John Simpson savoured a “phenomenal” day as Sussex beat Yorkshire.

Ollie Robinson led a late clatter of wickets as the county won a thriller by 21 runs at Hove.

Sussex skipper Simpson said: “This was a phenomenal day and a great advert for cricket. It was a great achievement by the boys.

“With them needing 183 to win we had to get the ball in the right areas as much as we could and take early wickets.

"It was incredible from the bowling unit and to get over the line was phenomenal.

“I thought Ollie Robinson [a season’s best of 4-42 and seven wickets in the match] bowled magnificently in this game.

“He looks back to where he should be, knocking on that Test door.

“That was terrific bowling by him at the end. But Sean Hunt was fantastic too, with a career best in the first innings, backed up by Danny Lamb and Fynn Hudson-Prentice and Jack Carson at the end.”


Yorkshire, who are still looking for their first win, appeared to be cruising to their target of 183 at 158-6, with just 25 runs needed and half-centurion Adam Lyth in total control.

But then they lost four wickets for three runs and Robinson, bowling down the hill from the Cromwell Road End, turned the game on its head with the first three of them without conceding a run.

First, he had Lyth caught behind for a heroic 73, from 152 balls in 228 minutes.

It was a short and sharp delivery which was too good for the left-handed opener.

Then, in his next over, Robinson struck twice, having Jordan Thompson brilliantly caught by Jack Carson at long leg before, four balls later, bowling Dom Leech for a duck.

Finally, at 161, Ben Coad, batting with an injured back, was run out by Fynn Hudson-Prentice from point.