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Watch the highlights of day one at Horsham as Sussex dismiss Surrey for just 124

Sussex took complete control of their LV= County Championship clash with Surrey after bowling out the visitors for 124 on the first day of the Division One match at Horsham.

Australian Steve Magoffin took 4-27 after bowling through the morning session unchanged and was well supported by James Anyon, who claimed 4-63, as the Sussex seamers fully vindicated skipper Michael Yardy's decision to bowl first.

Sussex responded impressively and were 81 for two when rain and bad light forced an early end with the recalled Luke Wells 33 not out.

Magoffin's stay as Sussex's overseas player is due to end after this game but he is in negotiations with Queensland about extending it and the county must be hoping he can after a skilful burst with the new ball left Surrey reeling on 52 for six.

There was some lateral movement to assist the seamers and Magoffin made the most of it, starting with wickets in successive overs as Jason Roy drove wastefully to mid-on before Mark Ramprakash was caught behind.

James Anyon & Sussex

Seamer James Anyon celebrates one of his four victims as Sussex dismiss Surrey for a paltry 124 on the opening day at Horsham

Ramprakash had been recalled after three weeks out of the side to form Surrey's fourth different opening partnership of the season - but the 42-year-old could do little about a ball which swung and left him off the pitch.

Steven Davies - called up as cover for the third Investec Test against West Indies - was Magoffin's third victim, courtesy of an excellent catch at third slip by Wells.

Anyon offered excellent support, removing Zander de Bruyn and former Sussex player Rory Hamilton-Brown with successive balls.

He claimed his third wicket before lunch when an aggressive counter-attacking innings by Tom Maynard ended with a push to slip.

Gareth Batty and Jon Lewis showed what was possible with application as they added 44 for the seventh wicket before both fell in successive overs after lunch to Naveed Arif Gondal as the batsmen slashed at away-swingers and both were held at second slip.

Magoffin returned to the attack in the 40th over to claim his fourth wicket with his third ball back when he defeated Stuart Meaker's defensive prod before Anyon finished the innings when he yorked Jade Dernbach.

It was Sussex's best bowling performance of the season so far and one their batsmen seemed determined not to squander - even though Joyce went early when Davies dived in front of slip in the third over to reward an excellent opening spell by Lewis.

But Nash and Wells steadied Sussex and began to prosper on what is a quick-scoring ground.

They added 69 for the second wicket either side of tea before Nash, attempting to hit Murali Kartik over midwicket, instead gave the left-arm spinner his first championship wicket as a Surrey player courtesy of Roy's catch at point off a leading edge.

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