Jofra Archer had made an immediate impact in his run-out for Sussex Second XIs against Gloucestershire today as he claimed six wickets.

The England pace bowler is attempting to prove his fitness ahead of the second Ashes Test and finished with 6-27 from 12.1 overs as the visitors were dismissed for a lowly 79.

The 24-year-old, who has been struggling with injury, was left out of his country's crushing first Test defeat to Australia at Edgbaston.

Archer was England's leading wicket-taker with 20 during their recent World Cup success but required painkillers to deal with a side strain in that tournament.

His latest run out, at the Blackstone Academy Ground, comes four days after he played for Sharks in their Vitality Blast victory over Kent.

After Sussex won the toss and elected to bowl, Archer began in impressive fashion by taking two wickets in his opening five overs.

He had Tom Price caught behind for one by wicketkeeper Joe Billings on the second ball of the fifth over.

Gareth Roderick was Archer's next victim, edging a delivery into the hands of Jack Carson on the third ball of the ninth over.

If all goes to plan for Archer, his next red-ball match will come against Australia at Lord's.

In front of a smattering of spectators in the more genteel surroundings of the Sussex countryside, he appeared to show no ill effects of his recent injury issue and continued to demonstrate his undoubted talent.

He recorded back-to-back maidens in the ninth and 11th overs of the match, which included the wicket of Roderick, as the Gloucestershire top and middle order enjoyed little joy against their high-profile opponent.

However, he then conceded 11 runs from his next 12 balls, leaving him with figures of 2-19 at the end of the 15th over.

With injured seamer James Anderson ruled out of the second Ashes Test and spinner Moeen Ali struggling for form, his availability has taken on extra significance as England attempt to bounce back.

Archer claimed his third wicket of the day by removing the off stump of Matt Brewer with the fourth ball of the 22nd over having been hit for four by the batsman three balls earlier.

After impressing with the ball, Archer continued his form with the bat as he brought up his half-century off just 38 balls.

The Barbados-born player came to the crease at number five with Sussex 52 for four.

His 50 included seven fours as well as two sixes in the space of three balls off George Drissell in the 27th over.

Archer brought up his century with a four in the 46th over.

His knock came off 84 balls and included 12 fours and four sixes.

Archer's innings lasted 104 minutes before he was eventually trapped lbw by Adrian Neill on 108.

His impressive total came from 99 balls and included 12 fours and four sixes.