wrapped up Kent’s innings by bowling Cummins for four.

Tom Haines and Thomason came out to bat and made a good start putting on 24 runs, before Haines was caught behind off the bowling of Darren Stevens.

Stiaan Van Zyl came to the crease and he and Thomason got Sussex to 50.

But then Thomason went four balls before play was suspended for the day, after he was caught at backward point by O’Riordan off the bowling of Gilchrist.

Sussex, will resume day two on 51-2 with Van Zyl unbeaten on 16 and Travis Head 0 not out.