Sussex v Yorkshire: Lyth & Leaning lead steady Tykes reply

LV= County Championship Division One, Arundel

Close, day two: Sussex 316 v Yorkshire 208-3

Sussex 4pts Yorkshire 4pts

Match scorecard

Adam Lyth and Jack Leaning ground out half-centuries as Yorkshire made steady progress against Sussex on an attritional second day at Arundel.

Replying to the home side's 316, Lyth (66) put together an opening stand of 56 with Alex Lees.

Lyth's 153-ball knock, his fifth half-century of the season, ended when he was caught hooking Steve Magoffin.

Leaning (75 not out) batted for four hours in posting a career-best score as Yorkshire ended 208-3, 108 runs behind.

At the start of the day, resuming on 300-9, Sussex added a further 16 runs with Jon Lewis scoring 11 of them before he was last out for 61.

The miserly bowling of Magoffin made sure Yorkshire had to show patience throughout, as the 34-year-old Queenslander's 23 overs brought two wickets and cost only 22 runs.

On-loan James Tredwell picked up his first wicket for Sussex by bowling Tykes captain Andrew Gale for five, before Leaning and Jonny Bairstow (33 not out) reached the close without further loss on a day when the run-rate did not get above two and a half an over.