Bognor Observer (England) – Sussex regained second place in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two when they defeated Derbyshire by 243 runs at Hove.It was their heaviest defeat of Derbyshire in terms of runs, beating their win by 169 runs in 1933.

Summary

  • Sussex regained second place in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two when they defeated Derbyshire by 243 runs at Hove.It was their heaviest defeat of Derbyshire in terms of runs, beating their win by 169 runs in 1933.
  • And it was a convincing victory after Derbyshire had batted so resolutely to almost match Sussex in the first innings.
  • Already without Ravi Rampaul, who left the field on the first day with breathing difficulties and did not return – so Sussex needed just nine wickets for victory – they also lost the services of opening batsmen Ben Slater just before lunch.
  • In the first over after the interval Dal was lbw to Briggs and three overs later Lockie Ferguson chopped Archer on to his stumps.
  • “We weren’t at our best with the ball in their first innings but then we had that special partnership at the start of our second innings between Phil Salt and Luke Wells.

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