RSS feeds from ecb.co.uk

LV County Championship news RSS

Sussex wrap up crushing win

Ecb Logo Gutter Icon 135x160

Watch free daily video highlights from every LV= County Championship match here on ecb.co.uk this summer

Watch highlights of day four as Derbyshire take on Sussex at Derby

Steve Magoffin took a four-wicket haul as Sussex completed their second victory of the season and condemned Derbyshire to a fourth consecutive defeat in the LV= County Championship.

The Australian paceman snapped up two of the remaining three Derbyshire wickets in the first half hour of the fourth morning to finish with figures of 4-44.

That left Sussex to negotiate a victory target of just 42 in the Division One clash at Derby and they knocked off the runs in 5.5 overs for the loss of only one wicket to celebrate a 24-point haul.

Derbyshire were in a hopeless position overnight on 189 for seven, only 11 runs in front, with rain their only hope of avoiding another defeat. Although the skies over the County Ground were grey, the weather was dry and the match resumed on time.

Richard Johnson shown determination to keep the Sussex attack at bay the previous evening but he lasted only three more overs as Sussex claimed the new ball immediately.

They did not have long to wait for the breakthrough with Johnson pulling James Anyon to fine leg where Magoffin took the catch and Sussex struck again in the next over.

Magoffin beat Tim Groenewald's attempted drive which left Mark Footitt to get the home side past 200 with a couple of fours, before he was caught behind going for another big drive at the same bowler.

It became a case of how long Sussex would take to wrap up the win. They lost Chris Nash for a duck when he edged an attempted cut at Groenewald into Johnson's gloves.

But Wells clipped and drove Groenewald for boundaries and Michael Yardy showed he wanted to get the job done in a hurry by driving and pulling the seamer for consecutive fours in the fifth over.

Wells hit the winning runs in the sixth over when he lifted Footitt over the slips to the third-man boundary to complete a comprehensive Sussex victory.

Click here for all the latest news from the domestic cricket scene, including exclusive interviews, team news, match reports and photo galleries

Get our free apps

Apps Promo

Download the ECB Cricket app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or Nokia phones and get live scores, news, video and other services on the move