Sussex pacemen Steve Magoffin and James Anyon dominate Surrey

Cricket
County Championship Division One, Horsham
Close of play, day one: Surrey 124, Sussex 81-2
Sussex 3pts, Surrey 0pts
Match scorecard

James Anyon and Steve Magoffin claimed four wickets apiece as Sussex seized control against Surrey on the first day of their Championship clash at Horsham.

Australian Magoffin claimed three of Surrey's top four to finish with 4-27.

And fellow paceman Anyon weighed in with 4-63 as Surrey, who at one stage were 52-6, were bowled out for just 124, Gareth Batty top-scoring with 32.

Sussex made 81-2 before an early close, Chris Nash (39) and Luke Wells (33no), sharing a second-wicket stand of 69.

VIEW FROM THE COMMENTARY BOX

BBC Radio Sussex's Adrian Harms:

"After Mike Yardy won the toss yet again, his bowlers backed the decision to field first with an excellent display of seam bowling. Steve Magoffin and James Anyon bowled with excellent control, exploiting the overcast conditions.

"The pitch offered some help for the bowlers, and interruptions for showers didn't help, but overall Surrey didn't bat with the necessary application.

"That was a point emphasised by the excellent response from the Sussex batsmen. Luke Wells batted with real determination on his recalled to the side."

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